Brahmpuri is the oldest settlement in the historical Jodhpur state of Marwar. The settlement is located at the western foothills of the Mehrangarh Fort and is believed to be as old as the fort itself. The locality is identified by the vibrant indigo tinge, which can be seen on almost all houses; hence the name, 'the blue city'. The area is the habitat of the Shrimali Brahmins, who were the spiritual advisors of the Kings back in the day. 'Marwar' means 'the land of death'. The harsh sun and the hot winds always got the better of the nomads that passed these lands. Thus, the fact that such a region was comfortably inhabited by people makes the traditional walled city of Jodhpur an architectural wonder. Brahmpuri, being the first settlement, is a quintessential example of Jodhpur's architecture. Walking through the streets of Brahmpuri is an experience in itself. The meandering streets, the sudden occurrence of chowks, the blue houses and enthralling vistas of the Brahmpuri valley make its streetscape one of a kind in the world.
Brahmpuri represents the cultural consciousness of its inhabitants. Join us as we explore its history, people, culture and architectural nuances. The walk will start from the Chandpole Darwaza and end at the Ranisar-Padamsar lakes.
This guided tour is free.