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Jodhpur Tour and Travel Guide
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Famously known as Sun City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is another marvelous city which has powerful Meherangarh Fort and picturesque UmmaidBhawan. Jodhpur is not only rich in architectural and monumental marvel but also its natural biodiversity which can be best captured near and around Balsamand Lake area which is natural abode for various animals and migratory birds.
Jodhpur at a Glance
Best time to Visit Jodhpur October to March
Languages spoken Hindi, English and Rajasthani
Seasons Summer (March-June), Winter (November-February), Monsoon (July-September)
Religions Hindu, Islamic, Jainism, Sikhism
Temperature Summer (36° C to 42° C) & Winter (10° C to 24° C)
Cuisine Rajasthani food and Different country foods
It is counted as one amongst the India’s largest forts which has a unique collection of fine arts inside the fort. It was built by Rao Jodha in 1459. Decorated walls with painting of the Royal Rulers and the royal family members, antique art gallery have lots to offer for its visitors. At the top of fort commercial restaurant, Chokelao Mahal serves exotic continental and Rajasthani food and beverages to quench the thirst.
Ummaid Bhawan Palace
one of the marvels of modern Jodhpur, Ummaid Bhawan’s construction finished in 20th century. It’s eminent and mesmerizing beauty has spread all over its place. Ummaid garden has been developed as totally different but yet connected part of the palace from where one can enjoy Bird viewing especially in Migration season. Most if the part of the palace has been converted into commercial 5 star hotel where one can enjoy stay for experiencing royal life.
it was built by Balak Rao Parihar for conserving water for local residents given the adverse geographical situation. It is now a very popular picnic spot as it gives soothing view to eyes. It is located 5 K away from jodhpur on Mandor Road.
Mandor and Mandor Gardens
it was initially the capital of Marwar before the advent of Jodhpur. It picturesquely reflects the beauty of bygone era through its cenotaphs, museum, temples and yes a lot of monkeys. Mandor gardens is another attraction which has maintained beautiful and wide variety of flowers and decorative plants
It is cenotaph built in the fond memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II carved out of white marble delicately. Garden is well maintained and an idle place for taking fresh air away from the crowd of city. It is built on height thus offer a panoramic view of entire city.
Jodhpur’s Government Museum has a wide collection of the artifacts of bygone era including textile, images and statues of Jain Tirthankars, Paintings, Murals, jewelry, toys and many more items belonging to that time. One can watch and learn the life and pride history of Jodhpur.
Achal Nath Shivalaya
Rao Ganga’s queen Nanak Devi has built this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the creator and destroyer in 1531, as she was a keen devotee of Lord Shiva. This temple is made out of Chittar Stone and has mesmerizing designs on its walls and pillars.
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