Jodhpur is a beautiful city in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan which is famous for beautiful architecture and largest private residences in the world named Umaid Bhawan Palace. Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace which has a museum that displays weapons, paintings and sedan chairs.
How to reach Jodhpur:
- By Flight: Reach Jodhpur by flight which is easily available from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai.
- By Road: 500 km drive from Delhi
- By Train : There is a direct connectivity to Jodhpur railway station from major Indian Cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur
- Mehrangarh Fort: Jodhpur is known for having magnificent forts in India.
Many foreigner tourists visit this place to admire the unbeatable and powerful architecture. The fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India.
The fort of Rajasthan is 400 feet above the city and it was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459.
Other attractions of Mehrangarh Fort include several palaces inside the fort with their sprawling and huge courtyards. One of the fort’s palaces, The Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace, has the royal throne of Jodhpur, the Sringar Chowki. The fort also has galleries, temples, etc. To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort is the Chhatri of a soldier,
Kirat Singh Soda. It is the spot where he fell while defending the fort against the armies of Amber.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum:
The Umaid Bhawan palace is situated on the highest point in the city.
The construction of Palace was started in the year 1929 and it was completed in 1943. The 347-roomed massive palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace boasts of a combination of European and Indian style of architecture.
A part of the palace still serves as a residence to the former royal family, while other two parts of the palace are converted into Taj Palace Hotel and museum.
- Kailana Lake:
Kailana Lake is an artificial lake which was constructed in the year 1872 by Pratap Singh.
It is a birdwatchers’ paradise. You could sail on a boat if you aim to
add some breathtaking photographs to your collection. The view of sunset would be stunning.
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
The aim behind the formation of Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in the year 2006 was to restore the rocky area near the fort.
Once preliminary steps were taken to restore the land, more than 80 native plant species from the famous Thar Desert were grown.
The 200 acres of park is located at the foot of the impregnable Mehrangarh Fort.
The place reflects the hard work
and dedication of the ecologists who spared no efforts to make the place green.
- Jaswant Thada
Considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is popularly known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Marwar’.
The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. The carvings are intricate. Inside Jaswant Thada, you will find the portraits of the Rathore rulers.
The grounds of Jaswant Thada consist of a stunning multilevel garden, intricately carved gazebos and a pond.
- Mandore Gardens
Mandore, belonging to the 6th century, was Marwar’s capital before Jodhpur was established. Mandore Gardens here attract tourists in great numbers.
The Mandore Gardens also house a government museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ and a temple to 33 crore Gods. Various artifacts and statues found in the area
are housed at the museum.
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