Places to Visit in Jodhpur
The city of Jodhpur today was once a small portion of the grand marwar state before independence. Hundred of centuries befor this desert came into existence, this area was a sea called Drumkulya. Epics have it that an arrow bound fire shot by Lord Rama burnt a large part of the sea and converted it into a desert.
Hundreds of years later and after having undergone the ravages of several Kings and their battles , under the rule of king Rao Jodha of the Vikram Era (1510), the city was slowly established around the fort constructed by King Rao Jodhar.
There are several places worth visiting in Jodhpur few of them being:-
Mehrangarh Fort which is a 5km Long majestic fort on a hill top is one of the most interesting and a spectacular structures to see, the fort has four gates approached by a winding road. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces.
Jaswant Thada, which is the Cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II which is the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers
Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to famine struck population.
Clock Tower and Sardar Market which is a prime attraction which has the colourful sardar market situated near it, the bazaars sell textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts. Raj Ranchhodji Temple which was made by the queen Jadechi Rajkanwar in the memory of her husband King Jaswanth Singh most of the temple is made of red sandstone which is carved with beautiful filigree work. The heart of the temple has the statue of Ranchhodji made of black marble
Umeed garden which cover an area of about 82 acres of land developed y Maharaja Umeed Singh which has gardens, ashoka trees, roses and seasonal flowers museum fountains, library and a zoo and you can see all types of birds and animals like bears , foxes, deers etc. The other places which are worth payin a visit apart from these places are Achal Nath Shivalaya, Siddhnath Shiv temple, GaneshTemple.
Jodhpur has its own airport that links it with major tourist destinations of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
The railway network connects Jodhpur with Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. Jodhpur can be easily reached by road as well.
There are well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations like Delhi, Udaipur and Jaipur which would make your travel even more interesting.