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Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Toorji ka Jhalra, Mahamandir Temple, Ghantaghar, Sardar Government Museum, Rai ka Bagh Palace, Chamunda Mata Temple.

The historical places in Jodhpur hold a captivating past with its cultural and rich traditional heritage. The city holds a special place in the mind of tourists for its delightfully painted buildings in Royal blue, the archeological sites, ancient temples, forts, and the exquisitely done palaces. These places remain unblemished from any kind of disorganized development and still hold their beautiful charm as they have, for centuries.

Embellished with boundless prints of architectural prowess and chivalry, the historical places in Jodhpur welcome you to witness the aura of the past. While on the one hand, there is the Mandore Gardens that houses old temples, and cenotaphs in the lush green garden; on the other hand there is the desert rock park of Rao Jodha that is a wasteland restored into an ecological paradise.

So if you are all set to catch the glimpse of the real culture of Marwar through the Bishnoi Village, or explore the scrumptious grandeur of the Umaid Bhavan Palace then get packing, because the Blue City is waiting to allure you.

Here is the list of best historical places in Jodhpur:

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Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort is a mighty fort and one of the best historical places in Jodhpur because of its enormity. The Fort accommodates numerous mahals inside it and was once the royal abode of Rao Jodha. This red sandstone beauty standing tall at hundred feet above the skyline of the city was built during 1460 AD.

It has thick and huge walls that have intricate carvings and are well ornamented. This colossal structure serves a museum now and displays precious and fascinating artworks that have great historical relevance.

Another fun fact about this Fort that makes it a go-to on the list of the tourists is that parts of the Hollywood film, The Dark Knight, were short here. Make sure you are making your bookings during the annual festival of World Sufi Spirit in February and International Folk Festival in October to make the most of the Fort.

The Fort, Paota, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006.

9 AM to 5 PM.

Entry fees:
- INR 70 per head for domestic tourists
- INR 600 for international tourists (includes audio).

Umaid Bhawan Palace

If you are in the mood to experience the luxurious side of Jodhpur then you cannot miss out on the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is one of the most prominent historical places in Jodhpur that is both an exquisite structure and a celebrated destination.

It houses a museum in its premises that lets you revel in the beauty of the galleries storing regal items. When you visit the palace, you will see that each gallery showcases an item’s variety. For instance, you will see that there is an entire gallery dedicated to vintage cars and another dedicated to royal clocks only. This private residence has as many as 347 rooms and the Taj Hotels Group operates a section of it.

Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

- Palace timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sunday to Saturday)
- Museum timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday to Saturday).

Entry fees:
- Palace: INR 25 for domestic tourists and INR 50 for international tourists
- Museum: INR 30 for domestic tourists and INR 100 for international tourists.

Jaswant Thada

Your visit to the Mehrangarh Fort will definitely include a visit to Jaswant Thada. That is because this monument lies in the vicinity of the fort and is a beautiful structure in white. This structure is replete with opulent domes that offer stunning views of the area nearby.

Far from the city’s madness Jaswant Thada offers the visitors a calm environment and boasts of intricate jali work. Also, because of the spectacularly carved gazebos, exquisite multi-level garden, and the intricate carvings, it is known as Marwar’s Taj Mahal. To witness the beauty of the monument, you must visit it on a sunny afternoon. Several people believe that this monument has the power to grant your wishes too.

Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sunday to Saturday).

Entry fees:
- International tourists: INR 30 per head
- Domestic tourists: INR 15 per head.
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Mandore Gardens

One of the notable historical places in Jodhpur has to be the Mandore Gardens because it is an architectural masterpiece. Brimming with old temples, and cenotaphs, this wonderful destination can take you back in history.

There is a hall of heroes that is dedicated to the heroes of Rajput folk with several deities that stand near it. These stone statues are flamboyant and the shrine displaying three hundred million gods is another draw of the garden. To have a look at the Mandore city’s ruins with the old palace, you must climb the hill.

Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

- Garden: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Sunday to Saturday)
- Museum: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Saturday to Thursday).

Toorji ka Jhalra

Built-in 1740, Toorji ka Jhalra is one of the most mind-boggling historical places in Jodhpur because of the 250-year old tradition that it holds.

This rose-sandstone step has been submerged for many decades now, and its restoration in the current years uncovered this hard-carved treasure. You can spend a few hours exploring the architectural wonder that was used by royal women from illustrious families.

Sutharo Ka Bass Rd, Makrana Mohalla, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001.

Open 24 hours.

Mahamandir Temple

One of the best historical places in Jodhpur has to be the temple of Mahamandir. This temple was built in 1812 and was carved with eighty-four pillars that still draw many tourists from all across the world. For a peaceful experience, you can pray at the temple besides marveling at its splendor.

Mahamandir, Maha Mandir Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006.

Open 24 hours.


The old clock tower of Jodhpur that is rightly called the Ghantaghar is known for its proximity to the popular Sadar market. This tower enchants the visitors at night while they shop for the emporiums and try out the renowned Makhaniya lassi. The square near the clock tower is abuzz with people and there are many stalls on the side that sell all kinds of souvenirs to tourists.

Nai Sarak, Ghantaghar Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001.

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Sardar Government Museum

If you wish to discover the Jodhpur city’s golden days then there is no better place than the Sardar Government Museum.

This museum presents you with an insight into Jodhpur’s history as you will find items like paintings, old sculptures, and weapons that bear testimony of the city’s royal times. You can visit any one of the sections of your choice by choosing between arts, history, armory, and archeological sections.

Maliyo St, Baldev Ram Mirdha, Paota, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

9:45 AM to 5:15 PM.

Rai ka Bagh Palace

Located in the old Jodhpur city this octagonal bungalow is a go-to on every visitor’s list. It is one of the oldest historical places in Jodhpur that lures the trippers with its stunning beauty.

This palace was constructed in 1663 by the royal queen Hadiji and used to be a favorite spot of Jaswant Singh Raja. Legend has also has it that the King paid heed to the saint’s sayings in this particular palace. Presently, a section of the palace serves as Jodhpur’s income tax office.

Near Rai ka Bagh Railway Station, Jodhpur India.

Open 24 hours.

Chamunda Mata Temple

Built by Rao Jodha during 1416-1489, the Chamunda Mata Temple is vital to the city’s culture and for the people of the city. It offers panoramic views and is known for saving the city from any kind of trouble. Legend has it that queens and kings came to the temple to offer prayers daily.

Location: M
ehron ko bass, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001.

Open 24 hours.

People Also Ask About Jodhpur

  1. What are the best historical places in Jodhpur?

    1. Ghanta Ghar: Commissioned by Sardar Singh Maharaj during his reign, the Ghanta Tower is one of the most frequently visited sites, that lies in the vicinity of Sadar Bazar. This Clock Tower’s splendor lies in the fact that it is illuminated at night and enthralls tourists.

    2. Chand Baori: 
    If you wish to travel back in time then you cannot miss this stepwell or “kind” of thirteen floors. It was built by Chanda King to meet the daily requirements of the locals residing nearby but continues to lure travelers, even now.

    3. Toorji Ka Jhalra: 
    The rose-red sandstone step well, that is more than a hundred and fifty years old, used to be the step pond for royal ladies and queens. Even today, this stepwell plays a vital role during the Gangaur festival and attracts tourists from all over India.

    4. Mandore Gardens: 
    Your Jodhpur sightseeing will remain incomplete without visiting the landscaped gardens of Mandore that preserves the ruins of Mandore, several cenotaphs, and temples carved in stone.
  2. What are the famous forts in and near Jodhpur?

    1. Mehrangarh Fort: Constructed in the year of 1959 by Rao Jodha this majestic fort represents the stature of the Rajputs through its elaborate architecture and grandeur. The museum here is a storehouse of royal memorabilia of the 2nd Maharaja Gaj Singh’s personal items.

    2. Fort Chanwa Luni: 
    The Chanwa hamlet that Kaviraj Muraridanji received as a jagir in 1894, houses the Chanwa Luni Fort that is this exquisite fortified haveli with heritage architecture.

    3. Rohet Garh: 
    Rohet Garh Fort is situated right in the middle of the enchanting desert of Thar and is a lakeside palace that lets guests get a fascinating glimpse of the murals, mosaics, and cream-colored cupolas from the golden era.
  3. What are the best historical places to visit in Jodhpur with family?

    1. Osian Temples: Situated 65 kilometers north of Jodhpur, the Osian is known for the sixteen temples present on site. It is one of the most acclaimed spots for vacation and includes the Jain and Hindu Temples, the Sun, and the Sachiya Mata Temple, to name a few.

    2. Mandore Gardens: 
    Built by Maharaja Ajit Singh in the year 1793, Mandore Gardens is one of the wonderful destinations for a family visit because of its magnificent garden setting, the breathtaking memorials, and the langurs that play around in mobs, jumping from one statue to another.

    3. Phool Mahal: 
    Phool Mahal is a part of Mehrangarh Fort and has the most charming rooms that will leave your family in awe. Hence, when going to Jodhpur, you must visit this flower-shaped palace adorned with gold.

    4. Ranisar Padamsar: 
    Built by the Queen Jasmade Hadi, this ancient system of water has two lakes that provide tranquility, and scenic views that are worth capturing in your camera.
  4. What is Jodhpur famous for?

    Set in the Thar Desert’s stark landscape, the city of Jodhpur is famous for its temples, forts, palaces, and the houses painted in blue. Some of the most visited places that make Jodhpur popular are the ornate Jaswant Thada Memorial, the regal Umaid Bhawan Palace, the historic and the massive Mehrangarh Museum and Fort.
  5. What is the best time to visit Jodhpur?

    October to March is the best time to visit Jodhpur. That is because October to February marks the onset of bearable weather (28 degrees Celsius) and the weather turns pleasant during this time.

    It is during this time that you get to enjoy the sun-kissed city and enjoy an abundance of tourist activities like attending the famous Marwar festival, desert kite festival, and participating in desert camping besides visiting the famous temples and forts.
  6. How many days are enough to visit Jodhpur?

    Two to three days are enough to visit the city of Jodhpur because in almost seventy-two hours you can visit the most iconic places in the city.

    Like on the first day you can visit the Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada, Rao Jodha Park, and Mehrangarh. And, on the second day, you can cover the spots of Bal Samand Lake, Ghanta Ghar, Kaylana Lake, and Palace of Umaid Bhavan. On the third day, you can reserve to shop at the Sadar Market.
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