ADD TO LISTThe second largest city in the state of Rajasthan serves as a popular starting point for visiting the nearby destinations including palaces, temples, forts and desert landscape.
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When i was in Jodhpur it was about 12 years ago they were just starting to open it up to tourists and were clearing tons of bat shit from all the locked up rooms and vaults.Because we were film crew we had total access to anywhere we wanted some of it was untouched for god knows how long. Its totally stunning when you see the view from the most upper ramparts to one side theres a shear drop of a hundred foot or more and you can see the palace were liz hurley got wed,to the other side you can see the wonderful BLUE VILLAGE some say the vivide blue is for cooling reasons but we were told it was because there was no male aire to the raj when he died only a jajina (female) recommended 5*
Try to stay at the Ajit Bhawan Palace. While this is not one of the most spectacular palace hotels in India, it is a delightful place to stay with all its little guest cottages dotted throughout the lush gardens. To the left of the main building are a couple of guest rooms which evoke the era of the Raj. Unfortunately, they face a nearby roadway and with traffic in India becoming a serious problem (both with noise and actual pollution) even late into the night, I recommend light sleepers opt for one of the secluded garden cottages. We were originally scheduled to stay in a front room; once that might have been a privilege; we decided to opt out.
The blue city as it is called... because of the many blue houses...the highlight clearly is the majestic Umaid Bhavan, a section of which is also a top-end hotel... go there to see it even if you are not staying...Jodhpur has a few other attractions too and you will invariably pass it on your way to Jaisalmer... so even though I prefer Jaisalmer any day, its worth stopping by in Jodhpur en route if your time permits and looking around a little...
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