Top Choice Fort in Jodhpur


Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a rocky hill that itself stands 120m above Jodhpur’s skyline, Mehrangarh is one of the most magnificent forts in India. The battlements are 6m to 36m high, and as the buildi…
Top Choice Museum in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Museum

The fort's museum encompasses the fort’s former palace, and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. The network of courtyards and halls features stone-lattice work so finely carved that it often looks more like …
Palace in Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Take an autorickshaw to this hilltop palace, 3km southeast of the old city. The royal incumbent, Gaj Singh II, still lives in part of the building. Built in 1929, the 365-room edifice was designed by the British arc…
Park in Jodhpur

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

This 72-hectare park – and model of ecotourism – sits in the lee of Mehrangarh. It has been lovingly restored and planted with native species to show the natural diversity of the region. The park is criss-crossed wi…
Historic Building in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada

This milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. It’s a welcome, peaceful spot after the hubbub of the city, and …
Monument in Jodhpur

Clock Tower

The century-old clock tower is an old city landmark surrounded by the vibrant sounds, sights and smells of Sardar Market, which is marked by triple gateways at its northern and southern ends. The narrow, winding lan…
Historic Building in Jodhpur

Tunwarji ka Jhalra

This geometrically handsome step-well (also known as a baori or wav) has been rejuvenated after decades as a rubbish dump. It's clean lines and clear, fish-filled water will leave you mesmerised. It's a great place …
Gardens in Jodhpur

Mandore Gardens

Situated 9km north of the centre of Jodhpur, Mandore was the capital of Marwar prior to the founding of Jodhpur. Its gardens, complete with rock terraces and home to playful grey langurs, contain a variety of dark-r…
Gate in Jodhpur

Fateh Pol

The Fateh Pol (Victory Gate) at the southwestern side of the fort, was erected by Maharaja Ajit Singh to commemorate his defeat of the Mughals.
Hindu Temple in Jodhpur

Chamundaji Temple

At the southwestern end of the fort, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga in her wrathful aspect.