DAYS 11-13 | Jodhpur
Highlights: Walking tour of the Blue City; Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant thada
Thankfully largely overlooked by mainstream travellers, Jodhpur is a beautifully preserved artefact that is richly rewarding to those who make the journey. The Blue City never fails to impress. Its bite-sized old centre, easily navigable on foot, is a maze of old streets and open squares whilst the Mehrangarh Fort, perched high on a rock above the old town, is, for us, the shining light of Rajasthani palaces, wonderfully curated and beautifully maintained. And sticking with the theme of living like royalty, Umaid Bhawan, the second largest private residence in the world, is the ultimate place to lay your head after the excitement of discovering such an incredible city.