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  • Takhat Sagar Lake counted among beautiful lakes of Jodhpur is situated close to the Takhat Sagar Hills. It is named after Maharaja Takhat Singh, an erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur of the 19th century. This major tourist spot is renowned for its calm environs and splendid surroundings.  Amidst the hills is a shrine called Siddhnath Shiv Temple that is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. Visitors can take beautiful pictures of the lake and its scenic surroundings as it is one of the best places to discover the real beauty of nature.
     

    Takhat Sagar Lake counted among beautiful lakes of Jodhpur is situated close to the Takhat Sagar Hills. It is named after Maharaja Takhat Singh, an erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur of the 19th century. This major tourist spot is renowned for its calm environs and splendid surroundings.  Amidst the hills is a shrine called Siddhnath Shiv Temple that is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva. Visitors can take beautiful pictures of the lake and its scenic surroundings as it is one of the best places to discover the real beauty of nature.
     

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  • Sitting right at the gates of the Thar Desert, one wouldn't imagine Jodhpur to be teeming with a rich biodiversity. But nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised with Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the most famous nature spot close to the city. Situated around 40 kms south of Jodhpur, this sanctuary is teeming with a variety of wildlife like the blackbucks, nilgai, desert rats, desert fox, cheetal and sambhar deer, partridges, cranes and more. The beauty of this place is breathtaking during early dawn or at dusk. More information can be obtained from the forest officers who sit in one of the rural huts lining the property. No accommodation is available here. Carry refreshments and some warm clothes as it gets a little nippy during early mornings and evenings.
     

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    Sitting right at the gates of the Thar Desert, one wouldn't imagine Jodhpur to be teeming with a rich biodiversity. But nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised with Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the most famous nature spot close to the city. Situated around 40 kms south of Jodhpur, this sanctuary is teeming with a variety of wildlife like the blackbucks, nilgai, desert rats, desert fox, cheetal and sambhar deer, partridges, cranes and more. The beauty of this place is breathtaking during early dawn or at dusk. More information can be obtained from the forest officers who sit in one of the rural huts lining the property. No accommodation is available here. Carry refreshments and some warm clothes as it gets a little nippy during early mornings and evenings.
     

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  • Shrine of the Three Hundred Million Gods is situated in Mandore Gardens. This shrine is one of the major attractions of the Mandore Gardens. In this shrine, as its name implies, a visitor can find lavishly decorated and brilliantly coloured images of an unbelievable number of Hindu gods and goddesses. According to Hindu mythology, there exist a total of three hundred million gods in this whole universe. And this is only one place where one could catch a glimpse of all the Hindu gods. Many visitors have been left with admiration of the sheer beauty of the painted figures of gods in this shrine.
     

    Shrine of the Three Hundred Million Gods is situated in Mandore Gardens. This shrine is one of the major attractions of the Mandore Gardens. In this shrine, as its name implies, a visitor can find lavishly decorated and brilliantly coloured images of an unbelievable number of Hindu gods and goddesses. According to Hindu mythology, there exist a total of three hundred million gods in this whole universe. And this is only one place where one could catch a glimpse of all the Hindu gods. Many visitors have been left with admiration of the sheer beauty of the painted figures of gods in this shrine.
     

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  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a famous Shiva temple located near the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Built in 1458 AD, it has a six feet high Shivling which are made of stone and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is the only deity in that area. Legend says that King Rana Kumbha used to worship this deity. King was also beheaded by his own son when he was offering prayers at the shrine. Rana Kumbha was so tall that when he sat for the offerings of prayer on the floor, his eyes were on the same level of the Shivling. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is situated to the east of the Vedi shrine. It also has an entrance from all four directions and consists of a sanctum and an open pillared mandapa all around. Inscription on the left pillar of the western gate tells about the renovations done by Rana Sanga.
     

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    Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a famous Shiva temple located near the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Built in 1458 AD, it has a six feet high Shivling which are made of stone and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva is the only deity in that area. Legend says that King Rana Kumbha used to worship this deity. King was also beheaded by his own son when he was offering prayers at the shrine. Rana Kumbha was so tall that when he sat for the offerings of prayer on the floor, his eyes were on the same level of the Shivling. Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is situated to the east of the Vedi shrine. It also has an entrance from all four directions and consists of a sanctum and an open pillared mandapa all around. Inscription on the left pillar of the western gate tells about the renovations done by Rana Sanga.
     

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  • Shri Kunj Bihari Temple, built in 1847, is situated in the interiors of the city of Jodhpur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, also known as Sri Nathji, and belongs to Rama Nandi Vaishnava sect of Hindus. This imposing structure was constructed by Maharaja Vijay Singhiji in the memory of his son, Sher Singh, who died at a very young age. The shrine has been beautifully built using Makrana stone and Chhitor sandstone. It has a toran dwar at the entrance and sanctum sanctorum. Atop the sanctum is an intricately carved shikhar, which has a kalash at the apex. Every day, mangla, rajbhoga, sanudhya and shringaar aartis, along with other rituals, are performed at the temple.
     

    Shri Kunj Bihari Temple, built in 1847, is situated in the interiors of the city of Jodhpur. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, also known as Sri Nathji, and belongs to Rama Nandi Vaishnava sect of Hindus. This imposing structure was constructed by Maharaja Vijay Singhiji in the memory of his son, Sher Singh, who died at a very young age. The shrine has been beautifully built using Makrana stone and Chhitor sandstone. It has a toran dwar at the entrance and sanctum sanctorum. Atop the sanctum is an intricately carved shikhar, which has a kalash at the apex. Every day, mangla, rajbhoga, sanudhya and shringaar aartis, along with other rituals, are performed at the temple.
     

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  • On the way to desert area lies the newly built temple dedicated to Jambaji which took a total of 10 years to build with hand chiselled stone. In the 15th century a Hindu Guru known as Jamba Ji unified the people and they still carry out their lives and traditions relatively unchanged. This temple is full of positive energy and vibes and the ambiance is very good. In the evening during the Puja a lot of devotees worship here together.
     

    On the way to desert area lies the newly built temple dedicated to Jambaji which took a total of 10 years to build with hand chiselled stone. In the 15th century a Hindu Guru known as Jamba Ji unified the people and they still carry out their lives and traditions relatively unchanged. This temple is full of positive energy and vibes and the ambiance is very good. In the evening during the Puja a lot of devotees worship here together.
     

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  • Located in the ancient town of Ossian, Sun Temple is one of the most highly revered places of worship. The grand architecture of the shrine speaks volumes about the craftsmanship of the bygone era. Built in the 10th century, this temple attracts thousands of devotees from places near and far. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Surya or the Sun God. Thus, this religious edifice is often referred to as 'Surya Temple'. Sun God's statue is enshrined in the temple along with the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga. Adding to the beauty of this shrine is the intricate carvings done on the walls. Within the complex, there is a mandap, where wedding and other rituals are organised.
     

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    Located in the ancient town of Ossian, Sun Temple is one of the most highly revered places of worship. The grand architecture of the shrine speaks volumes about the craftsmanship of the bygone era. Built in the 10th century, this temple attracts thousands of devotees from places near and far. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Surya or the Sun God. Thus, this religious edifice is often referred to as 'Surya Temple'. Sun God's statue is enshrined in the temple along with the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga. Adding to the beauty of this shrine is the intricate carvings done on the walls. Within the complex, there is a mandap, where wedding and other rituals are organised.
     

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  • Zenana Mahal, the erstwhile royal abode of Jodhpur queens, is an integral part of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. In the yesteryears, nearly two-third area of the fort was reserved for the women. One of the prominent courts dedicated to the Jodhpur queens was the Moti Mahal Chowk, which displays architectural splendour of the bygone era. A number of jharokhas with jali screens and bangaldar eaves can be seen in the three wings of this court. Within the fort premises, there is another zenana court towards the south, lying adjacent to the Moti Vilas. A large area towards the east of the aforementioned courts forms a major part of the Zenana Mahal. It covers the area surrounding Shringar Chowk, commonly known as the Coronation Courtyard. In the regal era, women used to watch proceedings conducted in Shringar Chowk through the facade of its upper storey.
     

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    Zenana Mahal, the erstwhile royal abode of Jodhpur queens, is an integral part of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. In the yesteryears, nearly two-third area of the fort was reserved for the women. One of the prominent courts dedicated to the Jodhpur queens was the Moti Mahal Chowk, which displays architectural splendour of the bygone era. A number of jharokhas with jali screens and bangaldar eaves can be seen in the three wings of this court. Within the fort premises, there is another zenana court towards the south, lying adjacent to the Moti Vilas. A large area towards the east of the aforementioned courts forms a major part of the Zenana Mahal. It covers the area surrounding Shringar Chowk, commonly known as the Coronation Courtyard. In the regal era, women used to watch proceedings conducted in Shringar Chowk through the facade of its upper storey.
     

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  • Located on Mandore Road, Mahamandir, or the great temple, stands majestic and tall. Built on 84 huge pillars adorned with impeccable artistry in the form of carvings of various yogic postures, it houses various ancient shrines. The walls and pillars here boast of a number of traditional motifs.
     

    Located on Mandore Road, Mahamandir, or the great temple, stands majestic and tall. Built on 84 huge pillars adorned with impeccable artistry in the form of carvings of various yogic postures, it houses various ancient shrines. The walls and pillars here boast of a number of traditional motifs.
     

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  • The magnificent Rai Ka Bag Palace, located close to the namesake railway station in the ancient city of Jodhpur, is among the noted attractions of the destination. This imposing palace was built in the year 1663 by the queen of Raja Jaswant Singh I, Hadiji. It is said that the king liked this palace so much that he used to spend maximum personal time in the octagonal-shaped bungalow of the palace. It is also known for the visit of the renowned Hindu religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj Swami Dayanand Saraswati. In 1883, he gave sermons in the palace grounds attended by the king as well. This centuries old palace of Jodhpur boasts of spectacular architecture that is worth capturing in camera.
     

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    The magnificent Rai Ka Bag Palace, located close to the namesake railway station in the ancient city of Jodhpur, is among the noted attractions of the destination. This imposing palace was built in the year 1663 by the queen of Raja Jaswant Singh I, Hadiji. It is said that the king liked this palace so much that he used to spend maximum personal time in the octagonal-shaped bungalow of the palace. It is also known for the visit of the renowned Hindu religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj Swami Dayanand Saraswati. In 1883, he gave sermons in the palace grounds attended by the king as well. This centuries old palace of Jodhpur boasts of spectacular architecture that is worth capturing in camera.
     

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  • The Desert Museum of Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jodhpur. The words arna and jharna mean jungle and spring, respectively. The idea behind this unique attraction of Moklawas village was conceptualised by Komal Kothari and executed by his son Kuldeep Kothari. Arna Jharna is an interactive place that depicts the lifestyle of people living in the villages. Spread over an area of about 10 acres, the museum displays a variety of brooms belonging to different rural communities along with a unique collection of utensils. The artefacts are basic yet intriguing as they represent the socio-ecology aspects of people of different cultures. Artists and researchers can participate in the various workshop conducted here. Besides, exclusive folk music sessions are also held at the museum, attracting a large number of visitors from places near and far.
     

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    The Desert Museum of Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jodhpur. The words arna and jharna mean jungle and spring, respectively. The idea behind this unique attraction of Moklawas village was conceptualised by Komal Kothari and executed by his son Kuldeep Kothari. Arna Jharna is an interactive place that depicts the lifestyle of people living in the villages. Spread over an area of about 10 acres, the museum displays a variety of brooms belonging to different rural communities along with a unique collection of utensils. The artefacts are basic yet intriguing as they represent the socio-ecology aspects of people of different cultures. Artists and researchers can participate in the various workshop conducted here. Besides, exclusive folk music sessions are also held at the museum, attracting a large number of visitors from places near and far.
     

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  • Jaswant Sagar Dam, in Pichiyak Village of Jodhpur, was built in 1892 by Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The reason behind the construction of this dam was to fulfil the irrigation requirements of Jodhpur. At present, the dam serves as a recreational spot providing boating facilities and offering scenic views of the surroundings. Sunset is the best time to visit the dam when the crimson hued sun shimmers on the water gently. Photography is fun at Jaswant Sagar Dam. Capture the crimson hued sun shimmering on the water. The dam serves as a perfect place for children where they can enjoy boating and picnicking. Many schools in the city also organise educational trips for their students to the dam.
     

    Jaswant Sagar Dam, in Pichiyak Village of Jodhpur, was built in 1892 by Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The reason behind the construction of this dam was to fulfil the irrigation requirements of Jodhpur. At present, the dam serves as a recreational spot providing boating facilities and offering scenic views of the surroundings. Sunset is the best time to visit the dam when the crimson hued sun shimmers on the water gently. Photography is fun at Jaswant Sagar Dam. Capture the crimson hued sun shimmering on the water. The dam serves as a perfect place for children where they can enjoy boating and picnicking. Many schools in the city also organise educational trips for their students to the dam.
     

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  • One of the seven gates that lead inside the royal world of the Mehrangarh Fort, Loha Pol holds great historical and cultural significance. It is also the heaviest amongst all seven gates and leads to erstwhile royal residences and palaces of the royal family. As you enter the fort from this gate, you can see the hand-prints of all the queens who gave their lives in the then prevalent practice of sati.
     

    One of the seven gates that lead inside the royal world of the Mehrangarh Fort, Loha Pol holds great historical and cultural significance. It is also the heaviest amongst all seven gates and leads to erstwhile royal residences and palaces of the royal family. As you enter the fort from this gate, you can see the hand-prints of all the queens who gave their lives in the then prevalent practice of sati.
     

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  • Close to the city, Masuriya Hill Garden is one of the best places to see in Jodhpur. The garden is said to be a great place for small family picnic in Jodhpur. One can also witness wonderful sunsets and relish the splendour of the hill garden, altogether it is a place for nature lovers and for those who would like to take a quiet break from sightseeing and temple hopping in Jodhpur. It is another very famous garden of Jodhpur which is situated on a small hill called masuriya. It is also famous among the devout people due to the centuries old temple of local deity baba Ramdev. The most striking feature of this garden is that it is situated at a height from where one can get a breathtaking view of Jodhpur from different corners. So, one gets to see a different vision of the city from that of Mehrangarh. It is a popular picnic spot mostly during winters. There is a big statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore in Masuriya Garden. He is a famous folk hero of Marwar. 
     

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    Close to the city, Masuriya Hill Garden is one of the best places to see in Jodhpur. The garden is said to be a great place for small family picnic in Jodhpur. One can also witness wonderful sunsets and relish the splendour of the hill garden, altogether it is a place for nature lovers and for those who would like to take a quiet break from sightseeing and temple hopping in Jodhpur. It is another very famous garden of Jodhpur which is situated on a small hill called masuriya. It is also famous among the devout people due to the centuries old temple of local deity baba Ramdev. The most striking feature of this garden is that it is situated at a height from where one can get a breathtaking view of Jodhpur from different corners. So, one gets to see a different vision of the city from that of Mehrangarh. It is a popular picnic spot mostly during winters. There is a big statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore in Masuriya Garden. He is a famous folk hero of Marwar. 
     

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  • Adventure Wheels is a non profit organization whose main purpose is to develop awareness through means of adventure sports. The main objective is to spread environmental awareness among locals and school children, providing basic education of ecological and environmental issues, along with development of sports and physical education, wild life protection, child education.
     

    Adventure Wheels is a non profit organization whose main purpose is to develop awareness through means of adventure sports. The main objective is to spread environmental awareness among locals and school children, providing basic education of ecological and environmental issues, along with development of sports and physical education, wild life protection, child education.
     

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  • Considered as a heaven for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, Kailana Lake in Jodhpur is among the most-visited lakes in the state of Rajasthan. This artificial lake, sprawling over an area of 84 sq km, was constructed in 1872 by the then Prime Minister of Jodhpur, Kalyan Singh. In the past, the region was home to wild bear, and served as a hunting ground for kings and other royal members. The location of this lake serves as a perfect picnic spot and offers remarkable views of the sunrise and sunset. During these hours, the sky resembles a canvas splattered with beautiful rainbow colours. Along with soaking in the natural beauty of the lake, visitors can enjoy boating here.
     

    Considered as a heaven for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, Kailana Lake in Jodhpur is among the most-visited lakes in the state of Rajasthan. This artificial lake, sprawling over an area of 84 sq km, was constructed in 1872 by the then Prime Minister of Jodhpur, Kalyan Singh. In the past, the region was home to wild bear, and served as a hunting ground for kings and other royal members. The location of this lake serves as a perfect picnic spot and offers remarkable views of the sunrise and sunset. During these hours, the sky resembles a canvas splattered with beautiful rainbow colours. Along with soaking in the natural beauty of the lake, visitors can enjoy boating here.
     

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  • Rao Jodha Ji Statue is set on a small hilltop along the road that leads to Jaswant Thada. It was built in the honour of Rao Jodha Ji, who founded the beautiful city of Jodhpur. The statue, encircled by iron grills, depicts Rao Jodha Ji on a horse, pointing towards the fort. This magnificent statue was installed on 12th May 2012, the 554th Jodhpur Foundation Day. One can click several pictures with the statue as the backdrop.

    Rao Jodha Ji Statue is set on a small hilltop along the road that leads to Jaswant Thada. It was built in the honour of Rao Jodha Ji, who founded the beautiful city of Jodhpur. The statue, encircled by iron grills, depicts Rao Jodha Ji on a horse, pointing towards the fort. This magnificent statue was installed on 12th May 2012, the 554th Jodhpur Foundation Day. One can click several pictures with the statue as the backdrop.

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  • Mandore Garden is a heritage spot, situated in its namesake town, towards the outskirts of Jodhpur. After the town was abandoned for the protection of the Mehrangarh Fort, the garden remained as a reminder of its glorious past. This garden has a high rock terrace, which is its most prominent attraction. Cenotaphs of Jodhpur's erstwhile rulers are dotted across this landscaped garden, which are different from those found in other regions of Rajasthan. These red sandstone cenotaphs resemble Hindu temples and have four storeys, elaborately designed columns and tall spires. Notable amongst these dewals include the memorial dedicated to Maharaja Ajit Singh and other built for the Maharani atop a hill. The hall of heroes, dedicated to brave Rajput fighters and Hindu deities, lies close to these cenotaphs. Colourful rock statues and images of these heroes and Gods adorn this hall. 'The Shrine of the Three Hundred Million Gods' is an unmissed able thing of interest in Mandore Garden. Vibrant illustrations of Hindu Gods are present here, which depict the brilliance of artists of those times. On climbing the nearby hill, visitors get to see the old palace and ruins of Mandore.
     

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    Mandore Garden is a heritage spot, situated in its namesake town, towards the outskirts of Jodhpur. After the town was abandoned for the protection of the Mehrangarh Fort, the garden remained as a reminder of its glorious past. This garden has a high rock terrace, which is its most prominent attraction. Cenotaphs of Jodhpur's erstwhile rulers are dotted across this landscaped garden, which are different from those found in other regions of Rajasthan. These red sandstone cenotaphs resemble Hindu temples and have four storeys, elaborately designed columns and tall spires. Notable amongst these dewals include the memorial dedicated to Maharaja Ajit Singh and other built for the Maharani atop a hill. The hall of heroes, dedicated to brave Rajput fighters and Hindu deities, lies close to these cenotaphs. Colourful rock statues and images of these heroes and Gods adorn this hall. 'The Shrine of the Three Hundred Million Gods' is an unmissed able thing of interest in Mandore Garden. Vibrant illustrations of Hindu Gods are present here, which depict the brilliance of artists of those times. On climbing the nearby hill, visitors get to see the old palace and ruins of Mandore.
     

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  • Ramdevra Temple, also known as Shri Ramdev Temple, is an important religious site situated in the namesake village. The temple was built by the mighty king of Bikaner Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1931 to pay homage to Baba Ramdevji. Legend has it that, he took samadhi here at the age of 33, in the year 1442 and lived his entire life working for the upliftment of the downtrodden. Some regard him as an incarnation of Lord Krishna, while Muslims respect him as Ramshah Pir. People belonging to different castes and religions visit this temple year round. A fair is organised twice a year at the temple in remembrance of the renowned saint. There is a water tank called Ram sarovar behind the temple, which is considered sacred. It is believed that a dip in the holy water of this tank purifies the soul.

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    Ramdevra Temple, also known as Shri Ramdev Temple, is an important religious site situated in the namesake village. The temple was built by the mighty king of Bikaner Maharaja Ganga Singh in 1931 to pay homage to Baba Ramdevji. Legend has it that, he took samadhi here at the age of 33, in the year 1442 and lived his entire life working for the upliftment of the downtrodden. Some regard him as an incarnation of Lord Krishna, while Muslims respect him as Ramshah Pir. People belonging to different castes and religions visit this temple year round. A fair is organised twice a year at the temple in remembrance of the renowned saint. There is a water tank called Ram sarovar behind the temple, which is considered sacred. It is believed that a dip in the holy water of this tank purifies the soul.

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  • Bullet Baba temple confirms Rajasthan as the land of faith as well as land of wonders too. Located in Chotila village of Pali district near Jodhpur, Bullet Baba temple is a temple plus memorial as well. Here a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle is worshipped. The story behind the temple, according to locals a young man Om Singh Rathore son of a village leader, met an accident in 1991 by collapsing his bullet motorcycle with a tree. After the accident, motorcyle was seized by local police and taken to the police station. But in the morning it was found in the accident spot. Cops again take it to police station and try tied with chain, empty its fuel tank but all things go waste. Cops couldn’t stop it from reaching to the accident spot. As the news spread to other villages, people gather and built a memorial a temple where Bullet motorcycle is worship. Now it is famously known as Bullet Baba temple. People believe that Om Banna helps distressed passersby. Travellers stop here and bow their head at Bullet Baba feet. The tree where accident occurred is now getting offerings of bangles, scarves and rope.
     

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    Bullet Baba temple confirms Rajasthan as the land of faith as well as land of wonders too. Located in Chotila village of Pali district near Jodhpur, Bullet Baba temple is a temple plus memorial as well. Here a Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle is worshipped. The story behind the temple, according to locals a young man Om Singh Rathore son of a village leader, met an accident in 1991 by collapsing his bullet motorcycle with a tree. After the accident, motorcyle was seized by local police and taken to the police station. But in the morning it was found in the accident spot. Cops again take it to police station and try tied with chain, empty its fuel tank but all things go waste. Cops couldn’t stop it from reaching to the accident spot. As the news spread to other villages, people gather and built a memorial a temple where Bullet motorcycle is worship. Now it is famously known as Bullet Baba temple. People believe that Om Banna helps distressed passersby. Travellers stop here and bow their head at Bullet Baba feet. The tree where accident occurred is now getting offerings of bangles, scarves and rope.
     

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  • Located in the small and ancient town of Osian in Jodhpur, the Jain Mahavira Temple is a significant pilgrimage centre for Jains. The temple was built in AD 775 by Pratihara King Vatsa in commemoration of Lord Mahavira, who was the 24th Jain Tirthankara. The temple, thronged by devotees year-round, boasts of a stunning structure that is made of red sandstone. The shrine is renowned for its exquisite carvings, which depict different stages of the life of Lord Neminath. Visitors can also see 32 inch tall sculpture of Lord Mahavira, sitting in padmasana position, at the temple. The interior comprises a sanctum and three balconies. Besides, its pillars and walls exhibit images of gods and goddesses that add to the splendour of this temple.
     

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    Located in the small and ancient town of Osian in Jodhpur, the Jain Mahavira Temple is a significant pilgrimage centre for Jains. The temple was built in AD 775 by Pratihara King Vatsa in commemoration of Lord Mahavira, who was the 24th Jain Tirthankara. The temple, thronged by devotees year-round, boasts of a stunning structure that is made of red sandstone. The shrine is renowned for its exquisite carvings, which depict different stages of the life of Lord Neminath. Visitors can also see 32 inch tall sculpture of Lord Mahavira, sitting in padmasana position, at the temple. The interior comprises a sanctum and three balconies. Besides, its pillars and walls exhibit images of gods and goddesses that add to the splendour of this temple.
     

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  • Balsamand Lake is one of the prominent picnic spots, located about 8 km away from the main city of Jodhpur. Surrounded by hills, this kilometre-long artificial lake was constructed in 1159 as a reservoir to supply water in the Mandore region. There is a picturesque garden alongside the lake that adds to its overall beauty. In this garden, you can see lovely rose beds and groves of pomegranate, mango and guava. Making the entire region all the more attractive is the cascading waterfall built to water the garden. Visitor can also see animals and birds like peacock, jackal and blue bull roaming in the area. Right next to the lake is the Balsamand Palace that was built by Maharaja Sur Singh in the 1936. Boasting of a grand architecture, this 8-pillared castle has 3 gates for the entrance purpose. Tourists will thoroughly enjoy the cool wind blowing through the verdant garden making the environment romantic and serene. Visit this lake and spend some quality time with friends and family for an unforgettable experience.

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    Balsamand Lake is one of the prominent picnic spots, located about 8 km away from the main city of Jodhpur. Surrounded by hills, this kilometre-long artificial lake was constructed in 1159 as a reservoir to supply water in the Mandore region. There is a picturesque garden alongside the lake that adds to its overall beauty. In this garden, you can see lovely rose beds and groves of pomegranate, mango and guava. Making the entire region all the more attractive is the cascading waterfall built to water the garden. Visitor can also see animals and birds like peacock, jackal and blue bull roaming in the area. Right next to the lake is the Balsamand Palace that was built by Maharaja Sur Singh in the 1936. Boasting of a grand architecture, this 8-pillared castle has 3 gates for the entrance purpose. Tourists will thoroughly enjoy the cool wind blowing through the verdant garden making the environment romantic and serene. Visit this lake and spend some quality time with friends and family for an unforgettable experience.

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  • Nestled in Ratnada Hills in Jodhpur, Shri Ganesh Temple is visited by countless devotees every year. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple is believed to have existed since 1459. According to a popular legend, the human-size idol of Lord Ganesha emerged naturally at this site. The statue, which is 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide, has idols of Riddhi and Siddhi on either side. During festivals or auspicious occasions, the statue of Lord Ganesha is offered the vermillion wash called chola and His idol is decorated with beautiful ornaments and a crown.
     

    Nestled in Ratnada Hills in Jodhpur, Shri Ganesh Temple is visited by countless devotees every year. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, this temple is believed to have existed since 1459. According to a popular legend, the human-size idol of Lord Ganesha emerged naturally at this site. The statue, which is 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide, has idols of Riddhi and Siddhi on either side. During festivals or auspicious occasions, the statue of Lord Ganesha is offered the vermillion wash called chola and His idol is decorated with beautiful ornaments and a crown.
     

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  • The famous Chamunda Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is located at the end of the Mehrangarh Fort. Rao Jodha got the main idol of Chamunda Mataji for the temple from Mandore in 1460. Every year, during Dusshera, millions of devotees gather at the fort to get a glimpse of the temple.
     

    The famous Chamunda Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is located at the end of the Mehrangarh Fort. Rao Jodha got the main idol of Chamunda Mataji for the temple from Mandore in 1460. Every year, during Dusshera, millions of devotees gather at the fort to get a glimpse of the temple.
     

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  • Situated on a hillock in Osian, Sachiya Mata Temple is an ancient shrine with its origin dating back to the 8th century. The temple is dedicated to Sachiya Mata, daughter of the demon King Pauloma and wife of Rain God Indra. Originally, it was built by Parmar King Upendre in commemoration of his Kuldevi. Later, it was renovated during the 12th century, and since then, it remained unchanged. A series of magnificently sculpted arches forms the entrance of the temple complex. The main chamber enshrines an idol of the presiding deity, Sachiya Mata along with images of other Hindu deities. Two separate temples dedicated to Hindu Goddess Chandi and Goddess Amba Mata are also built within the complex. A sculpture of Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is located in the north complex, while statues of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are present in the east. The temple is thronged by devotees throughout the year, who offer the traditional Indian sweet called lapsi along with saffron and sandal to the goddess. Besides, Sachiya Mata Temple is a prime religious site for devotees from Bafna clan of Jains, who organise their auspicious ceremonies here, including mundane.
     

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    Situated on a hillock in Osian, Sachiya Mata Temple is an ancient shrine with its origin dating back to the 8th century. The temple is dedicated to Sachiya Mata, daughter of the demon King Pauloma and wife of Rain God Indra. Originally, it was built by Parmar King Upendre in commemoration of his Kuldevi. Later, it was renovated during the 12th century, and since then, it remained unchanged. A series of magnificently sculpted arches forms the entrance of the temple complex. The main chamber enshrines an idol of the presiding deity, Sachiya Mata along with images of other Hindu deities. Two separate temples dedicated to Hindu Goddess Chandi and Goddess Amba Mata are also built within the complex. A sculpture of Varaha incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is located in the north complex, while statues of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are present in the east. The temple is thronged by devotees throughout the year, who offer the traditional Indian sweet called lapsi along with saffron and sandal to the goddess. Besides, Sachiya Mata Temple is a prime religious site for devotees from Bafna clan of Jains, who organise their auspicious ceremonies here, including mundane.
     

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  •  Located in Lal Sagar near Mandore, Santoshi Mata Temple is an ancient shrine in Jodhpur. Main deity of the temple is Santoshi Mata, also known as the Mother of Contentment. As per Hindu mythology, Santoshi Mata is daughter of Lord Ganesha and incarnation of Goddess Durga. Considered to be omnipresent and omnipotent, the goddess is worshipped all across India, particularly by women. Innumerable temples dedicated to the goddess can be found all over the country, but this shrine is counted amongst the most prominent ones. It is believed that many decades ago, one of her avid devotees saw the goddess here in real. The temple is thronged by ardent worshippers every Friday, which is considered to be the day of Santoshi Mata.

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     Located in Lal Sagar near Mandore, Santoshi Mata Temple is an ancient shrine in Jodhpur. Main deity of the temple is Santoshi Mata, also known as the Mother of Contentment. As per Hindu mythology, Santoshi Mata is daughter of Lord Ganesha and incarnation of Goddess Durga. Considered to be omnipresent and omnipotent, the goddess is worshipped all across India, particularly by women. Innumerable temples dedicated to the goddess can be found all over the country, but this shrine is counted amongst the most prominent ones. It is believed that many decades ago, one of her avid devotees saw the goddess here in real. The temple is thronged by ardent worshippers every Friday, which is considered to be the day of Santoshi Mata.

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  • Clock Tower is a famous landmark in the Old City. It was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his tenure between 1880 and 1911. The clock tower offers a good view of the fort. Sardar Market is adjacent to Clock Tower where a wide range of products is sold. One can find handicrafts, saris, spices, vegetables and a lot more. There are over 7000 shops and tourists can have a great shopping experience here.
     

    Clock Tower is a famous landmark in the Old City. It was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his tenure between 1880 and 1911. The clock tower offers a good view of the fort. Sardar Market is adjacent to Clock Tower where a wide range of products is sold. One can find handicrafts, saris, spices, vegetables and a lot more. There are over 7000 shops and tourists can have a great shopping experience here.
     

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  • Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. In 1944, it was the last of the greatest palaces built in Jodhpur. It is named after the then Maharaja of Jodhpur, Raja Umaid Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It is one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the Jodhpur Royal Family. The present owner is Gaj Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Umaid Singh. At present, the palace has been divided into three parts. One part is the residence of the royal family, where the tourists are not allowed to enter. The other part houses a museum which displays a rich collection of photographs, arms, clocks, stuffed leopards and many other possessions of the royal family. The third part of the palace has been converted into a five star hotel and is being managed by Taj Hotels. It is one of the most popular hotels in Jodhpur. To add to the beauty of the palace, there is a beautiful garden outside with lush greenery and different varieties of flowers. A visit to the Palace can make you step into a sense of royalty.
     

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    Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. In 1944, it was the last of the greatest palaces built in Jodhpur. It is named after the then Maharaja of Jodhpur, Raja Umaid Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It is one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the Jodhpur Royal Family. The present owner is Gaj Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Umaid Singh. At present, the palace has been divided into three parts. One part is the residence of the royal family, where the tourists are not allowed to enter. The other part houses a museum which displays a rich collection of photographs, arms, clocks, stuffed leopards and many other possessions of the royal family. The third part of the palace has been converted into a five star hotel and is being managed by Taj Hotels. It is one of the most popular hotels in Jodhpur. To add to the beauty of the palace, there is a beautiful garden outside with lush greenery and different varieties of flowers. A visit to the Palace can make you step into a sense of royalty.
     

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  • Experience an amazing camel safari in the Thar Desert while watching the sun set to complete your trip to Jodphur. You will also visit the famous Jain Temple and Sachiya Mata Temple and learn more about Indian culture on this tour. Camels are the ships of the deserts, and will guide you through the vibrant desert. You will spend approximately 1 to 2 hours in the Thar Desert and then enjoy the mesmerizing sunset.
     

    Experience an amazing camel safari in the Thar Desert while watching the sun set to complete your trip to Jodphur. You will also visit the famous Jain Temple and Sachiya Mata Temple and learn more about Indian culture on this tour. Camels are the ships of the deserts, and will guide you through the vibrant desert. You will spend approximately 1 to 2 hours in the Thar Desert and then enjoy the mesmerizing sunset.
     

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  • Desert Safari in Rajasthan is one of the must do things in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for its unending and golden deserts. One can view the sand dunes, Camels and local people who live their lives in these sandy stretches. Camel is known as the ship of the desert, and the mark of monarchs in the royal land of Rajasthan where the Maharajas use to travel on it. Viewing the golden state of Rajasthan on Camels is said to be an exclusive desert safari where you view the desert. Tourists can take a ride on the long-legged back of this animal to view the state from above and feel the excitement.
     

    Desert Safari in Rajasthan is one of the must do things in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is known for its unending and golden deserts. One can view the sand dunes, Camels and local people who live their lives in these sandy stretches. Camel is known as the ship of the desert, and the mark of monarchs in the royal land of Rajasthan where the Maharajas use to travel on it. Viewing the golden state of Rajasthan on Camels is said to be an exclusive desert safari where you view the desert. Tourists can take a ride on the long-legged back of this animal to view the state from above and feel the excitement.
     

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  • Considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is popularly known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Marwar’. The royal monument is a cenotaph dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd ruler of Jodhpur. Located in the vicinity of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, for his father in 1899. The structure is an epitome of a Rajputana style of architecture. Built from intricately carved marble sheets, the polished stone exudes a warm glow when sunrays fall on it. The structure also has some beautiful carved marble lattice work. The main memorial has been built like a temple with beautiful sculptures, frescos, domes and pillars. The cenotaph also features portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. Carved gazebos and a multi-tiered garden surround the monument. The cenotaph complex also houses the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. The monument also houses a memorial to a peacock which flew into a funeral pyre. From the structure, one also gets to see impressive views of Mehrangarh Fort.
     

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    Considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is popularly known as the ‘Taj Mahal of Marwar’. The royal monument is a cenotaph dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd ruler of Jodhpur. Located in the vicinity of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, for his father in 1899. The structure is an epitome of a Rajputana style of architecture. Built from intricately carved marble sheets, the polished stone exudes a warm glow when sunrays fall on it. The structure also has some beautiful carved marble lattice work. The main memorial has been built like a temple with beautiful sculptures, frescos, domes and pillars. The cenotaph also features portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. Carved gazebos and a multi-tiered garden surround the monument. The cenotaph complex also houses the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. The monument also houses a memorial to a peacock which flew into a funeral pyre. From the structure, one also gets to see impressive views of Mehrangarh Fort.
     

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  • Khichan Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 171 kms from Jaisalmer city in the village of Khichan. This natural sanctuary serves as home to three types of birds called Kurjan, Karkara and Kunch that migrate from South West Europe, Black Sea region, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, North and South Africa and Mongolia. These birds can be seen in large numbers at this bird sanctuary between October and March as they migrate to India during this time to avoid the cold winters of Europe. Khichan Bird Sanctuary is popular world wide as the Demoiselle Crane village. A large number of these birds visit India every year, however, only about four to six thousand come to the bird sanctuary at Khichan.
     

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    Khichan Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of 171 kms from Jaisalmer city in the village of Khichan. This natural sanctuary serves as home to three types of birds called Kurjan, Karkara and Kunch that migrate from South West Europe, Black Sea region, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, North and South Africa and Mongolia. These birds can be seen in large numbers at this bird sanctuary between October and March as they migrate to India during this time to avoid the cold winters of Europe. Khichan Bird Sanctuary is popular world wide as the Demoiselle Crane village. A large number of these birds visit India every year, however, only about four to six thousand come to the bird sanctuary at Khichan.
     

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  • Activities like Flying Fox held at Mehrangarh Fort will set the pulse racing. This aerial tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Enjoy breathtaking views as you fly down the steel zip lines on this two hour tour. This activity is usually held from July to May. The entrance fee is Rs. 1400/- for adults and Rs. 1000/- for children.
     

    Activities like Flying Fox held at Mehrangarh Fort will set the pulse racing. This aerial tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Enjoy breathtaking views as you fly down the steel zip lines on this two hour tour. This activity is usually held from July to May. The entrance fee is Rs. 1400/- for adults and Rs. 1000/- for children.
     

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  • Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. The fort encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts built in India. Seven gates have to be crossed for reaching the fort. There are various marks visible still now which is an imprint of the various battles fought in the bygone era. One of the palaces in the fort, Moti Mahal, has the royal throne of Jodhpur. At present, the Fort has a museum where all the decorated suites and rooms of the palaces are exhibited along with various paintings, furniture and historic armoury of royal origin. There are six different galleries in the Mehrangarh Museum: Elephant's howdahs, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Paintings and the Turban Gallery. The museum is one of the most well stocked museums in the state. There is also a national geographical monument and a temple of Chamunda Mataji.
     

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    Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. The fort encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts built in India. Seven gates have to be crossed for reaching the fort. There are various marks visible still now which is an imprint of the various battles fought in the bygone era. One of the palaces in the fort, Moti Mahal, has the royal throne of Jodhpur. At present, the Fort has a museum where all the decorated suites and rooms of the palaces are exhibited along with various paintings, furniture and historic armoury of royal origin. There are six different galleries in the Mehrangarh Museum: Elephant's howdahs, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Paintings and the Turban Gallery. The museum is one of the most well stocked museums in the state. There is also a national geographical monument and a temple of Chamunda Mataji.
     

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