Founded in 1459, Jodhpur, which is the 2nd largest city in the state of Rajasthan, is nicknamed “the blue city”, unlike Jaipur “the pink city”. Also called “the city of the sun”, Jodhpur is a big city which has undoubted strengths in tourism. However, not each one can be included in this article, but it is highly recommended to read the Jodhpur travel blog if you are planning a trip to Jodhpur, Rajasthan soon.
Visit of Mehrangarh Fortress –
This impregnable fortress was built in 1808 and does not go unnoticed in the setting of Jodhpur. Whether you are in the north, south, east or west, this one overlooks the city beautifully. The citadel of Mehrangarh is erected on the base of a mountain rising 120m above the city. An architectural masterpiece, the ramparts that surround the city rise from 6 to 35m in height. Some parts of the wall being directly cut into the rock of the mountain. The view of the blue city is magnificent. The interior of the fortress is not to be outdone.
Jaswant thada –
This site is near the Mehrangarh fort, in the middle of a magnificent green garden which clashes with the desert and the surrounding rock. The site of Jaswant Thada (also known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar), inspires calm and tranquility. The white marble monuments stand out in the midst of this greenery. This place also housed the cremation place for the family of the Maharajas.
Visit the Maharaja’s palace –
Umaid Bhawan Palace, located on the highest hill in Jodhpur, is still inhabited today by the Maharaja and his family and also houses a hotel. It is therefore impossible to visit it in its entirety. Its construction began in 1929 and ended in 1943 and provided work for thousands of workers. To give you an idea of its vastness, the palace has 347 rooms. If you like old luxury cars, it is possible to see the entire Maharaja collection on site.
Clock Tower and Jodhpur Market –
The Clock Tower and Jodhpur Market are located right in the middle of the city. It is also a fairly touristy place; rare are the travelers who stay in Jodhpur without passing a few times by Clock Tower. It is in places like this that you will realize how colorful and vibrant India is. If you fancy taking home some spices, this is the place to shop.
Kaylana Lake –
About 8 kilometers west of the city of Jodhpur is the Lake Kaylana, an artificial lake. It is the most visited lake in the state of Rajasthan, which attracts more tourists and is spread over a land of about 84 square kilometers, which is considered a captivating place for every tourist visiting Jodhpur. This lake is a beautiful home of some exotic species of birds.
Masuria Hill Garden –
In Jodhpur, the statue of Maharana Pratap is built everywhere and it is very beautiful. Along with this statue, the Masuria Garden Jodhpur is worth seeing in Jodhpur. It is a magnificent place for the tourists and for a spectacular evening walk.