"Jodhpur A.K.A. The Blue city is the best examples to experience, how the historical stories and architecture can make you fall in love with a city."
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The city was founded by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. After setting up this beautiful place he was able to capture a lot of regions around this piece of land which together came to be known as the Marwar kingdom. Jodhpur is literally the gateway to the legendary Thar Dessert. Because of which one can experience a burning sensation on their skin during the day time, due to high temperature.
Most of the houses in the old city are been painted in the shades of Blue, because of which Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, onecan see a huge yet beautiful gradient of blue when he/she is standing on the Mehrangarh Fort or even from Bhrahmpuri where most of the Brahmins from the region live.
Places to visit in Jodhpur
Every next wish, that a visitor visiting a particular city might have, the city of Jodhpur has already got it covered. Be it lip smacking traditional dish like dal BatiChurma, be it a mesmerizing view of the legendary Mehrangarh Fort or be it few of the best shopping hubs like Clock Tower Market, NaiSarak, Sojati Gate Market etc. for every next ethnic stuff a visitor can think of, the city knows how to keep every next individual engaged with its roots in a best way ever.
Mehrangarh Fort - Located in the beautiful land of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh fort is considered to be the pride of this beautiful land. Built by Rao Jodha, in the year 1459, one can witness a beautiful blend of history filled with courage of the warriors and the beautiful work of the highly skilled craftsmen of that era. The majestic fort has total 7 entrance gates each built by different kings during their reigns. The fort is spread across an area of approximately 5 Kms and is situated at the outskirts of Jodhpur, at a distance of approximately 400 feet above the city skyline. The fort is home to many palaces, named Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Dude, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal.
Rudyard Kipling explains Mehrangarh Fort in one of the best way ever, he writes: “A palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning Sun”.
JawantThada - Also known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar, JawantThada is a marvellous cenotaph-built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his beloved father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, in the year 1899. JawantThada is one of the best examples of the brilliant craftsmanship of the Indian artists of that era. One can witness a beautiful mix of Indian and Mughal style of architecture when visited this beautiful place. JawantThada is also resting place for few other members of the royal families. Each and every wall of this beautiful structure is been designed by very precisely cut and polished marble sheets, and the beauty of this work can be seen as soon as the very first light ray hits the cenotaph, it’s like an incredible dream palace standing in front of one’s eye.
Umaid Bhawan Palace - Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of the Rathore Dynasty, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s biggest residence ever owned by a family. The foundation of this beautiful palace was laid down in the year 1929 and the construction was completed in the year 1943. In today’s date, the beautiful structure is divided into three categories a palace, a luxury hotel and a beautiful museum.
Looking for a chance to meet a Royal Family? Here’s a beautiful opportunity for you guys, Maharaja Gaj Singh, Grandson of Maharaja Umaid Sigh still resides in this beautiful palace with his royal family.
Fun Fact - There around 347 rooms present in this beautiful palace.
Kailana Lake - Built by Pratap Singh in the year 1872, Kailana lake is a huge artificial lake spread across an area of 84 Sq. Km. It has emerged as a very happening spot in the last few decades among the photographer community interesting in clicking few of the most beautiful migratory birds in their natural habitat. In the early era this piece of region was occupied by to rulers Bhim Singh &Takhat Singh. Which were further destroyed to make the Kailana Lake.
Fun Fact - Kailana Lake is the key source of dinking water for the whole Jodhpur City and even for few of its neighbouring towns and villages.
Best Time to Visit Jodhpur
Winters are the best time to visit Jodhpur, the temperature and the environment is best for travel during this season, the winter’s usually starts in the month of October and ends in the month of March.
How to Reach Jodhpur
By Air - Jodhpur has its own domestic airport, which is well connected with all the major cities of India.
By Road - Jodhpur has few of the best roads which are perfect for a road trip, plus there are lot busses which do visit Jodhpur from Delhi on a daily basis.
By Rail - Jodhpur has its own railway station which is well connected with all the metropolitan cities of India. In fact travelling via train is one of the most budget friendly and comparatively better way to reach Jodhpur.