Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also referred to as “Sun City” for it’s endless sunny days (we had one at least) and the “Blue City” as many of the houses in the old city are painted shades of blue. This was a primary reason for us visiting but what we found was a city with much more…

High on a rocky outcrop is the 500 year old Mehrangarh Fort which has never fallen to enemy forces, and you can see why as it towers over the city. Originally a city in itself, at its feet grew another less fortified city, painted blue by the many Brahmins that occupy the area.

And from the fort we took a flying fox tour of the outlying area – zipping down six cables, across ancient walls and lakes – lots of fun!

The afternoons were spent lost in the maze of streets, drinking chai in tiny local cafes and doing our best not to step in cow poo!

Off to Delhi tomorrow and onto Burma via Bangkok…

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