Jodhpur Rajasthan Travel Tours

Attractions in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort - The 5 km long majestic fort on a 125 metre high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. Although invisible from the outside, the fort has four gates. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names. Most prominent of these are The Moti Mahal, The Phool Mahal, The Sheesh Mahal, The Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana. These palaces house a remarkable collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb  collection  of  palanquins  ,  elephant   howdahs  ,  miniature

paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.

Jaswant Thada
- A cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers.

Umaid Bhawan Palace
- The only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to the famine stricken population. The palace was completed in 16 years. This lavish edifice in sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers with a part of it running as hotel and remaining part as a museum.

Quick Getaways near Jodhpur
Balsamand Lake and Gardens - Situated 7 kms from the main city, the Balsamand lake is a popular picnic spot built in 1159 AD. Adjacent to the lake stands the Balsamand Palace, a red sand stone edifice exhibiting fine Rajput architecture. The palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1936 and is today a heritage hotel. Luxuriant green gardens have been created around the lake and groves of mango, guava, papaya and other fruits have also been developed.
Balsamand Lake and Gardens near Jodhpur
Mahamandir Temple - Built in 1812 A.D., this hundred pillared temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The pillars are ornamented with Yogic postures. A walled town is built around the temple.

Mandore - The ancient capital of Marwar has cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. The Hall of heroes has fifteen figures carved out of the rock on the wall which symbolize Hindu deities. Its beautiful gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular picnic spot.

Bishnoi Villages -The Bishnoi villages are located along and off the Pali Road to the southeast of Jodhpur. The Bishnoi community is renowned for their steadfast concern for and practice of environmental  conservation . They  are  staunch  believers   in  the
Mandore near Jodhpur

sanctity of life and hold all animals and plants sacred, specially the Black buck, or Indian antelope. Guru Jambhoji, who laid out 29 conservation principles, established the cult in the late 15th century. The Bishnoi villages are flawlessly kept. At Guda Bishnoi, there is a small artificial lake, where one can see migratory birds, blackbucks and chinkaras.

Getting There & Away to Jodhpur

Flights to Jodhpur
The Jodhpur airport is 5 km from the main city. Airlines link Jodhpur with Bombay and Delhi, usually on flights that also connect with Jaipur and Udaipur.
Trains to Jodhpur
Jodhpur is on the Western Railway broad gauge network in Rajasthan and is linked to various centres in the region by express and passenger trains. Some important links are those that connect with New Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.
Car and Bus service to Jodhpur
Jodhpur is well connected by road. Luxury and deluxe coaches travel between Jodhpur and the other cities.
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