Known for its beautiful architecture, the Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India, built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, one year after he was credited with the origin of Jodhpur.
Built in 1899 is the royal cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant
Singh II (33rdRathore ruler of Jodhpur). It is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble and is therefore often referred to as “The TajMahal of Marwar”.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was created in 2006 to restore the natural ecology of a large 70 hectares rocky wasteland near the Mehrangarh Fort after suffering years of neglect. The area in and around the park contains distinctive volcanic rock and sandstone formations.
Situated on Chittar Hill, the construction of the UmaidBhawan palace took a duration of 14 years with 2000-3000 people employed to build it. This palace was originally built to help farmers by employing them during a period of drought and famine of three consecutive years during the 1920’s. King Umaid Singh commissioned a British architect, Henry V. Lanchester, to design the golden-yellow sandstone palace – having an ‘Indo-Deco’ architectural style he used an extraordinary blend of Western technology and Indian architectural features.
Just outside the old city of Jodhpur is the handicraft market where you can also spend some time in enjoying the painting school.
Starting the tour at 09:00 am from your pick-up location we will visit the following attractions in Jodhpur:
- Mehrangarh Fort (2.5-3 hours)
- JaswantThada (45 minutes)
- Rao Jodha Desert Park (1 hour)
- Have a traditional lunch*
- UmaidBhawan Palace (1 hour)
- Handicraft Market (2 hours)