Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is commonly known as the Sun City for its sunny and bright weather. The city is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. Jodhpur is also referred to as the ‘gateway to Thar’ since it is located on the border of the Thar Desert Earlier. Jodhpur accommodation is also something that must be taken into account. There are many extraordinary places, that a tourist can visit in Jodhpur. If you are planning a holiday trip to Jodhpur then you should visit these places in Jodhpur:
- Mehrangarh Fort:
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is one of the largest & most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, infact, in the whole Rajasthan. The fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India. It is situated on a 150 m high hill. The Mehrangarh Fort can be reached from the city, 5 kms below, through a circular road. Seven gates have to be crossed to reach the fort. The fort also has galleries, temples, etc. To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort is the Chhatri of a soldier, Kirat Singh Soda.
- Jaswant Thada:
This was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. This is also located close to the famous Mehrangarh Fort. It is an example of architectural brilliance in India. Do make sure to visit this architectural delight while on a tour to Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
- WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace:
The main intention of Bal Samand lake was to serve as a summer resort for the royal family of Jodhpur. Merely 5 kilometers from the city centre i.e. from the Clock Tower, on the Mandore Road is the WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace, built in red sandstone and employing the typical ornate Rajput architectural style.
- Kaylana Lake:
Kaylana Lake in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is located 8 kms to the west of Jodhpur on the Jaisalmer road. Where the lake having palaces and gardens of two rulers of Jodhpur. There are also boating facilities available for the tourists here. An ideal picnic spot for tourists, this lake offers a breathtaking view of the sunset. If you are interested in birds, then, this place will further interest you.
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park:
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park situated at the foothills of the Mehrangarh Fort in the city of Jodhpur Which lies in the thar desert. The hilly area near the fort is made up of a brittle volcanic rock called Rhyolite.
- Umaid Bhavan Palace:
The museum is very well maintained, displaying an exclusive range of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family. It is situated on the highest point of Jodhpur city and it has around 347 rooms which makes it the largest residence in the world that is owned privately.