One of the most imperial and impregnable forts in India, the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is located on a vertical 125 m high hummock, courteously surveying the city. Stretched over an vicinity of 5 sq. km, the Fort has seven marvelous doors to cross the threshold into. Position as a silent observer to the magnificence of an era abounding with chivalry, glory and grandeur, the Mehrangarh Fort is abode of a number of good-looking palaces like the Phool Mahal, the Moti Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. The Fort also houses a Museum.
Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur: 12kms
Situated at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the Hill top, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one more major milestone of Jodhpur. Custom-built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine assistance system, the remarkable rose sandstone and marble palace was structured between 1923 and 1940, employing 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a eminent hotel, the Palace also encompasses a Museum.
Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur: 12kms
The 19th century imperial monument of Jaswant Thada is situated north of the Mehrangarh Fort. The cenotaph is crafted of white marble and devoted to Jaswant Singh II (1878-95), one of the most legendary kings of Jodhpur. Inside, the groveling ambience is enclosed with numerous portraits of Jodhpur royalty.
Mandore Gardens in Jodhpur: 17.2 kms
Situated at just 9 km from Jodhpur, Mandore is illustrious for its rambling gardens, massive commemorative plaques, temples, ruins and monuments. A well-liked picnic spot, the gardens are famed for its well maintained lush green lawns, rock-carved statuettes, all from a single piece of stone, and a small museum exhibiting sculptures and ivory and lacquer pieces.
Mahamandir Temple in Jodhpur: 15kms
Situated at just 2 km from Jodhpur on the way to Mandore, the Mahamandir Temple is renowned for its 84 elaborately engraved pillars, adorned with comprehensive carvings of yogic poses.
Balsamand Lake and Palace: Situated at only 7 km from Jodhpur, the stunning Balsamand Palace is the erstwhile summer palace on the embankments of a serene and calm Balsamand Lake.
How to Reach
Jodhpur is closely connected through regular flight services with other major cities in and around Rajasthan.
The city is also well linked by the railway lines and trains are accessible for other major Indian Cities from here. The ‘Palace on Wheels’ also stopovers this city of majestic grandeur.
The state transport has bus services from other cities of the state and some services are interstate too.