The second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is among the prominent tourist destinations of the western part of India. This city is called the ‘Blue City’ as all the houses at the center of this city is painted blue. Initially, the houses of Brahmins (Upper-caste) used to be painted in this manner.
Later on, residents of different other castes also started getting blue paints on their houses to match status quo. According to some old residents of the city, the blue tint is great for reflecting light. Therefore, this color drives away insects and vermin from different houses.
During the rules of the Marwar monarchy, Jodhpur used to be quite a bustling commercial city with busy markets that always attracted a large group of tourists from all parts of the nation. Built at the foothills of Mehrangarh Fort, this city reflects elegance and the regal opulence that is quite natural for the city housing the enormous fort.
Architectural brilliance has gone hand in hand with unmatched kind of military engineering to erect one of the most marvellous pieces in the Rajput history. There are a number of gates of the Mehrangarh Fort. All of them bear prominent mark of the royal legacy of the kingdom ruled on Jodhpur from this fort. The cannon-ball marked Dodh Kangrapol, Loha Pol, Imritiapol are among the most remarkable of them. The gates often had spikes to stop charging elephants of the enemy.
The adjacent areas of the doors had handprints of the queens who used to self-immolate themselves on the funeral pyres of their husbands. The last of the widows to immolate themselves marked an end to the practice in 1843. Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sukh Mahal are different segregated parts inside the Mehrangarh Fort that are the examples of traditional Rajput aesthetics and architecture.
There are a number of other very important tourist attractions in and near Jodhpur. The Jashwant Thada monument is a marble structure in milky white color that houses a cenotaph in memories of Maharaja Jai Singh ll. It is a completely wrong decision not to see this beautiful building while on a tour of the city. The Clock Tower called Ghanta Ghar and the surrounding area functions as the heart of this city’s business hub.
PRIVATE TOUR: HISTORICAL JODHPUR CITY DAY TOUR
Jodhpur is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the colorful state of Rajasthan. Home to the beautiful Thar Desert and the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, it is a must visit destination. You’ll also get glimpse of the royal RajpuT culture and heritage.
JAIN TEMPLE FULL-DAY TOUR FROM JODHPUR TO UDAIPUR
The tour will begin from Jodhpur and will end at Udaipur. You will be visiting the beautiful Jain Temple in Ranakpur. A magnificent temple that took about 65 years to built because of its complex structure.
PRIVATE TOUR: JODHPUR CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR
See the many stunning monuments of Jodhpur on a full-day tour. The historic forts and temples, breathtaking gardens, and a palace that’s been transformed into a heritage hotel, all this and a lot more awaits you at Jodhpur. You will also be visiting the museum inside Mehrangarh Fort.