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Jaswant Thada

This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. He made attempts to bring down the level of crime, subdue dacoits, built railways and broadly worked on raising the economy of Marwar. Jaswant Thada is managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and i Read more

This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. He made attempts to bring down the level of crime, subdue dacoits, built railways and broadly worked on raising the economy of Marwar. Jaswant Thada is managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and is open to the public. The Trust is operating a Museum in Jaswant Thada displaying portraits of Marwar rulers along with informative didactics – the information serves as orientation space to understand the history of Marwar through the Portraits. Its grounds serve as a serene venue for morning concerts during music festivals such as the Rajasthan International Folk Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival.

Mehrangarh

Mehrangarh, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built-in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 meters above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies Read more

Mehrangarh, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built-in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 meters above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. This historic fort is one of the most famous in India and is packed with history and legends. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate. Chiseled and sturdy, the fort is known for its exquisite latticed windows, carved panels intricately decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal.

Khejarla Fort

Located 85 kilometers from the main city, the 400-year old Khejarla Fort is situated in a rural setting. The stunning red sandstone monument, now a hotel, is an example of Rajput architecture. Visitors will be mesmerized by the fort's picturesque settings, latticework friezes, and intricate Jharokhas.

Located 85 kilometers from the main city, the 400-year old Khejarla Fort is situated in a rural setting. The stunning red sandstone monument, now a hotel, is an example of Rajput architecture. Visitors will be mesmerized by the fort's picturesque settings, latticework friezes, and intricate Jharokhas.

Ranisagar Padamsar

Located near the Fateh Pole in Mehrangarh, the Ranisar and Padmasar are adjacent lakes that were constructed in the year 1459. Ranier Lake was built on orders of Queen Jasmade Hadi, Rao Jodha's wife while Padmasar Lake was ordered by Queen Padmini of Rao Ganga, daughter of Rana Sanga of Mewar.

Located near the Fateh Pole in Mehrangarh, the Ranisar and Padmasar are adjacent lakes that were constructed in the year 1459. Ranier Lake was built on orders of Queen Jasmade Hadi, Rao Jodha's wife while Padmasar Lake was ordered by Queen Padmini of Rao Ganga, daughter of Rana Sanga of Mewar.

Jodhpur Government Museum

The government museum, located in Umaid Garden, houses a rich collection of relics including armoury, textiles, local art, and crafts, miniature paintings, portraits of rulers, manuscripts and images of the Jain Tirthankaras. Wildlife lovers can also visit the zoo, which is located close by.

The government museum, located in Umaid Garden, houses a rich collection of relics including armoury, textiles, local art, and crafts, miniature paintings, portraits of rulers, manuscripts and images of the Jain Tirthankaras. Wildlife lovers can also visit the zoo, which is located close by.

Sardar Samand Lake and Palace

Built on the banks of the Sardar Samand Lake by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933, the Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a spectacular hunting lodge. It remains the royal family's favorite retreat and houses a vast collection of African trophies and original watercolor paintings. The lake attracts several migratory and local birds such as the yellow-legged green pigeon, Himalayan griffon, and Dalmatian pelican, making it a bird watcher's paradis Read more

Built on the banks of the Sardar Samand Lake by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933, the Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a spectacular hunting lodge. It remains the royal family's favorite retreat and houses a vast collection of African trophies and original watercolor paintings. The lake attracts several migratory and local birds such as the yellow-legged green pigeon, Himalayan griffon, and Dalmatian pelican, making it a bird watcher's paradise.

Mandore

Towards the north of Jodhpur is the ancient capital of Marwar, Mandore. This area is of major historical importance and you will find the dewals or cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers. Unlike the original chhatri-shaped cenotaphs that are typical patterns of Rajasthan architecture, these are built along the lines of Hindu temples.

Towards the north of Jodhpur is the ancient capital of Marwar, Mandore. This area is of major historical importance and you will find the dewals or cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers. Unlike the original chhatri-shaped cenotaphs that are typical patterns of Rajasthan architecture, these are built along the lines of Hindu temples.

Ghanta Ghar

Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, is situated in one of the busiest areas of Jodhpur, the Sadar Bazaar. It was constructed by Shri Sardar Singh Ji of Jodhpur. The Sadar Market is quite popular among tourists, who throng the streets to purchase Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewelry.

Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, is situated in one of the busiest areas of Jodhpur, the Sadar Bazaar. It was constructed by Shri Sardar Singh Ji of Jodhpur. The Sadar Market is quite popular among tourists, who throng the streets to purchase Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewelry.

Umaid Bhavan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929. It was built in sandstone with stone excavated from the Chittar hill and took 16 years to complete. The palace was designed by HV Lanchester, a British architect. The architecture is a blend of lndo-Saracenic, Classical Revival and Western Art Deco styles. It is the only palace built in the 20th century in India.

Umaid Bhawan Palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929. It was built in sandstone with stone excavated from the Chittar hill and took 16 years to complete. The palace was designed by HV Lanchester, a British architect. The architecture is a blend of lndo-Saracenic, Classical Revival and Western Art Deco styles. It is the only palace built in the 20th century in India.

Toorji ka Jhalra

Toorji ka jhalra is a step well located in the heart of the old city in Jodhpur. It is a deep stepwell constructed in sandstone with a series of beautifully designed steps, chhatris and arches. Step wells were an important  source of water in an area with perinnial water shortages

Toorji ka jhalra is a step well located in the heart of the old city in Jodhpur. It is a deep stepwell constructed in sandstone with a series of beautifully designed steps, chhatris and arches. Step wells were an important  source of water in an area with perinnial water shortages

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