The blue city and Jaswant Thada Palace
Jodhpur Travel Blog› entry 17 of 25 › view all entries
September 6th, 2009 – by: jos-nijenhuis
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.
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.
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