When you return from Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort will dominate memories of your holiday the way its presence dominates the Old City. The fort was built by Rao Jodha, originally of Kanauj, who moved his capital here in 1459 and established the Marwar kingdom.
Today, the city offers a good two-or three-day holiday. The fort and palaces are fabulous. And you’ll enjoy the brightly decorated autos, the motorcyclists who prefer riding caps to helmets in a nod to the city’s equestrian tradition, and the Old City with houses painted blue.