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ABOUT JODHPUR

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan . It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, it was the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces , forts and temples , set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert Jodhpur history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is named after him only. It was previously known as Marwar.

The following are the main attractions of Jodhpur:

MEHRANGARH FORT

The most magnificent fort in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is situated on a 150m high hill. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore clan, constructed it in 1459. There are a number of attractions within the fort like several palaces, galleries, a museum, temples and so on. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is the most majestic and one of the largest forts in India. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the finest museums in Rajasthan and certainly the best laid out. In the palanquin section of the fort museum, you can see an interesting collection of old royal palanquins including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin, which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The Chamunda Mataji was Rao Jodha's favorite goddess, he brought her idol from the old capital of Mandore in 1460 and installed her in Mehrangarh (Maa Chamunda was the kul devi of Parihar rulers of Mandore ).

JASWANT THADA

The Jaswant Thada, located half way up the interminably long road that climbs onwards to the fort, is the traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur. Taking pride of place amongst the ornamental gardens and chattris is the fabulous white marble memorial to Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899. The cenotaphs of other rulers , in the same neighborhood , are relatively simpler. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs. The Jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. The grounds also include exquisitely carved gazebos, a beautiful multi-tiered garden, and a small lake.

MANDORE

It was founded in the 6th century, and passed to the Rathore Rajputs in 1381 after a marriage alliance between a princess of the original founders, the Pratiharas, and the Rathode Raja, Rao Chandor. The historic town boasts several important monuments. The now ruined Mandore fort, with its thick walls and substantial size, was built in several stages and was once a fine piece of architecture. A huge, now ruined temple is a highlight of the fort. The outer wall of the temple depicts finely carved botanical designs, birds, animals and planets.


VILLAGE SAFARI

A world so silent that you can hear your own heartbeats. You will get to interact with the villagers whom will have millions of stories and experiences to share with you. It will be a unique opportunity to admire the magic of the rustic environs.
We can arrange village tour which includes a couple of different communities where one can meet local people as they go about their daily lives. People of Rajasthan are famous for there colorful Festivals, Fasts, Ceremonies and for an art of living happy in scarcity of resources.

Rajasthan is a state characterized mainly by rocky, sandy desert, people have had to adapt to these extremely harsh conditions, Rainfalls only once a year and the few underground aquifers determine where people can live. Some of the ground is so salty that wells dug in those areas yield on potable water.

BLACK BUKS

Expect to see black-bucks and chinkara during a village safari, Villagers preserve and protect the life in the region.

CAMEL SAFARI

Jodhpur is the gate-way to the Thar Desert. Massive sand-dunes, camel caravan, colorful people, Simple living and much more on camel safari. We arrange safai in Osian Village, where a Jain Temple is also a very great place of attraction .