Often referred to as “The Sun City”, Jodhpur is one of the beautiful destinations founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. Previously known as Marwar, it is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Home to enormous amazing attractions and sightseeing, this city is divided into two parts the old city and the new city. This city is famous for its blue buildings, which were originally painted to signify that they were occupied by Brahmins (the highest caste in India). This city has many amazing places and magnificent forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and many more. If you are all set to visit Jodhpur then ensure that you have visited all beautiful attractions during your trip to this Jodhpur.
Mehrangarh Fort tops the list of ‘must visit’ places in Jodhpur considered one of the largest forts in India. Constructed by Rao Jodha this invincible fort stands magnificently400 feet above the city.
It is most admirable and adorable architectural landmark which was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the second number of King of Jodhpur. This place is very close to Mehrangarh Fort. The tranquility of the marble construction is enchanting. During visiting this place you will be able to see plenty of portraits of the Rathore rulers.
It is an artificial lake that was constructed by Balak Rao Parihar in 1159 AD. The lush greenery around the lake has mango groves, papaya groves and groves of guava, plum and pomegranate. Balsamand Lake Palace was intended to serve as summer resort for the royal family of Jodhpur.
Also known as birdwatchers Paradise, Kailana Lake is located on west of the city. This is yet another beautiful lake, which was constructed in the year 1872 by Pratap Singh. This is one amongst the most frequented lakes in Rajasthan. You could sail on a boat if you aim to add some breathtaking photographs to your collection
The construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum was started in the year 1929 and it was completed in 1943. The 347-roomed massive palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace boasts of a combination of Indian and European style of architecture.
There is not dearth of attractions in this beautiful city but there are many other attractions like Mandore Gardens, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and many more things to enjoy such as Marwar Festival which is held every year in the month of October.
Apart from, this city offers good transport facility as it has its own airport, railway platform and moreover offers excellent bus services.