Also known as the hub of history, architecture and heritage lovers, Jodhpur is one of the most blooming places of Rajasthan. Winter is the best time to explore the true beauty of Rajasthan’s most prestigious traditional centre. You can witness the unique shades of Blue in the architecturally advanced and rich city of Jodhpur. All the homes and wall structures are painted in blue color and hence, Jodhpur is known as India’s Chefchaouen, a prominent city in Morocco that is also famous for the sobriquet Blue Structures walls and structure. You can cover Jodhpur in your Rajasthan trip with other cities like Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer.
Also famous as the Sun City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur city has lots of places to explore. Jodhpur is a popular destination that features major beautiful and bewitching palaces, forts, temples, scenic deserts and lots more. Let’s explore one by one places.
As per Tripntricks, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the best forts to visit in India. Being one of the largest and most imposing forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most captivating places of Jodhpur. The unique architecture, the historical treasures, magnificent history, long walls with a height of 36 mtrs and lots more make it one of the most visited places of India. The fort looks mesmerizing from the internal parts of the city and it has an incredible view of each and every element. Forget not to visit Mehrangarh Fort to experience the traditional history and culture of Rajasthan.
Situated on the extreme left side of the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada is a masterpiece of Rajasthan’s architectural beauty. The Thada is nestled in between the Mehrangarh Fort and the Jodhpur city. Jaswant Thada as mentioned before is an architectural masterpiece that is constructed with smart white marble carved sheets. These carved marbles are very thin, polished. These marble sheets are carved in a unique way and the surface glows even during the day time.
Filled with the cenotaphs of ancient, royal kings of Mewar, Mandore Gardens is definitely one of the bewitching places not to be missed when in Jodhpur. Unlike usual cenotaphs of Jodhpur, the cenotaphs in the Mandore Gardens are constructed just like traditional and historical Hindu temples. These are made in red sandstones and have four attractive and elegant storeys. These cenotaphs and storeys of Mandore Gardens are surrounded by a beautiful nature centric greenery. Apart from the above, Mandore Gardens also contain a ruined palace and fort.
Clock Tower is another popular attraction in Jodhpur. It is also called as Ghanta Ghar.The vibrant and colourful area of Clock Tower is a marketplace that offers an exciting and mesmerizing shopping experience to the visitors. A visitor can shop here the finest kinds of species. A visitor can surely go for Mathaniya’s red chili, a prominent red coloured chili powder. Apart from the chili powder, a visitor can buy flavoured tea, buttermilk, handicrafts, embroidery fabric, antiques and lots more. Also, a visitor can explore food items.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Created in the year 2006, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is one of the bewitching natural ecology centres of Jodhpur. It is a beguiling rocky wasteland located next to Mehrangarh Fort. It has a history attached to it. During the ancient years, Rock Park had suffered because of negligence and overrun by Baavlia. Baavlia is generally known as Prosopis Juliflora. It is an invasive and thorny shrub originated from Central America almost a hundred years ago. The struggle was to eradicate baavlia and create a safe home for native rock endured plants that were bought from the desert.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Experience luxurious history in the heritage walks. Delving into the enchanting and bewitching past of Rajasthan, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most opulent and dainty palaces in the state of Rajasthan. Famous personalities get married in a traditional way here and it has a strong history attached to it. Post Maharana Pratap Singh reign, Jodhpur had experienced drought conditions in the 1920s. Maharaja Umaid Singh, Rathore Dynasty’s former king built this fort in the year 1943. It has magnificent architecture, royal splendour. Today, the lavish palace is extremely renowned for its museums, vintage collection of ancient items, intricate ancient furniture, arms and ammunition and lots more. Everything reveals its own story and yes this palace is worth the visit.