1. Toorji Ka Jhalra

Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well) was built in the 1740s by a Queen, In consort of Maharaja Abhay Singh’s.
Interestingly this well was submerged and full of debris for decades. Only recently has it been drained, cleaned up, and restored. “Jatine dekho utine bawri” (wherever you look, there’s a stepwell).This is how the woman standing on the threshold of her house, in the old city, told us when we asked where we could find stepwells near her locality.
Rainwater stored in the lakes uphill percolates through aqueducts or underground channels to recharge wells and stepwell.
The Baoli is popular both with the tourists and locals, all trying to find a good angle and a good picture!

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences and still in use by the Royals. Foundations of the building were laid on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh. The palace was built at a very slow pace as its initial objective was to employ the farmers in the draught. About 2,000 to 3,000 people were employed in its construction from almost all the villages nearby Jodhpur.
When it opened in 1943 it was considered as one of the largest royal residences in the world.
The palace is built on a hilltop known as Chittar hill in the outskirts Jodhpur. The palace was built with “dun-colored” sandstone (a locally found stone) with two wings. Palace has 347 rooms and many courtyards, and a large banquet hall decorated with beautiful arts. The palace is decorated in vogue Beaux-Arts style, also known as Indo-Deco style.
The Palace is now divided into three functional parts – the residence, where the royal family lives, a luxury Taj Palace Hotel By Taj group, and a Museum having the 20th-century history of the Jodhpur Royal Family. And, Umaid Bhawan Palace has also made its place in the World’s best hotel in the Traveller’s Choice Award, which was organized by an Us based company called TripAdvisor.

3. Clock Tower

Clock Tower or as we say it in Hindi “Ghanta Ghar”.The clock tower is a popular landmark situated in the old city. The area around near the Clock Tower or “Ghanta Ghar”, is a market place and offers its visitors an exciting shopping experience. You can shop here for the finest variety of spices, especially Mathaniya’s red chili, And Hand made sarees made by local artisans.
Clock Tower is famous for its varieties of the shop. Here you will find the best Handmade Handicrafts to the best Rajputi Poshaks. Its heaven for Foodies also here you can try the most famous and mouth-watering Lassi of Jodhpur called Makhania lassi (buttermilk), Shahi samosa, and more street foods. You will see people saying that the lassi at Clock Tower is one of the best lassis in the world. So it can be your must-go place if you are a shopping junky and food lover.

4. Mehrangarh

Mehrangarh a wonderful fort standing in the shimmering sun of the Thar Desert.
Built-in around 1459 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. The fort has seven gates, imprints of the impact of cannonballs used by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate called Merati gate.
The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. The Fort is also famous among locals for the Temple of Chamunda Mata. 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. The fort has musicians performing folk music at the entrance and more things which will make you fall in love with the beauty of the fort. There is A road with many curves, Which leads to and from the city below. To the left part of the fort, there is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot while defending Mehrangarh.
A fun fact, Fort is still owned by the Royal family in Possession of Mehrangarh trust.


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