Monday, February 13, 2017

Jodhpur, Rajasthan - The "Blue City"


Rest day in Jodhpur - visiting Mehrangarh Fort (built in 1459 by the local ruling Maharaja) and the Clock Tower - Sardar Market

Mehrangarh Fort at sunset




View of the "blue city" behind the fort

They did battle on elephants and this is sterling silver elephant seat

The intricate stone carving on all the forts we've seen is incredible when you consider it was completed in the 1400's by hand.




My 2 "Bike Husbands" Dennis (L) and Morris (R)


Token "selfie"


The Stepped Well which is a man made well with various levels that are carved into the rock and it fills with rainwater during monsoon season and as the water recedes the women would have to go further down the steps to get water.  There were kids jumping in and swimming in it!  Thanks, but no....
Here is a much better photo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepwell#/media/File:Toor_ji_ka_baori,_Jodhpur.jpg



Clock Tower and the Sardar Market








Nope - not condoms, but betel leaves to chew, various flavours





Chile, Turmeric, Coriander




Laundry day!



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