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Jodhpur

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Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort:

This magnificent structure in Jodhpur is one of the largest Indian Fort. Perched on a steep hill top at 122 meters above the city, it sprawls over 5 kms and is enclosed by thick walls and seven gates. The imposing structure in burnished red sand stone has a strange beauty. The fort houses palaces like Phool Mahal, Seesh Mahal and Moti Mahal inside. They are architectural marvels with their intricate carvings and beautiful sprawling courtyards.  

 

The palm imprints, canon ball hits, chariots of fallen soldiers here depict many episodes from regal history. The city scape as seen from the fort is mesmerizing. The museum inside Mehrangarh fort houses many curious artefacts of royal splendour. There are zipline tours operating from the fort which would take you through many unique views.

 

Umaid Bhavan Palace:

This romantic palace is the latest addition to the imperial structures of Jodhpur. Constructed in 20th century, the royal lineage of Jodhpur still stays here. Part of the palace is turned into a luxury hotel by Taj group. There is also a museum attached to it.  Enjoy the regal luxury by staying here for a day.

 

Balsamand Lake:  

Located 5 kms from Jodhpur, Balsamand is a popular leisure spot. This artificial lake is built in the 12th century and houses a summer palace on its shore. The palace and the beautiful garden surrounding it is a must visit. 

 

Mandore:

A ten minutes drive from Jodhpur takes you to the ancient town of Mandore. The ruins of Mandore fort and temple are interesting spots for a few clicks. The famous ‘Mandore Gardens’ with its structures and high rock terraces is the main attraction here. The government museum- ‘Hall of Heros’ has a good collection of historical artifacts and many carved figures.

Visiting time: 8:00am to 8:00pm.

 

Mahamandir Temple:

This 19th century temple is a classic example of Rajasthani craftsmanship and sculpture that would leave you enthralled. The beautifully carved yogic postures here with intricate detailing will leave you awe-inspired. The engraved 84 stone pillars in the Mahamandir is a sight to behold and cherish.

 

Jaswant Thada:  

The Jaswant Thada is the age old cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. It is built with intricately carved sheets of marbles. It houses a beautiful multi-tiered garden and a lake.

 

Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower):

This clock tower and the market surrounding is a favourite spot of shopaholics. There are many shops that sell Rajasthani textiles, clay figures, marble works and traditional silver jewellery.

 

Kaylana Lake and Garden:

This artificial lakespread over84 sq kms is an ideal place for some relaxed moments watching birds and a great view of sunset.

 

Sardar Samand lake and palace: 

Built on the banks of a beautiful lake the Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a magnificent hunting lodge of previous days. It houses a vast collection of paintings and African trophies. The palace houses elegant suits furnished in art- deco style. Its oriental garden, boat-house and recreation spaces along the lake are ideal for spending leisure hours.

 

Osian: 

Osian is home to a cluster of 18 ruined temples that dates back to 8th century. The popular shrines here stand out in their architectural marvels.