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Mehrangarh Fort

Today we finally had a nice reason to get up quit early. We could have a swim before breakfast. The first hotel with a swimming pool and a nice one. We can almost jump from our balcony in the pool. After this refreshment and breakfast we are going to visit the famous fort in Jodhpur: The Mehrangarh Fort. We are in Jodhpur, the second biggest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. After visiting the golden city, jaisalmer we are now in the blue city, and in a few days we will go to the pink city, Jaipur. Before we visit the fort we stop to take a few photos from the whole fort. The fort lies on a 125 meter high hill and is one of the largest fort in India.
Colorful dressed
The ramparts of the Fort provide a breath-taking view of the blue city.
We stayed here for about 3 hours and when we left we took some pictures of us with the blue city in the background. Next stop is at the same road: The Jaswant Thada Palace. It is a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswant Singh II. It is a cremation ground and inside this cenotaph are two tombs. Here is not that much to see so we leave early and are going to the centre of Jodhpur. We stopped close to the clock tower. We walked around and you smell a lot of herbs. To get you into there stores they use different kind of tricks. The one they used to get us into there stores was that they need someone to translate a Dutch text into English. I knew that this was a trick, but it doesn't matter.
Sardar market with the clock tower.
You can sit down for a while and you get free tea! But we continued and where looking for a bookstore. We have plans to give children in a school a pen and a notebook. We found a small store but they didn't have cheap pens. The owner was nice and brought us to another store that had cheap pens and a lot. We bought there a little bit more than 100 pens and also 100 notebooks, although to find them was not easy. We bought a pen and a book together for 4 Rp. We left and on the market Anna-Isabel bought a Sari from a Woman. She and the Woman are on the picture I took. Both where very happy. So I think we payed to much. We left the Sardar Market and drove to Umaid Bhawan Palace. This Palace is the present residence of the royal family of Jodhpur and is constructed by Umaid Singh the King of Jodhpur in 1920. Today a part of the palace is used as museum. The central part is maintained by Taj group as a hotel and in other part the present king and his family lives. Entry is allowed to the museum only. We didn't go inside because of the time. The museum was not staying open for a longer time so thats why. It was around 6 pm when we are back in the hotel. We picked already a restaurant for the evening and after another swim we left with our driver to the restaurant "On the rocks". It is nice to eat there in the open air under a tree. But it is quit dark there, maybe because they have the lights not on, but under the tables.... You should see this yourself.

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Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Colorful dressed
Colorful dressed
Sardar market with the clock tower.
Sardar market with the clock tower.
Our hotel
Our hotel
Our hotel
Our hotel
Our balcony... yes, all you can se…
Our balcony... yes, all you can s…
Our hotel
Our hotel
Balcony
Balcony
The first swimming pool we see.
The first swimming pool we see.
First blue in Jodhpur
First blue in Jodhpur
Just rock
Just rock
The blue city
The blue city
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
The blue city
The blue city
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
The blue city
The blue city
The blue city
The blue city
Indian woman in the fort
Indian woman in the fort
Indian woman in the fort
Indian woman in the fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Indian Woman
Indian Woman
Close up of a decorated face.
Close up of a decorated face.
Just taking photos of colourful w…
Just taking photo's of colourful …
Just taking photos of colourful w…
Just taking photo's of colourful …
Just taking photos of colourful w…
Just taking photo's of colourful …
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
for transportation?
for transportation?
Waiting for.... tourists?
Waiting for.... tourists?
Woman looking down
Woman looking down
My guide
My guide
Inside the fort
Inside the fort
Rifles.
Rifles.
Stairs
Stairs
Nice decorated palace inside the f…
Nice decorated palace inside the …
Palace inside the fort
Palace inside the fort
Jaswand thada
Jaswand thada
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Nice decorated palace inside the f…
Nice decorated palace inside the …
Nice decorated palace inside the f…
Nice decorated palace inside the …
In the palace
In the palace
Nice place windows
Nice place windows
Anna-Isabel with two girls who ask…
Anna-Isabel with two girls who as…
Inside the fort
Inside the fort
Mehrangarh fort
Mehrangarh fort
Decorations
Decorations
Decorations
Decorations
Me listening to my guide
Me listening to my guide
Decorations
Decorations
Traditional woman
Traditional woman
Traditional woman
Traditional woman
Men
Men
Cute
Cute
Playing some kind of music
Playing some kind of music
Jodhpur, the blue city
Jodhpur, the blue city
I was there too
I was there too
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
Blue city
Blue city
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
Boy dancing
Boy dancing
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market
Tuktuk
Tuktuk
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market
Sardar market with the clock tower.
Sardar market with the clock tower.
Anna-Isabel in her new dress
Anna-Isabel in her new dress
Very expensive hotel
Very expensive hotel
Very expensive hotel
Very expensive hotel
New city build for military people.
New city build for military people.
New city build for military people.
New city build for military people.
haha haha
haha haha
Our room
Our room
Still our big room.
Still our big room.
Having diner at On the rocks
Having diner at "On the rocks"
Of course my strong Kingfisher b…
Of course my 'strong' Kingfisher …
Waterfall in the restaurant.
Waterfall in the restaurant.
Jodhpur
photo by: lrecht