Located in the north-western part of Rajasthan in the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second most populous city in Rajasthan. The city of Jodhpur is famously called the Sun City as the weather remains bright and sunny throughout the year. The city holds a fascinating past with a rich traditional and cultural heritage. Jodhpur remained unblemished from any haphazard development and has been beautifully holding its charm over centuries. The city is also known for its beautifully painted blue buildings that signify the presence of Brahmins, the higher caste in those areas. This beautiful destination is home to popular historical places, palaces, forts, ancient temples, and archaeological sites. Let’s have look at the popular historical places in Jodhpur, India, that you must visit.
1. Mehrangarh Fort and Museum (from USD 48.0)
This majestic fort in Jodhpur is one of the largest and popular forts in India. This fort was constructed in 1959 AD by Rao Jodha. This beautiful fort represents the grandeur and stature of the Rajputs which is well reflected in their style of architecture. It has been beautifully preserved over centuries and the museum contains an artistic display of the royal memorabilia and a rich collection of personal items of Maharaja Gaj Singh II.
Jodhpur Private Tour with Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Duration: 8 hours
2. Jaswant Thada (from USD 25.35)
This beautiful piece of architecture was built in the year 1899 in honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The palace is made up of white marbles and whimsical domes and emits a warm glow as the sun rays fall across its surface. It is one of the finest creations in the history of India. You can also witness the famous portraits of the Rathore rulers inside the fort and it offers a magnificent view of the city from the marble palace.
Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Half Day Tour
Duration: 4hrs - 5hrsDuration
3. Toorji Ka Jhalra
Located in the city of Jodhpur, this popular ancient architecture is also known as Toorji’s Step Well. This magnificent structure was built in 1740 by the consort of Maharaja Abhay Singh. The royal building was built to continue the age-old tradition of constructing ponds or step wells by the royal women of Jodhpur. The step well remains open 24/7 and everyone is welcome to visit this historical architecture and admire its beauty.
Toorji Ka Jhalra
Address: Sutharo Ka Bass Rd, Gulab Sagar Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Opening hours: 24 hours
Price: Free of cost
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4. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
This Desert Rock park was created in 2006 with the purpose of restoring the large rocky green area near the fort. To preserve this large neglected land, more than 80 native rock loving nurseries were planted on the park. This amazing park is spread over 200 acres (80 hectares) of land and it is amazing to explore the long walking trail full of different varieties of plants and trees.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Address: Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Website: Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Opening hours: 7am - 6.30pm (daily)
Price: 1.44 USD
5. Clock Tower
Located in the bursting old city of Jodhpur, the Clock Tower is a popular landmark that attracts lots of visitors every year. This historic architecture was built between 1880 and 1911 and it lies adjacent to the old and traditional Sadar Market. This village bazaar has more than 7000 shops and it sells a variety of items ranging from handicrafts, saris to spices and vegetables all in one place. If you are a shopaholic, then you surely don’t want to miss this great opportunity.
Address: Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Website: Clock Tower
Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)
Price: Free of cost
6. Chamunda Mata Temple
This famous temple of Chamunda Devi is located in the Mehrangarh Fort. Rao Jodha built this temple inside the fort to balance his curse given by a Saint. He brought his favorite goddess, Chamunda Devi, and installed the idol inside the fort premises. From then onwards, the goddess is worshipped and attracts a lot of devotees during the festival of Dussehra. You can also pay a visit to the idol of Kalika Devi which is also located inside the fort.
Chamunda Mata Temple
Address: Mehron ko bass, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Website: Chamunda Mata Temple
Opening hours: 5am - 12pm, 4pm - 9pm (daily)
Price: No entry fee
7. Masuria Hills Garden
Located at the top of the hill in the heart of Jodhpur, the Masuria garden is a famous hotspot that attracts a lot of tourists every year. The garden offers a magnificent view of the city’s landscape with blue houses amidst the golden color desert. Being situated on top of a hill also allows you to enjoy the cold breeze and the fabulous sunset in the night lights of Jodhpur. The garden is also popular for its century-old temples of Baba Ramdev and Hanumanji and a beautiful statue of Veer Durga Das Rathore.
Masuria Hills Garden
Address: Balaji Rd, Masuria Colony, Baldev Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003
Website: Masuria Hills Garden
Opening hours: 7am - 9pm (daily)
Price: 0.14 USD
8. Umaid Bhawan Palace
This royal palace in Jodhpur is one of the grand palaces built in India. This beautiful palace was completed in 1944. The huge palace has 347 rooms and it is considered as one of the luxurious and grand residences in the world. A part of this palace still serves as a residence to the royal family whereas most of it has been converted into a palace hotel and museum. If you can’t afford a stay here, then you can surely catch a glimpse of the grandeur by paying a visit to the museum.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Address: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
Website: Umaid Bhawan Palace
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)
Price: 0.36 - 0.72 USD
Jodhpur- a city of historical masterpieces
The magnificent city of Jodhpur is bound to allure you with its architectural masterpieces, museums, paintings, and magnificent blue houses. Ranging from forts, palaces, temples, and ancient sites, the city has so much to offer to every traveler. The real charm wlies in the old town of Jodhpur that is full of shops, eating joints and street vendors. But you can’t get a real taste of Jodhpur without paying a visit to these magical historical places in the city.
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