The royal city of Jodhpur has many stories to narrate. Explore the city and listen to the stories silently narrated by the countless monuments located in the city.
The royal city of Jodhpur has many stories to narrate. Explore the city and listen to the stories silently narrated by the countless monuments located in the city. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
This opulent edifice in sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers. The palace offers a museum that offers some of the rare artifacts that date back to the time immemorial. The only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to famine struck population. It took 16 years to complete the construction of the palace.
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
The 5-km long majestic fort located on a 125 metre high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. The fort has four gates approached by a winding road. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names
Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur
It is a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers. The place is sure to leave to leave you spellbound with its magical architecture.
There are countless places around Jodhpur that offer a refreshing break from the chaotic city life. Some major excursions that can be taken from the city include
Mahamandir Temple arden
Jodhpur is well connected by train to all the major Indian cities. Regular buses and private transportation are also available from all the cities in Rajasthan as well as from Delhi and Agra.