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Jodhpur, Rajasthan India

Filed under: India,Photos — she_travels at 9:20 am on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jodhpur is called the Blue City but before we get to that.. Lahku wanted us to have a visit to Jaswant Thada. From Wikipedia:

The Jaswant Thada is an architectural landmark located in Jodhpur. It is a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun’s rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs. The Jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers.

Ya don’t really have any idea what your in for from here.

I love the combination of the white marble and the red stones.

Wow huh?

This one is my fav of the place.

Up next…

Some times I am aware enough to snap the name of where  I am. So many historical sites kinda get muddled in your head at such a fast place. The cool bit is, every one is slightly different and all of  them were very interesting. By the by ~ you can see Menrangarh from Jaswant Thada

From Wikipedia:

Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated 400 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate.
There are several cannon ball marks here though tough to see.
Tis a fair impressive place being the foundation was started in 1459. Building and additions continued til 1873 or there abouts.
One must have cannons on their fort wall.
And then there is the view…
The bit of green sorta center pic is a garden.
Blue City, yes?
Lahku,  took us to the Jodhpur market, he offered to keep track of us while we wandered the streets but I was not feeling myself.  I had a nasty head cold, I had been fighting. The wacky part was, it only lasted three days. Mom never did get it and neither one of us ha any tummy issues.
A few random pics while in town…
Jodhpur clock tower.
Right then… next… one of the places NO one who visits Rajasthan should miss.
Ranakpur.

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