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Things to do in Jodhpur
There is no dearth of things to do in Jodhpur but if there's one thing we recommend, it is exploring the labyrinthine markets around the Clock Tower, which is the focal point of the city. There's nothing you can't get here - colourful handicrafts, brightly-coloured shoes, pottery, cotton garments, tie and dye scarves - you name it!! Make sure you bargain your heart out. If you're in the mood for a snack (or five), there are a number of legendary shops in the area. Mishrilal Hotel, tucked into a corner near the Clock Tower is famed for its Makhaniya Lassi (an Indian drink made from whipped cream, sugar, and milk). Don't leave the market without trying typical Rajasthani snacks such as Mirchi Vadas (battered and fried peppers), Pyaaz Kachori (spicy onion fritters), and Mawa Kachori (pastry stuffed with dried fruits & milk solids and dipped in sugar syrup). These calorie-laden delights will leave you wanting more. If you're a keen photographer keep going deep into the markets till you reach the quieter alleys - once there, turn into anonymous little streets and you will reach Jodhpur's famous blue houses. The icy-blue walls provide a perfect background to brightly-coloured clothes worn by locals. They're a photographer's delight.
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