Maharajas' Express Blog

Explore Jodhpur like a Royal

Umaid-Bhawan-Palace1“Mehrangarh Fort is the imposing and muscular structure that towers up above the blue city of Jodhpur. This tour de force of architecture makes a magnificent spectacle. At its feet stretches the old city in a jumble of Brahmin blue cubes. The city is surrounded by a 16 foot long city wall. The medieval streets present a winding maze scented by roses and sewers with shops that eternally tout their wares. Its all available here from sarees to temple decorations & household goods. Traditionally blue signifies the home of a Brahmin but non Brahmins also have a preference for the colour.

The city glows in a mysterious light which makes it enigmatic.The Maharajas’ Express visits Jodhpur on two of its well chosen itineraries. Both the Indian Splendor and Heritage of India visit the city at different times. Jodhpur is an eternal symbol of the regal heritage of Rajasthan with its lofty forts , vibrant bazaars and royal cuisine.

In the Indian Splendour journey after breakfast on board you have an optional tour to the Bishnoi village or enjoy the Spa facilities at a 5 star hotel. This will be followed by a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort. This is followed by a walking tour of the clock tower market or you can choose an optional activity at a Spa at a deluxe hotel or visit to the Umaid palace Museum and Jaswant Thada or a private shopping tour. The crowning glory of the day is an exclusive dinner at the Hanwant Mahal after which you return to the comfort of the luxury train Maharajas Express. In the heritage of India journey after the above mentioned spate of activities you can visit a local handicrafts store en route your return from the exclusive cocktail dinner at the Hanwant Mahal.

Jodhpur is just waiting to be explored by you with the Maharajas’ Express. This magnificent city beckons you to pay your respects.”