Places to Visit in Jodhpur

Umaid Bhavan Palace

Jodhpur is one of the finest places that you can make your way to in the state of Rajasthan in the country of India and is characterized by a rich history and culture of its own. The city of Jodhpur is home to some fabulous sightseeing attractions.

The Balsamand Palace

This is a massive palace in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan and was built more than six hundred years ago. The palace is now transformed into partly a museum and party a heritage center and travelers can visit this place at any given hour of the day. There are trained guides at the venue who provide tourists with much needed information about the palace, its origins and who the rulers living over here, were.

The Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace
This is another very well known palace in the Indian city of Jodhpur and is the home of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Presently this place is also a hotel. There is a small museum inside the palace where can come across a wide range of exotic artifacts. The Umaid Bhavan Palace features tight security and visitors are often made to undergo a surveillance system before they enter the gates of the palace. There are sprawling gardens at both the front and the back of the palace.

The Jodhpur Fort
Jodhpur Fort
Situated on the outskirts of the city of Jodhpur, this is a massive fort that was constructed by the Rajput warriors to protect the city from attacks by foreign invaders, particularly the Muslim rulers. The Jodhpur Fort can be explored in the day time. It can also be explored in the evening hours. The Jodhpur Fort is made of white sandstone and contains several traps and tunnels. A well informed guide accompanies travelers during their tours.

The Thar Desert

The city of Jodhpur literally lies over the border of the Thar Desert as a result of which there are a number of desert safaris that you can get to be a part of when you visit this exotic destination. A unique feature of the desert safaris at the Thar Desert is of course the camel rides. The camels over here are quite well trained and are guided by their masters.

Phool Mahal

Translated as the hall of flowers, this is an exquisite sightseeing destination for travelers in the Indian city of Jodhpur. The Phool Mahal is characterized by gardens of breathtaking beauty that are home to a large number of plants and flowers. Visitors are allowed to come and spend time at this place between ten in the morning and four in the afternoon. Tickets need to be purchased in order to secure an entry and cameras are not allowed inside.

Sheesh Mahal

Also known as the Hall of Mirrors, this is one of the finest places that you can visit upon your arrival in the Indian city of Jodhpur. The hall features mirrors in each and every corner and in each of these mirrors you can get to see a different type of reflection of yourself. The entry tickets are those that are quite moderately priced and you do not have to exhaust your wallet in order to get to this venue in the city of Jodhpur.

Other Places to Visit in the city of Jodhpur

Religious Places: The Chamunda Mataji Temple, the Baba Ramdev Temple and the Ganesh Temple

Parks and Gardens: The Balsamand Lake and the Kailana Lake

Shopping: Sardar Market and Nai Sadak

Originally posted 2013-02-27 17:30:49.

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