Jodhpur is a city located in Rajasthan, India. Jodhpur is also known as the gateway to the majestic That Desert. It is one of the most visited places in Rajasthan and a top destination for desert safari. Jodhpur is famous because of its blue residential society named Bhrampuri & that’s the reason why jodhpur is called the blue city. There are many tourist attractions in Jodhpur. In this blog we will discuss top 5 attractions in Jodhpur.
5 Top Attractions in Jodhpur
1. Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh fort is a historical fort located in Jodhpur from 1459 by Raja Rao Jodha. Mehrangarh is a pride of jodhpur and the most visited place of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh fort is famous for its brilliant architecture, Balva Pathar was used in the formation of Mehrangarh fort. Fort is 120 feet tall and is 70 feet wide & covers an area of 500 yards.
You can explore many things inside the fort museums, galleries, sheesh mahal, phool mahal etc.
Read more Mehrangarh fort Jodhpur
Entry fees & Timing
Rs 100 for Indian, Rs 600 for Foreigner
Opens Mon-Sun (9Am-5Pm)
2. JASWANT THADA
Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph made by Maharaja Sardar Singh to give tribute to his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899. Jaswant Thada is also known as “Taj Mahal of Marwar”. It is located near Mehrangarh fort. You can clearly see this monument from the top of Mehrangarh fort. You will see carved huts, a beautiful garden, and a lake at Jaswant Thada. This place is worth visiting if you plan to come to Jodhpur
3. Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace is located in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. It is managed by the Taj hotels and a symbol of a new Jodhpur. It is the pride of Jodhpur & comes in a list of top private residences in India. There are 347 rooms in this palace. You can explore many things in this palace like museum in museum you can see the exhibition of stuffed leopards, hotel and many historical properties.
Hotel price per night in Umaid Bhawan Palace is Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 35,000 for a standard room plan. Hotel remain opens 24×7.
Museum ticket is Rs 30 for Indians & Rs 100 for foreigners.Museum timings are Monday-Saturday 10 am- 4:30 pm
4. Chamunda Mataji Temple
Chamunda Mataji temple is temple of Hindu goddess Shri Chamunda Devi, it is located at the end of Mehrangarh fort. Royal families still appraise Chamunda devi as ‘Isht Devi”. During dussehra season many devotees visit this place from all over India. You can easily reach here by car, taxi.
4. Balsamand Lake, Jodhpur
Balsamand lake is located 5 km away from jodhpur city at Jodhpur-Mandore Road, it is not a real lake but artificially created by Balak Rao Pariha in 1159 AD. It’s a great place for outing, locals visit this place on weekends with their family. You can reach here by car, taxi.
There is no entry fees, lake remains open from Monday- Sunday 6 am- 8 pm
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