I ended up enjoying Jodhpur far more than I thought I would. It could be because of a couple I met who found it very dirty. I have noticed that several people’s view of places they’ve visited, and India generally, is often dictated by the hotel they stay in. If it’s good they tend to have a positive view of a place and vice versa.
They lowered my expectations so that I didn’t find Jodhpur especially dirty and I liked the narrow windy lanes, which I kept getting lost in! It was also one of the friendliest places I’ve been to.
And Jodhpur really is blue!
The Blue City!
Friendly colourful woman I had a laugh with even though we didn’t understand each other
The market square – full of life
Our friend keeping the market square in order
The clocktower in the very colourful market square
A view of Mehrangarh from the market square
A side street
A view of Mehrangarh with the Blue City in full bloom (bluem😉)
My door at the beautiful Yogi guesthouse, which was apparently used for filming The Darjeeling Limited film
A stepwell. Dizzyingly steep and not for vertigo sufferers
Mehrangarh at night from my rooftop hotel restaurant
A statue of Jodhpur’s founder pointing to Mehrangarh