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Jodhpurs and Jains

A cloudless, vividly blue sky welcomed me to the city of Jodhpur, in central Rajasthan. Best known as the birthplace of polo and the eponymous riding trousers now worn the world over, Jodhpur is neither as large as Jaipur, nor as dazzling as Udaipur (my next stop) which means it gets a little less tourism. 864 more words

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Atop Mehrangarh Fort

The view across the blue city of Jodhpur from atop the ramparts of the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort museum is breathtaking.

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Havelis of Jodhpur

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India has its characteristic blue- the indigo that reminds me of laundry blue (or neel, as we used to call it in India) that was supposed to make whites bright, but often just turned them blue. 94 more words

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Godwad Safari Camp to Jodphur - part 1

We woke in the dark and got ready for our second leopard safari. Even though it was before 6am, our smily man was there to serve us morning tea and wave us off wrapped up in warm blankets. 843 more words

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Jodhpur: What a Joy

February 21-23, 2017

Turns out, despite the way my time here ended, Jodhpur is a love at first sight city. Beginning at the airport, where not a single soul clamors for my taxi dollar, and on the way into Old Town, where traffic is manageable and borderline polite, Jodhpur has a sense of order and civility to it that is surprising considering that it’s the 2nd biggest city in the state of Rajasthan, and that sense of civility extends even into the crowded, narrow streets of the old city itself. 1,166 more words

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Jodhpur is everything I dreamt it would be. Looming fortresses and rose colored palaces…this was what I had always imagined when I thought of “India.” 1,240 more words

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An overnight stay in Jodhpur

Driving along the grand National Highway 8, connecting Delhi to Mumbai, we passed Ajmer on the way to Jodhpur. Ajmer is home to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. 1,724 more words

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