Jodhpur Travel & Tourism Guide

Jodhpur is a sunny city set against a bright blue sky. A popular travel destination in Rajasthan Jodhpur was formerly the capital of the Marwar kingdom. A city grew outside the limits of the fort in olden times. Modern Jodhpur has grown and expanded though its palaces, forts and temples are favoured tourist attractions featuring beautiful architecture cradled in the sandy folds of the Thar Desert. A proper holiday guide to Jodhpur will enable you to plan your next vacation where there is so much to experience and enjoy.

An Insight to Jodhpur Tourism

In 1459 a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur. Conquering a lot of surrounding territory the chief formed the kingdom of Marwar. Located between Delhi and Gujarat Jodhpur became an important trading zone. The Marwari community flourished in business and spread all over India. Influenced by Mughal architecture Jodhpurs many palaces became aesthetically designed pieces of wonder. It prospered under peaceful stability during the British Raj. In 1947 it merged with the Indian Union and is today the second largest city in Rajasthan. A Jodhpur tour would be an enriching and fulfilling experience for you. Connecting with nature would be your best way to relax. One of Rajasthan’s popular tourism places is the Masuria Garden located upon Masuria Hill offers you a panoramic view of Jodhpur city dotted with blue houses in contrast with a cityscape of gilded desert hues. Other gardens worth visiting would be Mandore garden housing cenotaphs of former Jodhpur kings, Umed garden showcasing a zoo and aviary and a park displaying fountains and ponds and playing areas for young kids is the Nehru Park. This is a fantastic destination for friends, families and romantic honeymooning couples, alike. Among the many forts in your tour the Mehrangarh Fort is a magnificent piece of architecture built by Rao Jodha around 1460 A.D. Thick walls, wall in several palaces with intricate sculpturing and sweeping courtyards. It offers you romantic dinners with traditional food to the accompaniment of vibrant song and dance performances by artists telling regal stories of yore.

Other forts affording rich cultural, historical and architectural legacy are Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bagh palace, well preserved in a collaborative effort by the Indian Government and the royalty of Rajasthan attracting, tourism in Jodhpur. You can discover a lot more. The inhabitants of Jodhpur are deeply religious.. You can visit Baba Ramdeo Temple situated atop Masuria hill. Other temples worth visiting are Raj Ranchhodji Temple, Achal Nath Shivalaya, Siddhanth Shiv Temple and Rasik Bihari Temple. Exhibiting secularism Jodhpur has mosques, gurudwaras and churches too. The temples of Ossian near Jodhpur have remained sentinels of beautiful architecture. The Jodhpur Government Museum has a public library along with a zoo, situated in the beautiful Umaid Gardens. This museum is a place of attraction for children. Your kids will learn, viewing stuffed desert birds, wooden military biplane models and battleships. For those who are keen to know about Jodhpur’s historical past visiting more museums is recommended. Mehrangarh museum is worth a visit. Your Jodhpur tour is not quite complete without shopping for gorgeous jewellery and spices, especially the red chillies available at the colourful, vibrant Clock Tower market. Other handicraft items like stone studded earpieces and leather footwear are interesting. Jodhpur is also a hub of colourful and bright bandhej work which is very intricate. With so much to watch, enjoy and know a visit to Jodhpur is beckoning you.

Excursion from Jodhpur (all are within 100 kms)

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