Jodhpur , Rajasthan


Jodhpur " The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was priviously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts- the old city and the new city. The old city is seperated by a 10km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai Ka Bag Palace.The city is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throught the year.

Places to visit

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Ghanta Ghar

Ghanta Ghar also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan was constructed by the Late Shri Sardar Singh Ji of Jodhpur. Beside the tower, there in the Sadar Market that is frequented by tourists on shopping spree. 

Shree Ratanada Ganesh Temple

Located in Ratanada, this ancient temple of Jodhpur houses a statue of God Ganesh or Vinayakji.

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada Situated towards the left side of the fort of Mehrangarh, this is a royal white marbled cenotaph. Mainly built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, this place even displays some of the rare portraits of Jodhpur's former rulers. 

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort Located on a hill that rises to around 1, 50 m from the level of the sea, this is the most glorious fort in the city of Jodhpur. Built in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort includes several palaces, temples, galleries and a museum within its premises.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace Constructed in the 20th Century by Maharaja Umaid Singh, this is one of the captivating Jodhpur palaces. However, presently, a part of the Umaid Bhavan Palace has been transformed to a museum and a hotel.

Umaid Garden

Umaid Garden Developed over an area of about 82 acres by Maharaja Umaid Singh, this garden includes green lawns, plants of rose and other seasonal flowers, Ashoka trees, fountains, a library, a zoo and a museum. It has even got a "Walk-in Aviary", which was constructed in the year 1978 to provide a platform to watch different kinds of birds, ducks, rabbits etc.

Kaylana Lake

Kalyana Lake is located 8 km west of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. It is an artificial lake, built by Pratap Singh in 1872. The lake spreads over an area of 84 km2. In ancient times this region had palaces and gardens made by two rulers of Jodhpur - Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh. These were destroyed to make Kaylana Lake.

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