5 Places to Visit in Jodhpur: The Blue City of India

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The Blue City Of India- Jodhpur Founded by Rao Jodha is one of the top tourist destinations in India. A visitor to this place will find an amazing color of blue when you visit Jodhpur for the first time by train. There is a lot to witness in this city including defense forts, walled cities, and definitely the art and craft that Rajasthan is famous for. A walk through the Old city’s narrow streets will make you find blue pottery, jeweled fabric, mud pans and pots, miniature art, jewelery, metals, spices, etc. You can also buy a pair of Jodhpuri chappals, printed bandhini fabric and furniture.

Here are the places that you can visit in Jodhpur:

  1. Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the fascinating forts in India which you can view the skyline this ancient city fortress dates back to the fourteenth century. You will find courtyards, lovely gardens, huge galleries, museum, and many more palaces and temples inside. You will never forget this experience with the massive walls surrounding this structure.

Duration: 2 – 3 hours.

  1. Jaswant Thada

This Mausoleum of the Jaswant Thada is in close proximity to the above fort city to the left side. Built with marble and carved out with great design and craft these intricate exteriors reflect the golden sun rays at sunrise and sunset. There is very delicate marble work on the cenotaphs that you should not miss out when you find the two tombs of the Royals of Jodhpur. The memorial looks like a temple through a rough terrain. This looks like a nature walk with a beautiful lake and many layers of gardens which you can explore through India’s Palace on Wheels.

Duration of Visit: 1.5 – 2 hours

  1. Umaid Bhawan

This is one of the latest forts in Jodhpur, Rajasthan built by King Umaid Singh. One of the top premium hotel services has taken management of the heritage hotel that is part of this museum. There is also a museum that features amazing historical clocks that you do not find in this digital world, exotic collections of real stuffed leopards and great trophies won by the ancient Maharajah and family. While the royal descendant residents still live in the portion of this beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace that has a pinkish tint on white walls. A walk from the corridors of this massive palace that took 15 years for construction by 3000 talented workers, this historical structure will definitely amaze you.

  1. Mandore Gardens

It is called ‘gardens’ so you’d imagine so many multi-tiered gardens but there is much more this former Marwar Kingdom’s capital. There are carved cenotaphs with a picturesque green rock garden in the backdrop. This is a paradise for history enthusiasts and photographers with so many relics and old palace to find here. There are also Queen Cenotaphs over the hillock and Hall of Heroes depicting Rajput heroes, kings and deities carved statues coated with bright color.

Duration of Visit: 2 hours

  1. Osian Temples

The name ‘osian’ came from the popular appearance of the temple in Rajasthan that looks like an ‘oasis’. You can count 15 temples preserving the glorious desert township of Rajasthan. Each temple is unique to the other in this group of temples. The Sun temple is the show stopper here for its highly appreciated gateways. It takes energy and time to visit this vast carved structure.

These are the best 5 places to visit in Jodhpur. To know more about the Palace on Wheels booking for this season and get a luxury experience onboard the train.

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