Zip-lining in Jodhpur – The Blue City

Another day, another early start. This time the local bus was waiting for us in front of the hotel, which made the commute easier. It was still cold but not as cold as the local train. The chair were very comfortable also and between sleeping and snaking on Chocopie biscuits, the 8 hours ride from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur passed faster.


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We arrived in Jodhpur in the afternoon and we didn’t have a lot of time before arriving to the hotel andΒ  leaving for the Mehrangarh fort. We were to have only half a day in the second biggest city of Rajasthan and the plan was to zip-line at sunset. I hesitated because of my fear of flights but in the end I told myself that it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to “fly” above a fort in India so I did it.



The zip-line centre is located inside the fort and by doing this at sunset you get to wonder around a bit alone, without the tourists inside, at the end. Flying Fox has been operating in Jodhpur for over 10 years now and they appear even in the Lonely Planet as one of the best activities in the area. They have 6 zip-lines that sum 300 meters in total and pass over 2 lakes. We also trekked through the Rao Jodha eco-park while going from one zip-line to the other and enjoyed stunning views of the fort. The adventure comes with a high prices though, 1800 rupees, which for India is a fortune.

20141228_160945The training was simple and fast, we got to test how the equipment works in a beautiful garden, between two trees. Then we climbed some stairs and arrived on an edge of the fort, our starting point. The first line was going over a lake and the distance to it was pretty high. My heart was jumping out of my chest and my hands were already sweaty. I waitedΒ  and see how everyone else was going while I couldn’t seem to get the courage to be next.


And there is was…. my turn. I didn’t think I got the chance to take a deep breath as the guide pushed me and the journey begin. I screamed and then I opened my eyes and saw the beautiful sights around. It felt that I was sliding very slow, even if it probably took less than a minute to get to the other side.

20141228_171628I started to get used to it by the last line, which took us back to the fort. It was a great experience and an awesome feeling!


At the end we enjoyed the sun setting down over the city. About Jodhpur I can’t tell you a lot due to the fact that we only spent an afternoon there. It is not known why the city is painted blue: some people believe that the color is associated with the Brahmin Caste, India’s priestly caste, and the people living in the blue houses belong to it; other people believe that painting the house blue was a way to keep termites away, due to the chemicals in the paint.


Our guide mentioned that a scene the Batman Dark Knight Rises was filmed at the fort.


*Pictures taken with Samsung Galaxy S4

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  1. Your images look completely breath-taking; it almost feels as if I’m there! I have always wanted to travel to India, reading this has made me ‘bump’ it up on my list! ^_^ Keep up the amazing work!

  2. Good for you for conquering your fear of heights! I would sure love to immerse myself in the same experience if only I were as brave as you. I’m deathly scared of heights.

    1. I am also very scared of heights, I can’t even look down from the fifth floor. But this time I tried to conquer my fear and just let go. And it was awesome! πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! Your shots are amazing! The adrenaline rush zip lining can give is just BLISS. Hehe. I was hoping you’d have a video of you zip lining, hehe. Cool.

    1. Unfortunately I don’t have a video, just a few pictures. It not a good idea to bring cameras or any other things that can fly from your hand on a zip line πŸ™‚

    1. It was the same for me, I was so scared, but the people I was with encouraged me and I did it in the end. It was so much fun, even if I screamed and felt my heart beating very fast. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to visit the fort too, we only had half a day in Jodhpur and by the time we finished the zip line the fort was already closed.

  4. Oh yeah! I do remember that location in a scene in The Dark Knight Rises. It’s really an amazing place. The zipline looks fun too, seeing the cityscape of Jodhpur above seems to be an eye-candy. I hope I could visit this place in the future soon πŸ™‚

  5. My boyfriend told me about this and it’s one of the things he regrets the most not doing on his first trip to India! We will definitely have to do it on our trip together! It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks a good to go for me. Things like these are adventurous and fun. Not exactly a warzone situation, but doing this will give that exact feel πŸ˜‰

  7. Looks like a fun zip-line! Usually the ones I see are in and out of trees/woods and I am terrified of being impaled by some wandering tree limb or something… not this one!

  8. I’ve never even considered visiting Jodhpur, let alone zip lining there! I need to add it to my list of places to visit now… The list is ever-growing but the pocket is not πŸ™ ha

  9. Reading your blog is like I am there with you ziplining in the blue city, I was wondering as to how often you travel if you don’t mind me asking?

  10. This got to combine between two favorites things! Forts and zipines!! It’s like ‘Divergent’ novel! I am not used on Heights or Speed, but lately I was trying new adventurous things cause it’s once in a lifetime opportunity! And I am glade you did it, or you would’ve missed the fun!!


  11. Ahh thats an interesting post… Zip line was nice thing.. I did not know people in Jodhpur follow caste rules so strictly or the chemical reason.. It would sound much better- the city with one color theme πŸ˜‰ I wanna try out Zip-line .Maybe someday πŸ˜‰

  12. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking, I never thought India was so beautiful definitely on my list now. And big bravo for conquering your fears, i am also scared of heights but I would love to do zip lining.

  13. Whenever I visit your page I can’t help but envy you. All the beautiful sights you seen, your pictures are breathtaking like they say a picture paints a 1000 words. It’s so important to retain some of our history for future generations to benefit. One thing I love about India is it’s history it’s still so present and they cherish it.

  14. Your pictures are amazing! Captured the beauty I imagine India to be. I don’t like heights at all, but I always push myself out of it so I can experience things like this. It looks like an amazing thing to do πŸ™‚

  15. As if ziplining isn’t adrenaline rush-inducing and exciting enough, you had to do it in the Blue City! I’ve heard a thing or two about the beauty of its architecture before, but it looks really distinct and out of this world from your photos.

  16. wow this must be a real fun! I have never tried ziplining before but I would love to try it soon… I just love all your shots here… I can visualize how great it feels like viewing the stunning city while on a zipline! thanks for sharing your experience with us

  17. Phew! I can just imagine how exhilarating this experience must have been! Zip lining is definitely on my bucket list, but I have a fear of heights, so I don’t know if I will survive. So yay to you for being able to do it! πŸ™‚ and such an amazing view from your zip line!

  18. I have only tried zip lining once and it was just a few meters above the ground. I’m scared of heights, haha! But this one is truly awesome. Maybe I can try this someday!

  19. WOW! All of your photos are beautifully captured. Great job! I’ve tried zip lining and it was fun!!

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