Blue City

by Julia Laporte March. 08, 2019 1054 views

Making our way East across Rajasthan the next stop was Jodhpur. Known as the blue city due to its indigo painted houses, its Mehranghar Fort rises above the landscape and dominates as the city’s main tourist attraction. It is a beautiful fort and palace with a long and intriguing history. Situated on the same hillside is the cenotaph Jaswant Thada.

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

At Jaswant Thada

At Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

The reason why the grounds are so lush and green at Jaswant Thada

The reason why the grounds are so lush and green at Jaswant Thada

My husband taking a picture at Jaswant Thada

My husband taking a picture at Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

The reason why the grounds are so lush and green at Jaswant Thada

The reason why the grounds are so lush and green at Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

The Mehrangarh Fort at night

The Mehrangarh Fort at night

View from the Mehrangarh Fort

View from the Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

The Blue City

The Blue City

Within the Mehrangarh Fort

Within the Mehrangarh Fort

View from the Mehrangarh Fort

View from the Mehrangarh Fort

The musicians at the Mehrangarh Fort on stand by for the tourists; on the way up they started playing as soon as we approached, on the way down they had not noticed us as they were watching a video on a cell phone :-)

The musicians at the Mehrangarh Fort on stand by for the tourists; on the way up they started playing as soon as we approached, on the way down they had not noticed us as they were watching a video on a cell phone :-)

View from the Mehrangarh Fort; the clock tower and respective market area

View from the Mehrangarh Fort; the clock tower and respective market area

Bangle shopping at the clock tower market area

Bangle shopping at the clock tower market area

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Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

I know I have said this many times but it honestly blows my mind how well the buildings like this were built and how little they had in the way of known tech to build them.

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Julia Laporte Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 1 month ago

The physical construction as well as the complex planning that went into them with regards to all the angles of the buildings, walls, courtyards, drainage systems etc. all to maximize the breeze and shade and to regulate the temperature - incredible!

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