JodhpurJodhpur | Rajasthan | India
Also Known as the “Gateway to Thar”, it is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era. Jodhpur is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, with its mighty Mehrangarh fort overlooking the […]
Also Known as the “Gateway to Thar”, it is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era. Jodhpur is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, with its mighty Mehrangarh fort overlooking the city. An architectural masterpiece in itself, Mehrangarh Fort is a magnificent fort and is among one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. The city is called the Blue City as it looks completely blue in colour from an aerial view because of its blue walls and blue houses. Also seen in the backdrop of the movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Jodhpur attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Nearby Jaswant Tada and Umaid Bhawan Palace are also among the top attractions in Jodhpur. Apart from the old blue city, Jodhpur has grown as a city with wider and cleaner roads in some parts. However, the magic lies in the old city itself with hundreds of shops, guesthouses, eating joints and vendors make it a chirpy bustling city, especially near the landmark clock tower and Sardar Market. The Mehrangarh Fort, built by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur, is one of the largest forts in the country. It is situated at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by massive walls. Located in the centre of the city, the fort covers an area of approximately 5 Kms of a hill. Its walls have a height of 36 metres and width of 21 metres.
Hanwant Mahal was once a favorite hunting place of the Raja, where he used to relax, have meal or chat with friends after a tiring day of hunting. Now, the magnificent palace has been turned into a equally admirable hotel. There is a restaurant on the first floor and rooms for guest at two upper floors. A wonderful amalgam of a fascinating past and a promising present, Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace is a luxury hotel which offers a taste of the regal to all its patrons. In addition to being of utmost historical value, this attraction offers amazing encounters ranging from heritage walks to unforgettable dining experiences. The hotel wing is managed by Taj Hotels and owing to its unparalleled hospitality, has been voted as the “Best Hotel in the World” at the Traveller’s Choice Award. The palace was built in the year 1943 and is inhabited by Jodhpur’s royal family even today.
Jaswant Thada is a splendid monument located in the beautiful city of Jodhpur in the west-Indian State of Rajasthan. The memorial is a cenotaph built in the honour and memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899. It is till date used as the cremation ground for the Marwar Royal Family. The beautiful edifice is made out of intricately carved marble. Visitors can explore the site and see the mesmerizing architecture completely. There are also pictures of the Royalty of Jodhpur displayed inside that give a sneak-peak into the lives of the royal bloodline. Jaswant Thada is considered as an architectural landmark in Jodhpur and must be seen by one and all.