Jodhpur City Tourist Places

Mehrangarh Fort : Mehrangarh Fort covers an area of 1,200 acres (486 hectares) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The complex is located on a hilltop around 122 metres above the surrounding plain and was constructed circa 1459 by Rajput ruler Rao Jodha, though most of the existing structure is from the 17th century. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards, as well as a museum housing various relics. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending Mehrangarh.

There are seven gates, which include Jai Pol (meaning 'victory gate'), built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over the Jaipur and Bikaner armies in 1806. The Fattehpol (also meaning 'victory gate'), commemorates victory of Maharaja Ajit Singh over the Mughals.

Jaswant Thada : Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and serves as the cremation ground for the royal Rajput family of Marwar.

The cenotaph is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the Sun. The cenotaph's grounds feature carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a small lake. There are three other cenotaphs in the grounds. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur

Clock Tower : The Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar Bazar) Jodhpur is a major icon of the city. Situated in the main city center and accessible from all corners of the city.

Shopping and travel often go hand in hand, especially if you are a visitor in Jodhpur with the slightest interest in shopping or souvenir hunting. The Clock Tower market is known for spices, colorful ethnic cloths, footwear, Rajasthani traditional handicrafts, bangles, mojari jutti (type of Rajasthani footwear), souvenir, artifacts and local food stalls etc. At the Jodhpur Clock Tower market, you can find all of these in vast varieties and much more.

Umaid Bhawan Palace : The grand Umaid Bhawan Palace built in 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh, this palace is one of the largest private residences in the world. It currently houses the royal residence, a luxury hotel and a family museum – the only part of the palace accessible to general public. The extensive collection of memorabilia at the museum will take you through the fascinating 20th century history of Jodhpur kings.

The site chosen for the palace was on a hill known as Chittar hill in the outer limits of Jodhpur. The palace was built with "dun-coloured" (golden – yellow) sandstone with two wings. The Palace is divided into three functional parts – the residence of the royal family, a luxury Taj Palace Hotel, and a Museum focusing on the 20th-century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family.

Balsamand Lake : Balsamand Lake and Garden is a popular tourist destination in Jodhpur. The lake and garden are located approximately 5 kilometers from Jodhpur City and are among the top tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The serene waters of Balsamand Lake and the garden's lush greenery are a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

It is a beautiful man-made lake that was constructed in the 13th century by a Gurjara-Pratihara ruler named Balak Rao Parihar. The lake is surrounded by a beautiful garden that was built in the 19th century by Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Located on 200 acres, the garden is a haven for nature lovers and those seeking peace and tranquility.

Kailana Lake : Kaylana Lake is located 8 km west of Jodhpur. It is an artificial lake, built by Pratap Singh in 1872.
The lake is situated between igneous rock land formations. It receives its water from Hathi Nehar, which is further connected to the Indira Gandhi Canal. The natural vegetation here mostly consists of Babool (Acacia nilotica and Kumat trees, and various migratory birds such as Siberian cranes are seen here in the winter season. It is also a popular place for birdwatching, boating, and for viewing the most ethereal sunsets.
The city of Jodhpur and all the surrounding towns and villages depend on Kaylana lake as a source of drinking water.

Chamunda Mata Temple : Chamunda Mata Temple located on the southern edge of Jodhpur’s landmark fort, Chamunda Mata Temple is one of the most popular places of worship in the city. In its sanctum sanctorum is a black stone idol of Mother Chamunda, which was brought here from Mandore in 1460 by Rao Jodha.

People of all castes and creeds visit this temple to offer prayers to their guarding deity and the Isht Devi of Jodhpur royals. Navaratri celebrations at this temple are quite a spectacle.

Bishnoi Village : If you want to get an experience of the tribal India, Bishnoi Village is the attraction around jodhpur best for you. Which is organization by Chhotaram Prajapat(Weaver). Bishnoi village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is scenic beauty marked with Khejri trees and deer. Also in the village is the Guda Bishnoi Lake. It is an natural lake, perfect as a picnic spot.
A person interested in exotic wild life & nature should definitely visit this village. The Bishnoi community inhabits the village. The villagers are staunch worshippers of nature in all its forms, specially the sanctity of plant and animal life. They even pray to the green trees and animals that inhabit their land.
Around the Guda Bishnoi Lake, you can see numerous migratory birds like domicile Cranes etc, blackbucks and chinkaras. This pond is drinking point for antelopes black bucks of near by area. Bishnoi village in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India is a kind of desert oasis. It is the perfect place to experience the traditions and customs of tribal life. It is a place caught in a delightful time warp, where life still goes on like the days of the past.

Osiyan : Osiyan is an ancient town located in the middle of the Thar Desert. Often known as the "Khajuraho of Rajasthan", Osiyan is famous as the home to a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries.

One can enjoy the view of 18 shrines, out of which Surya or Sun Temple, the later Kali temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Mahavira stand for their grace and architecture.

Near by Jodhpur Tourist Places

Synonymous with magnificence, Rajasthan is a unique treasure. Luring travelers to explore the mighty forts, royal palaces, beautiful temples, national parks, villages and the stark Thar Desert, the royal state is magical.

Jaisalmer : A part of the Great Indian Thar Desert, the city is dotted by several Havelis that were built by the royal merchants of the city.

The city is quite famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila. The town bustles with various shops, hotels and ancient havelis and is considered as the only living fort in India. Inside this fort, visit the Raj Mahal (royal palace), the Laxminath Temple and several Jain temples. The palace museum has a huge collection of the items belonging to the royal era. Other attractions that you will visit include Patwon-ki-Haveli, Gadsisar Lake (built in the 14th century by Maharawal Gadsi for the conservation of rain water) and Sam Sand Dunes. Camel ride to the Sunset Point is an unforgettable experience.

Bikaner : A vast expanse of glistening desert, the city lies in the northern region of the state. It was founded by the Rathore Prince- Rao Bikaji in 1488 AD. Famous for Camel Safaris, it boasts of the world's largest Camel research and breeding farm.

Junagarh Fort was built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh- the sixth ruler of the city. Some of the striking palaces inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal. Moreover, you can discover the rich treasures of the bygone era in the museum. Laxmi Niwas Palace is an erstwhile residence of the former ruler- Maharaja Ganga Singh. It is a wonderful example of Indo-Saracenic style and now serves as a luxury hotel. Karni Mata Temple is a most devotee visit place in Bikaner.

The National Research Center on Camel. Spread over an area of more than 2000 acres, it is one of its kinds in Asia. While spending your time here, you can enrich your knowledge about Camel, the famous 'Ship of the Desert'. The centre also has a camel museum that throws light on the developmental aspects of the research work.

Amber Fort
- En-route to the fort, halt for a visit to Hawa Mahal. Hawa Mahal is a prominent tourist attraction in the city. The windows of the monument built through honeycombed pink sandstone were once used by the royal ladies to watch royal processions passing the streets.

Feel the luxury enjoyed by the royals as you take an elephant ride up to the Amber Fort. Nestled atop of a hill, the grand fort impresses visitors at the first sight. Discover the history as you move through large gates, expansive courtyards and palatial period rooms.

Other attractions in jaipur is nahargarh fort, Jai garh fort, city palace, Jantar mantar

Ranakpur : Ranakpur is known as the town of temples. There are a lot of popular tourism places in Ranakpur. The Jain temple is the most important sightseeing places in Ranakpur also referred to as one of the 7 wonders of India. It is built over an area of 40000 sq. ft and is adorned with intricate carvings. The main focus of the architecture is the inscription of the nymphs and other celestial bodies. The two huge bells of 108 kg each add an icing on the cake.
Other beautiful places are the Maharani Bagh orchard and the Aravalli hills. A Ranakpur Tour can include several things leaving behind a trail of memories.
The horseback travel in the Aravalli ranges and the visit to the Kumbalgarh wildlife sanctuary is an extra dose to the travel. if you are planning to have a tour to Rajasthan and want to see the original beauty of the city, then Ranakpur is an ideal travel destination in the state.

Udaipur : The City of Lakes and Palaces, often referred to as the 'Venice of the East', the city of lakes Udaipur is located around azure water lakes and is hemmed in by lush green hills of Aravallis. The famous Lake Palace, located in the middle of Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful sights of Udaipur. It is also home to Jaisamand Lake, claimed to be the second largest man-made sweet water lake in Asia. The beautiful City Palace and Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace) add to the architectural beauty and grandeur of the city. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and marble. Solar observatory in Lake Fateh Sagar is the only observatory in India located on an island and has been made on the pattern of Big Bear Lake in Southern California. The ten-day Shilpgram Festival which starts from 21 Dec to 30 Dec pulls in a large number of people interested in arts and crafts.
Other attractions are Saheliyon-Ki-Bari - the courtyard of Queen's friends and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir - a famous museum housing an amazing collection of Rajasthan's folk articles.
Udaipur was founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the new capital of Mewar Kingdom. It is located in the fertile, circular Girwa Valley to the southwest of Nagda, which was the first capital of Mewar.

Ranthambhore : Ranthambhore is the best place to catch the elusive tiger, Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve is one of the world’s best known wilderness areas. Located 14 kilometres from Sawai Madhopur and at the junction of some of the geologically oldest mountain ranges - the Aravallis and Vindyas - Ranthambore offers some of the finest opportunities for sighting the magnificent tiger in the wild. A mix of rolling hills and crags, and meadows, lakes and rivulets, this dry-deciduous forest system is home to an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the tiger, you can also spot sloth bear, leopard, caracal, jackal, fox, hyena and mongoose at Ranthambore.