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Jodhpur Travel - The Blue City


Founded in 1459 AD, by the Suryavanshi Rao Jodha, Jodhpur,the Blue City towers beneath the fort . Jodhpur's enchanting history is brimming with sagas that tell the tales of proud kings, brave warriors, court intrigues, colourful stories of gallantry and passion. Jodhpur gradually grew around the towering Mehrangarh fort.

Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur

A flourishing trading centre in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centres of wool, cattle, camels and salt . It showcases some very fine vestige of its glorious past - palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical value.

Jodhpur Travel with Tourist Attraction
» Mehrangarh Fort : Mehrangarh Fort was built in 1459 on the advice of a saint. The fort spans over 5 km and is perched on a perpendicular hill offering a panoramic view of the city . Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The elegance and the splendour of numerous palaces in the fort reveals a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures.

In order to enter the fort, seven gates have to be crossed. There are some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names within the fort.Out of all important ones are Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana.These palaces has good assemblage of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant hawdahs, musical instruments,miniature paintings of various schools, costumes and furniture.

» Jaswant Thada : This cenotaph in white marble was built in remembrance of Maharaja Jai Singh II. This 19th century royal cenotaph holds the rare portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur

» Umaid Bhawan Palace : This was the palace where royal families use to live. Now the palace is divided into two- one part is a museum displaying array of items belonging to Maharaja and royal family like weapons, antiques crockery and trophies. The other part is still occupied by the royal family of Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace

» Government Museum : This museum houses a good assemblage of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars. It is situated in the middle of the Umaid public gardens.

» Rai-ka-Bag Palace : Situated near Raika Bag Palace railway station, this Palace was constructed by Haji, the queen of King Jaswant Singh, in 1663.King Jaswant Singh-II stayed in the octagonal bungalow and liked this palace very much. In 1883 when Swami Dayanand Saraswati came to Jodhpur, his sermons were arranged for the public in the public ground of this palace.

» Umed Garden : Built in 20 the centuary by Maharaja Umed Singh, the garden has green lawns, towering Ashoka trees,seasonal flowers and also houses a library, museum and a zoo. In 1978 'Walk-in Aviary' was constructed there one could see different types of birds, local, African and Australian parrots, ducks, rabbits etc; in their natural environment. There are large cages for bears, foxes, deers, lions leopard etc .

» Raj Ranchhodji Temple : The temple in red stone was erected by queen Jadechi Rajkanwar after the death of her husband, king Jaswant Singh. The temple has a statue of Ranchhodji made of black marble. It has a unique architecture , the walls of the temple are carved with beautiful filigree work.It has green, yellow and blue glasses fixed on its main door.

Excursion
» Mahamandir : Located 2km north-east of the city on the Mandore Road, is an architectural grandeur Built in 1812 ,the temple is supported by 84 carved pillars ornamented with detailed designs.

» Balsamund Lake and Palace : Located 7kms from Jodhpur Tours is the Balsamund Lake surrounded was built in 1159.The lake is famous for its European style palace constructed in 1936. Although its internal structures are in a European style, it has entirely traditional and beautifully carved red sand stone facade. The Balsamund Palace presents a serene accommodation in a tranquil surrounding.

» Mandore : The beautiful gardens were built in the memory of Maharaja Ajit Singh .8 kms fro Jodhpur, the garden houses the royal cenotaphs of the Maharajas.The exotic garden also houses the Shrine of 33 Crore Gods painted with figures of gods, spirits and divinities is also worth seeing. The 'Hall of Heroes' here contains 16 gigantic figures carved out of a single rock wall.

Buyer's Paradise
Jodhpur Tourism is popular for its handicrafts in wood, iron and camel bone.It is also famous for selling 'bandhini', a famous tie & dye craft, hand block prints, silver shops and antique shops. Shopping at Sardar Market is an immense pleasure for the local as well for the visitors The bazaar consists of many narrow lanes, lined with tiny shops.It has a collection of beautiful Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery.

Access
» By Air : Jodhpur Airport - Jodhpur is well connected to all the major cities .

» By Road : RSTC (Rajasthan State Transport Corporation) runs comfortable buses from Delhi Jodhpur.

» By Train : Jodhpur is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected to all the metro cities of India.




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