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6 Best Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur 2021

Counted as the second-largest city in Rajasthan, the Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. The city is named after him and is divided into two parts; old and new city. You will be surprised to know that the first ray of the sun shines straight on the land of Jodhpur.  After all, it is for a reason, the city is called Sun City. Another famous name of the city is Blue City.  It is so because a quite good number of Havelis, houses, temples, and forts are painted in the vivid shades of blue here. That’s not the end, the city is also famous amongst the tourists for its magnificent forts and palaces. The major tourist attractions in Jodhpur are:

Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur

Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur

1. Mehrangarh Fort

Comes first in the list of must-visit places in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. It was constructed by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. It is almost 400 feet above the city and calmly overlooks the city settled beneath it. The fort before the completion has seen many centuries and therefore the architecture style of different periods is reflected here. Wrapped in red sandstone, the Mehrangarh fort has unbeatable grandeur. Majorly, it is known for its carved panels, decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Phool Mahal. The movie, The Dark Knight Rises was shot in this fort.

Opening hours: Open every day, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The time required: 2-3 hours

2. Jaswant Thada

Literally a stone’s throw away distance from Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada is a top tourist place to see in Jodhpur. It was built in the year 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The usage of white marble, the intricate carvings, the multilevel gardens, and the carved gazebos, all enhance the charm of this place. The pond near it is known as the traditional cremation ground for Jodhpur royals. In the cenotaph of this property, portraits of Rathore rulers are kept.

Opening hours: Open every day, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Duration: 90 minutes

3. Umaid Bhavan Palace

Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the grandfather of the current owner Gaj Singh, the Umaid Bhavan is one amongst the largest residences in the world. The palace converted hotel is now operated by the Taj Group of Hotels. It has 347 rooms and mesmerizing galleries, each of which exhibits items of the regal era. There is a gallery that showcases only royal watches. There is another one that displays royal vintage cars. If you want to experience luxury wrapped in sophistication then this is the best place to be in Jodhpur. Every nook and corner of the place spells out glory and grace.

Opening hours: Umaid Bhavan Palace: Open every day, 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum: Monday to Saturday 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Duration: 60-120  minutes

4. Mandore Gardens

Capital of Mewar before Jodhpur was established, Mandore is an establishment of the 6th century. The Mandore gardens are famous tourist attractions in Jodhpur. It houses government museums,  a Hall of Heroes’ and a temple of 33 crore Gods. The structure indeed speaks of the architectural splendor of the bygone era.

Opening hours: Open all days

Duration: 60-90 minutes

5. Chand Baori

For those who don’t know, Baori or stepwell are man-made ponds in which water can be reached by descending a few steps. This type of water arrangement was very popular in the era of kingdoms. The tourists who are new to this idea must visit this place in Jodhpur to understand the daily lives and facilities of people earlier. Depicting a similar geometrical pattern throughout, the Chand Baori is a creation of the 8th or 9th centuries. It is 64 feet deep and has 13 floors. It is the biggest stepwell in India.

Opening hours: 24 hours

Duration: 30 minutes

6. Bishnoi Village

Another interesting place in Jodhpur is Bishnoi village. The village gives you a true glimpse of real Marwar culture. Here you also get to involve in many activities like a desert excursion, camel trek, cane spotting, and village walk. You can get into a conversation with people here, spend some time in their houses and can also check on the amazing art and handicraft collection through which these people earn their livelihood.

Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Duration: As much time as you want.

Fascinated by the city? Don’t think much, just contact the Rajasthan tour operator and plan your trip to Jodhpur. The city gives you a good chance to escape from all the work and tensions back at home.