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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Previously we mentioned of the fact that India is pretty much insurmountable and too vast for an average traveler to cover. India is an adventurer’s paradise which also adds thrust to the seekers of peace and sanity. As one of the rarities that India has, there are also a handful of places that let you calm down amidst the adventure. From the sky kissing cliffs to the calm waters, India has it all. Therefore we decided to continue from where we left. Let us take a look at more of the luxury travels that could be pursued:
1 Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir) – The biggest treasure of natural beauty and the place rightly known as the paradise on earth, Kashmir is anything but a muse of every traveler. For adrenaline seeking wanderlusts, skiing is the most thrilling adventure to be a part of. The skiing blades cutting through the ice is a sight most people would watch as they move at high speed. The high peaks and glittering snow at Gulmarg are an ideal place for skiing and other fun activities. The ski hill in Gulmarg is serviced by Gondola where the lift tip is around 4,000 meters with the view of the summit of Mt. Apharwat. The necessary equipment is provided at the local shops of Gulmarg. However, beginners must undergo training under the guidance of experts. Moreover, Pahalgam is also a traveler’s favorite due t o the mesmerizing locales it has on offer for skiing. The increasing popularity of skiing and a rise in tourism has opened many adventure sports in Gulmarg, including Heli-skiing.
2 Mysore- Hey it is not just the sandalwood whose aroma attracts scores of people to Mysore. No bucket list is complete without the addition of skydiving. At Mysore, you can have a bird’s eye view and have a glance at the earth with the most unadulterated height from the sky. The free fall activity in the clear skies of Mysore is the most thrilling experience to have. However, before you jump off an airplane, you’ll get trained and get acquainted with the safety procedures. The jumps that one can opt for are categorized as tandem, solo, and license. The Tandem jump is the most popular training for the newbie adventurers and its height is from 6,000 ft to 10,000 ft. Moreover, it requires minimal instructions to the diver. On the other hand, other jumps need professional training to ensure safety
3 Explore the coral reefs of Andaman- A luxury destinations India with a difference. The deep crystal-clear blue waters of Andaman are the most perfect preface of scuba diving which keeps unfolding all through the stretches. The diverse marine life of Andaman gives you a lifetime experience of exploring the unknown worlds of the sea. From colorful coral reefs to scorpion fish and from sharks to octopus, you’ll get to swim around the most fascinating creatures of the Mother Earth. The major diving sites in Andaman include The Wall (Havelock Island), Fish Rock (Passage Island), and Cinque Island (Port Blair).
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