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Jodhpur Tours

Jodhpur, once the capital of the earlier princely state of Marwar, is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Flanked on its western side by the Mehrangarh Fort, and on the eastern side by the stately sandstone Palace of Umaid Bhawan; the monuments temples and garden of Jodhpur depict a multi-faceted greatness.

Jodhpur is located at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the eastern side. It has a typical desert weather, dry and hot. The ideal time to visit this place is the period between November and March. The city is like an oasis in the huge desert, with a variety of thorny shrubs all over the area. It also has some of the animal species that can survive in an arid and dry environment.

Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur

jodhpur offers a large number of grand forts and exquisite palaces that bear testimony to India's rich architectural heritage.

Mehrangarh Fort - It is situated on a 125 metre high hill , which is protected by a 120 ft high surrounding wall with several bastions. There are three entrance gates. It houses some of the most intricately adorned palace- Moti Mahal (Peral Palace), phool Mahal (flower palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh khana & Daulat khana. You can view the collection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.

Jaswant Thada - A cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble lies very close to the fort. It was built in 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The cenotaphs also house portraits of the of Jodhpur.Umaid Bhawan Plalace: The only palace to be built in the mid 20th century. It was built in the mid 20th century. It was built using redstone and marble. Now most of the palace is converted into a hotel.

Umaid Bhawan Palace - The only place to be built in the mid 20th century. It was built using redstone and marble. Now most of the palace is converted into hotel.

Grirdikot and Sardar Market - It is located in the heart of Jodhpur, these colourful markets throb with activity. Tiny shop dot the narrow larnes and a wide range of handicrafts make this area charming.

Government Museum - This museum has a rich collection of weapons, textiles, miniature, portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Trithankars. It is situated in the middle of the Umaid Public Gardens.

Excursions in Jodhpur

Balsamand - (5km) A pretty lake with a pleasure (Summer) Palace on its banks. It is an ideal picnic spot, was built by the Parihar King Balak Rao in 1159.