Popularly known as the Sun City, an astonishing fact about the city of Jodhpur is that the sun here is the first thing visible every morning. Founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, the city is the second largest in the state of Rajasthan. Also Jodhpur is divided as the old city and new city. This beautiful city is also famous and well known for its majestic forts and palaces. In fact this is one of the most visited city by tourists in India every year. If you are planning your next visit to Jodhpur, we have listed down some important places that you definitely ought to visit and include in your itinerary. Read below to know more about them:
The Mehrangarh Fort
This gorgeous fort is famous for its history, architecture and also adventure. If you are a photography lover you definitely ought to visit this gorgeous fort. There are many places you can visit within the fort itself including a museum. The fort is open on all days from 9 AM in the morning to 5 PM in the evening.
An interesting fact about this fort is that it is also considered as one of the largest force in India. Not just this it stands magnificently 400 feet about the city of Jodhpur. It has taken many centuries for this fort to be completed and hence you can find that the architecture present at this fort represents different periods. You can also visit the Ranisar & Padmasar lakes here or visit the Chokelao Bagh.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Also famous for its history and architecture this place is also a must visit. Situated on the highest point in the city, the place is named as one of the largest residences in the world. You would be astounded to find out that the place comprises of a combination of Indian and European style architecture. Also a part of this Palace is still serves as a home to the former royal family while the other two places are converted into Taj Palace hotel and a museum. While the hotel is only accessible to the guests here, the museum is open to the public.
This was built in the fond memory of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Jaswant Singh. Constructed in the year 1899 the destination is quite close to Mehrangarh Fort. You will be truly mesmerized by the marble collection of this beautiful destination which comprises of carvings and portraits of the Rathore rulers. The place also comprises of gazebos, pond and a garden.
Jodhpur is a city that will never fail to mesmerize the people visiting here with its beauty and majestic tourism sites. One of these are the Mandore Gardens which attract tourists in large numbers every year. There are many artefacts and statues here present at the museum and a splendor architecture that you can explore.
The Kailana lake is situated on the west of the city and is also an artificial lake which was constructed in the in the year 1872. Also if you are a nature lover this place is a must visit for you as the lake is a bird watcher’s paradise. You can also opt for sailing on the boat if you want to enjoy a mesmerizing view and click some beautiful photographs for your memories. The best time to visit here is during sunset to enjoy a stunning view.