Mostly referred as the Sun City, Jodhpur is the second largest city of the desert state Rajasthan. All the houses in the city are painted in blue and due to this it is named as the Blue City. Apart from this special attraction this is a fascinating destination of Rajasthan which reveals the art and architecture of Rajputs in a much different way.
Brief About Jodhpur
known to be Sun City, Jodhpur is an alluring destination in Rajasthan which got the name because of the sunny and bright days throughout the year. The princely city owes a great historical significance and was founded by Rao Jodha in the 15th century. Once capital, Manwar this region is known for its exceptional beauty and splendid constructions, monuments, forts. Located on the border the Thar Desert this is an extraordinary place which has many worldwide magnificent architectural pieces. People with a plan to have a great time in a different location can spend quality time in the opulent city Jodhpur.
The majestic city has a romantic ambience and the people here are always busy with the colorful festivals, marvelous fairs, and cultural celebrations. Apart from the outstanding celebrations one must step in the city and explore the architectural style and unique patterns of the glittering and elegant constructions.
MEHRANGARH FORT: Mehrangarh Fort Outer View Perched on a 150 m high hill its sprawl is the most formidable and magnificent fort in Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded it in 1459 but subsequent rulers of Jodhpur have also added to it over the centuries. A meandering road leads to the from the city 5 kms below. Battle scars of canon ball hit by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left is chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot while defending the fort against the armies of Amber. There are seven gates, which include Jayapol meaning victory built by Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate his victories over Jaipur and Bikaner armies.
Victory Gate View Fatehpol also meaning victory gate was built by Maharaja Ajit Singh to mark the defeat of Mughals. The palm imprints still attract devotional attention and are covered by vermilion paste and paper-thin silver foil.
JASWANT THADA : On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Jaswant Thada Outer View Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singh built this monument known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singh II of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura.
Mandore Garden :
Mandore Garden View 1Mandore was the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar and is located about 5 miles north of Jodhpur but was later abandoned for the security of Mehrangarh fort. Here you will find the dewals or cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers.
Clock Tower and Sardar Market: A prime attraction of the city, is the Clock Tower and the colourful Sardar Market near it. Narrow alleys lead to quaint bazaars selling textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts.