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Jodhpur, Trendiest Destination in India Right Now!

By January 29, 2013

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Mehrangarh Fort.Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
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Renowned Indian journalist and columnist Vir Sanghvi recently declared Jodhpur to be the trendiest destination in India at the moment.  The city certainly draws plenty of glittering stars, who flock to the exclusive Umaid Bhawan palace hotel to celebrate everything from birthdays to weddings.

Vir credits Gaj Singh, the sociable Maharaja of Jodhpur who still lives in a corner of the palace, for putting the city on the party map of the rich and famous.  And then there is of course polo -- yes, the sport that made jodhpurs (from Jodhpur) famous.  Apparently, premium Scotch whisky brand Royal Salute has chosen to hold its polo matches in Jodhpur in recent years largely because of the Maharaja.

Other events that have drawn the attention of  celebrities are the annual music festivals at Mehrangarh Fort.  Find out more about what makes Jodhpur special in this guide to the top 10 Jodhpur attractions and places to visit.

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