Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Back to Jodhpur

Back to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is called the Blue City because of the painted blue houses in the old city. The Brahmins were originally the ones who painted their houses blue, but now with it being a tourist expectation, many more are blue. I heard that Disney paid for painting and also underground wiring so there wouldn't be any lines blocking the view for one of their movies.

We arrived at 5am and were picked up by our new driver, Danesh. We slept at our hotel until 9am and then headed out for the Meherangarh Fort. This fort is still run by the maharaja of Jodhpur and its audio tour was surprisingly very good.

In the morning, we visited the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum before going to the clock tower. The palace was begun in 1929 and took 3000 workers fifteen years to complete.

We said goodbye to our last hotel of India and left for the airport to fly back to Delhi.

More photos at flickr.


1 comment:

Jana said...

such a lovely blog you have!what a great way to discover new places with u...thanksU!smiles and greetings from the LowLands!