Tourist Places in Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and the former capital of the Marwar region. It is popularly called The Blue City as it looks completely blue from an aerial view because of its blue walls and houses. Jodhpur is primarily famous for its temples and lakes with the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort as the main attraction.
Hundreds of shops, guesthouses, eating joints, and vendors make it a bustling chirpy town, especially near the landmark clock tower and Sardar Market. The new and modern Jodhpur lies beyond Mehrangarh. In September, the city hosts the colourful Marwar Festival and Rajasthan International Folk Festival. Some traditional villages are located around Jodhpur, and a tour of these villages is one of the popular things to do here. Jodhpur attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors worldwide. Moreover, it is conveniently located in the centre of Rajasthan, making it the base for visiting nearby places.
Famous Places in Jodhpur
1. Mehrangarh Fort :- Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur. It is one of the largest forts in the country. It is situated at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by massive walls. One of the most easily recognisable forts in Jodhpur. It has appeared in many Hollywood and Bollywood productions such as The Lion King, The Dark Knight Rises, etc. The entrance of the fort is at the top of the hill which has seven gates. These are called Victory Gate, Fateh Gate, Gopal Gate, Bhairon Gate, Dedh Kamagra Gate, Marti Gate and finally Loha Gate. Each of these was built at different times and serves a very specific purpose.
2. Toorji Ka Jhalra :- Toorji Ka Jhalra was constructed in 1740. Toorji Ka Jhalra commonly called stepwell of Jodhpur, is an intricate design of stepwell, one of the few remaining structures depicting the traditional water management systems of Jodhpur. This architectural wonder was built by the queen consort of Maharaja Abhaya Singh, a sign of the age-old tradition of the region where royal women were in charge of overseeing the public water works.
3. Jaswant Thada :- Jaswant Thada memorial was built in the honour and memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 and is still used by the Marwar Royal Family as cremation grounds. It is a splendid marble cenotaph monument that is also a mausoleum for the kings of Marwar. The beautiful edifice is made out of intricately carved marble that is offset vibrantly against the red steps that lead up to the entrance.
And many other famous places such as :- Mandore Garden, Ghanta Ghar, Sardar Government Museum, Khejarla Fort, etc.
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