Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha and the city earned its name after him. The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan is also known as Sun City and Blue City. It is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. So, if you are also planning a trip to Jodhpur then you might not want to miss the incredible places which could leave you awestruck!
Scroll down below for the top 5 places which surely needs a definite place in your itinerary.
1) Mehrangarh Fort: It is one of the largest and most popular forts in India and is located in the centre of the city. It’s fascinating architecture and grandeur interior is awe-inspiring. The fort also encloses a museum which exhibits various belongings of the royals. And do you know the famous movie- The Dark Knight Rises was also shot here!
2) Umaid Bhavan Palace: One of the world’s largest private residences, this hotel once had been ranked as the best hotel in the world. This monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family. A must place to visit!
3) Kailana Lake: It is one of the most frequently visited artificial lakes in Rajasthan. The city of Jodhpur and all the surrounding towns and villages depend on Kaylana Lake as a source of drinking water. This lake is famous amongst photographers and nature lovers.
4) Mandore Gardens: It has a charming collection of temples and memorials and it’s on high rock terraces. It also houses a government museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ and ‘the temple to 33 crore Hindu Gods’ (The Temple of 330 million Hindu Gods).
5) Clock Tower: One of the famous landmarks in the city, clock tower is also known as Ghanta Ghar. Besides the tower, there is Sardar Market which is quite popular amongst the locals as well as the tourists. From Rajasthani textiles, marble sculptures to Jodhpuri jewellery, this market spree is the best place to shop till you drop!
The list does not end here! Jodhpur city is full of ancient heritage and sculptures. With nature at its best, you just need some time, camera & money (ofcourse!). Happy Travelling!
By: Vatsala Mishra