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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pictures from the blue city

I wasn't able to upload the pictures from our visit to Jodhpur earlier; here they are. Enjoy :)

Our room - a beautiful suite furnished in traditional block-printed raw silk fabrics. The suite was coordinated with paisley and marigold motifs in red and yellow.
The front room of the suite. We were most happy because of the 2 bathrooms!
6 am sunrise time. This is the lake over which the palace-hotel is built.

Entry to Mehrangarh. The flags are those of the princely state of Marwar.

Mehrangarh Fort

The blue city

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The view from Jaswant Thada. This is where the kings are laid to rest.

Another view of the old city and countryside, from Jaswant Thada.

Cenotaphs built for the royals.

View of Umaid Bhawan Palace from Jaswant Thada.

View of the fort from Jaswant Thada.

Pristine lake.

Our hotel, as seen from the sunset point.

Clear still waters.


  1. Lovely pics :) Brought back memories of my visit to the blue city.
    Loved your hotel... it must have felt like staying in a palace.

    1. In fact, it WAS a palace, now converted to a hotel.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful pics! :) You are so tempting me to visit Rajasthan now. :)

    Loved the pics of the suite. Which hotel is this?

    1. This is the Balsamand lake palace, its an ITC (welcomeheritage) property. Super-expensive, but then we had ITC vouchers :)

  3. You have the knack of picking the most amazing places to stay in.. whether New Zealand or Incredible India.. I have so many posts of yours to help with research ;).

    1. Thanks :) I've already started an Xcel sheet for holidays from Bangalore :)


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