Jodhpur- Blue city
Founded in 1459 by Roa Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Kingdom of Marwar. It is also referred to as the Blue city due to the vivid blue painted house. With the majestic Mehrangarh fort, towering over opulent palaces, colourful bazaars, and the sand of the Thar Desert. Jodhpur is second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. A trade town of 16th century is now one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Tourist attractions in Jodhpur
Mehrangarh fort: 550 years old fort, still stands proudly on a 125 m long hill is an architectural marvel. It spreads over an area of around 5 kms. The museum of Mehrangarh fort is one of the well stocked museums in Rajasthan.
Umaid Bhawan palace: It is one of the world’s largest private residences. This beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Umaid singh to provide employment to his people during a long drawn famine in the early 20th century. This edifice has 347 rooms. A part of the palace is managed by Taj hotels and in another part Royal family of Jodhpur still reside.
Jaswant Thada : Lies near the Mehrangarh fort. It is cremation ground of former rulers. It was built in 1899 AD in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.