Flavors of Jodhpur in the Forts, Palaces and Markets

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Located at the foothills of a hillock, Jodhpur is an apt destination for those who are looking forward to savor the vibrant colors amidst the stark desert. Popularly known as the blue city, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan after the capital city of Jaipur. Owing to the royal heritage and wonderful locations, Jodhpur is one of the sought after destinations in Rajasthan. Grand palaces, massive forts and scenic beauty attract attention of both foreign and domestic tourists to this part of Rajasthan.

Perched atop a hill, Mehrangarh Fort is the center of attraction in Jodhpur. A panoramic view of Jodhpur from the Mehrangarh Fort offers a bluish view of the town. The houses around the fort being painted blue, hence it got the name, ‘blue city’. This largest fort of Rajasthan dominates the entire city of Jodhpur. Spread over a large area, this massive fort has various buildings enclosed in it. Zenana Deodi, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal are some of the beautiful buildings housing inside the fort. Decorated beautifully with mirrors and intricate designs, colorful glass windows and soothing colors, these buildings display enticing architecture.

Chamunda Mataji Temple inside the fort is dedicated to the favorite Goddess of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. The feeling of the historical period can be heightened by capturing some beautiful moments in the period costumes and posing with the traditional instruments. The museum inside the fort displays an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, weapons, musical instruments, paintings etc. Exploring the museum will let you see and know the various things related to the erstwhile rulers.

Another attraction of Jodhpur is the striking white marble cenotaph of the Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Located one kilometer downhill Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. It allures the tourists a lot. The main cenotaph is intricately carved out of white marble which resembles a temple. The beauty of the place is heightened by the presence of the small lake nearby Jaswant Thada. It offers a picturesque view of the place along with the natural surroundings. For those who want to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the royals, Umaid Bhawan Palace offers a luxurious delight. This grand palace is still the residence of the royal family but a part of it has been converted into a heritage hotel. It offers amazing views of the manicured garden and the nearby surroundings. Umaid Bhawan Palace is also open to tourists as a sightseeing option.

Rajasthan contributes a lion’s share in the rich heritage of India. Rajasthan tour packages take the tourists on a trip to the beautiful regions of Rajasthan. Enjoy the flavors of Rajasthan with this interesting package tour!

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