Tourist Places near Rajasthan – Jodhpur


Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city ofthe state of Rajasthan. With a number of magnificent palaces, forts and temples of historical importance, there is no wonder that Jodhpur remain a popular tourist destination. Jodhpur is also famous for its bazaars that deal with intricate handicrafts, lacquerware, antiques, carpets, Rajasthani textiles, classic silver jewellery etc. Founded by the Rajput Chief – Rao Jodha in 1459, Jodhpur served as the capital of the Marwar state of Rajasthan. The city is encompassed by a high stone wall of 10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. The city is referred to as the Blue City due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Owing to its sunny weather throughout the year, the city is also aptly called as the Sun City.

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the fort is spread over an area of 5 km at an altitude of about 125 meters. A glimpse of the city from above the fort doubles the excitement ofthe onlookers. Umaid Bhawan: This 20th-century palace was built to give employment to the famine-struck population of Jodhpur. The palace, made of sandstone, took 16 years to complete. Now, a part of this majestic building serves as the residence of the former rulers and the remaining parts were converted as hotel and museum.

Other places of interest: Mandar Garden, Balsamand Lake and Garden, Mahamandir Temple (9 km), Kailana Lake (11 km), Osian (58 km), Dhawa WLS (45 km), Nagaur Fort (135 km).

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Mehrangarh Fort: Built by Maharaja Man Singh, this enormous fort is located in the heart of the city. The fort is a living testimony of the military might ofthe Rajputs. With the strategically located cannons on the walls,

§H$ How to get there Jodhpur is well connected by the national highways and other small roadways. Trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are easily available from Jodhpur. The nearest airport of Jodhpur is Udaipur. All domestic airlines operate daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipurand Jaipur.


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