On a fine weekend we took off to the Blue city of Jodhpur. Without putting in too many words, here is a Photo Journal of our 2 days in this stunning and regal city of Jodhpur!
The trip kicks off with a long long drive starting from Delhi. The Delhi-Jodhpur highway is pretty neat I must say with no potholes to interupt your drive, this route would be any long drive enthusiast’s favourite. Start late night or real early to avoid traffic, just like us. Not a vehicle in view!
Enroute Delhi to Jodhpur highway, apart from a host of dhabas (road side eateries) near Delhi, not many places to eat were available as we started approaching Jodhpur and further into Thar. One place we came across early morning after looking for a place to eat for long luckily was also serving the best freshly made, stuffed aloo paranthas I have had in a long long time.
Beautiful local woman we came across dressed in traditional attire.
After a few hours of long drive we retired to this lovely elaborate desert Resort and Camp, Thar Oasis for the night and to experience a camping experience in the sand dunes.
It is brilliant how this place is in the middle of no where, yet very well kept and yes! It has a sparkling swimming pool too. What else could one wish for!
As the evening set in, we headed off to the dinner in the dunes set up. A gorgeous set up with white sofas seated around a stage with Rajasthani folk music and dance. Dining with some chilled beer under the expanses of the starry skies was an unreal experience. The music was filling up the evening air and the entire atmosphere was breath taking.
Watch Rajasthani folk dancers in action!
Next day we headed off to the architectural marvel, Mehrangarh Fort. Perched high up, the Fort overlooks the entire blue city of Jodhpur. The Fort has a galore of artileries, weapons and war costumes worn by the Kings and queens during their time of rule on display. Its mind blowing how big the weapons they used were! We stayed on till the sunset, and watching the sun down from the fort itself is a stunning view.
If you are in the mood to shop, h0p into the many stores inside the Fort for vibrant local ornaments, accessories and decor.
And after a super tiring day of Fort watching, how could we miss the super awesome Rajasthani Thali. Perfect way to end a weekend trip to Jodhpur!