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Places to visit in Jodhpur


The northwest Indian state of Rajasthan has been a tourist attraction for centuries now. Visitors from China and even Rome used to visit the Rajput kingdoms and write down their experiences in their memoirs. In the modern world, the wonders of Rajasthan are of such wonder that each year hundreds of thousands of visitors from not only India but also around the world come to visit this state of Thar desert. If you are thinking of making a visit to this very beautiful state, you might want to start your trip with the historic city of Jodhpur. Why so? Well, continue reading this article as we present before you the best places in Jodhpur to make your journey worthwhile.


Mehrangarh Fort


Situated at 125m above the city, the fort is around 120 feet tall. Built in the late 15th century, the fort now serves as a museum. One can visit the entire fort in around 2-3 hours and witness the relics of the past. Various artifacts such as the dresses of the soldiers, their weapons, even the canons can be seen. The famous shade of blue colored houses can be seen from the top of the fort.


Jaswant Thada


A cenotaph (an empty tomb) was built by the Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899, in memory of his father. The cenotaph has been built so beautifully that it captivates the interests of thousands of architects around the world every year. The sheets of marble that have been used to build the structure are designed in such a way that they emit a warm glow when they are exposed to the rays of the sun.


Umaid Bhawan Palace


Being one of the world’s largest private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace will give your visit the royal look like no other. A small part is owned by Taj Hotels and another is used by the descendants of the royal family. The rest of the palace has been converted into a museum.


Mandore Garden


It used to be the old capital of Jodhpur and went into ruins after the family shifted to the Mehrangarh fort. The place is so old that you find its presence in the texts of Ramayan. Remember Ravan’s wife name Mandodari, well it is no coincidence that the name “Mandodari” and “Mandore” seems so similar because she was from Mandavypur (old name of Mandore) only.