Places to take a visit in the city of Jodhpur

Article about Places to take a visit in the city of Jodhpur

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Nov 22, 2021


Places to take a visit in the city of Jodhpur:


1. Mehrangarh Fort

The grand Mehrangarh Fort holds the pride of place in Aapno Jodhpur

because of its splendid architecture and the diverse history associated with it. Mehrangarh Fort can be seen from almost any vantage point in Jodhpur, forms an ideal backdrop for this rambling city. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest, formidable and magnificent forts in India made up of Burnished red sandstone. The views of the city’s blue-tinge houses are best enjoyed from the roof of this lavish 15th-century fortress. Many people visit the city to take a tour of the historic fort. Ogonn provides self drive car to travel freely at your own will.


2. Mihir Garh: House of Rohet


Mihir Garh is a fort cum resort started in the year 2009 with the vision to serve the people on the banks of sand dunes, people can enjoy dinner with some folk music and kalbeliya dances on the traditional songs. It is situated 45 km from Blue City, Jodhpur. This place is a must-visit destination for tourists and for local peeps. This place is best in winters to feel the coldness of winters and syphilis of sunlight.


3. The Archaic Cenotaphs at Mandore Garden

The Mandore Cenotaphs have a history that lasted from 6th Century CE away long before when Marwar was not even formed and Pratiharas of Mandavyapura ruled here. In 1427 Mandore became the principal seat of the Rathore Clan. In some ancient myths, this place was the home of the in-laws of the demon king Ravana.


The cenotaphs (छतरी) remind of bygone eras and the architectural brilliance of craftsmanship of that time. The garden has a temple known as the Temple of 33 Crore Gods and a government museum too situated there which shows the remnants of this beautiful place. Lots of tourists visit Mandore Garden every day.


4. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

A part of Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was restored and converted into natural ecology for the nature lovers in the year 2006. Once this part of the fort was a wasteland now has an area of 70 hectares and home of native rock-loving plants. In the records of the city, this place is one of the oldest green areas of Jodhpur.


The park is worth visiting place for the person who loves nature, water birds and the beautiful sunset; this park will make you feel like you are walking in a desert with trees. The Devi Kund Lake in Rao Jodha Desert Park near to Jaswant Thada attracts many migrant birds in the winter.


5. Machia Biological Park


Situated in the western side of the city Machia Biological Park is a zoo that homes some common and exotic animals like the deer, desert fox, monitor lizard, rabbits, feral cats, gazelles, mongooses, tortoises, etc


This pollution-free area has some resting areas and refreshment cafes too for the visitors. For the visitors who don’t like to walk can have a ride of E-car present there. Kaylana Lake is quite close to this area, and there is a viewpoint to observe the lake. The vision of Machia Biological Park is to create one of the best tourist spots of Jodhpur.


6. Toorji Ka Jhalra: Step Well

The Toorji Ka Jhalara is well built in the 1740s, it is the source of natural groundwater, constructed by the then Queen Tanwar. This 250 yrs old well is still in running condition and has a beautiful view of the blue coloured old buildings; its recent restoration uncovered over 200 hundred feet of hand-carved treasure. The guzzling cafe is also situated near the well which is also named as Step Well Cafe; the cafe has also decorated with pictures of the well describing the history of Jhalra.


7. Khichan: Kurjan Birds


Kurjan Birds or Demoiselle cranes are found to be in Khichan, this desert village is situated near Phalodi, 150 kms west from Jodhpur. Domicile crane that has come in thousands in numbers covering thousands of kilometers from cold countries including Mongolia to Kheechan village are known as Kurjan Birds.


There are some mesmerizing resorts present in the Phalodi, the nearest district of Khichan. You can see the pictures of this lovely bird there while sitting and having a sip of coffee with the beautiful weather of winter.


8. Osian: Sand Dunes Camps

Around 65 kms north to Jodhpur there is a village named Osian. Osian is an oasis in the Thar Desert and has been known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” due to the erotic sculptures on the temples. Among the most famous tourist attractions of the village are the 16 temples that include Sachiya Mata temple, Sun temple, Mahavir Jain temple, etc dating back to the 8th to the 11th century. With their intricate carvings, these temples stand out in their grace and architecture.


Apart from the temples, Osian is also popular for camel safaris. In between all, you can enjoy the ravishing camps present in the golden sea of sand dunes and can enjoy the flavor of Rajasthani dance and folk music.

If you are planning to visit book a self drive car and explore Jodhpur.

Articles authored by Siddhant kumar