Tourist Destinations

Places To See In Jodhpur

Jodhpur like an oasis in desert and is located on the foothill of sandstone hillock. This is the most famous tourist spot in Rajasthan. Here you can find traditions and culture of Jodhpur city. Jodhpur is famous for Forts, Palaces and other ancient monuments. The architecture here shows how good the artisans are at their work.

The places to see in Jodhpur are:

Mehrangarh Fort

This magnificent Fort is situated on top of the hill. This fort was contructed in 1459, by the chief of Rathore Clan, Rao Jodha. Mehrangarh Fort has many palaces, museums, temples and galleries.

Jaswant Thada

To the left of Mehrangarh Fort is Jaswant Thada, made of white marble was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some to the portraits and possessions of former rulers are displayed here.

Umaid Bhavan Palace

Maharaja Umaid Singh had constructed this palace in 20th Century. Now a part of this palace, is been converted into hotel and museum.

Girdikot & Sardar Market

This is the narrow market place, with shops lined up on either sides of the lane. Shops of Textiles, Handicrafts, Silver, Vegetables, Aromatic spices and sweets can be found here.


Featherless desert birds are displayed in 2 glass cases. It also has good collection of stuffed animals, weapons and sculptures. Wooden biplane models can be found in military section.

Bal Samand Lake

This is an artificial lake, surrounded by Balsamand Palace on the banks was constructed in 1159 AD.


Mandore is famous for gardens with high rock terraces. The garden contains cenotaphs of rulers of Rathode. The complex has small government museum and hall of heroes, where figures of Hindu deities and local heroes of Rajput is painted.

Maha Mandir Temple

The temple is supported by 84 pillars, depicting various Yoga postures with detailed designs and figures.

Kailana Lake

This is an ideal picnic spot as this is very calm and near to nature.


This town is situated on the diversion off the main Jodhpur – Bikaner highway. It has around 15 Jain and Brahmanical temples, beautifully sculpted. Some of them are the famous Sun temple, Sachiya Mata Temple , Kali temple and Lord Mahavira temple.

Luni Fort

This Fort is completely carved out of red sandstone of Jodhpur. It is also called as Fort Chanwa. The Fort is made of towers, water-wheels, courtyards, passages and stairways leading to secret pavilions and roof tops.

The Dhawa

This wildlife sanctuary has many animals like Black bucks, nilgaies and desert foxes. It is situated between Jodhpur and Barmer.

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