Take a break at Jodhpur ... The Blue City
Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur, is a magnificent spectacle and an architectural masterpiece. Around Mehrangarh’s base, the old city, a jumble of Brahmin-blue cubes, stretches out to the 10km-long, 16th-century city wall.
The Blue City really is blue! Inside is a tangle of winding, glittering, medieval streets, which never seem to lead where you expect them to, scented by incense, roses and sewers, with shops and bazaars selling everything from trumpets and temple decorations to snuff and saris.
Modern Jodhpur stretches well beyond the city walls, but it’s the immediacy and buzz of the old Blue City and the larger-than-life fort that capture travellers’ imaginations. This crowded, hectic zone is also Jodhpur’s main tourist area. Areas of the old city further west, such as Navchokiya, are just as atmospheric, with far less hustling.
- Day 1
Arrival Jodhpur / Local Sightseeing
On arrival, check in at Hotel for 2 nights stay
Jodhpur, one of the three sculpted cities of Rajasthan, opening its commercial heart for everyone who wants to dive deep into the sea of Rajputana culture, Flanked on the western side by the Mehrangarh Fort and on the eastern side by the majestic sandstone palace of Umaid Bhawan. Located on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, the city of Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the vast desert. Jodhpur is one of the favourite tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Jodhpur tourist spots stand as a living proof of the splendor, traditions and culture of the Jodhpur. The glorious past of Jodhpur is personified through the various forts, palaces and other monuments of Jodhpur.
After some rest, visit Umaid Bhawan Palace museum & local market assisted by our local guide
Umaid Bhavan Palace & the Museum
Maharaja Umaid Singhji was very fascinated by western lifestyle. So, he hired the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester to get Umaid Bhavan palace constructed. A part of the palace now houses the Umaid Bhavan Palace. The museum is very well maintained, displaying an exclusive range of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family.
Rajasthan's famous Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum is highly recommended for its display of items ranging from weapons to an array of stuffed leopards to antiques to some fascinating crockery to various trophies. The major attraction of Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is the Grand Throne room, a private room and wooded panel library.
Shopping in Jodhpur is an exciting and rewarding shopping experience for the visitors. It is the home Place of many talented and skilled craftsmen. They include textile dyers, metal engravers and die-makers. Jodhpur still, probably, has the last of the tailors of the classic 'Jodhpur' breeches.
Overnight at the hotel
- Day 2
Day at leisure for Jodhpur local sightseeing
The Majestic Mehrangarh Fort
The majestic Mehrangarh Fort is one of India's largest forts and located in the picturesque city of Jodhpur. The work of building the fort originally commenced in 1459 on the behest of the founder of Jodhpur - Rao Jodha but much of the fort as it stands today was built in the era of Jaswant Singh. This magnificent fort is spread over 5 kms. and is located on top of a hill which is all of 125 meters high.Tohonor and memorialize momentous triumphs there are three stately gates to the fort. Once inside the fort visitors can't help marveling at some astonishing palaces which are a living testimony to the high standard of craftsmanship prevalent in those days. The Moti Mahal which is made of elaborately carved stones is the dwelling place of the royal throne of Jodhpur which is popularly referred to as the SringarChowki in local parlance.
To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex is the Jaswant Thada of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is a 19th century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. The son of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father, built the Jaswant Thada. The cenotaph has two more tombs within it. Near to this are the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. Famous Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur, India is an example of architectural brilliance in India. It is a white marble memorial, built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. The carving shows the genius of the sculptors. These stones are extremely thin and polished. As a result, the outside surface of the monument emits a warm glow when the sunrays fall on its surface.
Later in the afternoon go for a Village Safari by Jeep
Visit Weavers village,Potter's and block printers village and Gudha village where you can spot wild life
Salawas - is a small village 22 kms from Jodhpur & is famous for durries (rugs) made by local craftsman. The durry (rugs) weaved out of cotton or wool, spreads colourful tradition & heritage from its primitive form of weaving in the village of rajasthan. Make your home a cozier place by adding to it the magical glamour of India with the colourful folklore of the durry.
Singhasni – This village is famous for pottery. You can see the villagers creating amazing shapes out of mere lump of clay. The whole demonstration is like a magic, anywhere you look around, there is a evidence of a potters houseas they use their pottery (esp. pots) in making internal walls.If you want you can be instructed by the tourist guide and craftsman on how to spin the wheel, from clay and set the pots out to dry. The drying pots resembles as if piles of cannonballs giving the entire view of a village like a battlefield.
Guda- is scenic beauty marked with Khejri trees and deer. Also in the village is the gudabishnoi manmade lake, around the lake you can see numerous migratory birds like domicile, cranes etc, blackbucks and chinkaras. This pond is drinking point for the antelopes blackbucks and the migratory birds. This village is a kind of desert oasis. It is the perfect place to experience the tradition & customs of tribal life.
Overnight at the hotel
- Day 3
Departure from Jodhpur
Day at leisure to visit local market for shopping
Later departure from Jodhpur
Round the Year Destination ... Extention available to Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Desert Camps around Jodhpur & other destinations at Rajasthan
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