Showcasing various shades of blue, Jodhpur is one of the best places to visit in India. The royal city of Rajasthan is fondly called ‘Blue city’. Jodhpur tours offer exciting opportunities to explore numerous palaces, forts and havelis that add to the charm of the city. Commended as one of the largest cities in Rajasthan, days fall short in the royal pleasures. Also, the city is known as the ‘gateway to the Thar’ as it lies of the edge of the golden desert. For a tryst with history as well as delights of the desert, Jodhpur Tour Packages by Indian Holiday offers memorable holidays.
Flowing out of the walls, the city has become one of the popular tourist spots in Rajasthan which is cherished by architecture lovers. Embracing the numerous palaces, forts, and havelis, even the lanes of the city ooze out a different vibe, something that can be cherished in Jodhpur tour only. Besides, the lakes, gardens, and mausoleums also pull in travelers who like less crowded places.
Choose your favorite Jodhpur tour packages and enjoy wonderful family holidays in this beautiful ‘Blue City’. A myriad of attractions like towering Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Moti Mahal, etc. adorns the city. The Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park are some other highlights of the Jodhpur that render the visitors in a state of awe. While the charms are many, one of the must visit places in Jodhpur is the Bishnoi Village. Embark on safari and here you can witness the authentic bliss of Rajasthan, its culture and other charms.
Book any of Jodhpur Tour packages and get ready for a superb experience. Savor delicious Jodhpuri food. Shop for traditional women footwear called ‘Jodhpuri Mojari’. Partake in popular festivals celebrated in Jodhpur like Gangaur, Teej, Rajasthan International Folk Festival and many more. A trip to Jodhpur is replete with many delightful moments to be cherished forever.
Make the charm of the exploring the royal city all the more amazing with stay at the wonderful heritage hotels of Jodhpur. While the options are abundant, few match to the thrill of staying at the Umaid Bhavan Place, the newest royal palace in India. Also, it has the reputation of hosting some of the grandest royal weddings in India.
Mehrangarh the Fort of Jodhpur crowns a rocky hill that rises 400 feet above the surrounding plain, and appears both to command and to meld with the landscape. One of the largest forts in Rajasthan, it contains some of the finest palaces and preserves in its museum many priceless relics of Indian courtly life.
For over five centuries Mehrangarh has been the headquarters of the senior branch of Rajput clan known as the Rathores. According to their bards, the ruling dynasty of this clan had at an earlier period controlled Kanauj (in what is known as Uttar Pradesh). Like other prominent medieval Rajput rulers – including the famous Prithviraj Chauhan – they were defeated by the invaders from Afghanistan at the end of the 12th century.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner, Gaj Singh. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. A part of the palace is not a residence
The groundbreaking for the foundations of the building was carried out on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943.
Beautiful memorial in marble often described as the “Taj Mahal of Marwar” was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhjill of Jodhpur (1873-1895) by his son Maharaja Sardar Singhji (1895-1911) completed in 1906 A.D.
The main hall has been built like a temple where puja (ritual) is also performed. The worship of ancestors is common to the Rajput clans.
Today, Jaswant Thada is managed and looked after by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT) and is open to public. The Trust is operating a Museum in Jaswant Thada displaying portraits of Marwar rulers along with informative didactics – the information serves as orientation space to understand the history of Marwar through the Portraits. Its grounds serve as a serene venue for morning concerts during music festivals such as the Rajasthan International Folk Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival.