Travel Diaries- Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Last weekend two of my close friend Gayatri and Jigar went to Jodhpur to attend the Sufi music fest. Anyway, when I saw the pictures and heard their stories I was very keen to share them with you. So here is a Picture essay for you to enjoy the beauty and colours of this gorgeous city.
Images Courtesy Gayatri Ojha and Jigar Mehta

Travel Jodhpur,

A view of Jodhpur also called the blue city as alot of its houses have been painted blue.

Travel Jodhpur,

They stayed at the lovely Jhalamand Garh Heritage hotel which is about 10 kms from Jodhpur city. It is a Palace that has been converted into a hotel. The courtyard also houses a swimming pool while the entry hall has beautifully painted wall art.

Travel Jodhpur, Heritage hotel,

Travel Jodhpur, Heritage hotel,

The restaurant in the hotel which apparently has amazing Marwari food. Style Picks- The Pendant lights

Travel Jodhpur, Heritage hotel,

The old city circles the Mehrangarh fort which hosted the Sufi music festival.

Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur,

The fort came alive with Sufi musicians from Turkey, Egypt, Kutch, Afghanisthan

Sufi performers at Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace half of which has been turned into a hotel, one of the best in the country

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur.

Puppets and Block printing in the Silvassa village

Puppets at Silvassa village, Jodhpur

Block Printing at Silvassa village, Jodhpur

My friend Gayatri tried her hand at pottery, and seems she achieved quite a lot in a day (LOL!)

Gayatri tries Pottery at Silvassa village, Jodhpur. Pottery at Silvassa village, Jodhpur.

Pottery at Silvassa village, Jodhpur.

And finally the Opium ceremony- first I heard of this too. So apparently when there is a dispute in a village both parties have opium water followed by tea with the village head and sort the issue.

Opium ceremony   16

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