Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
There are many great fortresses all over Rajasthan, but very few can compare with Mehrangarh Fort. Perched on a ricky cliff 400 feet about the plain, it has a commanding view of the surrounding landscape. In fact, you can see from here all the way to the fort of Kumbhalgarh, 80 miles away. Mehrangarh Fort seems to grow out of the living rock itself, and, indeed, in parts the rock face was hewn to form its ramparts.
Go to the Mehrangarh Fort Page.
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
The enormous Umaid Bhawan Palace has the distinction of having been one of the largest private residences in the world. It has 347 rooms and used over 2.5 million cubic feet of sandstone and marble. It is a splendid example of Indo-colonial and art deco architecture of the 1930s. Go to the Umaid Bhawan Palace Page.
Mandore Garden, Jodhpur
Mandore, located about 5 miles north of Jodhpur, was the former capital of the maharajas of Mewar, but was later abandoned for the security of Mehrangarh Fort. Here you will find the dewals, or cenotaphs, of Jodhpur's former rulers. Go to Mandore Garden Page
Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur
On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son, Maharaja Sardar Singh, built this monument known as “The Taj Mahal of Marwar” in his memory. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone. Hidden in the rocky hills, Jaswant Thada has secluded and mystic aura.