My next stop was Jodhpur. It is called the Blue city because most of the buildings are painted blue supposedly to keep them cool. I found a nice guest house and stayed for 4 nights. It was a nice city to take a day or two to rest and relax and it has a great fort to visit.
View of the clock tower
As you can see all the hustle and bustle from the streets surrounding the tower. It is absolutely maddening at times. As a westerner I can't walk 5 feet down the street without being asked if I want to buy something, if I want to step into somebody's shop, if I want a rickshaw to take me somewhere. I have learned to put my blinders on and keep walking. Not always an easy task.
This was the best fort I had seen in India. There was an audio tour that gave an in depth presentation of the fort (most of the time I have to read about the places I am seeing in my guide book because there is little or no information provided).
Also had the chance to visit the Jaswat Thada temple in Jodphur.
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