Jodhpur is known by different names like "Sun City" (due to the bright and sunny weather all over the year) and "Blue City" (due to the various blue colored painted houses). This city was founded by a Rajput Chief of the Rathore clan, Rao Jodha in the year 1459. It is famous for various elegant temples, forts and palaces that are scattered all across the city and add significant splendor to it. The folk songs, folk dances, and stunning handicrafts also add glamour to this city. The local market of Jodhpur is famous for classic silver jewelry, clay figurines, Rajasthani textiles, antiques, embroidered leather shoes and much more. So, are you planning to explore this city? Then to make your travel easier in this city, Splendid Vacations is offering this Jodhpur Tour and Travel Guide.
Mehrangarh Fort It is one of the largest forts in India and comprises of various palaces that are known for their expansive courtyards and intricate carvings. The foundation of this fort was laid by Rathore ruler, Rao Jodha in the year 1459. Almost each and every ruler of Marwar left his mark on this fort, which is a splendid fusion of different influences and styles. This fort is also the venue for the World Sufi Spirit Festival and Rajasthan International Folk Festival. A must visit tourist attraction, if you are planning to visit Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace It is one of the world’s largest private residences, which is divided into three parts - the heritage hotel, residence of one-time royals, and museum. The foundation of this palace was laid by Maharaja Umaid Singh in the year 1929 and was completed in 1945. It was designed by Henry Vaughan Lancaster and made up of yellow sandstone. A must visit tourist attraction, if you are planning to visit Jodhpur.
Jaswant Thada It is one of the best architectural landmarks of Jodhpur and was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the year 1899 for his father. This structure is an essence of a Rajputana style of architecture and constructed from intricately carved marble sheets. Jaswant Thada is also famous for its stunning carved marble lattice work. A must visit tourist attraction, if you are planning to visit Jodhpur
Spices market Jodhpur The spice market of Jodhpur is very big and a walk along this market makes you feel the odor of different spices in and around the air near you. You can see big bags of cinnamon, red chillies, cardamom and many others. You can also find the precious Kashmiri Saffron in this wonderful and fabulous market. Every shop has its own recipe for making their own blend.