As you wander, you may glimpse the whirring of everyday life behind the shuttered blue doors and worn indigo facades, and take in each shade of cool blue tempered with a warm toffee-tone palette.
Toorji Ka Jhalra
Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Stepwell) is a rosy-red sandstone stepwell built in the early 18th century by Maharaja Abhay Singh’s wife. Restored after years of neglect under the brand new JDH project that seeks to replenish Jodhpur’s stunning cultural legacy, this stepwell is where our new Silk Route-inspired shop is located. A stone's throw from the ramparts of Mehrangarh fort, its undulating chevron-like stairs bring back the old-world charm of Jodhpur royalty.
A beautiful summer palace with the lapping waters of the Balsamand lake and surrounded by lush green gardens is where we're heading next in Jodhpur. Built in 1159 AD by the city's rulers as a reservoir to supply the city of Mandore, Balsamand Lake is now a sunny picnic-spot shaded by mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum trees.
(📷 Andrew Collins)
Raas, Jodhpur’s first luxury boutique hotel
Umaid Bhawan Palace
A gorgeous duet of sandstone and marble makes up the stunning interiors of one of the world’s most beautiful hotels, the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Designed by British architect Henry Vaughan Lanchester, the palace is a symphony of architectural elements characteristic of the Indo-Deco style popular in the ‘30s and ‘40s, infused with the essence of Indian craftsmanship.