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10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City

Jodhpur is the blue land of Bazaars, Food and Heritage! As an addition, The city is also called the 'sun city' as it receives the first rays of the sun in the morning glittering the beautiful architectural pieces of the Thar desert region. The mesmerising sunrise, the visas of beautiful architecture dotting the city, the scrumptious food and a dose of history. Jodhpur gives you tons of reasons to visit the city. If you have already made up your mind, here is the list of stunning places to visit in Jodhpur:

Mehrangarh Fort

10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City-1 Rising from top of the hill situated at a height of 125 m, such is the Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is a preserved heritage structure packed with history and legends. The museum inside the fort is a reflector of the arts from Mughal Period. The fort boasts a spectacular view of the Blue City from its top and is perfect for a visit in the evening as you can watch the sun go down from the best sunset point!

If you are charmed enough by the grandeur of Mehrangarh Fort, check out famous forts of Rajasthan that will swoon you off your feet.

Jaswant Thada

10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City-2 Built in the late 19th century, Jaswant thada is tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada is built from white marble and is a peaceful place to relax, away from the city buzzz! Also, it offers wonderful view of the city and the fort from its premises.

Clock Tower

10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City-3 The ancient beauty of Clock Tower awaits you with its vibrant street markets, the punch of history and the beauty of architecture. Built by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his tenure somewhere between in 1880 and 1911, Clock Tower remains one of the magnificent attractions of the city. The top of the tower promises a mesmerizing view of the Mehrangarh fort. On top of that you get to witness the spirited Sardar market which offers various handicrafts, spices, local food and silver souvierns for its tourists. 

Sand Dunes of 'OSIAN'

10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City-4 At a 60 km drive from Jodhpur, lies the town of Osian. Surrounded by sand dunes, Osian is famous for its desert and temples, and is known as ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’. The place has 16 famous temples, including Sachiya Mata Temple, Sun Temple, Mahaveera Temple etc. The temples boast great art of sculpture. Osian is amidst the desert and camel safari is a must. You can also camp in the desert and enjoy the starry night! For all your camping needs visit http://shoesonloose.com/equipment-rental

The ‘Street Food’ of Jodhpur

10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City-5 Jodhpur has no dearth of food; yummiest food is prepared in the kiosks in the main market around the ‘ Clock Tower’. Savor the taste of famous Mirchi Vada and eat out the best of Indian Dishes at the famous Janta Sweet Home.

Keep walking and every corner of Jodhpur will surprise you by exotic tastes.

Mandore gardens

10 Stunning Places to Visit In Jodhpur Which Will Make You Fall For The Blue City-6 Mondore is a small city established in the 6th century as a capital of Marwars before Jodhpur was developed. Mondore gardens speak highly of the Marwar architecture with its cenotaphs, dewals, and number of Hindu temples. The garden also hosts a museum "Hall of Heroes" dedicated to various deities and Rajput Folk heroes. Another major attraction of the garden is the shrine of 300 million gods adorned with the brightly colored images of various Hindu gods. The top of the hill offers a majestic view of the ruins of Mandore city reflecting the beauty of bygone era.  

Umaid Bhawan Palace

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This palace cum hotel is situated on Chittar hill overlooking the city of Jodhpur. Umaid Bhawan Palace is the place where you live the past and present at the same time and is a must visit in Jodhpur. This palace is described as “the last of the grand palaces of India.” It is a 100 years old building with the splendor of a centuries-old landmark. Umaid Bhawan palace snuggles you in a completely different world with its magnificent architecture and design, warm hospitality, scrumptious food and pleasant vibe. You can see the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, which is the only structure set on a higher plane than Umaid Bhawan Palace. There are very few buildings in the world which can match up the architectural brilliance and grandeur of this place.

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

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To restore the ecology of large rocky, rugged wasteland Rao Jodha park was created next to the grand Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur. The park was created in 2006 and opened to the public in Feb 2011. It spreads over an area of 200 acres. The park includes a Visitors Centre with Interpretation Gallery, a native plant nursery, small shop, and cafe. The area in and around the park has distinctive volcanic rock formations which were formed between 745 and 680 million years ago. The park has around 250 species of native plants and 200 species of birds and several reptile species. This park is really very enjoyable for those who love nature. It endows you with a lot of information about the desert and its vegetation.

Jain Mahavira Temple

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Jain Mahavira is a significant pilgrimage center for Jains, which is located in a small and ancient town of Osian in Jodhpur. The temple boasts of its stunning architecture that is made of red sandstone. The carvings here depict different stages of the life of 22nd Jain Tirthankara, Lord Neminath. The temple was built in the commemoration of Lord Mahavira(24th Jian Tirthankara) in 775 AD King Vatsa. There is a 32-inch tall sculpture of Lord Mahavira, sitting in Padmasana position at the temple. The images of Gods and Goddesses on the pillars and walls add to the splendor of this Jain temple.

Kaylana lake

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Kaylana Lake lies west of Jodhpur at a distance of around 8 km from the city, on the Jaisalmer Road. Kaylana Lake is an artificial lake built by Pratap Singh in 1872. This beautiful lake was built by destroying the palaces and gardens in ancient times which were made by two rulers Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh. This lake gets its water from Hati Nehar which is connected to Indira Gandi Canal. Spreading over an area of 84 km, Kaylana lake is the best spot for witnessing the sunset and a perfect place for enjoying with family and friends. Boating facility is also available and is the best place for boating in Jaipur. Currently, a variety of bird species live in the gardens here, so it is a good spot for bird watching too.

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