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Polo and Peacocks: British Polo Day in Jodhpur

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A celebrated and ancient sport, Polo has been played since the time of the Mughals. But it was in the late 19th century that polo came to Jodhpur in its modern form. British Polo Day enjoys three days of events, rich in intrigue, romance and the majesty of India...

"Shall I tell you the best thing about Jodhpur?... It's the zipwire that sends you like Batman around the moats and the crenellations. It's stunning." - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

We love this quote - whatever your politics, it's hard not to love Boris, don't you think? It's hardly surprising that the ever bumbling yet enthusiastic London mayor enjoyed this experience - ziplining over the majestic Meherangarh Fort is, we think, one of the highlights of visiting Rajasthan. The backdrop is spectacularly dramatic and the Batman reference is particularly apt because scenes from the new Batman movie were filmed in this exact location. Built in the 17th century by Maharaja…
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