Posted by : Prashant April 9, 2012
Tourist attractions: Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, is a major tourist destination in India. Being home to several historical monuments and other places of interest, Jodhpur attracts a number of tourists from all over the globe.
Mehrangarh Fort: Mehrangarh fort is a key attraction of the city of Jodhpur. Founded in 1458, Mehrangarh fort happens to be largest fort of Rajasthan. The fort is perched on the top of 150 m high hill offering commanding views of surrounding region. Inside the fort there is Moti Mahal, a beautiful palace offering the tourists an insight of royal and cultural life of Jodhpur people. Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal and Zenana Deodi are other worth seeing structures of Mehrangarh fort. Chamunda Mataji temple is also located in the fort premises.
Jaswant Thada: Jaswant Thada is a historical structure located in Jodhpur. It is just a 1km downhill from Mehrangarh fort. Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph built in marble and is beautifully located near a little lake. It was built in 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Sing. This royal cenotaph is built in exquisite architectural style. Portraits of Maharaja Jaswant Singh and other kings can also be seen there.
Umaid Bhawan Palace: Umaid Bhawan Palace is another attraction of Jodhpur. It is located in the south of the city and clearly visible from most parts of the city. The palace was completed in 1944 and it is the last great palace of India. Half of the palace is presently used as five star hotels. A little museum can also be seen in the palace. Built in western style of architecture, Umaid Bhawan Palace is quite distinct from other palaces of India.
Along with these historical monuments and buildings, the city of Jodhpur also offers other places of interest like Takthat Lake, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, etc.