Jodhpur is a lovely city in Rajasthan (approx 6hrs from Jaipur & 5 hrs from Udaipur via car or a 1.5 hr flight from Delhi). Minus the hustle of its bigger sister Jaipur, Jodhpur is a little dustier and frequents a few more cows crossing the road and so I love its country feel to every day life. If you’re lucky enough to get to Jodhpur, I would highly recommend the following:
- Devi Bhawan – Without a doubt, my favourite! Lovely family run guesthouse (with restaurant) in beautiful gardens set in a quiet part of town. The interiors have all been decorated using locally crafted soft furnishings and furniture.
- The Raas – Stunning hotel with a gorgeous roof top terrace looking out at the magnificent Mehrangh Fort. Lunch, cocktail or dine, this oasis will give you the freedom and space your mind needs.
To do & see:
- Mehrangh Fort – Love to visit at dusk as you get the most divine view of all the blue houses from the top.
- Take a trip out to Jaisalmer (about a 6-8 hr drive) – Hire a jeep and explore the incredible Thar Desert!
- Jump on a photography tour with the talented Nikolaz Godet. We met on a photoshoot a few years ago and he is so patient and a great teacher. Such an interesting love story too, so be sure to ask him about it!
What to bring home?
- Handwoven dhurrie rugs
- Tassel key rings
- Photos of beautiful old doors in the Old City (and why not ship one home if you can too)
- Deck chairs made of an Indian Rosewood frame & with handwoven cover
Colours of Jodhpur:
Dusty browns, Beige, Off White, Light Blue. Indigo and shades of Burnt Orange and Gold.
Want to find textiles to remind you of your Indian travels?
Check out the beautiful range by Tigger Hall in the Nine Muses collection:
Any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as I’d be more than delighted to share stories & other tips on travelling in India.
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