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Jodhpur: The Bright Sun City and Gorgeous Blue City
Rajasthan’s second largest city Jodhpur was established in 1459 by Royal Rajput Jodha who was the chief
of the Rathore Clan. The city was capital of rathore kingdom now it is known as Marwar Region of
Rajasthan. The city is famously known as the Sun City because of the bright sunlight and comprises with
blue colored houses. Several tour operators include visiting this city in their Rajasthan Tour Packages.
The royal culture gives a feeling of era of Maharaj times and spicy Rajasthani recipes make your tongue’s
taste buds more active.
The main alluring point of the Jodhpur is majestic and tall Mehrangarh Palace which comprises seven
storied fort overlooking to the main city. This is extended over 5 kilometers and located 125 kilometer
from the city. The fort comprises seven gates for reaching to the main fort. The city looks incredibly sky
bluish when you view it from the fort. Each floor includes fancily decorated room with precise name such
as Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Fool Mahal and so on. The fort also comprises huge museum which has
collection of armory, rulers and their family attire and many more things related to descendants. The thing
attracts more is a collection of palanquins. Mata Chamunda templ is located in the premises of fort;
Goddess and back supporter of the royal family.
Another palace is Jaswant Thada which is a memorial cenotaph fort of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II; built
by the Maharaja Sardar Singh in the year 1899. It is situated just a half a kilometer on the way to
Meharangarh fort. When you explore this fort, you will be amused by getting closer to its detail white
marble work and entire palace resembles like mini Taj Mahal.
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum has been established in early 20th century and took 16 years to complete.
The palace is doted in three parts; first is a resident of royal family, second comprises Taj group’s hotel
and third part is converted in government museum.
Every year Marwar festival or Maand festival takes place between the month of September and October.
The festival organizes for honoring of the brave heroes of the Rajasthan. This festival’s main charms are
folk music, folk dance, and camel tattoo show and polo competition. Venue palaces are Umaid Bhawan
Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort for this festival.
Shopping in the Jodhpur is another alluring point to keep in your memories. Jodhpur is famous for its
Bandhej( Tie and dye) suits and sarees, Mojaris Jodhpur breeches, antique items, furniture and
handicrafts. Famous markets are Sojati Gate, Station Road, Tripolia Bazaar, Mochi Bazaar, Nai Sarak and
Clock Tower. These markets embarrass with Leather, Embroidered shoes, Lac bangles, pure hard work
Explore these places also Balsamand Lake, Kailana Lake and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park which are true
example of the unique architectural work. For exploring these places take a Rajasthan Tour, especially to
the Sun city and enlarge your experience.