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Jodhpur Tour

Second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur before independence was part of a princely state by the same name. Today the town has been developed as a major tourist center with a number of ancient but majestic forts, palaces and temples dotting its landscape making Jodhpur every bit enchanting and fascinating. Jodhpur is also popular as Sun City because of the crispy clear sunny weather that it enjoys.

The houses around Mehrangarh Fort in the city are colored in blue which is why Jodhpur is also known as Blue City. Jodhpur lies in the center of Rajasthan and allows easy access to almost every part of the region, one of the reasons why it is so popular amongst tourists.

Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief belonging to Rathore clan founded the city. He also founded Marwar which served as his state capital. However, it was not long before Jodhpur claimed his just position as the state capital of Mandore, the state from where King Jodha originally hailed. Located on the road linking Delhi to Gujarat, Jodhpur benefitted greatly from the flourishing trade of the time.

Early on in its history the state of Marwar became a fief under Mughal Empire. This brought some internal autonomy to the state and exposed its population to modern art and architecture. Jodhpur being the capital of the state benefitted greatly from this exposure.

The state was briefly sequestrated by Aurangzeb in 1679. However, after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707 the rightful heir to the throne, Maharaja Ajit Singh, reclaimed his just right as the king of Marwar. However, rather than benefitting from the chaos that followed Aurangzeb's death, Marwar was itself besieged by intrigue which cleared the way for Marathas who asserted themselves as the overlords of the region following the degeneration of the Mughal Empire. However, this did nothing for the stability or peace of the region which then forged an alliance with the British in 1818.

This alliance with British benefitted the state of Jodhpur immensely and made it the biggest state in Rajputana. The area also benefitted greatly from stability and peace that the alliance bestowed on the region.

Following India's independence the state merged in Indian Union and became the second city of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur experiences very hot and semi arid climate with very oppressive summers. The monsoon lasts here from late June to September though the area receives very little rainfall. Though the season lowers the temperature somewhat yet there is very little respite for people as the humidity level increases.

Jodhpur is also home to a number of attractive places which entice tourists who come in droves to catch a glimpse of them from far and wide. Some of the leading attractions of Jodhpur are:

Mehrangarh Fort


Amongst the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort is perched on a height of about 400 feet above sea level and is surrounded by imposing walls which protected it against invasions. Within the precincts of the fort lie a number of enchanting palaces made grander by impressive carvings and imposing courtyards. A narrow, winding road connects the fort to the city below. A number of impressive palaces, galleries, museum, temples etc. make Mehrangarh Fort a must visit for the tourists.

Umaid Bhawan Palace


Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, Umaid Bhawan is the largest private residences in the world. The palace is constructed on Chittar Hill (highest point in Jodhpur) and as such was referred as Chittar Palace at the time of its construction. The construction work of the palace was completed in 1943. The idea behind the construction of the palace was to give employment to the populace which was reeling under the terrible famine of the time. Today a part of the palace is transformed into a heritage hotel and is managed by Taj Group of Hotels. The palace has a total of 347 rooms and still serves as the abode of the Jodhpur royal family.

Kaylana Lake


Kaylana Lake is manmade and was developed by Pratap Singh in 1872. Situated at a distance of about 8 km to the west of Jodhpur, Kaylana Lake receives its water from Hathi Nehar or Elephant Canal which is connected to Indira Gandhi Canal. The vegetation here mostly consists of Babool trees. The place is frequented by a number of migratory birds like Siberian cranes in winter. Kaylana Lake is the primary source of water for Jodhpur and its neighboring towns and villages.

Balsmand Lake


This lake is situated at about 5 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur – Mandore Road. A popular picnic spot today, the lake owes its creation to Balak Rao Parihar who developed it as a source of water for Mandore. Later Balasmand Lake Palace was constructed on its shore as a summer palace for royalty. The lake is surrounded by groves of trees which include mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum. The orchard or garden is also home to animals and birds like jackal, peacock etc.

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I booked a travel package of Rajasthan for me and my friend. It was a 15 day trip of India's desert state. Most of the cities we visited were well connected with national highways, providing us the easy accessibility of various places. However, some areas were congested making for us difficult to reach on time that may be because of development works on going on places. We loved our heritage hotel stays at Jaipur and Udaipur. We enjoyed the excursions of remote villages and desert. Good execution of trip.

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