Day 3: Jodhpur
Trip Start Sep 28, 2009
9Trip End Oct 05, 2009
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Jodhpur is one of the most cleanest cities that I have ever seen, also it is well planned. We now destined for the Fort of Meherangarh. This fortress atop a hillock has remained invincible over ages. This is also one of the strongest forts of India. We saw the cannon ball marks on the fort wall that reminds of the attack of Jaipur army over Jodhpur. It has a number of gates before you can enter the fort and the entrance is a steep climb
Not far off from the Fort is the royal cenotaph of Late Maharaja Jaswant SinghJi, known as Jaswant Thada. This grand marble architecture is worth visiting while you ar in Jodhpur. We left late afternoon for our last destination for the day - Mandore gardens. This place is almost like in ruins but has a nice collection of old temples built early period. The intricate sculptures are comparable to those of Mt. Abu, only difference being that these are sandstone structures.
We did some shopping on our way to the hotel - Jodhpur's special saris Bandhanis and hand embroidaries.