. Jodhpur is the precious stone of the grandeur state of Rajasthan. Located at the edge of golden Thar desert, it is also known as ”Blue City”, as the most of the houses are painted in blue shades, near Mehrangarh Fort. As the shiny sun brightens the city almost everyday, hence the city is also famous as ‘Sun City’. The city was founded by Rajput Rathore Rao Jodha around 1459 AD and now it is the second largest city of the state. Amidst in the wide arms of Aravali hills the city is one of the best tourist place of the state with its magnificent forts, palaces and monuments.
Mehrangarh Fort: This tremendous fort is situated at a height of 125 meter on a hill. This magnificent fort is the largest fort of Rajasthan, surrounded by the 36 meter high and 21 meter wide walls. It is now converted into one of the finest as well as the most well stocked museum of Rajasthan. It contains the rare collection of old royal palanquins, royal cradles, costumes, furniture, musical instruments etc.
Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located atop a hill Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the major attractions of the city. This matchless building is made of the finest marble and a special type of sandstone. With its lush green gardens, well decorated rooms, awesome courtyards and scenic balconies, it reflects the rich blend of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It also has a royal heritage hotel along with a wonderful museum.
Veer Durgadas Smarak, Masooria Hills: Veer Durgadas Smarak is located on the high hills of Masooria, from where you may enjoy the panoramic view of the city. It also has a museum, restaurant, children playing facilities, park, beautiful fountains etc, that attracts numerous visitors every year.
Jaswant Thada: It is the royal cenotaph of the city, situated at a short distance of one kilometer downhill from Mehrangarh Fort. Located near a beautiful lake, made of white marble, this wonderful structure will easily grab your attention.
Mandore Garden: Located 7 kilometers from the city, it is the famous picnic spot. It is renowned for its classic cenotaphs, museum, lush green lawns & gardens, temples, ruins and rock carved sculpture, made of a single piece of stone.
Balsamand Lake and Palace: In the past era Balsamand Palace was used as a summer resort. It is located in the beautiful and calm Balsamand lake, at a distance of 7 kilometer from Jodhpur city.
Mahamandir Temple: This temple is located at a small distance of 2 kilometer from the city. The temple is famous for its 84 sophisticated carved pillars, nicely decorated with beautiful carvings of yogic postures.