Hi guys, So in my previous vlog, I told you about mytrip to Pushkar.
After Pushkar, we made our way to Jodhpur.
And we actually stayed for three nights andfour days in Jodhpur, but the first day we didn't do anything because we were tired afterthe trip from Pushkar, and the last day we had to leave.
So this is everything that we did in Jodhpurduring two full days.
By the way, check the description below, Ihave everything timestamped in the description so you can easily skip to the section thatinterests you the most.
To be honest we simply decided to go to Jodhpurbecause this was one of the very few cities in Rajasthan that I had not visited before.
And we didn't really plan our trip.
I'm a very lazy traveler and my friend Alythat was traveling with me is also not that good at trip planning, so we basically arrivedin Jodhpur and we didn't know anything about this city.
But once we arrived I was very surprised abouthow beautiful the city is and how much it has to offer.
So the first thing that we decided to do when we arrived in Jodhpur was simply to walk around the old town.
Pretty much in every corner you turn you'llfind something interesting to see, something beautiful to see.
If you are into photography you should definitelyvisit Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is known as the blue city and that'sbecause many houses in the old town are colored blue.
It is said that the blue color helps to keepthe temperature down during the hot summers, because you know, Jodhpur is in the desert, and some people believe also that the blue color helps to keep the mosquitoes away.
But there is not so much blue as I thoughtthere would be.
I think most photos you find online are photoshopped.
There are some areas in the old town whereyou find a lot of blue houses but it's not all around Jodhpur.
The guesthouse where we stayed was definitely blue, and the good thing is that Jodhpur was much warmer than Pushkar, so this time I was able to wake up early in the mornings to do my yoga practice outside.
I was able to use the roof terrace and practiceyoga in the mornings with the view of the amazing fort and also of the sunrise.
After walking for a little while in the oldtown we decided to go to the fort.
You can see the fort from everywhere in Jodhpurso we just decided to walk towards the fort, but by accident, we arrived in this other placecalled the Jaswant Thada.
We had no idea this place even existed butonce we were there of course we decided to pay the entry fee which I think it was verycheap even for foreigners, I think it was about 50 Rs.
After the mausoleum, we decided to go to thefamous fort, the Mehrangarh Fort, which is also known as the Fort of the Sun.
The Fort is incredible.
It is definitely one of the most impressiveforts I've seen during my travels around India.
It is considered one of the largest forts in Rajasthan.
You can actually briefly see the fort in themovie The Dark Night Rises just at the moment when Batman managed to escape the prison.
The entry for foreigners to the fort museum is 600 Rs.
which includes the audio guide, and I think is definitely worth it.
You'll learn a lot about the fort and alsoa lot about the the history of Jodhpur.
Although I can't remember anything now itwas definitely worth it at that time.
If you chose the guide in English you willsometimes hear the Maharaja Gaj Singh himself speak.
He was the last Maharaja since India becamea republic back in 1950.
During our second day we decided to visitthe Sardar market and also the popular clock tower.
And once more, just by accident, while wewere walking around the old town, we discovered this nice site, the Toorji Ka Step Well which was built almost 300 years ago.
It is a really nice place to chill and totake a break after a long walk.
The water looks very clean so if you feelbrave enough you might like to try some cliff diving I didn't try only because I didn't bring my swiming shorts.
And the last place we decided to visit wasthe Mandore Gardens.
Again, we didn't know anything about thisplace, we just found the place on Google Maps and then we thought ok why not, let's giveit a try.
It's about 9 km from the Jodhpur old townand it takes about 20 minutes on a rickshaw.
I didn't have any expectations but when wearrived I was once more very surprised.
It is definitely a must visit place in Jodhpur.
What I liked the most, besides the beautiful gardens and the hundreds of monkeyswere the royal cenotaphs which were built for the Maharajas in the 17th and the 18th century.
So there you go guys, these are a few things that I can recommend you do whenever you visit Jodhpur.
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