Runaway Photo: Scenes of Jodhpur – Rajasthan, India

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Runaway Photo: Scenes of Jodhpur – Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

 

Photos from Jodhpur, the Blue City

When I imagine of India, I think Rajasthan.  Crossing the magical golden coloured desert on a camel, looking at the bright Milky Way in the middle of nowhere, and the fort; that’s the image of India I imagined.  Like from the movie Aladdin.  Even though it was the second biggest city, it felt much more authentic than Jaisalmer, where I went for the camel trekking.

Another name of Jodhpur is the Blue City.  Seeing the vivid-blue buildings glowing orange in sunrise was like a scene from an Oriental movie.  Two short days in Jodhpur was quite enough to feel the city.

Its the most famous tourist attraction, Mehrangarh Fort, was actually a really cool place with a lot of interesting information.  Sometimes it’s hard to find a tourist attraction that is worthwhile time and money, but I highly recommend visiting this fort if you are going to Jodhpur.  The fort was a big museum, and the tourist route is well made to see all the exhibits. The highlight of the fort is the view of Jodhpur.  It was one of those postcard-perfect moments.

 

Early morning at the Blue City

Early morning at the Blue City

Sunset at Nirvana Restaurant

Sunset at Nirvana Restaurant

View of Jodhpur and city wall

View of city wall

View of Jodhpur and city wall

Reflection of the city wall

Hanging out under the elephant painting

Hanging out under the elephant painting

Rajasthani woman in the blue-coloured house

Rajasthani woman in the blue-coloured house

Hi-!

Hi-!

Blue arch

Blue arch and wind chime

Jodhpur - the Blue City

The city is covered with blue colour

Rose for sale

Rose for sale

A door at the Blue City

A door at the Blue City

The Blue City and the bird

The Blue City and the bird

Rajasthani family on bike

Rajasthani family on bike

Jodhpur in the morning

View of the city from the guesthouse

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

View of Jodhpur from Mehrangarh Fort

View of the city from Mehrangarh Fort

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

28 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    Wow! Amazing photo’s! Love it.

  2. Frank says:

    Fantastic photos Juno! Looks like an interesting place.
    Frank (bbqboy)

  3. Stephen says:

    Jodhpur was quite interesting and you captured it well. The city was photogenic and the people were quite friendly and curious.

  4. Alex says:

    I really love these photos, Juno. I feel a strong sense of the place!

  5. Abby says:

    Stunning, Juno. Your use of color is amazing.

  6. Wow, there is so much colour! Beautiful photos and such great energy.

  7. Naomi says:

    I love the picture of the men hanging out below the mural and the bird with the blue in the background, gorgeous photos Juno!

  8. Naomi says:

    Love the elephant mural with the men blow photo and the bird with the blue in the background! Gorgeous photos Juno.

  9. whoaaaaaaa! So rustic!! Lovely photos!

  10. Sonya says:

    I always love the energy and soul in your photos! My fave is the first sweeping photo from the fort.

  11. I have been contemplating India for some time now. This city looks like one I will need to add to my list!

  12. rutavi mehta says:

    Recently did roadtrip to 2500km in Rajasthan and I happened to be in Jodhpur.

    You have captured great colors of India 🙂

    Btw dun forget to Jaisalmer as well . Golden City.

    See you in India again 🙂

  13. Saurabh says:

    Amazing pictures Kim. 🙂 Keep sharing and writing. We would like to post some of your writings on our Padhaaro.com blog if you permit. Please let us know.

    Thanks,
    Saurabh
    Co-Founder, Padhaaro

  14. Erica says:

    I love the light that falls here. These are gorgeous!

  15. Elisse says:

    Wonderful photos!!! I especially love “The Blue City and the bird”!

  16. Amanda Halm says:

    I really love these photos. They make me want to paint the town…blue, of course. The one with the bird is my favorite also. Great job.

  17. Rammohan says:

    Wonderful, great, amazing pictures of great Rajistaan India 🙂

  18. Jay B. says:

    Such a vibrant street life! Seems like India is one of the most colorful countries in the world! The Pink City, the Blue City..Only recently I learned that pink color stands for hospitality in India and that Jaipur was actually painted to welcome the British queen. Quite fascinating! I wonder what´s the symbolism here.. By the way, I have to say Jodhpur is much more appealing to me than Jaipur for some reason. Your pictures compliment its beauty perfectly.

  19. Alina Jack says:

    Hey Juno, Nice to see that you have explored and captured Jodhpur in an attractive way. I love to read about India and somewhere I read about the mystery of Blue House is that the priest caste considers blue color auspicious and blue color house is the significant of the priest house. I also read that blue color being a good reflector of sunrays and keeps houses cool.

    • Juno Kim says:

      That’s a good information. Thanks for letting me know! Blue is such a spectacular color especially contrast to the surrounding orange/sand color.

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