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Jodhpur

If you are on a tour to royal state of Rajasthan, then Jodhpur is a must visit princely city over here. There are many authentic and royal attractions over here which signifies its wealthy culture and colorful traditions. Name of this city originated from the chief of Rathore Clan named Rao Jodha. This city came into existence in the year 1459.

Jodhpur is a prosperous city which has flourished endlessly. Many tourists from throughout the world come over here to experience the glory and charm from the golden era of Raja and Maharaja. It is also known as Blue city as many of its attractions are in blue color. Heritage and magnificence of this place can be found in its culture, monuments, festivals and palaces. Taking a travel through Palace of wheels can be an unforgettable experience for you as it is the most luxurious trains of entire world.

Main tourist attractions in Jodhpur:

Mehrangarh Fort:

On your tour to Jodhpur, you just cannot escape visiting Mehrangarh Fort. This attraction is constructed on a hill and was built in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha. It is a massive fort which has fortified walls surrounding it. There are seven gates to this fort and it is constructed in the heart of the city. From this fort, you can have bird's view to the entire city covering attractions such as Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Pearl Palace and also Takat Niwas.

Umaid Bhawan Palace:

This is a grand palace and an amazing architectural marvel to all the people. It is a beautifully constructed Palace at the highest point of the city and was once considered as largest residence of the world. Entire Palace is incredibly interlocked with negative as well as positive pieces of stones. You can find a pleasant temperature over here which serves as one of its striking features. There are in total 347 rooms over here out of which some of them are now converted into heritage hotel.

Jaswant Thada:

Jaswant Thada is a memorial built out of pure white marble in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II. This was constructed in 1899. Significance of this place is that the great Maharaja surrendered to life at this place during a fight with Mughal King Jahangir.

Mandore Gardens:

At a distance of around 8 km from Jodhpur, Mandore gardens are situated. Mandore is a small place in Jodhpur and was ancient capital of Marwar. You can find cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers at this place. This place has beautiful gardens with high rock terraces that convert it into a popular spot for picnics.

Government Museum:

At Umaid gardens, you can also visit to Sardar government Museum, Zoo and also library.

Old fort Museum:

At this Museum, you can find the traces of lavish lifestyle which Maharajas use to have and their antiques. You can find a grand howdah over here and a golden throne which belongs to a renowned Maharaja of ancient period. Besides, there are also exhibits of pearl studded shoes, amazing paintings, weapons, cribs, royal clothing and a majestic royal tent.

Balsamand Lake:

Around 5km from city, you can find Balsamand Lake and gardens. This is a very pretty lake and a splendid place for picnic.

Jodhpur is also popular for its beautiful temples such as Chamundaji temple, Achal Nath temple, Rasik Bihari temple, Udai Mandir and Kunj Bihari temple.

It is a big city and best mode of transport to explore exotic destinations over here is by hiring a car. Depending on number of people you are, rental care can be taken by you for covering all these destinations and even other major attractions of Jodhpur. Ensure you make prior bookings during peak seasons to avoid any inconvenience. Once you are done with it, a royal safari to glorious paradise begins!

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