Rajasthan India Travels

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
Happy Travels and do share, write Comments or feel free to ask any Questions



Comments

  1. Amazing photos!! This is another place I want to visit some day! and the Jain Temples look amazing! Thanks for sharing you trip through photos :))

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  2. Rajasthan is so rustic looking , it is definitely in my list when I visit India next time :)

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  3. Wow!! What stunning architecture! The Fort is absolutely gorgeous! I must see it sometime! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place!

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