7 Top Places To Visit In Jodhpur, Rajasthan

There are many places to visit in Jodhpur which are immersed in the royal history and culture of the city. Jodhpur is replete with houses painted in blue. The medieval buildings and the winding streets emanating from them lie on the floor of Mehrangarh Fort, seated on the forehead of Jodhpur. The beauty of the magical and historically rich city adds to the beauty of the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and sparkling historical buildings.

From opulent palaces to medieval forts, those wishing to know about the royal past of Jodhpur must visit these places. Here we are giving you information about the major tourist places of Jodhpur.

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.

The huge complex, intricate carvings on the walls, the royal hall of sandstone and the royal decoration inside make the Mehrangarh Fort the finest fort in the country. The architecture of this fort is reminiscent of the royal Rajput culture. The fort is surrounded by huge walls around it, which is situated on a high hill, from here the whole city is visible.

The museum present in the fort will tell you the story of the magnificent past. The royal palanquin, swords, paintings and old musical instruments are on display in the museum. The part of the fort in which the cannon is placed is the highest place of the fort.There is also a view of the blue houses of the city of Jodhpur with the spectacular view of the sunset.

Before leaving the fort, be sure to visit the Chokelao restaurant on the roof of the fort where the traditional Rajasthani plate is available.

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, is an amazing example of art. It is still the residence of the royal family, as well as the hotel. It was built by Raja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur between 1928 and 1943. At that time there was a severe drought in the area. This palace was constructed to give employment to the common people. There is also 26 acres of beautiful garden surrounding it.

Eastern and Western traditions have been blended in its making. The architecture of the palace has been brought together from the Rajputs to the Renaissance period. Today, this golden stone palace also houses 64 luxury rooms and a museum with suites.

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

Jaswant Thada made entirely of white opal is called Taj Mahal of Rajasthan. Carved turret and beautiful dome are gleaming in the sunlight throughout the day. This secluded place away from the streets of the crowded Jodhpur city will entice you a lot. This building, built on the left side of Mehrangarh Fort, was built in memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singh II.

The finest examples of Rajput architecture, this royal mausoleum also has a collection of impressive paintings and magnificent artifacts associated with the Rathore dynasty. People who like history must visit this place in Jodhpur city.

Built in 19th century, 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

Mandore Garden is a heritage site which while being historic, enhances the natural beauty of the city. Every tourist must visit here. It was built in the sixth century. Mandore was the capital of Marwar before Jodhpur. Mandore Garden is 9 km north of Jodhpur. There is a government museum and temple here.

This marvelous specimen of architecture attracts people due to the stone roof, along with the dark red chhatris of the rulers of Jodhpur and the magnificent green garden which contains countless species of plants. The most unique thing in this structure made of red stone is the umbrella of Maharaj Ajit Singh, which is quite beautiful to see.

If you go to Jodhpur, do not forget to watch it at all. 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

Kayalana Lake adds to the beauty of this historic city. The lake is located 10 km west of the city center. This lake was built in 1872 by Pratap Singh. The artificial lake and its surrounding area is like a paradise for bird lovers, so this lake is the most visited among the lakes of Rajasthan.

This 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.

7. Rao Jodha desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Park, located near the Mehrangarh Fort, is not more than a decade old. The park is one of the major tourist attractions. It also has a cafe. In the park, tourists can now see many other trees and plants except 'Bavila'. If you want to see something other than the traditional places to visit in Jodhpur, this park is for you.

Other exclusive attractions to cover in Jodhpur are Clock tower, Chamunda Mata temple, Balsamand Lake and others.
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