Jodhpur is a historic city located on the edge of the Thar Desert- Rajasthan. This city was founded by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore Rajputs in the year 1459 A.D. It is known by many names, such as “Blue City”, “Sun City” and many others. Jodhpur is famous all across the globe for fabrics, spices, havelis, temples, palaces and forts. Due to this reason, planning a visit to this city is highly recommended by us. In order to make your trip to this city – convenient and well-planned, make use of this Jodhpur travel guide from Hidden India Tours.
The major places to visit are mentioned below in Jodhpur Travel Guide:-
This is one of the largest forts in India, which was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459. Situated on a 150 meter high hill, Mehrangarh fort consists of extensive garden, many temples and Maharaja’s palace. The major highlights inside this fort are Chamunda Mataji Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and many others. The fort also has a very huge museum that has a big collection of fire-arms, costumes and paintings.
It is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, which was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the year 1899 to honor his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The memorial is made out of intricately carved sheets of marble, which emits a warm glow when the sunrays fall on it. Jaswant Thada is constructed in the form of a temple with pillars, domes, frescos and extraordinary sculptures.
This Palace has 347 rooms and considered as one of the world’s largest private residences. The foundation of Umaid Bhawan Palace was laid in 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and was completed in the year 1943. It is made up of yellow sandstone and divided into 3 parts, i.e. a museum, residence of royal highness and a heritage hotel. Umaid Bhawan Palace is a wonderful fusion of Indian architectural features with western technology.