Famous places to visit in Jodhpur

  

About Jodhpur:

The city of Jodhpur was built in the year 1459 by the Rajput ruler, Rao Jodha. Once known as Marwar, Jodhpur is one for the largest cities in the state of Rajasthan, coming second to the capital city of Jaipur. The ‘Sun City’ is dotted with many interesting places to visit such as Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake and Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore Garden, , Government Museum, Osiyan Temple and Pali City amongst other. The mesmerizing palaces and fascinating forts that making this city beautiful are visited by numerous tourist from all over the world.

Prominent Attractions:
Jaswant Thada - Mandore Garden - Mehrangarh Fort - Umaid Bhavan Palace - Osiyan Temple - Pali City - Government Museum

  • Jaswant Thada

    Built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the Jaswant Thada is decorated with a lake, gazebos and a multi-tiered garden. It was once used as a cremation point for the royalty of the region.

  • Mandore Garden

    Home to the fairs organised during the local festivities of Nagapanchami and Veer Puri, the Mandore Garden is filled with ornamental plants and large trees. A fountain adorns this beautiful garden that was made during the reign of King Maldeo.

  • Mehrangarh Fort

    Built by Rao Jodha in the year 1459, the Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most captivating forts of India. While, the architecture of the building is inspiring, its strategic location made it an important point of defence for the kingdom. The hallmark of this architecture are the seven gates that one crosses to reach the Fort. Each gate marks and important battle fought during the tenure of the kingdom. Of these, Jayapol and Fattehpol gates are symbols of victories.

  • Umaid Bhavan Palace

    Built by an Edwardian architect on commission from Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Umaid Bhavan Palace is one of the most striking palaces in India. Built out of Chittar sandstone, the Palace is adorned with the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. The Palace has three hundred and forty seven rooms, which have been now divided into three parts, one that serves as a residence of the royal family, the second that serves as a luxury hotel and the third that functions as a museum displaying the history of the Jodhpur Royal family.

  • Osiyan Temple

    The Osiyan Temple is located about 40 kilometres from the city of Jodhpur. This beautiful temple is the place of worship for members of the Jain community. There are many other ruined structures dating back to the 8th to 11th centuries in this area, which is now commonly known as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’

  • Pali City

    The historic city of Pali is home to some exquisite architecture in the form the Somnath and Naulakha temples. Named after the Palliwal Brahmins who once ruled this area, Pali has always been an important trade centre. Even today, Pali is famous for its textiles and other industries.

  • Government Museum

    The Government Museum is located in the Umaid Public Gardens and houses a number of textiles, weapons, local arts and crafts, portraits of the rich cultural past of this region. The Museum also has a public library and a zoo.

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