Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s second largest city after Jaipur, is also known as the ‘sun city’ due to its all year round sunny days and the ‘blue city’ for all the blue painted houses. The significance of the colour blue is that it historically represents the Brahmin caste and is also thought to keep away insects!
The city itself is encircled by a high 10 km long wall and home to a number of interesting forts, temples, gardens and lakes. Jodhpur’s most significant feature is the huge red sandstone Mehrangarh Fort which overlooks the city and houses an impressive collection of artefacts including miniature paintings, Rajput armoury and antique furniture.
In the shadow of the fort lies the city’s colourful and vibrant market which features an impressive collection of bustling stalls selling leather goods, spices and beautiful silks in every colour imaginable. The historic grandeur, intricate handicrafts, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic atmosphere to the city and make it a worthwhile stop on any journey through Rajasthan.
For those that prefer a quieter location there are some spectacular heritage properties in the rural areas surrounding Jodhpur that can easily be incorporated into any of our itinerary’s.
Jodhpur – Luxury Collection
Umaid Bhawan Palace$$$$$
The art deco inspired rooms and suites are a real delight and exude a refreshing blend of old and new. Guests get to really experience aspects of royal living, with period furniture, priceless antiques and artifacts adorning the rooms as well as public areas.
Dining at the Palace, just like everything else, is a glorious indulgent experience with a choice of three restaurants. The sunset Pavilion is Oasis’s restaurant of choice at the palace, accessed via a 1940’s elevator it is th...
The property features just 40 rooms and suites all of which feature a private balcony with the majority offering spectacular views of the fort (exception is the garden rooms). The rooms are stylish with state of the art amenities and successfully combine contemporary design with traditional Indian touches.
Facilities at RAAS include the dedicated Serena Spa which offers a luxurious range of Ayurvedic inspired modern treatments designed to pamper as well as rejuvenate. There is also a b...
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