Blue city wonders - Jodhpur - II

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After a delightful experience at the Mehrangarh fort, we then moved towards Jaswant Thada, which is just about a kilometer away.

Jaswant Thada:
Jaswant Thada is another wondrous monument. It is basically a royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II during 19th century. The memorial is entirely built with white marble and is intricately carved, watch-out for the beautiful marble jali work on the cenotaph.
Jaswant Thada
Jaswant Thada
Intricately carved marble jali window
Intricately carved marble jali window
Cenotaphs built around Jaswant Thada in white marble stone
Cenotaphs built around Jaswant Thada in white marble stone
Spectacular views of Mehrangarh fort from Jaswant Thada
Spectacular views of Mehrangarh fort from Jaswant Thada

Umaid Bhavan Palace:
Our last attraction in Jodhpur was the Umaid Bhavan Palace built by Maharaja Umaid Singh between 1929-43. The place is standing on top of the Chittar hill, and is built with golden-yellow sandstone, makrana marble and Burmese teak.
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace
It was one of the largest private residences in the world with 347 rooms, before it was segmented into the Royal residence, the Heritage Hotel and the Museum. The royal family of Jodhpur still lives in the royal residence. The hotel was recently awarded as the World’s best hotel at the Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award. The museum of Umaid Bhavan Palace houses one of the finest collections of the royal family including the collection of antique clocks and the classic cars.
Inside one of the courtyards of Umaid Bhavan Palace
Inside one of the courtyards of Umaid Bhavan Palace
Painting Inside Umaid Bhavan Palace depicting a Rajput War (probably with the Mughals) with the Mehrangarh fort in the backdrop
Painting Inside Umaid Bhavan Palace depicting a Rajput War (probably with the Mughals) with the Mehrangarh fort in the backdrop
The view of the sunset from the Chittar hill was amazing, a perfect place to end our Jodhpur journey.
Sunset as seen from the Chittar hill
Sunset as seen from the Chittar hill
Apart from these wonders, Jodhpur also offers a few less popular attractions, the elegant Ghanta Ghar and the step well near the fort.
Step well near the fort
Step well near the fort
Ghanta Ghar
Ghanta Ghar


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