Jodhpur’s Meherangar Fort has to be the most impressive, and best preserved of all the forts in Rajasthan. It towers majestically above the town and one can imagine how impregnable this must have looked centuries ago. However, within its walls are treasures and stories to enthrall. The bazaars of the old city are full of colours and spices and clothes and street food and is fascinating to explore on foot. Other sites include Jaswant Thada memorial and the royal gardens at Mandore. Another fascinating sight is the Umaid Bhawan Palace, art-deco palace, built for the Maharaja and where the family still lives. Jodhpur also has a host of activities from zip wiring to jeep and horse safaris, royal picnics and camel rides beyond the main city where one can explore the desert countryside and discover charming and colourful villages and a unique, rural way of life.