Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.

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Achal Nath Temple, Jodhpur
9.2 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Architecture

Achal Nath Shivalaya temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as the epitome of heritage, culture and the generations-old religious practices prevalent in the society. Achal Nath temple is just 9. 2 kms away from the main city of Jodhpur and is easily accessible by road. The temple is considered as one of the top sight-seeing places that are a must visit in the city of Jodhpur.

The Achal Nath temple presents an excellent example of the contemporary architectural trends prevalent in the 16th century to which its construction could be traced. The temple ...

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Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum is an attempt to re-imagine what all a museum could potentially be. It celebrates the open spaces of the desert, including its flora and fauna, as part of a larger holistic exploration of the museum as a place of learning. Arna-Jharna is spread over an area of 10 km and is approximately 23 kms from Jodhpur city centre.

Envisioned by Komal Kothari, one of India's leading folklorists and ethnomusicologists, the Arna-Jharna Museum can be described as a process of interactive learning experiences linked to traditional knowledge systems. Situated on an ab...

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Balaji Temple, Jodhpur
10.3 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Architecture

The Pal Balaji Mandir is believed to be more than 200 years old but was redone some years back and is now painted in an beige shade with carvings over the walls. Located at Masuria Colony, Baldev Nagar, Masuria Colony, Baldev Nagar the Pal Balaji Temple lies about 10. 3 kms away from the center of Jodhpur.

The Pal Balaji Mandir is dedicated to Lord Hanuman who is also known as Balaji. Pal Balaji Temple sees hoard of people visiting the temple to get the blessings of Lord Hanuman. The temple is a single storey construction with engravings all over the front wall. Upon entering the t...

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Balsamand Lake
Within Jodhpur city limits
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The Balsamand Lake, situated in Jodhpur, is a mesmerizing spot built way back in the 13th century by the royalty of Rajasthan. Built to fulfil the water necessities in and around the area, this location has boomed to become a stunning tourist spot with its heavenly aura. With a length of over a kilometer and depth of about 15 meters, this has become a right place for people to stroll around.

The Lake was constructed to have dimensions pertaining to a length of 1 kilometer, breadth of 50 meters and a depth of 15 meters. The Balsamand Palace which overlooks the lake is built out of r...

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Bullet Baba Temple, Jodhpur
50 kms from Jodhpur city limits

The Bullet Baba temple or the Om Banna shrine is an unusual temple located in the district of Pali in the state of Rajasthan. This extraordinary temple is distanced 20 kilometres from Pali and 50 kms from Jodhpur on the Pali - Jodhpur highway, near Chotila village.

The locals and the tourists visit the Bullet Baba temple to pray to a deity in the form of a motorcycle. The thrilling story behind this temple is an incident that took place here during the winter of 1991. A person called Om Singh Rathod was travelling in his motorcycle - a 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet RNJ 7773 when h...

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Chamunda Mata Temple, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits

The Chamunda Devi Temple is located in the city of Jodhpur at Mehrangarh Fort. This temple is at south side of the city within limits.

The temple was built by the founder of Jodhagarh now Jodhpur King Rao Jodha in his region on this place from 1427-1489 AD. This temple is worshiped by most of the residents of Jodhpur.

The entry fee for Indian citizens is INR 70, for Indian Senior citizens and students it is INR 40, International Guests have to pay INR 600. Visitors with camera will be charged an extra INR 100. One can also hire a Guide for INR 200 for a group of 1-4 peopl...

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Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the Indian State Rajasthan. Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 kms from Jodhpur, on the Jodhpur-Agra road.

Chand Baori is one of the oldest and most attractive landmarks in Rajasthan. Chand Baori was built by king chanda of the Nikumbh Dynasty and was dedicated to Hashat Mata, Goddess of joy and happiness upon completion. The state of Rajasthan is extremely arid, and the design and final structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much wa...

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Chandpole Gate, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits
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Chandpole Gate of Jodhpur is an ancient gate which has become an important part of Jodhpur's heritage and architecture. It is located within city limits on Vidhyashala Road in Kabir Nagar, Jodhpur.

Chandpole Gate is the starting point where the walk to discover the heritage of Jodhpur starts from. This walk starts from here and then leads to ancient Krishna Temple. From there to ancient stepwells and follow through the community kitchen and then to Krishi Mandi (Grain Market). This journey of heritage comes to an end at the Clock Tower. Visitors can take on this walking experien...

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Chauhan's Art Gallery, Jodhpur
10.4 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Art

The Chauhan Art Gallery hsa been established in the year 1899 and is one of the top art galleries in the country. It lies about 10. 4 kms away from Jodhpur.

The art gallery is the one stop destination for art lovers/collectors. They have a vast base of customers, which continues to grow due to their variety in art products - handicrafts, fine art, hand paintings, hand painting on artificial fabric, canvas paintings, frame paintings, portraits, caricature, texturised, and Indian style paintings. The art gallery has a huge clientele based because of the quality of the products delivere...

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Chokelao Bagh is located inside Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. This place is located at a distance of 11. 9 kms from the main city area.

Mehrangarh fort is perched upon a hill at 400 feet and is spread across 5 km in the heart of the city. Chokelao Bagh is a beautiful garden having banana, pomegranate, jasmine and other flora all over, and is located within the premises of the Mehrangarh fort. Visitors are bound to come across this beautiful garden when returning back after sightseeing in the fort and a great place to have lunch at, as Chokelao Bagh has a restaurant present. Every day...

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Ganesh Temple, Ratanada
7 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Sri Ganesh Temple is set amidst the hilly landscape of Ratanada Hills and attracts a huge number of devotees every year. The beautiful temple offers a distinct andscenic view of Jodhpur city. The temple is peaceful and its surroundings provide a certain sanctity to the mind. The temple is situated at a very amiable location in the city of Jodhpur. It is well connected by road and is at a distance of 7 kms from the Jodhpur City Centre.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha along with idols or Riddhi and Siddhi which are indicatives or prosperity and achievement. The temple is kept...

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Ghanta Ghar, Jodhpur
7 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Amidst the narrow and crowded streets of the Sardar market, stands the marvellous Clock Tower of Jodhpur, locally known as the Ghanta Ghar. Ghanta Ghar is a Clock tower built in the 19th century by Maharaja Sardar Singh is a beauty to behold. With the giant English tower, the tower almost has a gothic style of architecture, until when Maharaja Sardar Singh take over its construction and added that missing Indian part to it. Located within the Old city, it is 7 kms from the main city limits of Jodhpur. Ghanta Ghar is an iconic structure which reflects the Rajputarian architecture and history of...

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Guda Bishnoi Village
25 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Located just at a distance of 25 kms from Jodhpur city, Bishnoi Village was established by Guru Jambheshwar. For his followers, 29 rules, regulations and principles were given by Guru Jambheshwar. Deriving its name from 'bish', which means twenty, and 'noi', meaning nine. The primary law was to conserve animals and trees to completely abolish the practice of hurting environment.

In this tribal village, natural beauty is evident from Khejri trees and deer. Deer herds, peacocks and migratory birds are common sights in the village. the village is home to black bucks, antelopes, chink...

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Gulab Sagar Talab Jodhpur
6 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Gulab Sagar Talab is a historical place located about 6 kms from Jodhpur city center near Sardar Market in old city area of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Gulab Sagar Talab is actually a water storage constructed in 1788 by Gulab Rai, the mistress of Maharaja Vijay Singh. Earlier the place was occupied with another water source called 'Bawri', which was converted into Gulab Sagar. It took around 8 years for completing the construction of Gulab Sagar. The lake gets water through a canal from Bal Samand Lake. Visitors can opt for variety of boat ridea at the Gulab Sagar Talab.

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Jai Pol, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits
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Jai Pol which translates into 'Gate of Victory' is a massive gateway which opens to the historical structure of Mehrangarh Fort. It is one of the seven entrances to the Fort which was built in 1460 by Rao Judha. Jai Pol, as all other gateways to the fort, was built as a memorial for the victories the dynasty had against their rivals. It is located at a distance of just 5 kilometers from the city of Jodhpur and is well accessible by road.

Jai Pol which follows a traditional Rajasthani architecture contributes to the Majestical appearance of the world-famous fort behind. This particu...

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Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur
12 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Architecture

Built aside a beautiful lake and a flowerful garden, the Jaswant Thada is a memorial built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the year 1899, in the memory of his father Jaswant Singh II. Just one 12 kms from the Jodhpur city centre, the memorial is easily accessible by means of autorickshaws and taxis.

Often described as the "Taj Mahal" of Marwar, the intricate carving, beautiful cenotaphs, splendid garden and the warm white glow stay true to the description. There is this enthralling sense of calm that settles as one nears the monument. The checkerboard floor is beautifully integrated into...

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Kaylana Lake
8 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Kaylana Lake is situated between igneous rock land formations which is located 8 kms west of beautiful city Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. The Lake is famous for scenery and bird watching as sedge of Siberian Cranes stopover the lake in winter season. This is an artificial lake which was built by Pratap Singh in 1872. In previous known times this region had palaces and gardens made by two rulers of Jodhpur - Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh. These were destroyed to make Kaylana Lake. The lake spreads over an area of 84 square kilometers with an average depth of 35 to 40 ft.

The Lake recei...

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Khejarla Fort
85 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Khejarla Fort is one of the most famous heritage hotels in India for its architectural and historical importance. Situated in the village of Khejarla, this magnificent red sandstone monument overlooks the vast plains of Marwar. Even though it was constructed in 1611 as a fort to defend the continuous attacks of Mughal army by Maharaja Gopal Das Ji, now Khejarla fort is a luxurious hotel with all the modern facilities available. It offers an unmatched experience of living in a regal era in a majestical palace enjoying the mesmerizing ambiance of the mighty Thar desert. Khejarla village where th...

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Khichan Bird Sanctuary
171 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Khichan Bird Sanctuary is a world-renowned natural sanctuary situated in the Phalodi tehsil of Jodhpur District. Even professional ornithologists often visit this sanctuary to observe, learn and collect details of the birdlife here. The village of Phalodi where the sanctuary is situated is at a distance of 171 kms from the center of the city of Jodhpur. The village is also known as the Demoiselle Crane Village.

The main variety of migratory birds that make this place their temporary homes from October to March are Demoiselle Crains. It was in the 1970s that the first flock of these...

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Kunj Bihari Temple, Jodhpur
9.3 kms from Jodhpur city limits
ArchitectureHistory

The Kunj Bihari Temple is a prominent temple in Jodhpur. The temple is a commemoration of the Hindu religion. It showcases the architectural splendour and architectural trends of that era. Situated at a distance of 9. 3 kms from the Jodphur city centre, the Kunj Bihari temple is easily accessible by means of Taxi, Rickshaws and private vehicles.

The sanctorum is a perfect example of marvellous and splendid architecture. Made out of Chittor sandstone and Makrana Marble, the temple is a magnificent piece of ancient Indian architecture. The Temple was built by Maharaja Vijay Singhji in ...

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Lal Niwas, situated in the village of Phalodi is one of the sought after heritage hotels in Rajasthan. This magnificent looking red sandstone structure was the mansion of rich merchants who were close to the royal family. After being redesigned and renovated to a heritage hotel with all the modern facilities, now Lal Niwas being run by the pioneers of the hotel business, Welcome Heritage, is a destination for many high-flying executives, honeymooners and Heritage travelers. It is located at a distance of 142 kms from Jodhpur city along the Bikaner-Jaisalmer route.

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Machiya Park, Jodhpur
8.5 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Machiya (Machia) Biological Park is a biological park in Basni, Jodhpur where one can find many varieties of flora and fauna. It is a zoo located close to city limits at the distance of 8. 5 kms from Jodhpur Jn. , Rajasthan.

Machiya (Machia) Biological Park took 6 years to build and develop. It was opened for the general public in the year 2016. It comprises of animals like lion, tiger, blue bulls, deer, crocodile, bear and many other wild animals. Also, it has bird sightseeing location where visitors can enjoy the mesmerising view of the birds. The natural vegetation in Machia ...

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On the way to the beautiful Mandore Garden lies another great example to ancient craftsmanship, the Mahamandir Temple. Literally translating to the 'great temple'. The Mahamandir Temple is located with Jodh city limits.

Built in 1812, this temple is chiefly dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Yogi. It is supported by 84 intricately carved and designed pillars, with each of them displaying various Yogasans, you Yoga postures. There are many smaller, yet beautifully designed shrines within the Mahamandir Temple complex. The gardens are lush green and add to the already existing sense of pea...

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Maharaja Dadhichi garden of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is a wonderful yard of incredible flowers and plant life. It is located within the city limits.

The Maharishi Dadhichi Garden is named in the honour of Maharishi Dadhichi who is believed to have sacrificed his life to make weapons from his bones in order to defeat the serpent king Vritra. The garden hosts a statue of Tyagmurti Maharishi Dadhichi who is said to be the inspiration for the theme behind the Param Vir Chakra. The garden also has a 100 feet long Tiranga ie the Indian national flag. It is a small triangular garden which is a...

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The beautiful town of Mandore is located 9 kms north of Blue City of Jodhpur. In ancient times, it was the capital of Pratiharas who ruled the region in 6th century AD. The old capital was shifted to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur due to security concerns in 1459 AD. The remnants of the ancient capital can be still found if you visit the famous Mandore Gardens of Rajasthan. The town also exhibits other historical monuments such as Mandore Fort, old Mandore Palace and Ravan Temple.

Mandore Gardens is an apt place if you want to experience the true heritage of Rajasthan including a hint ...

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Masuria Hills, Jodhpur
9 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Masuria Hills are famous mostly for the Masuria Hill Garden which is set atop the famous hills in the heartland of Jodhpur city. It is the most impeccable and beautiful gardens of Jodhpur. The entire city is visible in a panaromic view which is very appealing to the eyes. The blue city seems to glow amidst the yellow dunes of sand in the surrounding desert area. The Masuria Hills are very easy to reach and are located at a distance of 9 kms from Jodhpur City Centre. The nearest airport and railway station is Jodhpur. These are well connected by roads.

The garden is very popular amo...

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Masuriya Temple, Jodhpur
10 kms from Jodhpur city limits

Masuriya Temple in Jodhpur is a symbol of Guru Dakshan. It is one of the holy temples in Jodhpur. It is located in atop the Masuriya hill, around 10 kms from Jodhpur city center.

Masuriya temple is quite different from a normal Hindu temple, since actually the place where the tomb(samadhi) of shri Balinath ji, the Guru of Baba Ramdev is located. This is quite uncommon in the Hindu tradition. The temple is a token of respect and honor to his Guru by Baba Ramdev. The temple now is renovated and hosts major useful facilities to the pilgrims inorder for them to have a comfortable visit....

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Mehrangarh Fort
11.3 kms from Jodhpur city limits

ÿþBuild in the fifteenth century by the Rathore ruler Rao Jodha, the Magnificent Fort of Mehrangarh in Jodhpur is one the marvels that froze the time. Situated on top of the Bhakurcheeria hill, the Mehrangarh Fort is 125 meters above the city and Stretches over 5 kms, is that kind of place where eac...

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Nehru Park, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits
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Nehru Park is a prominent public park located in the city of Jodhpur.

Nehru Park in Jodhpur was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister, Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia on 7th September 1966. Since then it has become a well maintained beautiful park for the children as well as for the adults. Initially, the park was developed as a children's park, but such is the beauty of the park that it appeals to people of all ages. The Nehru Park covers an area of 14 acres and is beautifully decorated with trees and flowerbeds. It has fountains, swings and even contains a part of a pond known as the Bh...

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Phalodi Fort
135 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Phalodi Fort is a historical site, located in the small city of Phalodi in Jodhpur. This fort is another place that reflects the cultural richness of the Blue city and speaks of the historic period of Jodhpur. Phalodi is also called the "salt city" due to the concentration of a large number of salt industries. This beautiful monument was built in 1488 by Rao Hammir Narawat, the grandson of Rao Suja Maharaja of Jodhpur. Located on Sadar Bazar Road, Phalodi, Phalodi Fort is 135 kms away from Jodhpur.

The fort reflects the fine work of artists of Marwar of that era. Fort is renowned ...

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Phool Mahal, Jodhpur
11 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Architecture

The Phool Mahal Palace is located in the Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur. The Palace is located at about 11 kms from the Jodhpur city center.

The Palace was built in the year 1724 to 1749 under the rule of Maharaj Abhaya Singh. The Palace holds to relive the moments of Kings and Queens of those time. It is a beautifully decorated hall, which was used to serve as the pleasure dome of Maharajas. The room was made to look beautiful from where it earned the name Phool Mahal. The room is said to be with gold filigree work, brought from Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Pukhraj Durry Udhyog
20 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Pukhraj Durry Udhyog, established in the 25 years-old weaving industries in Salawas village, is only 20 kms away from Jodhpur city center. A durry is basically a rug woven on a loom using cotton or silk yarn. It is owned by the Pukhraj family that has been in the business for generations.

The company specialises in cotton carpets, camel wool durry, silk and cotton carpets, and jute and wool carpets. Pukhraj Durry Udhyog has evolved over the years and currently, owns 50 looms and works with 48 families in the village. Pukhraj Durry Udhyog continues to follow the traditional methods ...

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Rai Ka Bag Palace
Within Jodhpur city limits
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The Rai ka Bagh Palace, as any historical building goes, is a beautiful structure built by the queen of Maharaja Jaswant Singh 1, Hadija in 1663. Among the favorite places of the royal family and near the heart of Jodhpur, the Rai ka Bagh Palace is situated near the Rai ka Bagh Palace Railway Station, Jodhpur.

Maintained by the Archeological Department of India, the Rai ka Bagh palace has world class amenities catering to the needs of a tourist with ample parking space and parts of the palace turned into a museum. Being very close to other popular tourist attractions such as the Me...

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Ranisar Lake
Within Jodhpur city limits
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Ranisar Lake is one of the most famous lakes in Jodhpur. The reason behind this is its historical importance and its picturesque beauty. The lake is located near Meharana Garh Fort and is almost 5 km from the heart of the city.

Ranisar Lake was built some 500 years ago in the 15th century. The lake was built on the order of Rao Jodha's wife, Queen Jasmade Hadi. Rao Joda was the founder of Jodhpur, and his wife the Queen ordered the construction of the lake. The lake was built for water preservation as Jodhpur being a desert city the water preservation was a big issue back in those ...

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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was created in 2006 to try and restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky wasteland next to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The Park is spreaded over 72 hectares. It had suffered years of neglect and was overrun by baavlia (Prosopis juliflora), an invasive, thorny shrub introduced from central America almost a century ago. The challenge was to eradicate the baavlia and create a suitable home for native rock-loving plants that we would bring back from the desert. It is located at a distance of 10 kms from Jodhpur.

The Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park has attempte...

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On a distance of 2 km from the Jodhpur junction, the Rasik Bihari Temple, also known as Naini Mandir, is a holy shrine dedicated to the deity of Rasik Bihari (Lord Krishna). Constructed by Naini Bai, the shrine stands on a 17ft high base and is a classic example of the beautiful temples of Jodhpur. In 1885 AD a marble statue of Lord Nandi was given by Raja Jaswant Singh as an offering to this temple. It's situated on Udai Mandir Road near Umaid Gardens in Jodhpur.

Maintained and managed currently by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) the structure is definitely a quite fascina...

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Sachiya Mata Temple, Jodhpur
65 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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The Sachchiya Mata Temple is a historic temple located in Osian, near Jodhpur city. The goddess Sachiya is worshipped there by various castes living in the city and people from the north India. The temple is open to the public throughout the year. The temple is located 65 kms from Jodhpur.

The temple was built by the Parmar King Upendre in the 9th to 10th century CE. Various religions hold different mythology on the history of the temple. The Sachiya Mata Osiyan Temple in Rajasthan is dedicated to Sachi Mata. Sachi Mata, also known as Indrani, was the consort of the rain-god Indra....

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Sambodhi Dham, Jodhpur
11.5 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Sambodhi Dham is a religious trust located in the city of Jodhpur near Kalyanpur Road. This divine establishment founded on the triumph of honesty, thought and virtue, is an eternal pilgrimage for those interested in satsang and sadhna. Founded in 1997, the foundation stone of 'Sambodhya Dham' was placed in the vicinity of the statue-saint, the lord Shri Mahima Prabh Sagar ji. Sambodhi Dham is located at a distance of 11. 5 kms from Jodhpur city center.

The place is center of attraction for various caste, communities, religion and sects. Lush green premises, surrounded by nature ...

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Santoshi Mata Temple, Jodhpur
10 kms from Jodhpur city limits

Santoshi Mata temple in Jodhpur, one among the prominent temples in the region is located in Lalsagar, Jodhpur. It is about 10 kms from Jodhpur city. It is located in the middle of the hills, which also makes it a great vantage point.

Santoshi Mata Temple in Jodhpur is the temple of goddess Santoshi Mata, who is often known as the daughter of lord Ganesh. Santoshi Mata is worshipped by devotees in every part of India.

Early mornings (8 AM - 10 AM) or evenings (4 PM - 5 PM) are always the best times to worship the goddess. Santoshi Mata Temple can be visited during timin...

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The Sardar Government Museum was built in the year 1909, the museum is named after Sardar Singh, a maharaja of Jodhpur, and was constructed under the reign of his son, Maharaja Umaid Singh. It was built by Henry Vaughan Lanchester and formally opened for the general public on 17 March 1936. Located at Maliyo St, Baldev Ram Mirdha, Paota, Sri Ganganagar, the Sardar Government Museum is 9. 6 kms from the center of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur Government Museum or the Sardar Government Museum is situated in the Umaid Garden of the Umaid Palace, the construction of which was supervised and designe...

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Sardar Market, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits
History

Sardar Market in Jodhpur is a complete experience in itself. Situated near the city's most famous landmark the Clocktower is one of the oldest street markets in Jodhpur built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. Sardar market is located within the city limits at Naj Sareet Street, west of Manak Chowk, city center and is an exemplary example of a local energetic and chaotic market.

Sardar market is rated as one of the most popular places in Jodhpur to visit. The market is equally crowded with tourists and locals alike. A person could find an array of things here from vegetables and fruits t...

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Sardar Samand Lake Palace
60 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Sardar Samand Lake Palace is a beautiful heritage hotel located on the banks of a gorgeous lake. It was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933 as a resting place for the royal family members who came to these plains for hunting. Now, It is one of the best heritage hotels in Rajasthan and offers a peaceful and secluded atmosphere. Wide Varieties of birds that are found around this place attract a lot of birdwatchers and even professional ornithologists. It is located in the village of Pali which is at a distance of 60 kms from the city of Jodhpur.

Still, one of the royal family's fav...

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Sheesh Mahal, Jodhpur
9.7 kms from Jodhpur city limits
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Sheesh Mahal is located in the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It was built around 1460 by Rao Jodha and is imposed by thick walls on all the sides. The fort is built at about 125 metres above the ground. It lies about 9. 7 kms away from the Jodhpur.

The fort is decked with decorative mirror pieces from the ceiling to the floor depicting various deities like Lord Shiva and Parvati, Lord Brahma, Lord Krishna playing the flute, and Lord Rama among the many other deities; thus showing the influence of religion on the architecture of the then society. The palace is also known as...

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Ship House, Jodhpur
10 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Architecture

One of the best offbeat attractions in the city is the Ship House. It is around 10 kms from the Jodhpur city centre.

Ship House was built in 1886 by Maharaja Pratap Singh, one of the few princes who loved to travel, in the shape of a ship to depict his means of voyage near the Nagori Gate. Taken over by the Government after Independence, this building benefitted from the architectural expertise of GJ Ovreen. It is a declared Heritage Site by the ASI. The entire palace was crafted out of the cliff itself.

It is recommended to visit the Ship House during timings 9:00 AM -...

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Shri Ganesh Temple located in the Ratnada Hills of Jodhpur district is a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year. This historical temple is believed to be existing here since 1459. The place also offers breathtaking views of the magnificent city of Jodhpur. This temple is only 5 km away from the Jodhpur City Center.

The Shri Ganesh Temple is believed to be built centuries ago by a Guru (a spiritual Teacher) after finding a human-sized statue of Lord Ganesha in the hills of Ratnada. The idol which is worshipped here is 8 feet tall and ...

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Located between the Takhat Sagar hills and Kalyana lake on Jodhpur-Chopasani Road, Siddhanth Shiv temple is 10 kms away from Jodhpur city center.

The Siddhanth Shiv temple was built in an area which was totally deserted many years ago. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple was constructed by a Nepali Baba with four fingers by cutting the stones. You have to cross the stairs made by cutting rocks to reach Siddhnath temple.

A hermit Veetragi Narain Swami started staying in the deserted area due to its peace and isolation. He was higly worshiped by the people living in the narb...

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Singhvi's Haveli, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits

Singhvi's Haveli is a heritage family guest house of Jodhpur. It is situatied at the heart of the city at a distance of 8 km from airport, 1. 5 km from Railway Station and 2 Km from the Bus stand.

Singhvi's haveli was gifted by Maharaja of Jodhpur Shri Maan Singh ji to Shri Akheraj Sa Singhvi commander in chief at Maharaja's army for his good work in 1778. Singhvi's haveli is 500 years old and it has been converted into a guest house which is run by the family itself.

The beautiful sand stone building is open for all the visitors looking for a comfortable stay with a touch...

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Statue of Rao Jodha Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits

Statue of Rao Jodha is located near the road that leads to Jaswant Thada (near the Mehrangarh Fort) and Rao Jodha Desert Park in the beautiful city Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This is made as a sign of bravery and honour. Statue was installed on 12th May 2012, the 554th Jodhpur Foundation Day.

The statue, encircled by iron grills, depicts Rao Jodha Ji on a horse, pointing towards the fort. The statue was made in remembrance for the bravery of Rao Jodha an Indian ruler of Mandore in the present-day state of Rajasthan. He was the son of Rao Ranmal (Ranamalla) of the Rathore clan. He is known...

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Takhat Sagar Lake
10 kms from Jodhpur city limits
Water

Takhat Sagar Lake is situated in the Takhat Sagar Hills near Jodhpur city. It is merely 10 kms from the Jodhpur Railway Station. Takhat Sagar Lake is a beautiful and famous sight near Jodhpur city.

Takhat Sagar Lake is named after Maharaja Takhat Singh who was the ruler of this region in 19th century. Takhat Sagar Lake is a part of Kailana lake which is an artificial water body build by Maharaja Takhat Singh. Takhat Sagar Hills are in the background of Takhat Sagar Lake which makes this sight much more beautiful and relaxing.

Siddhnath Shiv Temple is also situated on ...

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There are about 100 stepwells in and around the old city of Jodhpur, most of them being ignored in the narrow streets of Jodhpur. Located well within the city limits, The Toorji Ka Jhalra Step Well is an architectural marvel and an engineering feat to admire. The Toorji Ka Jhalra Step Well was Built in the 18th century by the Queen of Maharaja Abhay Singh, sustaining an old age tradition that requires the Royal women to build water storages. The steps lead all the way down to the base of the well, so as to provide uninterrupted access all-year round. The Toorji Ka Jhalra Step Well is just 2 km...

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Tripolia Market
Within Jodhpur city limits
FoodArchitecture

Tripolia Market or Tripolia Bazar is situated at Rawaton Ka Bass in Jodhpur city. Tripolia Market is one of the most famous Indian street markets in the region. Tripolia market is about 1. 2 km away from the Jodhpur Railway Station.

Tripolia Market is a street market located in Jodhpur. It is place famous for Rajasthani handcrafts, jewellery, marble artefacts, colourful carpets and fabric. Items made of lac are also a speciality of this market. Tripolia market provides a large variety of quality products at very reasonable cost. Also if you can bargains you may save some more mone...

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Umed Garden, Jodhpur
Within Jodhpur city limits
Nature

Umed Garden is located in Jodhpur city. It is developed by Raja Umed Singh and named after him. It is located within Jodhpur City limits.

The garden is covered by Lush green lawns beautiful Roses and other seasonal flowers. The garden has 5 gates to enter from different directions. There is a Museum, towering Asoka trees, artistically designed fountains, a Library and a Zoo is also present in the garden.

Visitors can spend their time by resting in lawn watching the flowers and fountains, relishing their time with nature or visiting museum, library and zoo.

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Zenana Mahal is an exquisite palace that is located within 6 km from the main city of Jodhpur. It is easily accessible by public transport, but you can also hire a cab to reach the place.

Going back on some basic historical facts, Zenana Mahal was colloquially referred to as the Zenana Deodi and was basically meant for the Queen and was her abode during the ruling of the Royal dynasty of Rajasthan. This palace is extremely famous and was known for a privilege given to the ladies. It is believed that the palace was during a specific point of time protected by eunuchs during the King...

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