One of the best castles, fortresses and views I've seen in my life; a beautiful place in Jodhpur City. The strong castle/fortress on the mountain has a sublime view of the city. On a sunny day you will enjoy a whole lot from here; you'll see the city, with its contrast of white and blue colors and fantastic to understand why they call Jodjpur 'the blue city.' It is one of the most amazing monuments in India and certainly one of the best preserved, do not miss out, you will feel transported to another time and you can imagine the grandeur of India's cultural past.
In the center of the old part of Jodhpur is the clock tower. It´s a normal building but what really makes it worth visiting is the trip there. You have to cross the super massive and busy bazaar (Sardar Market) to get there. Noise and dust are somewhat unpleasant, but in India, this is always accompanied by a good dose of "talks" and interesting bargains that usually end up in the purchase of something.
Known as the Blue City of India, the old village of Jodpur is a great place, a place you can not miss on your trip to the country, with views of the wall and the fort, giving the environment an aspect that is both ancient and mythical, in the city you can get lost among the people and markets is a wonder to the traveler.
The mausoleum, constructed in 1899 in memory of a Maharaja, occupies a rocky area at the height of the city, near the famous fortress. The white marble is, not surprisingly, the same as was used for the Taj Mahal in Jodhpur. The interior is very sobering. It costs a few rupees to enter but it´s worth your time and money.
In the small town of Osiyan, which was an important cultural and religious centre between the 7th and 9th centuries, there are both Hindu and Jains temples. The Mahavira is the best preserved, because the Jains constantly repair their religious buildings. Built with sandstone, it stands on a large terrace. What surprised me most was the forest of columns or pillars decorated with good omens. Jainism is said to be founded by Mahavira in India and came about the same time as Buddhism, around the 6th century BC. Both religions reject the interpretation and the rules of Hinduism, and have much in common, like the condemnation of caste regimes. Some philosophers say that Jainism arose centuries before, considering it the oldest surviving religion. The Mahavira Temple, dedicated to the founder of Jainism, was built in the 8th century during the reign of Vatsaraja. Although it has undergone several modifications since the 10th century, it has always been open to worship. The care of the temple is run by the families of Sudras (the 4th caste), who have been artisans since its founding.
In Jodhpur we were advised to buy fabrics, carpets, etc. We went to this shop to buy, among other things, handkerchiefs, scarves, pashminas, duvets, covers for Nordic, etc. They said they have designer replicas. The truth is that they were precious. We were told that they were like a kind of cooperative in which they sold many products and crafts made in small workshops.