‘Sun City’, a name quite appropriately dedicated to Jodhpur that enjoys a sunny weather all year around. Built by Rao Jodha in 1459 it is now a very popular destination for all tourists with its scenic beauty and grand forts. Here is a list of places you ought to visit on your trip to Jodhpur:
1. Mehrangarh Fort -
Image - mouthshut.com/It is one of the most stunning forts in the city of Jodhpur. It was built in 1459 on a 150-meter high hill by Rao Jodha. Mehrangarh Fort is the centre of the old Jodhpur city with the entire city built around it. In the premises of the fortare many other tourist attractions like palaces, temples, galleries and a museum.
Timings: 9:00 AM- to 5:00 PM Entry Fee:Rs400 for foreigners and Rs 60 for Indians Website:http://www.jodhpurindia.net/mehrangarh-fort/index.html
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2. Umaid Bhavan Palace -
Image -www.naturalhighsafaris.com/Maharaja Umaid constructed the Umaid Bhavan Palace in the 20th century. One section of this palace is nowturned into a museum and a hotel and in the other section resides the royal family of Jodhpur. Exhibited in this museum is an array of items that once belonged to the Maharaja. Some of these items include weapons, furniture, antique clocks and a banner presented to the Maharaja by Queen Victoria.
Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Entry Fee:50 rupees Website:http://www.jodhpurindia.net/forts-and-monuments/umaid-bhavan-palace.html
3. Jaswant Thada -
Image - wanderingtrader.com/This royal cenotaph built with white marble in1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur to commemorate his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. This cenotaph holds some exceptional portraits of former maharajas of Jodhpur. You have to go through a patch of rocky hills to reach this architectural landmark.
Timings:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Entry Fee:30 rupees for foreigners and 15 rupees for Indians Website:http://www.jodhpurindia.net/forts-and-monuments/jaswant-thada.html
4. Flying Fox Jodhpur -
Image -cdn.c.photoshelter.com/Quench your thirst for adventure and experience the most exhilarating Zip lining with Flying Fox in Jodhpur. In 1.5 hours, you will zip through 6 different zip wires each covering a distance of 110-300 meters. Every adventurous individual that comes here is first given a safety lesson followed by a practice session and then the real fun kicks in.
Timings: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Entry Fee:Rs 1500 per person Website: http://www.flyingfox.asia/
5. Ganesh temple Jodhpur -
Image -www.rajasthandirect.com/This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh and is constructed on the spot where his eight feet high idol was once found. All The idols in this temple are believed to have emerged all by themselves from the rocks. From this hilltop, a breath-taking view of the Mehrangarh Fort and the blue city can be seen during the sunset.
Timings: 5:00AM - 12:00PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Entry Fee: Free Website:http://www.rajasthandirect.com/tourism/temples/ganesh-temple-jodhpur
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6. Balsamand Lake -
Image -balsamandlakepalace.jodhanaheritage.com/This beautiful architectural piece with a rich history has now become one of the most popular picnic spots in Jodhpur. With an array of trees, lush green gardens and a view of the lakeside palace, this lake is the perfect place to unwind away from the hustle of the city.
Timings: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Entry Fee: Free Website: http://www.jodhpurindia.net/lakes/balsammand-lake.html
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