Jodhpur “The Sun City”
Location South west of Jaipur, Rajasthan
Climate of Jodhpur Summer 24°C to 45°C, Winter 5°C to 20°C
Best time to visit October and March
Language spoken Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Attractions Mehrangarh Fort, Lakes, Temples etc.
Religions Hindism, Marvari and Rajputs.
Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by the chief of the Rathore Clan by Rao Jodha in 1459.
It is named after him as Jodhpur.It is also known as the Blue city, in the old city area almost all the houses are painted blue.
India was long ago reputed to be Marwar. Jodhpur is the second greatest city in Rajasthan. It is isolated into a few parts-the old city and the new fangled city. The old city is divided by a10 km extended divider surrounding it. In addition it has eight Entry gates heading out of it. The revamped city is outside the walled city.
Jodhpur is a very popular tourism point of view. The sight scenes are quite beautiful and hypnotizing. Jodhpur city has numerous grand palaces and strong holds for example Mehrangarh, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Sack Palace. The city is known as the “Sun City” as a result of its splendid and sunny climate all through the year and also some times addressed as the blue city.
Places to visit
The most glorious fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is located on a 150 m elevated slope. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore tribe, built it in 1459. There are various magnetisms within the stronghold such as a few castles, exhibitions, a historical center, temples et cetera. The spectacular hilltop fort is situated on a 150m high hill; state of the art Majestic fort is one of the largest forts in India & still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. This fort has museum which houses antiques, ornaments & weapons. This fort really is worth visiting.
Umaid Bhavan Palace
The Umaid Bhavan Palace is additionally pointed to as the “Chittar Palace,” because of its rich utilize of the colorful Chittar sandstone. The building stands out extravagantly with its colossal size and stunning pink and white outside. The Umaid Bhavan Palace is a correct case of what hard work can finish – taking over 3000 specialists and 15 years to make this great place of excellence, the Umaid Bhavan Palace is gladly recognized as the top attraction in Jodhpur.
The famous Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum has been recognised throughout the globe, and suggested by all because of its extravagant gathering of uncommon clocks, stuffed panthers and shocking trophies.
The stunning red stone palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is counted among the finest palaces of India. A part of the palace is a museum now & the rest of the past is converted into a luxury hotel. You can stay there by paying a good amount.
Jaswant Thada misleads the alternate of the Mehrangarh Fort complex. The Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and serves as the burial ground for the rulers of Marwar. The mausoleum is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the sun.The cenotaph’s grounds feature carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a small lake. There are three other cenotaphs in the grounds. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was constructed to remember Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some uncommon pictures of the preceding leaders of Jodhpur are in addition shown here. This milky-white marble cenotaph was built in 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It is also known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar.
The Balsamand Lake is a picnic spot for locals and tourists place of all ages. This inventive, synthetic lake was improved in the year 1159 Promotion and has ended up being one of the most stupendous ends in Jodhpur.
The lake surrounds the Balsamand Lake Palace which ignores the green, tasty enclosures. The sight of this utter heaven is one you’ll not prefer to miss. Visit today, and stand in the middle of the astoundingly crisp, sweet mixture of apples and oranges trees, for example the mango, pomegranate, plum, papaya and countless more. Revel in the Balsamand Lake and its stunning offerings of colourful soil grown foods, winged creatures and creatures.
Chamunda Mata Temple
The Chamunda Mata Temple, arranged on the terrific Chamunda hills, is one of the most exceptionally exciting and intuitive inclinations in the whole city. It is an excellent deed to accomplish getting to the top where the Temple is located. Climbing the 500 steps, the views get increasingly amazing with every stride and ascent into the sky.
Devoted and dedicated locals, and in addition tourists from far and wide all accumulate to unite in the voyage of witnessing the fabulous Chamunda Mata Temple. This astounding bit of history, developed in 1460, keeps a considerable number of valuable statues, legends and asserted capacities. Reveal the secrets of this delightful manufacturing by taking a tour and trek up to the statures of the Chamunda Mata Temple.
Clock Tower & Markets
The Clock Tower is can’t be missed, Coz its the place for Shopping. The nearby Sadar Bazaar is perfect for buying handicrafts, textiles & silver.
The beautiful garden has few Cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers and small temples.
Sardar Govt. Museum & Umaid Public Park
Located in the center of the Umaid Public Garden, this museum houses a rich collection of exhibits armoury, textile, local arts and crafts, and miniature paintings.
Places around Jodhpur
Rohet village is just 40 kms from Jodhpur on the Jodhpur-Udaipur Highway. The fortress is located on the banks of lovely small lake, it is converted into a heritage. You can stay there by paying a decent amount.
Manvar Desert Resorts & Camps
Manvar is located on the Jaisalmer- Jodhpur highway just 80 kms ahead of Jodhpur. You can stay at the Resort or the swiss tent at the sand dunes.
It was the major trading hub Rajasthan during 8-12th century. Today it has few jain temples & old monuments, don’t miss the camel safari during the sunset. It is 85 kms away from Jodhpur, you can get there by private taxi.
The beautiful lake is located in a Bishnoi village, near Jodhpur. Here you can see thousands of birds like domicile Crane & many more during session. You can also spot there few antelopes and black bucks.
The splendid palace was built in 13th century. Located on the banks of Balsamand lake and is just 5 kms away from Jodhpur. The red stone building is also famous as the Lake Palace.
Sardar Samand Palace
The Palace is just 55 kms away from Jodhpur, It was built in 1933 by the Maharaja of Jodhpur Umaid Singh. The palace was once a beautiful hunting lodge and now turned into a heritage resort, situated on the banks of Sardarsamand lake.
How to reach Jodhpur
Air: There are daily flights to Delhi via Jaipur & to Mumbai via Udaipur. The city airport is just 5 kms away from the old city
Rail: There are few express trains to/from Jodhpur. The Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Express leaves every night at 11:15 PM & arrives Jaisalmer at 5:05 AM, the same returns to Jodhpur at 11:15 PM & reaches at 5:15 AM. The Mandore Express leaves Jodhpur at 7:30 PM 7 arriving in Delhi at 6:30 AM. The Intercity Express leaves to Jaipur at 5:45 AM & reaches at 10:30 AM.
Road : There frequent deluxe & express buses in every 30 minutes from Jaipur, & regular buses from Udaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Delhi, Jaisalmer & Ahmedabad.
Distance from major cities
Jodhpur – New Delhi 597 Kms
Jodhpur – Mumbai 1051 Kms
Jodhpur – Jaipur 336 Kms
Jodhpur – Udaipur 260 Kms
Jodhpur – Jaisalmer 285 Kms
(1) Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum
(2) Mehrangarh Fort
(3) Jasvant Thada (Cenotaphs)
(4) Mandore Gardens
(5) Balsamand Lake and Gardens
(6) Kaylana Lake
(7) Ganesh Temple
(8) Shri Raj-Ranchhod Das Temple
(9) Baba Ramdeo Temple
(10) Siddhnath Mahadev Temple
(14) Kheechan (Phalodi)
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