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Jodhpur , Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the land of effusive colours. Colours that do not believe in hiding. From the yellow sand to the blue skies to the white wisps of drifting clouds, nature has been generous in painting this land. From the royal banners to the beautiful artisans inhabiting here, man has helped nature in adding to the palate. The land ends up being a prism of possibilities. When you visit Rajasthan, you cannot help being expressive. Your surroundings demand it. The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is the desert city. Aptly called the "sun city" it captures the essence of desert and the advent of urban civilization in its every nook and corner.The land of the famous Marwar clan, its no wonder that this is one of the most flourishing cities in the country. anyway, who can ever resist a tryst with the desert while in a city? Jodhpur is a dream for its tourists. Somehow there is no place that can capture the colours of India as well as Jodhpur always can. The second largest city in the largest state of the country is truly one of the most beautiful places to behold. Even though modernity has assailed it, this is still the blue city. The landscape of this place will astound you. With its forts, palaces and temples and the very beautiful Meherangarh fort, leading the pack, you will never run out of places that will fascinate you in Jodhpur. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and Ghanta Ghar are places that you cannot miss here. Surprising is the many excursions that you can make from Jodhpur, reiterating the fact that this is truly a place that is surrounded by the beauties of the nature. Jodhpur is a jewel in the state of Rajasthan.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 16.0°C /61.0°F 36 mm 800feet 11210.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Aug-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Hall of the Heroes

    "Return to the Hall of Heroes ... or basically take the Shock Jockey back out to power-up the empty Tesla coils (something you should look for now in this area). Watch for new soldiers on the Hall of Heroes station platform. Tear in the Mosquito to deal with them faster.Go around to the right (from the Hall of Heroes map transition) and use Shock Jockey on the empty Tesla coil to open a door to the balcony. There is a piece of gear on the table near the stairs' railing and a sniper rifle at the other end."

    Hall of the Heroes

  • Jai Pol

    "The youngest kingdom of the Rajput clan, Alwar presents so many marvelous stony structures and the Bala Quila outshines all of them. A colossal fort, which reflects excellent artistry and caliber, Bala Quila is the most fascinating lure in this pebbly locale. \nLike all other massive forts, this fortress also shows some exquisite doorways that were used as the entry points to this amazing citadel. Out of the innumerable pols, Jai Pol arrests one's attention with its exquisite beauty and uniqueness. This is the majestic entry point of this fabulous structure, which is deftly carved with lovely sculptures. As the name indicates, this door is the monument of victory of the then rulers."

    Jai Pol

  • Loha Pol

    "Loha Pol (the gate of iron) is another historic gate in the magnificent Fort Mehrangarh, like Jai Pol. It is situated in a hill about five kilometres from Jodhpur city. It is one of the seven gates in the fort. It is the fourth gate of the fort. \nIt leads to palaces and residences of kings. So it had been the most heavily guarded gate. It was through this gate that the bereaved queens ran into flames to commit 'sati' immediately after the death of their husbands. The 'hand prints' of those queens can still be seen in Loha Pol."

    Loha Pol

  • Mehrangarh Fort

    "Mehrangarh Fort (Hindi: ????????? ?? ????), located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India.\nThe fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort.\nThere are seven gates, which include Jayapol (meaning 'victory'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies. Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory') gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of the Mughals. The palm imprints upon these still attract much attention even today.\nThe museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. In one section of the fort museum there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period rooms.\nThe third movie of The Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, was partially shot around the Mehrangarh fort. A few scenes included the prison well within which Bruce Wayne is shown to have been imprisoned. There is one particular shot when Wayne emerges from the prison that actually gives a glimpse of the Mehrangarh Fort in the background."

    Mehrangarh Fort

  • Mehrangarh Fort Museum

    "Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort Museum is one of the finest museums in Rajasthan. It is beautifully laid out. It has a palanquin section where you can see a wide collection of old royal palanquins. The palanquin section of the museum of Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India also includes the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin, won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The heritage of the Rathores, including arms, costumes, paintings, decorated period rooms, etc, is exhibited in the museum. The museum gives us an idea of the grandeur of the royal families of the past.\n"

    Mehrangarh Fort Museum

  • Phool Mahal

    "Location Hotel Phool Mahal Palace is situated in the beautiful town of Kishangarh, close to Ajmer. Kishangarh lies on National Highway 8, about 100 km southwest of Jaipur.Built by the Maharaja of Kishangarh Prithee Singh in the 19th century, the erstwhile palace is now a heritage hotel. Hotel Phool Mahal Palace is one of the principle heritage hotels of Rajasthan.Facilities and ServicesFacilities and services offered by the hotel include: in-house laundry, library, Internet, doctor on call, croquet, jogging track, cycling, yoga, herbal massages, Rajasthani music and dance, parking, transport facilities and English speaking guide. The hotel arranges sightseeing trips on request. Camel ride, Camel cart ride and camping site facilities are also offered by the hotel. Banquet and conference facilities are available at Hotel Phool Mahal Palace. Room AmenitiesHotel Phool Mahal Palace provides accommodation in well-appointed 11 luxury suites and 26 rooms, most with painted frescoes and colonial furniture. In-room amenities are: colour television, telephone, quality soaps and toiletries. 24 hours room service is available. DiningThe in-house restaurant of Hotel Phool Mahal Palace serves a variety of delectable cuisines including Indian and traditional Rajasthani."

    Phool Mahal

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace

    "Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.\nUmaid Bhawan Palace was called Chittar Palace during its construction due to its location on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943.[1] The Palace was built to provide employment to thousands of people during the time of famine."

    Umaid Bhawan Palace

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

    "This museum is fully dedicated to the history of Umaid Bhawan Palace. It showcases pictures of the palace, taken at different points of time and retells the story of how Maharaja Umaid Singh was keen on Western architecture and appointed a well-known Edwardian architect to create this palace in the Art-Deco style. A very unique antique clock collection and a huge banner presented by Queen Victoria hold special interests for the tourists. There are many more interesting artefacts belonging to the royals, ranging from cutleries, trophies and weapons. And of course, don't forget to check out Maharaja's vintage car collection! There is a small souvenir shop outside the museum where you can get some interesting stuffs to take back home. \nProbably the only downside is that visitors are not allowed to venture into the other areas of the beautifully created palace, which are only open for the Jodhpur royalty as well as the guests who choose to stay here."

    Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

  • Zenana Mahal

    "Rajasthan is a state in the northwest of India. It is mainly arid and its western border is adjacent to Pakistan. The main attraction for travellers is the vast Desert of Thar and one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world - Aravalis - and the Rajput heritage which is apparent in the forts, temples and palaces established by the Rajput Kings like Bappa Rawal, Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga and Rana Pratap."

    Zenana Mahal

  • Balsamand Lake

    "Balsamand Lake is a lake situated 5 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. This lake is a popular picnic spot, built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar. It was designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore. The lake has a length of one km, breadth of 50 m and a depth of 15 m.\nThe Balsamand Lake Palace was built later as a summer palace on its shore. The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens that house groves of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum. Animals and birds like the jackal and peacock also call this place home.[1]"

    Balsamand Lake

  • Mandore Gardens

    "Mandore (Hindi: ?????), is a town located 9 km north of Jodhpur city, in the Indian state of Rajasthan.Mandore is an ancient town, and was the seat of the Mandorva branch of the GurjarPartihar dynasty which ruled the region in the 6th century AD by King Nahar Rao Parihar. In 1395 AD, a Mohil princess of the Parihar rulers of Mandore married Chundaji, scion of the Rathore clan of Rajputs. This was during the era of rapid ascendency of the Rathore clan, and Chundaji received Mandore in dowry. The town remained the seat of the Rathore clan until 1459 AD, when Rao Jodha, a Rathore chief who united the surrounding region under his rule, shifted his capital to the newly founded city of Jodhpur."

    Mandore Gardens

  • Takhat Sagar Lake

    "Takhat Sagar Lake is situated near the Takhat Sagar Hills, which is about 10 kilometres away from the main city of Jodhpur. The secluded Siddhnath Shiv temple is situated between the Takhat Sagar Hills. \nThe isolated temple attracts a large number of devotees each year despite the poor road that connects the temple with the city. Takhat Sagar Lake can be considered as a part of the vast Kailana Lake. Takhat Sagar Lake is named after an erstwhile king of Jodhpur. Maharaja Takhat Singh was a king of Jodhpur in the 19th century. Kailana Lake was constructed during his time."

    Takhat Sagar Lake

  • Mahamandir Temple

    "Mahamandir Temple is located two kilometres away from Jodhpur on the road towards Mandore. As the name suggests (Mahamandir means 'huge temple'), it is a very big temple. It was built in 1812. The fantastically carved 84 pillars in the temple are a sight to behold. \nOne cannot stop admiring the craftsmanship of the ancient sculpturers who made it possible. It is also famous for its intricate works in stone, in which yogic postures are carved out. There are plenty of ancient shrines and houses located in the premises of Mahamandir Temple. The walls and pillars of the temple are studded with expertly designed traditional motifs."

    Mahamandir Temple


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