The city of Jodhpur bordering the vast arid expanses of the famous Thar Desert is one of the popular holiday destinations in Rajasthan. Dotted with splendid forts, royal palaces, scenic lakes, artistic museums,sacred centuries old temples and bustling marketplaces Jodhpur with its great mix of culture and heritage and contemporary amenities has something in store for all its visitors.
While the impressive majestic Mehrangarh Fort and the grand Palaces of Umaid Bhawan and an alluring Rai ka Bagh capture your attention, the pristine Balsamand and Kaylana lakes beckon you to soak in the beauty of the settings.
The architectural nuances, grandeur and historical significance of the forts, palaces and temples here make your visit more interesting. Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Maha Mandir, Ghanta Ghar and Sardar Market are some of the other attractions here.
Jodhpur is also known by other names such as Gateway to Thar and Sun City, indicative of the fact travellers must be well-prepared to endure the sun’s wrath when visiting this place. Reportedly Brahmins of the city earlier painted their homes in blue colour to differentiate them from the dwellings of other communities. Several buildings of the Jodhpur are still painted blue, earning it the name of “Blue City” as well.
Sightseeing in Jodhpur
In 1459, Rao Jodha constructed Mehrangarh Fort which is stated as the largest fort in the country. The fort is guarded with massive walls. The fort is situated on the top of the hill and the height of the hill is nearly 410 feet. So many film directors and producers have made so many films in which this fort is seen. The best part is that royalness is seen as soon as you enter the palace. For Jodhpur One Day Tour, Mehrangarh fort would be the best option for all visitors. The entrance is very attractive with seven gates embed with beautiful carvings on them. Every gate has a name which is the victory gate, Fateh gate, Gopal gate, Dedh Kamgra gate, Bhairon gate, Marti gate, and the Loha gate. If you have a keen interest in historical things then you must visit this place for sure. You can click pictures of the carvings that are done on the walls of the fort. All the museums, galleries and stunning palaces are the main attraction of every tourist. You’ll also come across the national geological monument, Nagnecha Mataji temple and the attractive Rao Jodha desert rock.
This monument was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh for his father maharaja Jaswant Singh II. it is still being used by the royals as the cremation ground from that time. If we talk about its structure it’s completely made of marble which is the main attraction. The memorial has a beautiful garden and as you enter towards the monument you’ll see the local musicians and the folk dancers are entertaining the tourists. In The marble monument, designers have created and embed marble carvings showing the historic heritage and royalness.
Mandore garden is located 9 km away from Jodhpur city. Tourists can easily make it to this palace. The garden is adorned with beautiful cenotaphs which make the garden more beautiful. The cenotaphs are four floors high and completely built with red sandstone and stylish spires. The best time to visit this place is during the winter season from October to march. It also closes to the Thar desert so the summers are extremely hot. I would advise you to wear your sunglasses and take an umbrella with you. Moreover, be aware of the monkeys here. To make your travel convenient it is advisable to book a cab to visit this place. For all tourists, Jodhpur Tourism has worked pretty hard for it.
It is a clock tower and is situated in the center of the city. Ghanta Ghar signifies the entrance following the old jodhpur. It was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh around two hundred years ago. The view from this tower looks stunning. The roads across are very busy because the street markets are present. Generally, this place is crowded. The tower is made of sandstone with a square-shaped structure with octagonal stone fencing.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
This is a beautiful luxurious palace that was built in 1943. This is a residence of the royal family. A section of this is a museum and hotel. This is an award-winning hotel where heritage and a blend of royalness make it truly amazing. There are many Hotels In Jodhpur but this Bhawan palace is amazing. People who visit here always say about hospitality and royalness. Many Bollywood couples and politicians have married at this famous destination. The best to come here is during winter from October to march. So, if you are looking for the Best Hotels In Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan palace would be highly recommended.