A city enamoured with the colour blue. Houses spread out like roots of a tree from the imposing Mehrangarh Fort. A golden glimmer in the horizon. The mighty city of Jodhpur had us enraptured the moment we laid our eyes upon it. The group could not wait to start exploring this iconic city.
When we were discussing about what feature could possibly be done in Jodhpur, the reason behind most of the city having this unique shade of blue in the middle of the golden desert appealed to them more than anything else. We set out to explore Jodhpur on foot and the reason why its blue in the mornings and the evenings in order for us to capture the city in the perfect light.
Our stay, RAAS Jodhpur, also piqued the interest of our guests, especially in the way it was renovated, bringing touches of modernity into this dated structure. Rich wanted a pair of the famous jodhpuris, riding breeches, and we helped him pick the ideal fabric and tailor for the same, having them stitched and ready to be taken back to England with him before the end of the trip.
The last stop on the Jodhpur leg of the trip was Mihirgarh. Bathed in the golden sunset, it looked too beautiful to be real. We spent some time with the Marwari horses at the stables there, before heading out into the desert for our last dinner. Our guests really enjoyed this experience as it gave them a true taste of living like a royal in Rajasthan. The way back from the desert was spent lying down on the bullock cart which was our means of transportation and looking at the stars, a good way to end a good day.
On our way back from the desert, we lay down on the bullock cart that was our means of transportation, a good way to end a good day.