|Jodhpur is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Rajasthan. People from India as well as all over the world visit Jodhpur every year.
Jodhpur tourist spots are a display and symbol of the splendor, traditions and culture of Jodhpur and Jodhpuri People. The glorious past of Jodhpur is personified through the various forts, palaces and other monuments of Jodhpur. The main places to see in Jodhpur, Rajasthan are.
The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur ka kila) is the most majestic and one of the largest forts in India. The massive gates and mind blowing architecture makes it even more Majestic. The museum of the fort has some amazing collections and tourist friendly display with audio explanations. The view of the old Jodhpur city from the fort is awesome. Back to Back blue houses with small water reservoirs and narrow streets would make you wonder how beautiful the blue city Jodhpur is and no wonder it is called the blue city. The Mehrangarh Fort, with its beauty, is the living proof of the hard work and skill of the Jodhpuri sculptors.
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace in which till date the royal family of Jodhpur resides, is the largest private residence in the World. Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed it in 1947. It is made up of Chittar Stone and has a Museum with a classic collection.
Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh.
There are a number of places to see around the Jodhpur, India. Most of these Jodhpur excursions are related to the past of Jodhpur. Some of the famous excursions around Jodhpur are:
Mandore Gardens : these were the capital of the old Jodhpur but now are a tourist spot with some beautiful Fountains and gardens with a variety of flowers.
Ossian Desert Village : this is just 60 Kms from Jodhpur and has some of the best temples of the Rajasthan state. It is famous for desert safaris.
Guda Bishnoi Village : famous for Jungle Safari, with a collection of flora and fauna it is nice visit. Early morning you can find a collection of wild life near the water pond. With only 25 kms to cover it is easily accessible from Jodhpur.
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