One of the many celebrations that animate India is Dussehra. It takes place between September and November, 15 days before Diwali (inquire before, the date depends on the lunar calendar). It celebrates the victory of good over evil, and ends with the burning of an effigy of the demon Ravana.
We had the chance to follow processions at different places in the blue city, with amazing photos at the key! In the morning of Dussehra, I advise you to visit the Mehrangarh fortress because all the descendants of the maharajah meet for a very private ceremony, which ends with a procession, attended by those present in the fort but for which no advertisement is made. This is our little secret given by one of the members of the ruling family 😉
The fortress of Mehangarh is a real stone lace, imperceptible from the city from which one sees only an impregnable citadel. The interior reveals a real scene of the thousand and one nights, succession of palaces, courtyards, and parts reserved for women, testimony of a courteous life of the sovereigns of Jodhpur. From there you will have an incredible view of the blue city and its surroundings. Note also all the guardians of the museum in their traditional outfit that lend themselves nicely to our whims of photographer!
There is a Tyrolean that leaves the fort and runs towards the blue city … if you are in search of adrenaline! Beware; there is a minimum size for children!
The museum shop has a very nice selection of objects and especially the permanent painters who create miniatures on old papers, stamped with the seal of the Maharajah!
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