This is the Blue City, because of the unmistakable blue colour that adorns all
houses of the region. Jodhpur unfolds before you like a package of surprises.
From the towering magnificence of the Mehrangarh Fort to the beautiful cenotaphs
of Jaswant Thada, you’d get ample opportunities to marvel at the magic that
greets you at every maze-like lane. The entire city can be covered in 2 days and
you must not miss out on the nearby regions of Osian and Mandore, which probably
offer as much as Jodhpur. Walk through the city that could have been the capital
of Rajasthan and let wonderful memories dominate you, just as the looming
Mehrangarh Fort towers over the skyline.
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment, adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in a city one can see if that spot offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a unique atmosphere.
One of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh is located
atop a steep hill in Jodhpur. Built on the advice of a saint, the fort is
entirely constructed in sandstone and shows finely carved structures. The
highlights of the fort are the beautifully latticed windows and carved panels
and walls. Within the thick walls are several interesting temples and palaces.
The Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) is the largest of palaces here sporting
five hidden balconies for the five queens to listen to court happenings. The
Sheesh Mahal derives its name from the pieces of mirrors fitted inside in an
intricate pattern. The Phool Mahal with its gold embossed ceiling is one
of the grandest palaces here, which was used by the female dancers. The
Takhat Vilas was used by the last ruler of Jodhpur and sports a rather
traditional form of architecture.
One of the most visited temples Siddhanth Shiv Temple
is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is accessible by a series of steps cut into the
rocky hills. The Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, whose idol
inside measures eight feet high and five feet wide.
Balsamand Lake & Palace
Located 4 kms from Jodhpur, the 19th century sandstone
palace is located on the hillock facing the Balsamand Lake. Ideal for a summer
getaway, the palace is now a converted heritage hotel, with fine lattice
windows. An artificial cascading waterfall supplies water from the reservoir to
This is a great place to visit for the nature enthusiast. The sanctuary is
situated at about 45 kilometers from Jodhpur and is home to the famous Indian
antelope. The sanctuary also has a large number of cheetal and sambar which can
be spotted here.
Famous for tie-dye fabrics, hand-block prints,
lacquer-ware, and even a collection of antiques and marble souvenirs.
Marwar festival, Desert Kite Festival, Nagpanchami.
How to get there
By Road : Jodhpur is well connected by road to major cities in India. Excellent road network serves people to enjoy a comfortable journey to and from Jodhpur.
By Air : Jodhpur airport is located in the cantonment area. It is well connected with the metropolitan cities in India through direct flights.
By Rail : Jodhpur is directly connected with the major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other cities.
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