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Megerangarh Fort
To get to Jodhpur, I took an all-day bus from Udaipur.  True to its nickname, most of the city's buildings are coated in cornflower blue paint.  It is best seen from the top of the hill-top Meherangarh Fort, a structure impressive from every angle.  The next day,  I set off to see the Umaid Bhawan Palace, built only recently in the 1920's.  The Palace is a functioning hotel and to see the interior, I had to sit in the lounge and order refreshments at inflated prices.  However, it felt so nice to be treated as visiting royalty while seated in the Victorian-era decorated drawing room with its many stuffed game heads, elephant tusks, and flint-lock rifles hung on the walls.  The turbaned waiter kept me engaged in conversation, and it was fun to imagine myself as moneyed Victorian aristocracy on a safari holiday.  Unfortunately, I was thoroughly embarassed to notice a large black streak of dirt across my forehead when I went to the restroom some two hours later!  I must have looked the fool posing as a 'somebody' all the while! 
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Megerangarh Fort
Megerangarh Fort
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
view from Megerangarh Fort
view from Megerangarh Fort
view of Jodhpur from Umaid Bhawan …
view of Jodhpur from Umaid Bhawan…
view from Megerangarh Fort
view from Megerangarh Fort
view from Megerangarh Fort
view from Megerangarh Fort
Megerangarh Fort
Megerangarh Fort
Meherangarh
Meherangarh
Meherangarh
Meherangarh
view from Meherangarh
view from Meherangarh
view from Meherangarh
view from Meherangarh
Meherangarh
Meherangarh
view from Meherangarh
view from Meherangarh
Jodhpur
photo by: lrecht