Jodhpur | The Blue City of India (Rajasthan Travel Vlog)
What's up I'm Alex I'm Marco and you're watching vagabrothers and, this is, the blue city of Rajasthan, India joke, for. Good. Morning everybody welcome back to Joe Ward we are in the, blue city also. Known, as the Sun City and that's be easy to see why it's very, hot very early but we have an awesome day of exploring infantilized only we just woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the fort which dominates, the city but. We're staying, here in this beautiful old haveli this actually used to be home. To the accountant, of the Maharaja and so, we're gonna go walk around the, old town it's a labyrinth, of blue walled houses, that kind of creeps up to the edge of the fort take a slow way to get there and hopefully you catch a nice sunset at the fort this afternoon, let's go. All. Right so now we're at the gates the old city right next to the clock tower where the central market is and Joe Gore has been a trading city for centuries it's right between Gujarat, and Delhi which was a trade route that exchanged. Opium copper date-palms, and sandalwood, sandalwood, as well which smells great if you've never smelt it it's. A pretty incredible little, place, there's tons of vendors tons of stuff to look at and potentially, buy so, we're, gonna go ahead into the market and see if we can find anything fun, anything, good all, good. One. Of my favorite, things about marketplaces. Anywhere, in the world is just watching the vendors kind of set up their stalls and, you. Know. Scream. Out yell out what they're selling trying, to get customers, but here in India it takes like a whole new level it's really awesome to eat here early, and. Experience. This you know it's a very very. Unique moment and it's something that happens here all the time. So. These guys here making fresh Garland's Garland's are basically like, Lay's that, they make for religious, ceremonies in the Hindu religion and. It smells really good and it's a kind of a combination of like fresh, flowers and fruits, and spices with. Dirty, water and open sewers that kind of make India have that smell of amazing, and discussing, at the same time. Something. As simple as thinking walk down the street is a total, assault on all of your senses. But, it's. Fascinating and after a while you. Just kind of get used to it. Here's. The India. So. We have found. This beautiful little chai, wallah in this. Plaintive little courtyard, off one of these side streets like. We said earlier job. Pours the blue city lots, of the buildings are painted this, nice kind of like off blue, that's, to keep the buildings cool which, you can definitely feel in here even though it's hot outside they have this tarp over us and the, blue paints and it just feels nice and chill.
You. Gotta be gotta, be constantly alert in India because there's, people on bikes, there's, donkeys, there's camels, there's pretty much everything, imaginable coming. At you at all time. But. It's nice to kind of peel off the Main Street have. A chai and start. Our morning a little bit slower it's, very funny like in most European, cities our first thing is to find a nice coffee shop and you might use the internet to do that in India it's all about finding a chai wallah and there's, no way these guys listed, online they said to go and find, a cool spot sit, yourself down and. So. One, of the things as a traveler, here in India that you will notice, right off the bat and you've probably seen a lot in the vlogs already, is the. Symbol of the swastika and, it's, kind of a crazy story because, in the West we instantaneously. Associate. The swastika with, Nazism, but it's actually a Hindu, symbol, and it signifies, peace, so. The Nazis actually took that symbol and inverted, it and, it's. Crazy how, a. Symbol. That means, peace, could, be so, perverted and switched to mean, something so much more dark. But, just, want to let you guys know that if you see that, symbol here, in India it has nothing, to do with Nazism and it's, a symbol for peace it's, also interesting that the Nazi has used the word Aryan, to describe what they found to be the purest form. Of white, race but, in reality the Aryans were an empire that one, of the first major empires here in India and help laid the foundations, of a lot of Hinduism, everything, from the, caste system to, some, of the most sacred texts, in Hinduism, they all come from the period of the Aryans about a couple, thousand years ago. So, it turns out that different, days of the week are dedicated, different gods today is Tuesday today's Hahnemann's, day tomorrow Wednesdays for Ganesh it's kind of like in English we have Sunday, and Monday for, the Sun and the moon Thursday. For Thor Friday. For priests and all these other old ancient Norse. Gods that still, stick around the language but here in India they, actually practice it every day different God. All. Right well now we are officially, lost back here but it's so cool and that's one of the best parts about traveling. Especially in this part of the world is like just, going into the residential, areas and and getting. Lost in the little alleyways, seeing, how people live and saying. Hello to the locals last time I was here I came here during Diwali, the festival of lights and the whole place was illuminated, with little candles, people put out I remember walking through at dusk and just seeing this beautiful orange glow illuminating. The evening. Sunset reflection. Off the walls and it's just magical and coming, back here is is equally. Nice. So. We're just wandering through the old town basically. Right along the edge of the fort at the top of the hill and it's super cool it's much like a European medieval, city with, all these really narrow winding, streets, but, it's really cool to see look into everyone's windows and just see people doing the daily errands there's one guy over there reading a newspaper peeling, potatoes another, guy here ironing. Clothes and it's, just so cool when you walk through these streets you just get to look straight into people's windows and get a get a glimpse into everyday life I.
Think. We've found my. Favorite Hindu god it's. The god of sex don't. Want to be disrespectful that guy looks like a glory hole and I'm, not I'm not really sure what you're supposed to put inside, those holes but, it's funny because modern. Indian society is relatively, conservative with, respect, to sex but, back in the day the Kama Sutra and such was, much more liberated much. More open so. We'll see. All right so we've ducked. In off of the streets to. Some sanctuary, we've popped into Ronnie male haveli. And it's. A 400, year old building there's a restaurant in a hotel here so, this building is a hub la just like the hotel that we're staying in I've come to realize that these are probably the best deals, from mid-range travelers for under $50, a night you're getting a really nice luxury, experience it's, not quite a palace, which are also available but. These are just beautiful buildings, this one's all red stone and it's, a great way to get. A comfortable place to stay and also get, an insight into history so it's a pretty simple meal we're just getting some like paneer like, little almost like cheese fritters, we. Got veg pico, de pena. Piccata and we have a little roti style thing called padartha, so we're just kind of having a little bit of snack getting. Out of the heat it's, 12:45. Right now so it's probably. The hottest it's gonna be all day but, it's nice and cool in this little alcove. Just. All feeling. A little bit sleepy at. The height of the heat during the day in. This place that. The fans on. What. Kind of underground here, so it's nice and cool. And. They're just recharging, literally. Recharging, our batteries for, our phones and recharging, our human, batteries. So. This is basically a reservoir at the top of the mountain, in India. They call on the tank which, collects monsoon, water for drinking bathing and everyday use it's. Really cool here in jodpur. Is that all the streets have these little side canals, coming off of them and think all that water comes from here originally inch type goes down the. Side of the street no matter where you're walking by. The time we get to the bottom it's pretty nasty people definitely dump their trash and their, sewage into that but. The. Water has a blue tint matches, the city. Without. The gates of matanga, and this is the fortress and palace where for 500, years the, Maharajah's, of motto I ruled. This area and that name actually means in the land of death and this is called citadel. Of the Sun that's. Probably, related, to land of death the Sun it, is so hot here I really. I can't put it into words when, you're walking around you, just are constantly, getting, rid of, like. All the water that you put into your body so, we're. Gonna keep climbing, keep putting, more water into our bodies and eventually, make it to the top of the Citadel up there to, show you guys it's, the view from the top of the floor you ready yeah, let's go. All, right so behind us are these red handprints, on the wall and this is from a tradition that dates back to win newly. Widowed wives like if someone would die in, battle the wives would dip their hands per million and then painted on the wall before jumping, on the husband's funeral pyre it happens across India but here in Rajasthan, it's something that was really much associated, in battle and that's. Why the, Rajasthan, Eze have a reputation for bravery. So. Right now we are in the pool Mahal, which means the palace and flowers was, built in the 18th century the ceiling is covered in gold filigreed, one of the nicest rooms in the entire palace.
So. Interesting. Fact about, this. Fort. It's, home to a couple, thousand, black tights, which. Are thought to be the most abundant, bird of prey on earth, but. They're protected, here and they're actually fed, by the employees. Of the palace and they have been for it like hundreds, of years the guy who feeds them his, father did it his grandfather, did it and if. You take a look up it's pretty incredible. Okay. So this fort was once home to one. Of India's greatest rulers of all time Akbar, Akbar, was the grandson of Bob Lord who was the first move all to invade India from Afghanistan, he was related, to the. Royal family of Jodhpur when, he was staying here the house astrologers. Read his fortune and said that he was destined to be a great King and turned out to be true so. There actually are still house, astrologers. Here. And we go get, our fortunes, read and see what. The, palm says, about our future. Because. That is just a sense of the Sun inside. Us so, we find that all second. Fences and people around us as moving. Stars in the sky as, a galaxy system in the same way, so. We give energy its, overall good news you, told me that I am, bound, for success that. I should, avoid swimming, the ocean on full, moons because it's dangerous my, lucky number is three, I should be wearing green and light light yellow, and that I'm destined, to do a lot of publication. And writing in the next couple years but, I shouldn't start new projects in July. To. Be the perfect place to film the sunset, and get our er shot, we. Found it from the top of the fortress Lipsky outside, the fortress walls on a little hillside. But, to get there we were trying to triangulate the, position using, photos and, Google Maps and. As lean just said. We, do. Lieutenant. It's like Indiana Jones right exactly. I can judge on that he never ends with. You. Well. We've, just hopped off the rickshaws, and I have found a group, of the best dressed dudes in Rajasthan, check, it out are. You a band music. Oh. Cool. Can I take your photo. We're. Hustling, right now. Trying. To make it out to this viewpoint to get the VR shot for. Sunset. The. Port is, just. Up there. We. Found an epic spot for the sunset. It's. Also a temple, so, she's off if. You're wondering. Check. Out tonight. Alright, well we made it to Sunset, Point this, is the spot we've been trying to get to all day it's been a serious, challenge. Google, Maps does not work here but. Apart from that it's been a total adventure, in such. A fun day here. Honestly. What. A great way we've seen three awesome, cities tomorrow, we go to pushkar for the camel festival so stay tuned for that and if. You like this video get a thumbs up share with your travel buddies and subscribe to vagabrothers and turn on notifications if, you have not already and in the meantime remember.
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