The rutted way from Pushkar to Jodhpur leads past lime and chemical factories wafting yellow dust. Jodhpur is Rajasthan’s second largest
city and one of the most prosperous. The largest fort in Asia, the beautiful Mehrangarh “Majestic Fort” was begun in 1459 atop a sheer
sandstone abutment 400 feet high. Massive 120 feet tall walls protect ornate palaces with panels carves in wood and stone, half-moon eyebrow
windows, stained glass and scroll work. Panoramic views of the Brahmins’ pale blue houses, the downtown clock tower and Umaid Bhawan palace are spectacular from the heights.