Padharo mhare desh….

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So this gentleman and his family sat outside the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur singing and inviting tourists and travellers alike. Rajasthan has its own typical way of welcoming tourists into resorts or palaces. For a state that receives a large share of foreign tourists I guess the welcoming way is a unique way of intriguing the guests and also making them feel special. Probably one of best managed forts I have visited till date, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is amazingly clean and no matter how much the crowd, the management is so good that it still allows you to be able to experience enough peace to soak in the the whole royal grandeur of the bygone age.

Be it the elevator to get to the top for the older people or the audio guides or the dustbins or the cafe’s inside the fort everything I found to be kept quite in order and actually is a shining example of how a lot of other places in the country should be managed and maintained.

Apparently we also managed to sneak upon the Maharaja of Jodhpur who happened to be visiting the fort to go to the ancient Chamunda Mata Temple inside for the traditional pooja of his weapons which is done by Rajputs on the auspicious day of Dusshera!

We also learnt later that this fort has also won several awards on prestigious international forums which recognize how well the place is maintained and managed. Not for nothing I guess.

8 thoughts on “Padharo mhare desh….

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wonderful capture. Agree, Mehrangarh fort is one of the best maintained forts. Have you captured the view of the city from the fort? When we had been there, there was an amazing crafts exhibition cum sale going on in the premises, and we went crazy shopping for artifacts and bags and accessories!

    • hitchy says:

      I am not a shopper so I didnt shop anything… there was an exhibition there going on when we were there too… kept wifey to a pair of jooti’s! *phew*

      Yes… the view from the fort is superb! I posted all those pics on FB! 😀

  2. craftyshines says:

    Nice, at least some of our heritage is well-kept. Unlike most other places!

    The place we stayed at during the Udaipur trip… they had dhol and flower showers and tikkas to welcome people! I can only imagine how foreign tourists would enjoy this, we did too!

    I will have to sign off on every photo-post for yours with a “Love this picture” 😀

    • hitchy says:

      and I will with love your comment and the fact that you are back on the blogging scene… maybe we should start raiding blogs again and bring this blogosphere back to life once again!

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