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Rajasthan >> Jodhpur


Situated at the Edge of Thar Desert
42 c Summer/ 10 c Winter
Latitude : 26.281610    Longitude : 73.023163

Language : Hindi,Marwari,English
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, also known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many beautiful palaces, forts and temples, apart from a stark, scenic desert landscape. The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred as the Blue City, due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The blue houses were originally for Brahmins but non-Brahmins soon joined in, as the colour was said to deflect the heat and keep mosquitoes away.
Jodhpur lies near the geographic center of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thick stone wall. The wall has six huge gates called Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and Chand pol.


Mahamandir - Massive Temple
Ancient Mahamandir is located on Mandore Road at a distance of 9 kilometers from the main Jodhpur city. Feel entrapped in a time warp as you tour the walled area with more then 100 ancient houses and shrines located within its confines. The main temple inside the Mahamandir complex is famous for its graphic sculptures and intricately carved pillars. There are 84 pillars in all and each pillar is an example of artistic imagination and execution skill of the artisans of the past.
Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort - One of the Largest forts in India
Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated on a lofty height, 400 feet (122 metres) above the city, and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its territorial boundaries, there are several palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards.
Osiyan Temple
Osiyan Temple - Ancient Temple
An ancient temple, well worth the visit, lies in the village of Osiyan, about 60 km outside Jodhpur. It is believed that all the Oswal (a Major Jain community) originated from Osiyan only. There are many sections of this temple, which was built in several distinct phases
Sardar Samand Lake and Palace
Sardar Samand Lake and Palace
A breathtaking monument that offers enthralling vistas of the Sardar Samand Lake located in Pali at a distance of 55 kilometers from the main Jodhpur City.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace was originally called Chittar Palace during construction, due to its location on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh, it was unfinished until 1944. Umaid Bhawan was one of the last royal constructions (and India's last Palace), built to provide work and drought relief for the poor. The building is dramatically illuminated at night causing some controversy in a city that continues to endure daily multi-hour power cuts.
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