Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. After its population crossed a million, it has been declared as the second ‘Metropolitan City’ of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
The city is known as the “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. Jodhpur topped the Lonely Planet’s list of most extraordinary places to stay in 2014.An upcoming Tamil movie I (film), which is the costliest Indian film to date, was also shot at Jodhpur.
Growing up in suburban Melbourne, Anthony unearthed a seething nest of travel and photo bugs.He has since dedicated years to soothing those itches, via the nunataks of Antarctica, the lamas of Tibet, and the ashrams of India.He has dived the reefs of Australia and South East Asia, trekked across mountain passes in Nepal and slept in yurts with nomadic Kyrgyz families.Anthony and been commissioned by Lonely Planet to shoot cities books and sections of coffee table books, including assignments in Mexico, Belize, San Salvador, South Korea and Japan.But neither bitter Kyrgyz kumys, nor smooth Belizean Beliken beer has cured Anthony’s hankering for a peripatetic life.Perhaps even stronger than the call of the road, is Anthony’s fondness for photography.His work has appeared in Lonely Planet guidebooks, The Travel Book, The Cities Book, magazines, newspapers and corporate, government and advertising publications.He is now working on a conservation project on Tetepare island in the Solomon Islands.