The Formidable Heritage!

The word ‘Heritage’ makes me relive our travel in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s diversity is beyond capture in words – rich heritage, vibrant culture, majestic monuments with appealing history,  artistically sound, vast sand dunes, colorful villages, warm people and much more. Rajasthan is famous for showcasing the royal heritage of palaces, forts, havelis & desert safaris, offering a glimpse of it’s spirited culture.

For this week’s photo challenge I’m sharing pictures of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Founded in 1459, by Rao Jodha, Jodhpur (formerly known as Marwar) is the second largest city of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur 1

The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning ‘fort of the sun’ – a reference to the Rathore clan’s mythical descent from the sun god Surya. The fort has seven gates commemorating victories of various rulers over Jaipur, Bikaner and Mughals. The museum inside the fort houses exquisite royal collection. It’s also called the ‘Citadel of the Sun’.!!

Jodhpur 9

Jodhpur 8

Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

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39 thoughts on “The Formidable Heritage!

  1. Beautiful pics of the majestic fort

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  3. Wow for these great shots. That last picture with the tree though…!!! 🙂

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  4. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsGreat pictures once again! First picture… made me think about Akbar’s one wife Jodha.. who was a princess from here.. 🙂

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  5. Great response to WPC-heritage! My favorite pick is second last picture. The fort really looks majestic in the soft sunlight. I suppose it’s been captured during the winter season!

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    • Thank you so much Arv🤘🤘 yeah we visited in October, though the temperature was still insane. Especially, the sand dunes in Jaisalmer, I suffered from severe dermatitis because of the heat!!

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      • In rural areas, as per local saying, Sun is always strong in the month of October. I would have quoted the saying in the local language, but I’m not sure if anyone will understand! 🙂
        For Jaiselmer, the best months are Dec-mid Feb. October is not bad but Sun is always a factor to watch for. Post monsoon, Sun is quite strong except for early mornings.

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  6. Mehrangarh is so popular in the history of Rajasthan. It’s such a majestic palace and drop dead gorgeous pictures.

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  7. Absolutely phenomenal photographs. Great narrative, thanks for sharing.

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  8. hati03nisa

    In love with pics…

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  9. I must confess my ignorance. I had to google and find out Rajasthan’s geography, history and culture.It is the largest state in India and I did not know anything about it. Now we know why blogging is so useful for people interested in other countries. Amazing photos, my friend!

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  10. your post makes me wanting to go back where I was a bit over a year ago.

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  11. Amazing pics. Loved the post.

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  12. This is an amazing place! The pictures are so stunning!

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  13. Great pix

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  14. Oh my gosh your pictures are amazing! Wow…

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  15. What’s the usual weather cycle in Rajasthan? Looks like it is still summer there (blue skies). Hope you can also feature portraits of people in Rajasthan. 😊

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    • Rajasthan generally experiences a hot climate, days are really hot, nights are comparatively pleasant. Oh yes, I have done few posts on portraits too. I’m yet to categorize things on my blog… Hopefully will be able to do it soon

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  16. Beautiful written and the pictures are amazing.
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  17. I loved Rajasthan and would love to go to back one day. I am sure India has changed a lot since 1984.

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  18. amazing post….wish to visit it asap now

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  19. Wow! The pictures are gorgeous!

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