Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Arrived in India after a long flight from Chicago, close to 15 hours in the plane. I was looking forward to playing the Holi Festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love.
After getting over over the jet lag, it was time to visit other parts of India. Took a trip to Rajasthan, Indian state of Fort and palaces and the great Thar desert.
Transportation: Over night train ride from old Delhi railway station, I arrived in Jodhpur.
Stay: Popular tourist destination, plenty of cheap hotels.
Must See: Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace
For Transportation within the city, use Auto Rickshaw (TukTuk)
Above: Picture from outside the train Station
Above:Picture of the City I took from the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Picture from inside the Fort
Picture I took from inside the fort
Above is Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umaid_Bhawan_Palace
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan India
From Jodhpur I had a 5 hour road trip to Jaisalmer the golden city, golden-yellow sandstone is used in the City Fort and havelis (private mansions) in town.
Day trip is enough to see the city, at the most an overnight trip.
Must see: Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple and havelis (private mansions). See Pictures Below
Above 2 pictures are of the Fort, the big round stone balls you see at the fort are there in case someone in olden days attacked the fort.
Jain Temples inside the Fort
Pushkar Camel Fair
Pushkar is another Beautiful place in Rajasthan, Check out my Blog page on Pushkar
Another highly recommended place is Rajasthan is Udaipur
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