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.
of Interest in Jodhpur
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.
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
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.
Excursions near Jodhpur
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 Akal Pushkar Mandore Osian Kailana Lake Mahamandir
How to reach Jodhpur 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.
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