Visit & Sightseeing Tour of Jodhpur
The city of Jodhpur is fondly called as the ‘Sun City’ owing to its bright and sunny weather all year round. Its old city area has numerous houses in blue color due to which the city is also addressed as the ‘blue city’. Located in the geographical center of Rajasthan state, the city is flocked by tourists as it is a convenient destination for traveling around Rajasthan. The city is famous for its flourishing cottage industry manufacturing carpets, glass bangles, marbles, cutlery and other handicraft items. Mawa ki Kachori, pyaaji ki kachori, makhiyana lassi, mirchi bada, lassan ki chutney, gatta are few of the tasty local delicacies of this city one must taste.
There are many enticing tourist places in Jodhpur which make it a must visit
Mehrangarh Fort : This is one of the most famous historical forts of India. It still has the imprints of the cannonball attacks rendered by the Jaipur army, etched on its walls. The fort still stands tall and sturdy and is quite famous for its intricate latticed windows, carved panels, walls of the Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal and Moti Mahal.
Jaswant Thada : This tall memorial in a milky white hue strikes the onlooker with its magnanimity. Engineered at the end of the 19th century, this one was built as a tribute to its famous leader Jaswant Singh. Jaswant Singh was a renowned leader of Marwar who invested well in bringing up the economy of the state.
Chamunda Mataji Temple : The Mehrangarh Fort was converted into a temple by Rao Jodha who worshipped the Goddess Chamunda Mataji. The temple is quite famous and well known amongst the royals and kings who worship the Goddess.
Ghanta Ghar : This famous clock tower of Rajasthan stands magnificently amidst a buy street of Jodhpur called the Sadar Bazaar. Constructed by Shri Sardar Singh from Jodhpur, this stands tall as an icon of Jodhpur. The street is a famous shopping mart selling textiles, figurines, silver jewelry and marble idols.
Umaid Bhawan Palace : This fabulous palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929, to help the state which was under the spell of a major famine. The palace is also called the Chittar Palace due to the stones taken from the Chittar hill for its construction. It features a blend of western Art Deco Style, Classical Revival and Indo-Sarcenic and is also acclaimed as one of the largest private homes in the world.
These and many more such as Fort Auwa, Kaylana Lake, Mandore, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Veer Dugadas Smarak, Masooria Hills, Bhim bhirak Cave, Ravan Ka Mandir, Ranisar and Padamsar, Khelarja Fort and Jodhpur Fort are some famous tourist places in Jodhpur which one cannot afford to miss in their Jodhpur package.