Best Places to Visit in Jodhpur – Gateway to Thar Desert

Jodhpur is a beautiful city in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. This city is famous for beautiful architecture and largest private residences in the world.

Jodhpur is in the list of top 10 tourist places in India. People from all across the world come to explore the beautiful forts, magnificent palaces, and architecture.

Before revealing about the best places to visit, let us show you the ways to reach Jodhpur.

How to reach Jodhpur:

  1. By Flight: Reach Jodhpur by flight from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai.
  2. By Road: 603 kilometers drive from Delhi
  3. By Train: There is a direct connectivity to Jodhpur railway station from major Indian Cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur

Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar kingdom so it is a reservoir of ancient palaces and forts. The most famous places include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Kailana lake.

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort - Best places to visit in Jodhpur

It is one of the magnificent forts that stands 400 feet above the city. Several battles have been fought at this fort against the armies of Bikaner and Jaipur. There are seven gates that need to be crossed to reach the main fort.  These gates still bear the marks of various battles that have been fought here.

The famous attraction of Mehrangarh fort includes pearl palace, courtyards, beautiful gallery, museum, and temple.

Mehrangarh museum shop offers the variety of products based on the history and culture of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The museum is recognized by Time magazine as “Best of Asia”.

Adventure:  Zipline thrilling is performed at Mehrangarh fort.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Umaid bhawan - Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Umaid bhawan – Best places to visit in Jodhpur

One part of the Umaid Bhawan Palace serves as a private residence to a royal family. Another part is a famous heritage hotel built in typical Rajasthani style. The hospitality and ambiance of the hotel are unmatchable.

Another prime part of the palace served as a Museum. It showcases collective of arms and Rajasthani antique items. The museum is open to the public on all weekdays except Sunday.

The construction of Palace was started in the year 1929 and it took 14 years to complete. The 347-roomed massive palace is a combination of the European and Indian style of architecture.

Kaylana Lake

Kaylana lake - Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Kaylana lake gives a breathtaking view of the sunset.

The lake which was constructed in the year 1872 by Pratap Singh, former Prime Minister of Jodhpur.

It is a birdwatchers’ paradise and tourist enjoys boating while watching the sunset.

It is suggested to cover Mehrangarh fort and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park during daytime. Kaylana Lake can be explored during the evening.

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao jodha - Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Rao jodha – Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in the year 2006 to preserve the flora species near the Mehrangarh fort.

Another reason was preserving the rocky area. More than 80 native plant species from the famous Thar Desert were grown here.

The 200 acres of park is located at the foot of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.

The place reflects the hard work and dedication of the ecologists who spared no efforts to make the place green.

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada - Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada – Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada is a royal monument dedicated to Maharaj Jaswant Singh. It is popularly known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Marwar’.

The structure has been given the shape of the temple with domes, pillars and beautiful sculptures.  The architecture is designed with white marbles which shine when sun rays fall on it.  There is a beautiful view of Mehrangarh fort from this monument.

Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens - Best places to visit in JodhpurMandore Gardens - Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Mandore Gardens – Best places to visit in Jodhpur

Mandore was the Marwar capital before Jodhpur was established. Mandore Gardens attracts tourists in great numbers. It has a temple dedicated to “Three hundred million” Gods and a museum called “Hall of Heroes”.

Museum has statues of Rajput fighters and these statues are carved from rocks. There is a huge rock wall which has high belief and colorful paintings of fighters.

It is 9 kilometers away from Jodhpur city and the structure is made of red sandstone with fine columns.

These are the famous tourist destinations of Jodhpur. There are many heritage hotels in Jodhpur built in typical Rajasthani style. So, you can have good accommodation in this city. We can provide you complete Jodhpur package. Check this link for detailed Jodhpur Package:

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