5 Places to visit in Jodhpur

5 Places to visit in Jodhpur

Posted On : 13-10-2021

Popular 5 Places To Visit in Jodhpur

Jodhpur, the City Of Thar Desert, is the most popular city in Rajasthan which is known for its tradition, culture, and royalty. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. It is also popular for beautiful lakes, forts, historical places, desert activities, adventure activities, photography, shopping and much more.

Here is the list of 5 places to visit in Jodhpur.

1. MEHRANGARH FORT

        Mehrangarh Fort, spread across 1200 acres of area, is one of the largest and finest palaces in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The palace is situated on the hilltop approximately 122 meters above the plain. It was built by the Rajput ruler, Rao Jodha and it has served as the headquarters for the Rathores for five generations. It represented great power and prestige. Apart from being a military base, Mehrangarh was a palace for the rulers and their wives. The palace has many beautifully crafted buildings that represent Indian culture, art, music, literature. These buildings have now turned into museums showcasing the lives of ancestors of the Rathore clan.

        Mehrangarh Museum has 6 palaces namely-

  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Phool Mahal
  • Takhat Vilas
  • Sardar Vilas
  • Jhanki Mahal
  • Dipak Mahal
  • Moti Mahal

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The Fort also has 6 galleries namely-

  • Howdah Gallery - Howdahs were wooden seats that were fastened onto the elephant's back. The seat was divided into two compartments; the front one had a protective metal sheet and was meant for kings while the rear compartment was for bodyguards. 
  • Palanquin Gallery - Palanquins were used for the royal ladies or even men for traveling.
  • Daulat Khana - It displays the collections of fine arts of the Mughal period which is well-preserved.  
  • Painting Gallery - This gallery showcases the finest Marwar paintings.
  • Textile Gallery - This gallery displays different types of textiles of Rajasthan.
  • Armour Gallery- It displays the collection of armors used in every period such as swords, ivory, shields, guns. 

Entry to the fort is allowed through 7 gates. Some of which are:-

  • Jai Pol 
  • Fateh Pol
  • Dedh Kamgra Pol
  • Loha Pol

Tourist Attractions in Mehrangarh

Some of the tourist attractions in Mehrangarh are-

  • National Geological Monument
  • The Chamunda Mataji Temple
  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Best Time To Visit Mehrangarh Fort - Winters (October- March) is the best time to visit.

2. UMAID BHAWAN PALACE

Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest private residences located in Rajasthan. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the palace has 347 rooms and a part of the palace is supervised under Taj Hotels. Today, it is one of the best hotels in India. Your trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without Umaid Bhawan.

The palace is divided into three parts namely:-

  • Palace (residence of the royal family) - Spread across 26 acres of land, the palace consists of a private meeting hall, banquet hall, dining halls, a ballroom, swimming pool, library, spa, tennis courts, squash courts, and billiards room. The area is crafted in royal style and western decor.
  • Hotel- The hotel is managed by Taj Group of Hotels. It has 64 guest rooms and a royal suite of the king.
  • Museum- The museum showcases royal cars of Maharajas, royal artifacts, porcelain wares, paintings, vintage clock collections.

Best Time To Visit Umaid Bhawan- To explore the beauty of the palace and the lush green gardens, it is best to visit from October to March.

Entry Fees

For Indians - Rs 25 per head and Rs 30 for a museum.

For Foreigners - Rs 50 per head and Rs 100 for a museum.

3.  JASWANT THADA

Also known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar, it was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh by his son. Located a half kilometer away from Mehrangarh Fort, it is built with white marble and represents the spectacular architecture of the Rajput era. It is constructed like a temple with beautiful jalis. Jaswant Thada consists of the following parts:-

  • A multi-tiered garden
  • Beautiful terrace
  • A small pond

Best Time To Visit Jaswant Thada - Winters (October- March) is the best time to visit Jaswant Thada.

Entry Fees

For Indians - Rs 10

For Foreigners - Rs 20 

4. MANDORE GARDENS

Mandore Garden is a beautiful tourist spot with royal cenotaphs that attract visitors for its architectural infrastructure. The garden has beautiful green trees and a serene environment. It has small lakes which have small birds and fish. 

It is the collection of memorials and temples of the Marwar dynasty whose architectural style is very impressive. The most attractive part of Mandore Gardens is the Royal Cenotaphs or Chhatris made of red stone. Its interiors represent the legacy of Hindu architecture.

Major attractions of Mandore Garden are:-

  • The lawn
  • Royal Cenotaphs
  • Hall of Heroes
  • Temple of 33 Crore Gods
  • Government Museum

 Best Time to Visit Mandore Gardens - Winters (October- March) are the best time. 

 Entry Fees - There is no entry fee for Mandore Garden. However, charges for the Government Museum is Rs 50.

5. CLOCK TOWER

The clock tower is the oldest tower in Jodhpur that holds a huge clock built in the 19th century. It is a famous landmark and an important tourist attraction in Jodhpur built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. There is a market, called the Sardar market or the Clock Tower market, near the clock tower that attracts many tourists to the place. There are more than 7000 shops in the market. You can find unique handicrafts, spices, textiles, and much more here.

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