Taj India Tours - Jodhpur Rajasthan
India at a Glance
Jodhpur "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city. odhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing.
Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and it's beautiful Umed garden. The city is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. Read on for more Jodhpur information. The palace museum is a reminder of this grand past, while if you really want to feel like royalty you can live in the luxury hotel that occupies a part of the palace. Jodhpur brings to mind a bygone era with its old havelis, bustling bazaars and loads of rustic charm.
Tourist attractions around Jodhpur give the tourists an opportunity to visit some of the most interesting tourist destinations. Places like Osian, Dhawa, Nagaur, Rohet Fort, Khimsar and Luni can be easily accessed from Jodhpur. A visit to these places of tourist interest helps the tourists to marvel at them and know more about the glorious history of the place. The most interesting place of tourist interest around Jodhpur, is Osian which is situated at a distance of 58 kilometers from Jodhpur. Here the tourists will get to visit 15 Jain and Brahmanical temples which are renowned for their sculptural beauty. The Jain temple which is dedicated to Lord Mahavira, the Surya Temple, Kali temple and the Sachiya Mata Temple are among the major tourist attractions in Osian.
Apart from the places mentioned above, tourists also find it interesting to visit this city and the surrounding areas when there is some festival held. Tourists come to this city in large numbers to see the numerous colorful festivals and events that are held here.
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