Jodhpur blues

The tallest, most majestic, most impressive fort so far, also belonging to a Hindu royal family who did have some ties to the Mughals, sometimes fighting, sometimes intermarrying…. these walls, not surprisingly, were never taken by force, never breached by a charging elephant….

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…It has the best set-up tour and the best exhibition of royal items so far, including really exquisite miniature paintings of scenes, very well preserved, but badly lit and impossible to photograph…..

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….not my favourite fort, but there were some stunning little details again, and interesting historical background and anecdotes on the audio guide….

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….the city itself is the filthiest I’ve seen in Rajasthan, not just simply run down…. maybe even more rubbish than in Varanasi, which is such a shame…. as always, I don’t point my camera at such things, I just couldn’t spend a long time in the old city….

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…originally, Brahmins (the priest caste) painted their houses blue, but now everyone’s allowed to, it is said to repel insects…. many, many houses are in horrible repair and abandoned….

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….wish I had stayed longer up in the fort….

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I think this is my last Rajasthan fort for now, I wish there was a chance to spread them out over a year or something like that, each and every one of them has been a special treat, a jaw-dropping spectacle, but I’m having kind of an overdose now 🙂

 

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