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Rajasthan Trails: The Blue City of Jodhpur

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Rajasthan definitely has a lot to offer to tourists from all over the world. The land of kings, does not disappoint us when it comes to regal forts and palaces, and a feel of luxury. The city of Jodhpur, is one such place in this big state that holds up its royal reputation. Known for its marvelous -artifacts and carvings, this city is also known as the Sun City. Here is a list of places to see in Jodhpur, that you simply cannot miss:

Mehrangarh FortMehrangarh Fort

Called the ‘work of giants’ by Rudyard Kipling, Mehrangarh Fort is suspended above the Jodhpur skyline on a perpendicular cliff. If you’re not impressed yet, then you may want to know that The Dark Knight Rises was shot here for a significant prison scene. The fort consists of vast networks of beautiful and well preserved palaces and courtyards, the most notable ones include the Moti Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal and the Phool Mahal. Be prepared to visit the fort with comfortable footwear, for once inside, you’re bound to stay in for at least 2 hours.

Timings:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Fees:

  • Foreigners: Rs.600
  • Indian Nationals: Rs.70
  • Camera: Rs.100

Days Open: All Days

Ghanta GharGhanta Ghar

The busiest place in Jodhpur, Ghanta Ghar or Clock Tower is very close to Sadar Market. The most important landmark in the city, Ghanta Ghar is nearly 300 years old. The magnificent monument comes alive at night when its lit up and is definitely an important tourist attraction for foreigners and local tourists alike.

Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fees: None

Days Open: All

Umaid Bhawan PalaceUmaid Bhawan Palace

We all want that royal treatment when we visit the state of Maharajas. Well, if you want to be spoilt and bask in luxury Umaid Bhawan Palace is just where you need to check-in when in Jodhpur. The place is unique for its cross between Rajasthani and Victorian architecture, and is a fairly recent palace, since it was built in the 20th century. The palace is a part residence, part hotel and part museum, so take full advantage of the latter two and have a luxurious holiday in Jodhpur!

Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Fees: Indians: Rs.30 | Foreigners: Rs.50

Days Open: All days

Balsamand Lake

Balsamand Lake
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Located about 3km from Jodhpur, Balsamand lake is a popular picnic spot and was originally a reservoir that used to provide water to areas around it. Built in the 13th century, this lake is now a proud tourist spot and peaceful nonetheless. Witness the sunset by the lake for a beautiful view or have dinner in the gardens near the lake for a memorable time. You can also opt to stay at the Blasamand Lake Palace for a night to enjoy the view of the gardens and the lake.

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

Fees: None

Days Open: All

Sardar MarketSardar Market in Jodhpur

Situated right across the Clock Tower, this Bazaar is the prime location of the city. One can find everything from sarees, traditional handicrafts to spices and vegetables being sold here. This lively local market is ideal to visit if you want to have a feel of the Bazaars back in the old days, while you’re out there you could also buy some lovely colorful souvenirs for your friends back home!

Timings: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Entry Fee: None

Days Open: All days

Mandore GardenMandor Garden

Located about 9km from Jodhpur, Mandore is a town that boasts of a prestigious ancient past and monuments. The Mandore Gardens are quite famous amongst the locals and tourists alike. While there, you can also visit the Government museum and the Hindu temple, Ravan temple that has all the Hindu gods carved on it. Don’t forget to visit the Hall of Heroes that commemorates the deities.

Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Entry fees: Rs.50

Days Open: All days

Jaswant ThadaJaswant Thada

Commonly known as the Taj Mahal of Mewar, this mausoleum is a memorial of the Rajput clan. Built with white marble, the structure of the temple resembles that of a typical Hindu temple. You’ll surely get a good feel of the Rajputana history when visiting this memorial. Be prepared for a grand entrance as there are musicians and folk dancers waiting for guests at the entrance of the museum.

Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fees: Indian: Rs.30

Foreigner: Rs.50

Days Open: All days

Mahamandir TempleShiv temple in Jodhpur

This temple will surely remind you of the old classic movie temples. Built in the 1800s this temple looks as ancient as it is. There are about 84 pillars supporting the temple and the stone carving on the walls are both beautiful and awe-inspiring to look at. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and thus has many yogic postures as carvings!

Timings: 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Entry Fees: None

Working days: All days

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Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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