Jodhpur, the Sun City of India, is one among the many popular royal thrones situated in the Thar Desert Region of Rajasthan. Jodhpur city is a refreshing reflection of the princely era of Rajasthan and takes us back in time, till the 15th century. Located in the largest state of India, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architecture – forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The strapping forts that tower this magnificent city sum up to a spectacle you would not want to miss.Jodhpur marks its origin back to the year of 1459 AD. The history of this prosperous city revolves around the Rathore clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of Rathore Clan is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India.
Mehrangarh Fort :-
Mehrangarh Fort is the best tourist spot in Jodhpur city, as it is the most explored one by the tourists that visit Jodhpur. Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate.
Umaid Bhawan Palace :-
Umaid Bhawan Palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 to counter a famine which had hit the state at the time. It was also known as the Chittar Palace while being constructed thanks to the use of stones drawn from the Chittar hill. The palace and its surroundings are considered to be brilliantly constructed. Watching the details of this master piece is the best thing to do here. This place should hence definitely qualify to every tourist’s list of places to visit in Jodhpur.
Jaswant Thada :-
Jaswant Thada is located next to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. The location of Jaswant Thada itself is a well-equipped tourist spot as it gives a bigger and better picture of the mighty Mehrangarh fort. This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. Its grounds serve as a serene venue for morning concerts during music festivals such as the Rajasthan International Folk Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival.
Ghanta Ghar :-
Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, is situated in one of the busiest areas of Jodhpur, the Sadar Bazaar. It was constructed by Shri Sardar Singh Ji of Jodhpur. The Sadar Market is quite popular among tourists, who throng the streets to purchase Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery.
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