Rajasthan always attracts me by its colorful landscape, cultural heritage and its royal charm. This time I decided to visit Jodhpur and tick every attraction there. After reaching Jodhpur railway station from Delhi I checked in a hotel close by and soon left it for Mehrangarh Fort. It is around half an hour journey by local buses.
Mehrangarh (Jodhpur Fort)
As I reached close to the fort , I was amazed to see that the fort was built at a height and is surrounded by thick walls on all sides. One of the local told me that there are seven gates to enter the fort . As I moved in to the fort I was welcomed by long and narrow paths with symmetrical archways. Moving farther I found the terrace where one can spot cannons. The whole city can be viewed from the top. There is also a museum inside the fort which has palanquins in which the ladies of that period used to travel. The museum exhibit an array of armors, weapons and have a preserved collection of arts and paintings.
Jaswant Thada is a complimentary place just beside the fort. It is actually a cenotaph and serves as a cremation ground for the royal family. There is an attached lake and garden. One can find solace in the cold marbles of the place.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
After this we hired a local auto which took us to Umaid Bhawan Palace. It has a private hotel managed by Taj hotels. It is actually divided into a residence, a hotel and a museum which has substantial number of prototype paintings, armor and an unusual collection of household miscellaneous articles.
This ended my jam packed day in Jodhpur.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in