one of the finest in Rajasthan... and certainly the
best laid out. There is the Palanquin section
followed by the Howdah section, with perhaps one of
the finest collections of ornate elephant howdas in
The Armoury section has one of India's finest
collection of weapons, particularly swords
(including that of the Mughal Emperor Akbar
himself). But my vote goes to Rao Jodha's enormous
khanda, weighing over 7 pounds. Phew! The guy
must've had some wrists!!
There's also a very interesting collection of over
a hundred different types of turbans
from various parts of Rajasthan. Incidentally, the
Jodhpuri turban is considered to be superior to all
On the way down from the fort, we stopped at
the graceful marble cenotaph of Jodhpur's maharajas.