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Jodhpur Travel Guide

Jodhpur Travel GuideJodhpur, the ‘Heart of Rajasthan’, ‘the second largest city of Rajasthan’, and ‘capital of the former city of the former princely state of Marwar’ was founded by the Rajput Chief Rao Jodha in 1459. This land of India Travel is known as Marwar which means “land of death” most probably referring to the harsh desert climate. This city of India Travel Guide is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the eastern side. There are about 100 towers in the city, most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. This city of India Travel is an island of marble palaces, cordoned off from the desert by an immense wall, with eight gates facing different directions. Some tourist attractions of Jodhpur are: Umaid Bhawan Palace which forms the grandest private royal houses of the world. Some portion of this grand palace has been converted into a luxurious hotel and a museum.

The Mehrangarh Fort is an architectural marvel, which spreads over an area of around 5 km and is one of the largest forts in India. Jaswant Thada houses the cenotaphs of a number of Rajput royals. The main cenotaph has rare portraits of many Rajput rulers on display. Mandore is a fascinating complex of sprawling gardens, massive cenotaphs, temples, ruins and sculpture. Jodhpur excursions are Mahamandir Temple, Kailana Lake, Balsamand Lake and Palace, Sardar Samand Lake, Osian and Nagaur. Besides, architectural splendor of Jodhpur is noted for two distinct traits, the need to guard against the heat and to fortify itself against invasions. Fortifications tend to merge with the color of the land, providing it with a natural camouflage. The city of Jodhpur, an important itinerary of India Travel Guide has a typical desert climate, dry and hot. November and March are the best time for a journey to Jodhpur with pleasant and sunny days.

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