Falling for charming Jodhpur
After Jaisalmer the road trip through deserted landscapes continued until we reached Jodhpur, known as “the blue city”. We had from the start chosen two nights in this city but our travel agency changed that to one night with the motivation that we would not like more than that due to pollution, dirt etc. Well….this ended up being one of my absolute favourite experiences and I really wish we would have had more time there.
Despite lack of time we tried to make most of it. We visited the star of Jodhpur, the fort Meherangarh, the first afternoon. Then did a short early evening walk close to the hotel, to watch some street life. The next morning we tried to utilize the time after breakfast by walking around watching the city come alive. But we had to leave just when the market woke up 😦 Since I managed to capture more beautiful Indian streetlife in less than 24 hours than during the rest of our trip I have decided to make three posts about this place which was the most friendly and genuine experience we had in Rajasthan, despite the dirt and traffic.
But let´s start with fort Meherangarh. Such a beauty, both inside as from outside. My favourite part was the magnificent view over all the blue houses from above. Just as I was gazing out over the blue sea of houses the prayers from all the surrounding mosques started to sound in the distance. Magic moment.