Situated amidst lofty Arravallies, Jodhpur is a must visit tourism destination in India. A tour to Rajasthan is incomplete without Jodhpur tour. The citadel of Rajputana might and glory has many forts and palaces worth visiting. These forts and palaces are the major tourism attractions in Jodhpur. Exploring the forts gives you a feel of the times when the Rajput might was at its peak. Do come to Jodhpur once and we promise you that the splendid beauty and heart-warming hospitality will leave you spell bounded.
Tour Attractions in Jodhpur
Spread over an area of nearly 5 square kilometers, Mahrangarh is
situated in the heart of the city of Jodhpur. Besides being a landmark
in Jodhpur Mehrangarh fort is a must visit for all the tourists. The
fort is famous for its gigantic gateways that were built by the various
rulers in the course of history.
Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is a white marble memorial built in the memory
of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. It is widely believed that Maharaja
Jaswant succumbed to injuries at this place only while fighting Emperor
Jahangir. This jewel of Jodhpur tourism is a must visit during your
Made of marble and pink sandstone, the construction of the Umaid Bhawan
of Jodhpur started in 1929 and it took 16 years to complete it. The
palace was constructed under the food-for-work program to give
employment to the famine-struck population. Umaid Bhawan is a must visit
tourism destination in Jodhpur also doubles up as the residence for the
current royal family.
Mandore gardens are situated about 8 kilometers from Jodhpur and are a
not-to-miss tourism spots during the Jodhpur tour. This ancient capital
of Marwar is famous for the cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. The
beautiful gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular picnic spot
as well. Do visit this tourism destination in Jodhpur.
Balsamand Lake, a splendid Jodhpur tourism spot, is about 5 kilometers
from Jodhpur. This magnificent lake that is a popular tour spot was dug
in the year 1159. The garden that adjoins the lake is not well
maintained but is worth visiting. The small but magnificent summer
palace that stands by the side of the lake is another place worth
touring in Jodhpur.
Excursions Around Jodhpur
Osian, lies about 58 kilometers from Jodhpur, is a must visit tourism
spot around Jodhpur. This place is basically an oasis that is dotted by
as many as 15 beautifully sculptured Jain and Hindu temples. Some of the
prominent ones are The Sun Temple, Kali temple and the main Jain temple
dedicated to Lord Mahavira.
Another must visit tourism spot around Jodhpur for the animal and
nature lover is the Dhawa wildlife sanctuary. The Dhawa wildlife
sanctuary is situated at about 45 kilometres from Jodhpur and is famous
for Desert Rats and Antelopes.
Nagaur is about 150 kilometers from Jodhpur. The imposing fort with
beautiful murals of Nagaur is a must see during the Jodhpur tour. Every
year in the month of February, a weeklong cattle fair is held at Nagaur
that attracts scores of foreigners.
How to Reach Jodhpur
The Jodhpur Airport is well connected with important metropolitan
cities of the country through regular flights.
By Rail/ Train
The city of Jodhpur is connected directly with most of the important
cities of India like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Howrah, Jaipur and Delhi with
several express and super fast trains.
National Highway number 8 reaches Jodhpur from New Delhi via Gurgaon,
Jaipur, Ajmer, Beawar and Pali. It is connected to other cities through
a network of state and national highways.