After a good night's sleep, freshen up, and have a good breakfast.
We head to Jodhpur, which is also known as the Blue city. Jodhpur borders the Thar Desert, and we check into a hotel and leave our bags in the rooms.
With no time to waste, we head to Jaswant Thada, which is known as the Taj Mahal of Mewar.
Established in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, it serves as the cremation ground for Marwar's royal family. It is a cenotaph and a beautiful one at that. The mausoleum is from intricately carved marble boards. These sheets are fragile and polished so that when illuminated by the Sun, they emit a warm glow. The grounds of the cenotaph feature carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a tiny pool. The fields contain three additional cenotaphs. Maharaja Jaswant Singh's cenotaph contains portraits of Jodhpur's kings and Maharajas.
Mehrangarh is one of India's most massive forts, situated at Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The Fort, built around 1459 by Rao Jodha, is situated at an altitude of Four hundred ten feet. above the city.
There are many palaces within its borders known for its intricate carvings and extensive courtyards. A winding road leads downwards to and from the city.
On the second gate, one can still see the imprints of the effect of cannonballs fired by attacking Jaipur's armies. Kirat Singh Soda's chhatri, a soldier who fell at the spot defending Mehrangarh, is to the left of the Fort.
There are seven gates to this Fort. Rajasthan's best is the Museum at Mehrangarh Fort. There is a collection of old royal palanquins in one part of the fort museum, including the spectacular domed gold Mahadol palanquin.
We headed to Mandore, the ancient city and was the seat of Mandavyapura's Pratiharas, which ruled the area in the 6th century CE. Several monuments feature in the historic district. The now ruined Mandore fort was constructed in several stages and was once a beautiful piece of architecture, with its thick walls and substantial scale.
Next, we visit Mandore Gardens. Another big draw is the Mandore Gardens, with its beautiful array of temples and memorials, and its high rock terraces. Another draw at Mandore is the gardens house the Chhatris (cenotaphs) of many Jodhpur state rulers. It is assumed as Ravan's wife Mandodari's native place, and the wedding took place here.
Government museum, a 'Hall of Heroes', and an Ancient temple to 33 crore gods are also present in the Mandore Gardens.
The Museum houses numerous artifacts and statues found in the city. 'Hall of Heroes' commemorates the region's famous folk heroes.
It's dark now, and we headed back to the hotel, thinking about the corrupt mind of Ravan.
Dinner and sleep follow.