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Blue City of Jodhpur in The Dark Knight Rises

Blue City of Jodhpur in The Dark Knight Rises

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This is what happens when you google image search “Batman in India.” Ask a silly question…get a silly picture.

I’m a big Batman fan–have been since I was a little girl.  I’ve been waiting eagerly for months (ok, years) for The Dark Knight Rises to open, and BJ & I finally made it to the theater tonight.  Don’t worry–no spoilers here (except for the fact that Alfred mentions my favorite drink, Fernet Branca!)

Of the many things that made me jump up in my seat during this movie, one was a backdrop–Jodhpur, India.   One scene takes place in a seemingly desolate, isolated landscape–with a bright blue city in the distance.  That city, Jodhpur, is the 2nd largest in the Indian state of Rajasthan.  BJ first traveled to Jodhpur in 1995 and was taken aback by the vividness of the surroundings.   The “Blue City” got its nickname–not shockingly–from the blue paint on many of the houses and structures around the town.  The color blue signified the home of a Brahmin, but quickly caught on with other castes, as well; in addition, it is said that the blue color deflects heat and repels insects more efficiently (maybe I should wear blue more often). The fort you see in the same scene is Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India.

While not on the itinerary in 2013, we will surely create a tour to Jodhpur, India in the near future–not only for the culture, the food, and the history, but to walk in Bruce Wayne’s footsteps.

photo courtesy of WikiTravel

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Around the World Journeys

 

World Wonder journey coming in late October 2022–stay tuned and check out 2020’s itinerary for inspiration!

Asia

 

India

Nepal

  • Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021: Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–celebrate the dogs of Kathmandu on Kukur Tihar. Coming soon!

Mongolia

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

South America

 

Galapagos

Argentina, Chile & Easter Island

  • December 8–21, 2021: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  Coming soon!

Wonders of South America Journeys

  • Jan 6–20, 2022: Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) & Iguazu Falls, coming soon!
  • Late September 2022: Wildlife Wonders of South America, coming soon!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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Cultural & Wildlife Journeys

 

Around the World Journeys

Galapagos

Kenya

Mongolia

Nepal

  • Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–Celebrate Kukur Tihar! Coming soon! Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021:

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

Buddhist Journeys with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

 

India & Nepal

  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, Oct 10-24, 2021, coming soon

Mongolia

Sri Lanka

  • Coming February 2022, stay tuned!

Ladakh

  • Coming Summer 2022, stay tuned!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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January – March

 

April – June

 

Check back for more exciting journeys!

 

October – December

  • Argentina, Chile, and Easter Island: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  December 8–21, 2020 (website coming soon)
  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, October 10–24, 2021
  • Around the World: World Wonders Edition, late October 2022. Website coming soon, but you can see 2020’s itinerary here!

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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