Having a lot of historical significance and loaded with attractions depicting the same, you will find an array of places to visit in Jodhpur in one day. Often referred to as the “The Sun City” and “The Blue City”, Jodhpur has been a very famous tourist destination in India. Being the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur has been a favourite destination of the royals which resulted in numerous ancient architectural marvels. From the prestigious Mehrangarh Fort to the pristine Kaylana Lake, the city is dotted with various beautiful destinations.
Not only rich in heritage and culture but the beauty of Jodhpur also reflects in its lifestyle and nightlife. From chic cafes to shining nightclubs, the city is loaded with numerous entertaining places where you can enjoy the best days of your life.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. The fort encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. Apart from being a heritage hotel, it is a museum and the residence of the Royal Family of the present owner, Raja Gaj Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace.
Toorji Ka Jhalra
This 250-year-old structure was made using the famous rose-red sandstone found in Jodhpur. More than 200 feet in depth, it was once adorned with intricate carvings of dancing elephants, medieval lions, cow waterspouts, and niches that showed various deities.
Jaswant Tada is a royal cenotaph built in white marble. It has a small pond and a pretty garden next to it. This structure is just a few minutes downhill walk from the main fort, so there is no need to take a ride. Also called "Taj Mahal of Marwar", it was built in the honour and memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II
Famous royal cenotaphs, Mandore Garden is located just 9 kilometres away from Jodhpur in Mandore which was once the ruling seat of the Pratihara dynasty. The garden is a part of the more massive Mehrangarh Fort, and also houses the famous Hall of Heroes and the temple of Three Hundred Million Gods.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
The Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was created out of a large, rocky wasteland by the side of the famous Mehrangarh Fort to restore and reflect the natural ecology of the region. It is home to over 200 species of rocky and arid plants.The attraction has been one of the famous places for nature lovers and Geologists.
Situated in the desert expanses of Rajasthan, this fort elegantly brings together the natural ruggedness of its surroundings and the opulence of its royal roots. Modern style décor found within its stone carved exterior is a reflection of this blend. It is built atop granite boulders and made of red sandstone, a signature element of Rajput architecture.
Surrounded by lush gardens, it contains a large variety of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, etc. Balsamand Palace, built in the 17th century on the lake, is a red sandstone architectural marvel which overlooks the lake. The mesmerising lake was made famous by its adjoining estate is the summer home of the Jodhpur Maharajas.
A characteristic feature of the royal Rajput architecture, the Sheesh Mahal in the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is a treat to the eye of the beholder. Also known as Glass Palace of Jodhpur, this marvellous piece of architecture is decked from ceiling to floor with intricate mirror work.