Of the places to visit in Jodhpur, no attraction is more striking than the Mehrangarh Fort.
When one thinks of Jodhpur, images of towering forts and opulent palaces spring to mind. The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition of this desert city makes Jodhpur one of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan.
Below is a list of popular places to visit in Jodhpur.
Rajasthan’s second largest city, Jodhpur is entirely dominated by its spectacular Mehrangarh Fort, towering over proceedings below with absolute authority. Of all the places to visit in Jodhpur, no attraction is more striking than the Mehrangarh fort. Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a rocky hill that itself stands 120 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline, Mehrangarh is one of the most magnificent forts in India.
See our Mehrangarh Fort article for more information.
Umaid Bhavan is a magnificent palace and grand hotel situated on Chittar Hill, three kilometres south of Jodhpur city. Most of the palace is now converted into the Taj Umaid Bhavan hotel. Due to its beautiful renovations, the hotel also hosts special private banquets and wedding receptions in its magnificent halls. Umaid Bhavan also has a museum which is quite interesting too.
See our Umaid Bhavan Palace article for more information.
Moving away from the chaos and mayhem of the old city of Jodhpur, the atmosphere becomes more serene and nowhere more so than Jaswant Thada, the memorial grounds for the erstwhile Maharanas of Marwar. It is situated in pleasant and well-maintained gardens and is definitely worth visiting on the way back from Mehrangarh Fort.
See our Jaswant Thada article for more information.
A walking tour of Jodhpur is one of the top things to do in Jodhpur. Jodhpur’s fascinating old city is a hive of activity, the colourful bazaars, narrow lanes, and bustling Sardar Market frequented by equally colourful tribal people from the surrounding areas. Shops sell everything from spices to fabrics, handicrafts to jewellery which makes Jodhpur a great place to go on a shopping spree.
See our Jodhpur Walking Tour article for more information.
If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Mandore Garden is the place to visit. Set is lovely, landscaped gardens, the cenotaphs of the old Marwar rulers are worth inspecting for their artistic beauty. The langur monkeys can be a nuisance but they add another layer of colour to the picturesque landscape.
See our Mandore Garden article for more information.
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