Jodhpur, The Blue City 

We went from the pink city to the blue city on about 6 hours of driving. Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert, in Rajasthan. The old city is painted blue to help reflect the intense sun and keep the buildings cooler. Our guide also told us that during summer locals mostly sleep on roofs to try and keep cool! The night we spent in Jodhpur the nighttime low was 90 degrees.

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The Mehranggarth is a fort in Jodhpur, also known as majestic fort. The fort is built into the rock it stands on, with the lower levels of the fort being carved into the ground. It stands an impressive 410 feet above the city. It was built in 1460 by the royal family.

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While there, we got to listen to some live music by a talented man.

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It is still over by the royal family but is used as a museum now, not a home. The museum showcases miniature paintings, fabrics and weapons.

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We also visited a cenotaph, Jaswant Thada, built in 1899. It was built for Maharaja Sardar Singh and now is a memorial for all of the royal family’s first born sons. The cenotaph currently has 4 generations memorialized there.

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