After spending a couple of weeks in Pushkar while waiting for the weather to clear up, we immediately booked a bus ticket to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is commonly known as the blue city (while Jaipur is the Pink City).
We enjoyed our stay so much in the Jodhpur because the hostel that we got was very comfortable and the man managing the hostel frequently chats with us about a variety of stuff happening in this city. By the time we arrived in Jodphur, we had been in India for four months already and were quite exhausted with all the travelling that we did.
Jodhpur albeit the chaos in the market area and in the clocktower area provided a “peaceful have” to relax, to eat samosa, sleep and walk around the city.
Here are some pictures that I took in Jodhpur:
Clocktower: Main landmark in Jodhpur, there are many affordable hostels around this area.
Cows, cows everywhere, just like almost everywhere in India 🙂
The Blue City: Taken at Mehrangarh Fort
Here are some tips to have an enjoyable hassle free trip in the Blue City of Jodhpur:
1. Stay Hydrated: Jodhpur, aside from being commonly referred as the Blue City is also known as the Sun City for the sunny weather it enjoys whole year round. It can get very hot especially during their summer, so make sure that you always pack your bag with bottled water and your sunscreen.
2. Stay Safe: Although we were never felt threatened nor harmed when we were there, try not to walk alone in dark alleys (as the blue city is full of criss-crossing alleys).
3. Stay Friendly: The people in the Blue City are friendly and often engages you in a quick chat especially the shop owners LOL! Just be weary though if the people chatting with you are just genuinely interested for a chat or something else.
4. Watch what you Eat: Avoid eating in places that are fly infested or if the food looks like it has been there for ages.This should be a common practice when you travel in India as there are many people who got sick because of eating “dirty” food.
5. Explore: The blue city is a fascinating labyrinth of surprises. This is best explore on foot by yourself so you could discover some of the hidden charms of this place.