When you think of Kings and palaces of India, there is no way you would miss thinking of Jodhpur. Being one of the most fascinating places in India with royal history, Jodhpur is also known as ‘Blue City’. Owing to the Lord Shiva’s followers who settled here and colored their house blue being sacred to the god, the city itself looked quite blue and majestic giving itself the name of Blue City.
Few places you cannot miss visiting coming here are:
Being one of the biggest forts in India and with a story of being cursed as well as other historical events, this fort is a must to go to. It has an amazing view of the valley surrounding it and the fort itself is a museum to few of the greatest artifacts.
Called also as the Taj Mahal of Mewar, this fort turned museum will fascinate you with their amazing sculptures while the amazing structure of the fort will blow your mind. It is also close to Mehrangarh Fort so it is quite easy to visit and is as informative as Mehrangarh Fort.
Toorji ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well)
The enchanting history and structure of this step well will leave you amazed. You will be able to see carved treasures of the 1500s that have even today a very magnificent role in how the step well functions.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
This attempt to restore the natural ecology of land around forts which had till 2006 been neglected, has now become a very beautiful park to visit. If you are a lover of ecology at its best, coming here would not ever be a waste but instead a very useful side of Natural Beauty.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Built between 1928 and 1943, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent piece of Rajasthan’s heritage, and a symbol of new Jodhpur. Home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family and currently the world’s sixth-largest private residence, the palace has one thing in common with the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra—the palm court marble used in its construction. Perched on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace inspires with exotic views of the historical Blue City, vast sand dunes, and intimidating Mehrangarh Fort.
If you have gotten tired of just seeing, then you can anytime visit this market, open 24/7. It is the one place where you will get everything at the lowest cost and best quality. You will find sovereigns as well as things to do like camel rides.
Warning: Do not visit these places without a tour guide. It might become difficult to understand the significance as well as the behind stories which have made these places world heritage.