Discover Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan and officially the second metropolitan city of the state. Founded by Rao Jodha in the year 1459 Jodhpur was historically the capital of the Kindgom of Marwad, which is now a part of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples. Set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert, it is popularly known as the BLUE CITY amongst the people of Rajasthan and all over India. The city circles the Mehrangadh Fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourist. The city featured in The New York Times's "52 places to go in 2020."

Built by Rao Jodha in the year 1459 Mehrangarh fort covers an area of 1200 acres. It lies in the heart of the city and the complex is located on a hilltop around 122 metres obove the surrounding plain.

Distance From Hanuwant Niwas : 2.8 Kms

Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur near the Mehrangarh fort. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh ii. The cenotaph is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the Sun. It also features carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a small lake.

Distance From Hanuwant Niwas : 2.4 Kms

Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur, is one of the world's largest private residences with 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. The ground breaking for the foundations of the building was carried out on 18th November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943. The Palace is divided into three functional parts, the residence of the erstwhile royal family, a luxury Taj Palace Hotel and a museum focusing on the 20th century history of the Jodhpur royal family.

Distance From Hanuwant Niwas : 3.6 Kms

Sardar Market or Clock Tower is a popular land mark in the old city. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. The vibrant Sardar market is close to the tower, the narrow alleys lead from here to a bazaar selling vegetables, spices, Indian sweets, textiles, silver jewellery and handicrafts. It is a great place to ramble around at leisure.

Distance From Hanuwant Niwas : 3.3 Kms

Toorji's stepwell was built in the year 1740 by a Queen of Maharaja Abhay Singh, continuing an age old tradition that royals would build water works for public welfare.

Distance From Hanuwant Niwas : 3.7 Kms

The history of Mandore starts from the 6th century. At that time Mandore was under the rule of Pratihars of Mandavyapura. The king of Rathore dynasty Rao Chunda married the Princess of Pratihars and as a dowry, he got the Mandore Jungarh Fort.

Distance From Hanuwant Niwas : 6.1 Kms