4. Umaid Bhawan- Due to covid this palace was closed but this is the main tourist attraction in Jodhpur. If you are planning to come to Jodhpur and this palace is open then you should visit this place.
Our second day in Jodhpur was a casual affair really. I was tired from the time I got up but still we had Chola Batura and Idly en route to Umaid Bhawan Palace. After all the struggle it was quite disappointing. And by repeatedly sitting in the front seat of auto my back pain got aggravated. The museum didn't interest me much. With Volga to Ganga fresh in my memory all I could think if kings was that they were cruel towards people by collecting exuberant taxes and putting them through evasive work. As if I'm already not cynical enough.
After quickly getting freshened up we started our sightseeing at around 11 AM. Our first point was Umaid Bhawan Palace which is a museum cum 5 star hotel. It was closed due to some private party. Our auto driver informed that whenever Bollywood people come they used to stay in Umaid Bhawan Palace. So we started off with disappointment.
Our Website : http://jodhpurjaisalmer.comHere are the Best Places to Visit in JodhpurJodhpur Tourism : Things to Do1: Mehrangarh FortLooking for a tourist destination to explore the historical forts in India? If so, the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, which is earnestly renowned as the ‘Land of Forts and Palaces’, is just for you. This state owns a great number of forts. Mehrangarh is the main one of them.2: Umaid Bhavan PalaceUmaid Bhawan Palace is one of the largest private residences in the world. This is only palace to have a working elevator in India. Located in Jodhpur, a part of this palace is a heritage hotel today. The palace has 347 rooms, which were occupied by the royal family of Jodhpur royals in the past.3. Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower)Ghanta Gharor the Clock Tower is a prominent landmark in Jodhpur; it was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh between 1880 and 1911. More of a landmark in the market by the same name, it is more of an architectural delight.4. Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Stepwell)Toorji ka Jhalrawas built in the 1740s by Maharaja Abhay Singh’s queen consort which was in keeping with the age old tradition of ladies of the royal family building Public water works. The Jhalra was primarily used by women, as fetching and storing water was one of their principal household chores.The Jhalra is embellished with intricate carving of dancing elephants, Medieval Lion and cow shaped water sprouts.5. The Blue City Of JodhpurThere are many reasons why Jodhpur is called the Blue City. Most of the houses in Jodhpur’s old city are Blue-colored and some people say that the colour is associated with the Brahmins and that blue houses of the city belong to that caste person. It’s not the only grounds behind that are said. It’s also said that as it’s called as the Sun City because the weather remains bright and sunny all around the year.6. Mandore GardensMandore Garden is one of the well preserved sites of the abandoned city Mandore which was the ancient capital of Marwar. The city is as old as the epic Ramayana. As per the story Ravana married the queen of Mandavyapur (the old name of Mandore) Mandodari.7. Jaswant ThadaJaswant Thada is a beautiful marble monument located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is counted among the famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan. The Mehrangarh Fort is built on a high hill in the foothills of the Jaswant Thada Fort, to the left of the complex.8. Jaisalmer— The Golden CityThe Golden City of Jaisalmer which is 290kms from Jodhpur is simply unmatched. It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. Jaisalmer still retains its medieval charm, which is evident in its colorful narrow streets, splendid forts and palaces of Rajasthan, opulent havelis and bazaars.Jodhpur to Jaisalmer Distanceis 290 kms
The next morning, before heading towards Jaisalmer, we dropped in Umaid Bhavan. Another Architectural marvel of Jodhpur. The front garden is beautifully decorated and you can find the peacocks roaming there. There is a vintage Car gallery that takes you dates back to that era.