This city is also known as Sun City. As this city witnesses sunny weather all throughout the year.
Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum:
Exhibits the Maharaj Umaid Singh history, lifestlyles galaries, how the palace was constructed and there were display of old clocks. Neatly maintained with good architecture, but only a small percentage of this place is allotted for public viewing. Rest are converted into hotels for which the hotel guest are only allowed. Even the restaurants are not allowed for public. Really a disappointment for general public.
Jodhpur is also known as Blue City as some of the houses are coloured in blue colour around this fort. One of the largest fort in India. Within the fort we could get the glimpse of various mahal (palace). Experienced the regale of Rajsthan culture.Wow! what an interior decoration in
- Sheesh Mahal - The Hall Of Mirrors.
- Phool Mahal - The Palace Of Flowers.
- Takhat Vilas - Maharaja Takhat Singh's Chamber.
- Moti Mahal - The Pearl Palace.
The gallaries like Howdah, Royal Cradle, Palanquins etc were awesome. Had the darshan at Chamunda Mataji Temple which makes us royal in spiritual sense. A must visit place in Jodhpur. Who could forget the preserved old cannon? The disappointment we felt in Umaid Bhavan fade away after visiting this fort.
Inside the garden lies a temple with beautiful artistic work. But the garden and pond are not well maintained which turn you off. There are many langoors roaming and happily taking rest on the benches. For a moment we thought if it was Langoor garden or Mandore Garden LOL.
Felt hungry and we went to Gypsy restaurant which was a kilometer far from our stay. We were moved by the service provided in restaurant. Server there were friendly and made sure we did not wait for food. They explain and serve each items. It was worth for the money. Last but not the least the buttermilk we had was sooo tasty and refreshing. We would surely recommend this place for having food in Jodhpur. This is only vegetarian food restaurant.
Gypsy website: http://www.gypsyfoods.com/
Tips when planning to visit Rajasthan:
1. Plan to go in early summer or late winter to escape from the scorching Sun.
2. Pack sunscreen lotion, light cotton dress, cap, sun glass.
3. Don't try to wear saree or skirt if you are going for camel ride in desert.
4. If you want to see the sunrise in the desert have a woollen sweater to protect yourself from the chill weather in the early morning.