Travel Diaries – Jodhpur #4

After visiting Umaid Bhavan Palace and feeding our bellies we decided to head towards Mandore Gardens. Mandore is the old capital of Jodhpur and is also mentioned in our epic Ramayana. Ravana is the son-in-law of Mandore, as he married to the beauty Queen Mandodri from Mandavyapur (old name of Mandore). The place used to be very beautiful and serene but went to ruins as … Continue reading Travel Diaries – Jodhpur #4

Travel Diaries : Jodhpur #3

Day 3 at Jodhpur. We headed to visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace.¬†Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at¬†Jodhpur, is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by¬†Taj Hotels. Named after¬†Maharaja¬†Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner¬†Gaj Singh¬†of the palace, this edifice has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. A part of the … Continue reading Travel Diaries : Jodhpur #3

Travel Diaries – Jodhpur #2

Next day in Jodhpur, we planned to visit the pride of Jodhpur… Mehrangarh fort.¬†Mehrangarh¬†(Mehran Fort), located in¬†Jodhpur,¬†Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in¬†India. Built around 1460 by¬†Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125¬†m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls.¬†There are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning ‘victory’), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur, … Continue reading Travel Diaries – Jodhpur #2