Jodhpur’s Blue City

We had to check out of our hotel (Dylan’s Cafe and Guesthouse) as we had only booked for one night but we were staying in Jodhpur for two, it was a shame in one sense as the staff were super friendly and helpful but our room had been so hot it wasn’t a great upset. The hotel we were moving to was just down the road although the map on Booking.com was useless so we spent quite a while wandering around the streets and alleys, asking locals where it was, eventually we made it there where we dropped our bags, booked a bus ticket to Udaipur for tomorrow and went back to Dylan’s for breakfast on the roof terrace, overlooking Mehrangarh Fort.

After chilling for a bit we grabbed a moto-rickshaw up the hill to the fort which dominates the skyline and stands impressively over the city. We both enjoyed walking around the many rooms and the impressive views on all sides of the surrounding city, we weren’t such fans of the audio-guide. Just along from the fort is Jaswant Thada, a beautiful, white marble temple which we wandered around and enjoyed the cool of the interior.

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We got our rickshaw driver to drop us in the old city or ‘Blue City’. It really is blue, not all but certainly a lot of the buildings are painted a vibrant shade of blue, the history behind the colour is the paint used to have insect repellent in it, nowadays anyone can paint their houses blue (and quite a few do). We had a roof top curry for lunch (potato curry, rice, garlic naan [7]) before wandering these streets, taking loads of pictures which we really enjoyed.

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We ventured back to Dylan’s for dinner shali paneer curry and aloo gobi curry (potato and cauliflower [8])  and to chill (they have good wifi).

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