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Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort from Raas Haveli

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My first day in Jodhpur was spent with a wee bit of shopping, exploring a stepwell and a rather civilised lunch then evening drinks at the enchanting Raas Hotel.

Aside from being an oasis from the hustle and bustle, Raas boasts one of the best views of Mehrangarh Fort. I felt like I could reach out and touch it! Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort towers high over Jodhpur.Jodhpur Raas - Fort

Once upon a time, Raas was a haveli… likely built in 1850 and now infused with new purpose as a hotel.

Jodhpur Raas - Garden

We spent a most delightful afternoon.. looking over lush greenery with the tinkle of water falling as we dinned al fresco at the Baradari restaurant.

Jodhpur Raas

Wandering around the Raas grounds… Jodhpur Raas - Walls

Then returning early evening, to settle ourselves at Darikhana for the sunset view…

Jodhpur Raas - Waiting for dusk

Hint of dusk…

Jodhpur Raas - Dusk coming

When we peaked over the other side… were tempted to have a little dip in the pool!
Jodhpur Raas - Pool

And finally… full glory!

Jodhpur Raas - Fort at night

Was a rather enjoyable way to close our first evening in Jodhpur.

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  1. Awesome post and great pictures.

  2. Madhu says:

    What a fabulous view! Did the drinks and eats match?

    • By far the most amazing meal I’ve had in a very long time was at Umaid Bhavan (the palace), however our lunch at Raas was also quite good! Evening sunset we just enjoyed our G+T, watching the marvellous view unfold. 🙂

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