Sunday, 15 January 2006

Trip to Rajasthan: Jodhpur

A couple of days after my sister, Rikke, and her boyfriend, Jacob, arrived we started our grand 11-day tour of the state of Rajasthan. I also took my parents and brother there earlier, but Rajasthan has so much to offer that I was easily able to make a completey different itinerary this time, so I wouldn't get bored with the same places. First we went to "the blue city": Jodhpur.

Me in front of the main fort in Jodhur. Still in the possesion of the current Maharashtras family. All the old monarchs formally lost all power after the independance of India, but in practice they still have a very special standing in their local communities.

A sea of blue! In old times every neighbourhood had it's own special colour. I guess blue won. This picture was taken from the outer walls of the fort.

A close up of the old blue houses. Rooftops are often flat in old indian cities, and are host to a life parallel to the life on the streets - only less crowded and with more air and sun.

Rikke & Jacon at the central main square of the city. This picture gives you a good idea of how many people there are in Jodhpur (or India in general). Even though it is rarely reflected in my pictures, India is generally a very crowded place. Here you get the right idea.

Sunset over Jodhpur. The edge of the fort can be seen to the right.

1 comment:

Ruby Holidays said...

Il mondo รจ un libro e quelli che non viaggiano ne legge solo una pagina..................Viaggio india del sud & Vacanze Rajasthan