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Also known as the blue city of India, Jodhpur holds a lot of historic value. The former capital of Marwar, is also one of the most entrancing cities in Rajasthan. Recently, it has also become famous for destination weddings. The sun city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is the place to enjoy the gleaming sunrise after your Jaisalmer travel experience.

The city was found in 15th century and was glorified with many forts and palaces. Jodhpur is one of the largest cities in the state and is historically divided into old city and new city. If you love to enjoy the culture of the land, choose to explore the old city. For exclusive tourism activities and offbeat things to do in Jodhpur, get a glance of the new city.

Top 5 Places To Visit In Jodhpur

Here are the top places to visit in Jodhpur.

1. Mehrangarh Fort

Every luxury and exclusive Rajasthan tour packages covering Jodhpur, including Palace on Wheels will cover Mehrangarh Fort. This hill fort stands 400 m above ground. This fort is a great example for ancient Rajasthan styled architecture. Explore the fort museum, Ranisar Lake, Chokelao Bagh, Lake Padmasar and others, inside the fort. If you are looking for some adventure time, try flying fox (zip lining) tour.

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built in 20th century, this palace is the largest private residence of the world. This palace holds 347 rooms built with a mixture of European and Indian architecture. A part of the palace is used by the royal family, even today. If budget is not a constraint, you can try staying inside the palace during your vacation. Alternatively, visit the palace for exploring the architecture, museum, vintage car collection, clock collection and others.

3. Jaswant Thada

Built in 19th century, this memorial was built for King Jaswant Singh II. The entire structure was built with marbles. You can find intricate carvings, portraits of Rathore rulers and multi-level gardens in this structure. The most amazing elements of this structure are the carved gazebos near a pond and great view of Umaid Palace from Jaswant Thada.

4. Mandore Gardens

This is 6th century garden, which were built even before the modern Jodhpur was formed. Today, this garden holds a government museum, temple of 33 crore Gods of Hinduism, Hall of Heroes and others. Apart from these, you can find numerous other statues, artifacts and others scattered in the garden. It is one of the refreshing spots to enjoy photography. This garden is famous for spending picnic in the garden or exploring the ruins of Mandore Fort.

5. Bullet Baba Temple

A man on his bullet died in an accident where currently this temple resides. The next day, police took his body and bike away and kept the bike in the police station. Next day, the bike was found in the exact same spot where the person died. Next day, the bike was tied to a chain but still it made it way to the spot.

This kept repeating several times, until the bike was permanently set there and a temple of Bullet Baba was created. The bikers and travelers pray at this temple for a safe journey.

6. Kaylana Lake

This artificial lake is famous for bird watching during winter months. This lake was built in 19th century and is famous for boat riding, picnic evenings, photography, viewing sunrise and sunset and so on. Sunset boat ride on the lake is one of the most romantic activities of Jodhpur.

Other exclusive attractions to cover in Jodhpur are Rao Jodha desert Rock Park, Clock tower, Chamunda Mata temple, Balsamand Lake and others.
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