ABOUT JODHPUR
 
Jodhpur is largest exporter for world fame,Indian Spices, Wooden Handicrafts, Classical iron-wooden cultural handicraft and furniture, Jodhpur Mojari-Jooti/Bandhej Sarees and many more items. Art lovers likes this decorative city very much, for its Fort and Palaces. It is also very famous for Rajasthani Dishes. Every tourist likes Indian Cultural, Life Style, Tradition, Customs while staying at Jodhpur. Around 90% tourists visits nearby world fame Golden city Jaisalmer because Annual Desert Festival and Camel races are held here. Jodhpur is connected with Air, Rail (Broad gauge) and Bus on National Highway and State Highways.
 
Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of India's most imposing and recent palaces. Umaid Bhavan palace of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. It is named after him only. He utilized the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester for the construction of this palace. It contains three hundred and forty seven rooms.

Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace was actually built for the welfare of the people. The purpose was to give employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long period of drought and famine. The construction of the palace utilized approximately one million square feet (90,000 m²). Another special feature of the palace is the use of a special type of sandstone, called Chittar sandstone, giving it a special appearance. Umaid Bhavan palace of Jodhpur is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Over three thousand artisans were employed in the construction of this palace.The museum displays weapons, antique-clocks, crockery and hunting trophies belonging to the Maharaja.
 

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is one of the largest fort in forts. It is also the most magnificent fort , infact, in the whole Rajasthan. The fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India. It is situated on a 150 m high hill. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Mehrangarh Fort can be reached from the city, through a circular road.

Other attractions of Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan include several palaces inside the fort, with their sprawling and huge courtyards. One of the fort's palaces, The Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace, has the royal throne of Jodhpur, the Sringar Chowki. The fort also has galleries, temples, etc. To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort is the Chhatri of a soldier, Kirat Singh Soda. It is the spot where he fell while defending the fort against the armies of Amber.

Jaswant Thada

Famous Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur, India is an example of architectural brilliance in India. It is a white marble memorial, built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. The carving shows the genius of the sculptors. These stones are extremely thin and polished. As a result, the outside surface of the monument emits a warm glow when the sunrays fall on its surface. There is also beautiful marble jali work on the cenotaph. You can have some nice views from the terrace in front of the cenotaph.

The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple. To visit the Thada you have to go through the rocky hills. This also lends a mystic aura to the whole visit. Do make sure to visit this architectural delight while on a tour to Jodhpur, Rajasthan

 

Mandore Garden & Umed Garden

Mandore is located about 12 Kms north of Jodhpur. It was the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar. Later it was abandoned for security concerns regarding the Mehrangarh fort. Its extensive Mandore garden, with high rock terrace, makes it a popular local attraction. The garden is open for tourists from 8 am to 8 pm.
Near to the cenotaphs is the hall of heroes. The hall is dedicated to various deities and Rajput folk heroes. The statues of the deities and heroes are carved out of rock and painted in bright colors

One of the popular gardens of Jodhpur is the Umaid Garden. It is spread on an area of 82 acres. The famous Umed garden of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was developed by Maharaja Umaid Singh. It is named after him only. The garden has five separate gates around it to facilitate entry to the garden from different directions. It has lush green lawns with beautiful roses and other seasoned flowers. Also inside the garden, is a museum, towering Ashoka trees, artistically designed fountains, a library and a zoo.

 

Kaylana Lake & Balsamand Lake

Kaylana Lake in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is located 8 kms to the west of Jodhpur on the Jaisalmer road. Pratap Singh, the then Prime Minister of Jodhpur, got the lake constructed in 1872. This artificial lake is spread over 84 square kms. Where the lake now lies, was once an area having palaces and gardens of two rulers of Jodhpur. They were destroyed to make the Kaylana Lake. Near to the lake is a Dak Bungalow of PHED, the Irrigation department. The boating facilities are also available here for the tourists.

The Balsamand Lake in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is a popular picnic spot, encircled by hills. It is an artificial lake built in 1159 AD. Balsamand Lake is approximately 7 kms from the main city, on the Jodhpur - Mandore road. This lake is approximately one kilometer long, fifty meters wide and fifteen meters deep. Next to the lake stands the Balsamand Palace, an artistic eight-pillared palace with three entrance gates. Maharaja Sur Singh got the palace constructed in 1936, as a summer pavilion.
 

Osian Temple

Osian is a small village situated 65 kms north west of Jodhpur. There are a cluster of Hindu and Jain temples in Osian built between 8th and 12th centuries. Though a few temples could not stand the test of time, most of them are still intact.

A group of 11 temples belonging to the 8th and 9th centuries are located within Osian village. Another group dating to 11th and 12th century is located on a hill that overlooks the village.

The oldest of the group is the Sun temple of the place. The doorway of this temple is regarded as one of the finest temple doorways in India. Another old and attractive temple is the Harihara Ist temple. The central shrine stands on a terrace surrounded by four other smaller shrines. The temple is called a panchavatan temple as the central shrine is surrounded by four others. The Harihara III temple built a few years after Harihara I is known for beautifully decorated walls. The architecture of the interiors of this temple is very impressive. There are also a few sculptures showing Lord Krishna and Radha in dancing postures.

 

Folk Dances

A tour to jodhpur would be incomplete without experiencing the Folk Music and Dances of Rajasthan. The music and dances of Rajasthan are so appealing and soothing that it matches so well with this strange and wondrous land. The state of Rajasthan has a very vibrant, highly evolved tradition of performing arts carefully nurtured and sustained over the centuries. The art of Folk Music and Dances is popular amongst the Tribal people of Rajasthan. Folk Music and dances of Rajasthan arouse the desert in all moods. The spectacular beauty of the land of Rajasthan is elated with the Folk Music and dances performed by the native people
Earlier when kings used to rule the state of Rajasthan music and dance was a part of life and songs were sung in the royal court in the praise of the Rajput rulers. This sophisticated style of folk music and dances has come a long way and are being enjoyed by large number of tourists visiting the state of Rajasthan every year.

We can arrange this type of theames Party at Roof of our hotel at very reasonable cost.

 
 
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