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Mehrangarh, the mighty fort transcends over the Blue City of Jodhpur. This masculine fort is a breathtaking spectacle and a magnum opus of fine architecture. On the base of the fort, a potpourri of Brahmin blue cubes stretches out to the 16th century city wall that is spread over a length of 10,000 meters. Blue City of Jodhpur is really Blue! In the interiors of the main city lies intertwined network of medieval, winding streets that never lead you to where you expect them to. Enveloping the streets are the shops and bazaars that sell everything from temple decorations and trumpets to saris and snuff. These are scented by a confusing aroma of roses and incense on one hand and sewers on the other.Generally speaking, blue manifested the home of a Brahmin however these days, the non-Brahmins too partake in the act. Besides glowing with the mysterious light, the blue tint is also known to keep insects at bay. Modern Jodhpur of today goes beyond the city walls however it is the bedlam and the juxtaposition of the larger than life fort and the old Blue city that captivates the travelers. This busy and overcrowded zone is also the key tourist hub of Jodhpur. It often seems that you cannot communicate with a local here without them trying to see you something. Further west towards the old city, areas like Navchokiya are just as spectacular but far less active.
Whenever you are visiting temples, mosques or churches, dress appropriately. Be respectful towards the religious places and the people there.
If possible pre order or buy any museum ticket online.
Do not get in the taxis or rickshaws that don’t have a meter. Ask the fare and bargain well before sitting in it especially when traveling late night or from an airport.
Turn your phones off whenever you are in any religious premise.
When traveling with children, don’t let them disturb others around you. If they cry or throw a tantrum, take them outside.
Whenever you have a complaint, do it reasonably without shouting or raising your voice.
If you see signs saying, ‘No Pictures’, it means no pictures. So, keep your cameras shut.
When filming, take requisite permissions.
Be wary of the pick pockets here.
Don’t buy anything without bargaining.
Read about a destination before traveling.
Don’t buy anything you don’t need. There may be people who might try selling you things you don’t need, either say a strict no or simply walk away.
Avoid traveling alone during the night hours.
Avoid street food.
Carry all your medicines along.
Keep your cash and valuables in a room safe.
Don’t wear too much jewelry in a public place.
The legal age for drinking in Jodhpur is 21. Anyone below 21 years may be prohibited from buying or consuming alcohol.