Three Gems of the Sun City, Jodhpur !!

Located on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, the city of Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the vast desert. Its history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpurin India. He founded Jodhpurin 1459. Now the city celebrates its 554th Foundation Day to relive the galore, bliss and rich history. The much awaited statue of the founder Rao Jodha ji would be unveiled in Jodhpur on May12, 2012, the 554thJodhpur Foundation Day.

Jodhpur is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Rajasthan. People from India as well as all over the world visit Jodhpur every year. There are a number of tourist attractions in Jodhpur, which can also be a reason for your visit during the Jodhpur Foundation Day Celebration.

Standing as the sentinel of the countrys western border, tour to Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces and the city is charming with its wealth of historic attractions and colorful markets which specializes in antiques. The major places to see in Jodhpur Rajasthan are:

Mehrangarh Fort

The most magnificent fort in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is situated on a 150m high hill. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore clan, constructed it in 1459. There are a number of attractions within the fort like several palaces, galleries, a museum, and temples.

Umaid Bhavan Palace

One of the most fascinating palaces of Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhavan palace. Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed it in 20th century. A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a museum.

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some rare portraits of the former rulers ofJodhpur are also displayed here.

So, if you are planning to visit Jodhpur, try to come at such a time so as to experience the popular events and don’t miss to explore the grandeur of these major places in the beautiful sun city of Rajasthan!


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