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Jodhpur

Brief
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.
 
Mehrangarh Fort 
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.
  

Temples 
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 the gardens.

Dhawa

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.

Shopping
Famous for tie-dye fabrics, hand-block prints, lacquer-ware, and even a collection of antiques and marble souvenirs.

Festive Celebrations
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.


Weather Chart
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