Jodhpur, like most of the Indian cities has an old world charm. The city pronounces the reigns of royal lifestyle, unmatched luxury of the pat centuries. What bears testament to this are the ancient architecture framing its magnificent landscape. In the past, the Brahmins of the city used to live in blue colored buildings, which is how Jodhpur earns its title as the Blue City of India. One of the most visited cities in Rajasthan, its beauty appeals to the travelers so much that he/she would pine to come back here again and again. A luxury travel in India is a bounty of many good experiences starting from the friendly people, the awesome food, and plenty of amazing attractions. The best time to visit this place would be nearing winter, where the temperature is cool enough to visit the historic attractions.
So what exactly is there in store in the blue city of Jodhpur? Let’s find out.
- Architectural beauty of Jaswant Thada– Jaswant Thada are a beautiful looking white marble structure built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in memory of his father. The intricate marble work is hard to miss, and the peaceful gardens that surround this cenotaph is a perfect place to relax your tired limbs. There is a small lake in front of the cenotaph that adds to the surreal atmosphere of this attraction. The attraction opens at 9 am every day and entry fees are INR 30 for foreign nationals and INR 15 for Indians.
- The Mehrangarh Fort- If you have seen The Dark Knight Rises, you probably remember the majestic Meherangarh Fort. The Jodhpur tour’s starting point has to be Meherangarh Fort which has the fame of being one of the largest forts in India. As you reach at the top of the fort, the spectacular view of plenty of blue houses that gave this city its nickname will leave you gazing like you are witnessing the blue skies right on the earth. If you want to appreciate the attraction better, you can opt for an audio guide that will help you understand the history of the Rathore rulers as you walk around the fort. Looking to do something different? Visit few hours before the evening to witness gliding kites and eagles that are fed by the flock of tourists. The entry fees for domestic and international tourists are INR 100 & INR 600 (including audio) respectively.
- The delicious cuisine- What is a luxury travel which fails to capture the essence of the local cuisine taste? And it will be nothing less of a crime if one has not tried the vastly diverse Rajasthani thali. By and large, it is the most inclusive meal to have in your luxury tour. The meal is served in a platter with an array of dishes in small portions. The idea behind this elaborate platter is rather interesting and thoughtful; to get 6 different flavors in one plate: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy which activates all your taste buds.
So if you are raving on the idea of visiting Jodhpur, now is the time!
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