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Places to Visit in Jodhpur, India

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur, the mesmerizing city of Rajasthan, is one of India's most sought-after tourist destinations. An amazing fact about Jodhpur is that it is dubbed as the "Blue City" because of the numerous blue-painted buildings.

The most notable attractions of this second-largest Rajasthani city are the grand forts, museums, palaces, gardens, and lakes. Jodhpur is renowned for its extensive selection of traditional handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry. Another appealing aspect of the city is its delectable cuisine, which features delicacies like the fiery Laal Maas and the sweet specialty Ghewar.

With its rich history, colorful architecture, and vibrant culture, Jodhpur is among the best destinations in Rajasthan, India.

Listed below are the best known places to visit in Jodhpur:

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1. Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest fortifications in India. Built in the 15th century by Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur,  the fort is perched atop a hill and provides a panoramic view of the city.

With intricate carvings, sprawling courtyards, the idol of Chamunda Devi, and a museum that showcases the rich cultural heritage of Jodhpur with its collection of royal artifacts, costumes, paintings, and weapons, Mehrangarh Fort is the most popular attraction in Jodhpur.

2. Jaswant Thada

This grand mausoleum was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd ruler of Jodhpur, by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899. Made with intricately cut marble, this monument is often called the "Taj Mahal of Marwar."

It is set amongst lush gardens and a pond nearby. The memorial is also adorned with beautiful portraits of the Marwar rulers. Having not only architectural beauty but also rich history, this mausoleum is a must-visit place in Jodhpur.

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace

Renowned as one of the largest private palaces in the world with over 347 rooms, several courtyards, and lush gardens, the Umaid Bhawan Palace was built in 1943 for the then reigning king.  

It has been converted into a hotel with a stunning indoor swimming pool, a billiards room, a library, and a huge banquet hall . It offers visitors the grandeur of the royal era.

4. Mandore Gardens

The mandore gardens are a popular tourist attraction in the ancient city of Mandore, 9 km from Jodhpur. It hosts a collection of ancient temples and cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers, the most famous being the Chhatri of Maharaja Ajit Singh. It is a popular picnic spot with lush lawns and a serene environment soothing to the mind.

5. Kaylana Lake

This picturesque lake, surrounded by the Aravani Hills, is 8 km west of Jodhpur. In the bygone times, it served as a source of drinking water for the city. Now, it is a popular site for evening walks, breathtaking sunset views, and boating. This is the best place to relax and witness nature's beauty. 

6. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

This unique ecological park, spread over about 72 hectares, was created in 2006 by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust and paying respect to Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur.

Housing about 200 species of plants, a variety of unique wildlife like desert foxes, Indian hares, and several species of birds, this place is the epitome of natural diversity. It has various walking trails, popular spots for rock climbing, bird watching, and many more activities for visitors.

7. Clock Tower and Sardar Market

The Clock Tower or 'Ghanta Ghar' is a 60 ft tower surrounded by a bustling market called Sadar Bazaar. It is a popular shopping destination in Jodhpur/ Locals sell everything from spices and textiles to jewelry and souvenirs. The vendors sell mostly traditional Rajasthani goods such as handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry. This is an important destination to get a gist of the Rajasthani culture and revel in it.

8. Balsamand Lake and Palace

The ruling Maharaja built Balsamand Lake in the 13th century as a summer retreat. It is now a reservoir for the city's water supply and is a popular spot for picnicking and boating.

Established on the banks of the lake is the Balsamand Palace. Built in Rajasthani style, it is now a heritage hotel with beautiful gardens, and the interior is adorned with exquisite paintings, murals, and antique furniture. It, therefore, is a must-visit site in Jodhpur.

9. Chamunda Mata Temple

This Hindu temple is dedicated to Chamunda, an avatar of goddess Durga and is believed to have been built in the 14th century. It is a holy worship place for Hindus, and many devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from the goddess Chamunda. The temple hosts the annual Navratri festival, which is celebrated enthusiastically and passionately.

10. Masuria Hill Garden

This luscious garden is located in the Masuria Hills, a small hill near the city. It offers panoramic views of the landscape, including the cityscape, nearby hills, and the beautiful sunset. It hosts fountain shows in the evening, with the fountain dancing to popular Bollywood songs and facilities like a children's play area, a walking track, and seating arrangements make a perfect picnic spot and a place to visit.

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11. Kailana Temple

Kailana is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on the banks of Kailana Lake. Adorned with its beautiful sculptures and ancient carvings, it also hosts a Shiva Linga, which is worshiped by devotees who come to the temple to seek blessings and offer prayers. Visitors can attain a sense of inner peace and tranquility by visiting this temple beside the tranquil Kailana Lake.

12. Toorji Ka Jhalra

This stepwell was built in the 18th century serving as a water reservoir for the residents at the time. Now, it has been converted into a famous tourist spot, more so after its recent renovation in 2016. It is stunning in the evenings when illuminated by colorful lights creating a magical ambiance. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants, it is the perfect spot for photography, relaxation, and exploration of the cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

13. Achal Nath Shivalaya

Achal Nath Shivalaya is a Shiva temple that emanates the epitome of the architectural genius of the past era of Rajasthan. Visitors are advised to visit during Aarti(prayer), which is conducted in the evening to get the feeling of a religious ambiance. It is a trendy tourist destination near Jodhpur.

14. Mahamandir Temple

With 84 intricately carved pillars that support the structure's roof, this Hindu temple was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Abhay Singh of Jodhpur and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is relatively simple, with a large interior dome and intricate carving on the inside. It is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site that gathers thousands of devotees annually.

15. Siddhnath Shiv Temple

Siddhnath Shiv Temple is one of the oldest and most revered temples in Takhat Sagar Hills. Built around the 10th century AD, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including Jodhpur. This is a must-visit place in Jodhpur, providing spiritual ambiance and panoramic views of the surrounding vistas.

16. Raj Ranchhodji Temple

Raj Ranchhodji Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, whose other name is Ranchhod. Made with red stone and marvelous carvings, it consists of an idol of Lord Krishna made with black marble stone. It has an exceptional feature of color-stained windows making it appealing to the eye. This shrine is an excellent example of the artistry of the bygone era.

17. Ghanta Ghar (Ghantaghar)

Ghanta Ghar, translated to 'Clock Tower,' is a 60 ft tower in Jodhpur. Made up of red sandstone, it is the most prominent structure at the city's heart. It is a bustling commercial hub and a famous shopping center with vendors selling primarily Rajasthani goods like handicrafts and textiles. The vibrant atmosphere makes it a must-visit place to experience the culture of Jodhpur.

18. Bal Samand Lake and Palace

The Bal Samand Lake and Palace were built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh I in the 17th century and served as a summer retreat for the royal family. The lake is a famous tourist spot for boating, picnicking, and bird-watching. The beautiful palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel run by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC). It emits history and cultural heritage, with ornate balconies, jharokhas, and chhatris on the exterior and murals and paintings depicting Hindu mythology.

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20. Thar Heritage Museum

This museum in Jodhpur has been operated by the Lohar family, who have been collectors of antiques and artifacts for generations. This museum lets you delve into the cultural history of Rajasthan with weapons, armor, jewelry pieces, and traditional past costumes. It is organized in a thematic manner allowing for easy navigation through its various sections like the section for the Bishnoi community as well as for the royal families of Jodhpur.

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