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India’s Blue City: Jodhpur Luxury Tours

The Maharajas’ Express has been bestowed with World’s Leading Luxury train award for eight consecutive years as it has provided plenty of passengers with everlasting memories of a royal tour. The regal interiors and exquisite facilities onboard make your travel experience enriching and fantastic. Among the many great places in Rajasthan, Maharajas’ Express also takes you to the enchanting city of Jodhpur.

Colored with vibrant indigo color, India’s own ‘blue city’ Jodhpur carries an identity that reflects the culturally-rich and exciting history of the country. Situated in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is a city in the Thar desert, also known as the ‘Gateway to Thar’. The city,  well known as Marwar, was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD, the chief of Rathore Kingdom. So, what makes people color their homes blue in Jodhpur?

While on Jodhpur luxury tours, one can see most blue houses in the northern region of the city Brahmapuri, home to many Brahmins. Ardent followers of Lord Shiva, Brahmins living in Brahmapuri believe that the color of their id god is pure and veracious. This is the prime reason they color their homes in different shades of blue which makes Jodhpur appear in a uniform color composition.

Explore prominent monuments on Luxury Train Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort– The best thing about Jodhpur is Mehrangarh Fort and mouth-watering food and eateries that can be enjoyed on luxury train Jodhpur. The fort which stands tall and robust outlooks the blue city. One of the most magnificent forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459. The impregnable walls and beautiful palaces of the fort showcase pure royalty and echo tales of sacrifice. The fort has a total of seven gates namely Jai Pol, Fateh Pol, Lakhna Pol, Dedh Kangra Pol, Amriti Pol, Loha Pol and Suraj Pol.

Jaswant Thada– Often known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Marwar’, Jaswant Thada is a beautiful white building hidden among lush greens. Built in the loving  memories of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, Jaswant Thada is not ‘so-old’ and was constructed around 1899. This is the major reason Jaswant Thada always looks stunning and captivating. The extremely thin marble helps cenotaph glow golden when the sun rays fall on it. The inside walls of Jaswant Thada are covered with giant portraits of Maharajas who ruled Jodhpur since late 13th century

Umaid Bhawan Palace– Featuring the antique renaissance and Deco design elements, Umaid Bhawan Palace overlooks Jodhpur. Built over a sprawling 26 acres of area, Umaid Bhawan Palace offers royal residence with the grandest hotel experience ever.

Old Clock Tower Market– Situated in the heart of the city of Jodhpur, Old Clock Tower is an extraordinary market space filled with antique shopping elements and bustles with tourists from different parts of the world. The guests can find multiple cultural artefacts with local embroidered clothes in the market. The guests on “Jodhpur luxury tours” can enjoy an exhilarating stroll to the market.

Experience the mesmerizing city of Jodhpur in the luxury tours offered onboard the world’s leading “luxury train Maharajas’ Express”.