About Jodhpur

 

 

 

Nestled within the depths of the Thar Desert, come and discover Jodhpur, a modern city with medieval charm. Explore its rich heritage and culture, best reflected in its fairy-tale palaces, majestic fort, richly sculpted havelis, alluring lakes and temples. One of the three sculpted cities of Rajasthan, this 16th century capital of Rajput Rathors depicts a multi-faceted grandeur and whispers to you stories of its brave erstwhile rulers.

 

 

 

Visit Jodhpur and have the pleasure to explore one of the largest forts in the world, Mehrangarh. The Fort built by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD rests atop a hill and overlooks the city below. Stroll around the 200 year old Takhat Vilas Palace within the Fort and you will be amazed to see floor-to-ceiling murals painted on wet plaster, depicting in minute detail, wars, games, weddings, religious rites, beautiful women and proud warriors. Explore the various sections of the palace like Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Daulat Khana and get charmed by a rich collection of palanquins, cradles, miniature paintings, armoury and royal furniture. The display of cannons at the rampart of the Fort gives you a glimpse of the gallant history of Mehrangarh.
 
 
 
 
 
The magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is last of the great palaces of India and is one of the world's largest private residences  is a golden hued desert sandstone monument set amidst acres of verdant gardens.In 1929 Maharaja Umaid Singh initiated the construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace as a relief operation during famine. A section of the Palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel and the other part houses a museum. A magnificent blend of Renaissance framework and Rajput tradition, the palace has been constructed using hand chiseled pink sandstone (Chittar) blocks that have been put together in a special system of interlocking. At the museum gaze at the rich display of yesteryear wonders like model aircrafts, priceless crockery, hunting trophies and antique clocks.

 

Dating back to 1899 AD, this royal cenotaph, an architectural wonder in white marble, was built to commemorate the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Visit the cenotaph and gaze at the beautiful portraits of the erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur.
 
 
 
 
The Mandore Garden with its charming collection of temples and memorials, and its high rock terraces, is another major attraction. The Garden houses the cenotaphs of many rulers of the erstwhile princely state of Marwar. Hall of Heroes is the highest point with 16 gigantic figures carved out of a single rock.
As a city it goes back further in time, into the realms of myth and lore. Legend has it that Ravana, who defied Lord Rama himself, married a princess of Mandore, his favorite queen, Mandodri.
 
 
Visit the picturesque Kailana Lake, an ideal picnic spot and soak into a breathtaking view of the sunset. Enjoy the boating facilities at the Lake.
 
 
 
The City bazaars offer a treasure of souvenirs comprising white metal curios, silverware, Jutis, wooden toys, paintings, embroidered clothes, tie & dye fabric, salawas rugs and Jodhpur breeches.

Places  to  Shop:  Sardar  Market,  Sardarpura,  Clock  Tower, Palace Road and Sojati Gate.
 
 
 
Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination and is easily accessible. It has an airport that is well connected with the metropolitan cities in India through direct flights. A good rail network connects Jodhpur to the major cities in Indialike Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other cities.  Jodhpur also has a good road connection.


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