Jodhpur or the ‘Sun City’ is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The city is famous for its magnificent forts, palaces, and temples. Since the wall of many houses is painted in blue color, the city is popularly known as ‘Blue City’. It attracts many tourists due to its heritage culture, tradition and lifestyle.
Jodhpur is situated on the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west. It has a typical desert climate, dry and hot. To enjoy, the best time is between November and March when the winds have the cold breeze.
Jodhpur is easily accessible by rail, road, and air. So plan a trip as soon as possible.
Tourists Destinations: –
- Mehrangarh Fort: – It is one of the largest forts of India. The fort is known for its exquisite windows, carved panels, Phool Mahal and Moti Mahal. The palace apartments house a splendid collection of the trappings of the Indian royalty and packed with histories of various legends.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace: – It is recognized as one of the largest private homes in the world. The palace was built by Maharaj Umaid Singh in 1929. The stones from Chittar hills are used for the construction of building due to that reason this place is also known as ‘Chittar Palace’.
- Ranisar Padamsar: – It is located near the Fateh Pole, Mehrangarh. The Ranisar and Padamsar lakes are adjacent to each other providing the most serene spot of the city.
- Mahamandir: – The place consists of beautiful carvings of different yogic posture, admirably mounted on tall and majestic pillars. This place is dedicated to Lord Shiva and wad build in1812. It is located on the outskirts of the Jodhpur city.
- Masuria Hills: – It is counted as one of the most beautiful and famous gardens of Rajasthan. This place is located in the center of the city and dedicated to the local deity, Baba Ramdev. At the of this place on can easily capture the panoramic view of the city.
- Kailana Lake: – It is an artificially developed lake and famous picnic spot. It is situated near Jodhpur, that adds glamor to the city.
- Balsamand Lake: – It is 5 km away from the Jodhpur city, but is a major picnic spot. The place is surrounded by lush green gardens of Mango, Papaya, and Guava.
- Umed Garden: – It is one of the popular lush landscapes of the royal city. The famous garden was developed by Maharaja Umed Singh. The garden is spread over an area of 82 acres with five separate entries. The garden is filled with beautiful roses and seasonal flowers. A bird sanctuary is also housed here.
Apart from the sightseeing, shopping can be a fun too. Mochi Bazaar and Sarafa Bazar are the most vibrant and famous place of Jodhpur. People can buy colorful ‘juttis’ and traditional Rajasthani footwears. The bazaar is also famous for charming cultural apparels like achkans, kurta-pyjamas, sherwanis and jodhpuri suits as well as junk jewelry. The city is also famous for its food. Numerous shops named ‘Jodhpur Sweets’ are opened all across the India to add to the popularity of Jodhpur.
The city celebrates, the Marwar festival with great fun and joy. The festival is celebrated for two days in which various programs including folk music, folk dance are performed.
Despite all these, Jodhpur has also featured in many Hollywood as well as Bollywood films namely The Dark Knight Rises, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Veer and much more.