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ARAJASTHAN 2010 - Jodhpur    
Photography by Rod Poxon LRPS

Jodhpur - Ajit Bhawan Hotel

Jodhpur - Sadar Market in the evening

Jodhpur - Meherangarh & Jaswant Thara

 

Jodhpur, the Blue City (because of the colour of the houses in the old town), was founded around 1459 by Rao Jodha, chief of one of the Rajput clans. It's dominant and inescapable feature is the Meherangarh, a fortress of formidable proportions sprawling over a 125 m high hill.

An evening visit to the Sadar Market is a mixture of colour and activity. Friendly but intimidating, and very easy to get lost in, with many side alleys: including Goat Alley, where the colour of the water draining away gives more than a hint of what happens there.