Five places you must visit in Jodhpur

Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a chieftain of the Rathore clan. The unique thing about Jodhpur is that it has a blue tinge to it when viewed from air, or even from a distance. Like other cities of Rajasthan, it has a rich history, with an impressive cultural heritage. The new city is chaotic, but the narrow lanes of the old city are charming. Jodhpur is famous for its carved furniture, metal arts, lahariya bandhini textiles and traditional footwear.

Here is a list of places to visit in Jodhpur.

 

  • Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort was constructed in 1459 and stands 150 meters above sea level. It has several palaces, courtyards, gardens, galleries, and temples. There is also a museum. A trip to Mehrangarh makes you go back in time. You can hire a personal guide to take you through the fort.

 

  • Umaid Bhavan Palace

The pink and white Umaid Bhavan palace was constructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh in the 20th century. It took 3000 workers 15 years to complete the palace! A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a museum. The palace museum has collections of rare clocks, exotic furniture, stuffed leopards, etc.

  • Jaswant Thada Mausoleum

The Jaswant Thada Mausoleum is built of intricately carved marble. The mausoleum is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. The grounds have exquisitely carved gazebos, a multi-tiered garden, and a small lake. You have to go through rocky hillocks in order to visit the mausoleum.

  • Mandore Gardens

 

Mandore Gardens are set amidst the greenery of a landscaped rock garden. There is a hall of heroes, dedicated to various deities and Rajput heroes from popular folklore. Their statues are carved out of rock and painted in bright colours. It is a great place for taking amazing pictures.

 

  • Osian Temples

Osian is an ancient desert township. It has 15 beautifully preserved temples. Sculpted from stone in the 8th and 9th centuries, the Osian Temples are some of the most outstanding architectural designs in India. The oldest and the most popular is the Sun Temple. No two temples in this group look the same.

 

 

 

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