Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its population has also crossed the 1 million mark successfully. It has also been described as the second metropolitan city in Rajasthan. The city is commonly known as the Sun City for its sunny and bright weather that is enjoys throughout the year. This city also topped the list of Lonely Planet for being the most extraordinary place to live in 2014. Jodhpur accommodation is also something that must be taken into account. There are many extraordinary places that a tourist to Jodhpur can visit. These places have been stated below.
This place tops the ‘must visit’ list of places in Jodhpur. It is one of the largest forts in India. It stands at a height of approximately 400 feet above the city ground. The style of this fort’s architecture represents many periods because it has been under construction since the 1400s.
This was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the second. This is also located close to the famous Mehrangarh Fort.
Balsamand Lake is an artificial lake and it was constructed by Balak Rao Parihar. This lake has a lot of lush green areas around it that include papaya groves, mango groves and guava groves. The main intention of this lake was to serve as a summer resort for the royal family of Jodhpur.
This lake is located on the western side of the city. This is also an artificial lake and was constructed during the year 1872 by the great Pratap Singh. This is one of those most frequently visited lakes in Rajasthan.
The main intention of the formation of the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was to restore the rocky area that was present near the fort. The place surely reflects all the dedication and hard work of the ecologists who had spared no efforts in order to make the entire place green.
This museum was started in the year 1929. Its construction was completed in the year 1943. It is situated on the highest point of Jodhpur city and it has around 347 rooms which makes it the largest residence in the world that is owned privately. The Taj Palace Hotel is also a part of this palace.