The city of Sun City is famous for its culture, significant forts, beautiful blue houses lined on the cobbled streets, tuk-tuk ride and much more. Out of all the tourist attractions of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is an important destination.
This article talks in detail about the top five tourist attractions of the city.
1. Mehrangarh Fort
Starting from luxury trains like Palace on Wheels to weekend getaway itineraries to Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is the iconic attraction of the land, which is present in all itineraries. It is famous for its historic element, exploration, photogenic structure and much more. It is open throughout the day from morning 9 to 5 in the evening. This fort stands 400 feet above the city. It was built in the 15th century and it is famous for its architectural marvel. After exploring the fort, enjoy the museum; take flying fox tour, visit Chokelao Bagh, Ranisar Lake, Padmasana lake and other attractions around it.
2. Umaid Bhawan Palace
The palace was built in the early 20th century and it holds 347 rooms, making it one of the largest private residences of the earth. Today, a part of this palace is open for tourist accommodation. If Umaid Bhawan Palace is not a part of your budget, you can always visit it for its museum, architectural beauty, garden, and others. Do not miss the vintage car collection and clock collection of the museum.
3. Jaswant Thada
This historic structure is famous for photography, exploration, and architecture. It would take around two hours to scale this memorial built in the 19th century. This marble monument is famous for marble carvings, ancient portraits, multilevel garden, carved gazebo, and others. You can find lakes and gardens around the monument for relaxing.
4. Mandore Gardens
Do not think of it as just a few lanes of flowering plants. This garden belongs to the 6th century and today, it holds a hall of heroes, temple to 33 crore demi-gods of Hinduism, government museum, statues and a lush vegetation filled the garden. Tourists are allowed to enjoy sightseeing and take a picnic lunch inside the garden. If you are up for exploration, visit Mandore Fort, which is almost in ruins, today. The streets around the garden are filled with street shops. You can find cheap articles, souvenirs, and street foods in these stalls.
5. Kailana Lake
Are you up for some adventure? It is time to visit the water body of this desert region. This is an artificial lake, which was built in the 19th century for replenishing water needs of the city inmates. Today, this water source is not used for the city’s need. However, migration birds have made it, their home. Apart from birdwatching and exotic photography, you can enjoy boat riding, picnic, strolling and other activities around the lake. The lake and the surrounding regions are open throughout the day and thus, you can feel free to relax as long as you feel.
Other important attractions of Jodhpur, which you should not miss, are Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Clocktower, Chamunda Mata temple, Balsamand Lake, Masuria hill garden and others. If you are ready to travel around Jodhpur for sightseeing, visit Pali, Khimsar, Osian, Ranakpur, Phalodi, and others.