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Major Tourist Attractions of Jodhpur

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					Planning to visit Rajasthan? Travel to Jodhpur, one of the princely cities offering royal
attractions. Many a tourists from across the globe visit this city to experience the
glory and charm of the bygone era of raja-maharajas. The foundation of this second
largest city of Rajasthan was laid in the 15th century by Rao Jodha who was the ruler
of the Rathore clan.
The city is affectionately dubbed as the Blue City with majority of its structures
painted in blue. Its rich cultural heritage reflects in its palaces, forts, heritage hotels,
culture, festivals and handicrafts. The charm of this city even attracted the famed
Rudyard Kipling who came here to shoot some scenes for his film the Jungle Book.
This destination is also covered by Palace on Wheels, one of the most luxurious trains
of the world.

Main attractions of Jodhpur are:
Mehrangarh Fort
 Dominating the landscape of the city, Mehrangarh fort is a famous attraction.
Perched on a hill, the fort was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha. Later more structures were
added to it by his successors. It is a huge fort with fortified walls. Offering bird’s eye
view of the city, the fort boasts of wonderful apartments such as Pearl Palace, Sheesh
Mahal, Phool Mahal and Takat Niwas.

Umaid Bhawan Palace
 Extravagantly majestic, this palace is an architectural marvel. Ideally located on a
hill at the highest point in the city, the palace was once the largest residence in the
world. Set amidst sprawling green gardens, the palace was completed in 16 years. It
was built by interlocking of the carved positive and negative pieces of stones. The
palace always maintains pleasant temperature which is one of its striking features.
There are 347 rooms in it and some portion of it has been converted into a heritage
hotel.

Handicrafts
 You can shop for a wide variety of colorful and beautiful handicrafts in the bazaars
of Jodhpur. From wooden furniture to embroidered juttis, tie and dye fabric, miniature
paintings, puppets, leather ware and jewelry.

Nagur Fair
 It is the second largest cattle fair of Rajasthan after Pushkar Fair. Celebrated in
January every year, the fair is marked by several cultural activities such as camel
competitions, camel races, dance and music.
 Jodhpur Tourism offers tourists an opportunity to explore and experience royalty of
Rajasthan. The famous attractions of Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan
Palace, Nagur Fair and colorful handicrafts. For more info visit
www.rajasthan-tourism-india.org/.