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  Mehrangarh Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort is located on the hilltop that rises sharply at the city of Jodhpur. With its 68 ft wide and 117 ft high walls soaring 400 ft above the city the fort dominates the surrounding plains and appears very majestic and impregnable. The Mehrangarh Fort was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he shifted his capital from Mandore. The palaces in the fort were constructed by Rao Jodha Singh from 1459 onwards in an informal pattern over several centuries and have its own architectural features, such as narrow staircases leading to the royal residence, carved panels and porches, elaborately adorned walls and brilliant stained glass windows, that create vibrant mosaics on the floors with the play of light. The various buildings inside the fort now serve as Mehrangarh museum now which hosts a well preserved collection of musical instruments, palanquins, furniture and cannons on the fort's ramparts

  Jawant Thada

A royal white marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, houses the portraits of the rulers of that era and shows the genealogy of the dynasty. It was built around 1899. The site world fame for rare 15 cm thick pure  dazzling slabs of white marble. The meorial has cenotaphs of four successive rulers- Sardar Singh, Sumeer Singh, Umed Singh & Hanuwant Singh.

  Umaid Bhawan Palace

The only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to famine struck population. The palace was completed in 16 years. This opulent edifice in sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers with a part of it running as a hotel and remaining part as a museum. Girdikot and Sardar Market: These colourful markets with tiny shops dotting the narrow lanes are situated in the heart of the city and are popular for a wide range of handicrafts, making them the favourite haunt of shoppers.

  Government Museum

This museum displays royal palanquins, elephant back, gold & silver embroidered seat, Emperor Shah Jehan to Maharaa Jaswant Singh I. it also houses a 3d visual effect painting visual effect painting of maharaja Sardar Singh, a golden throne of Persian origin & well maintained bedroom of Maharaja Takhat Singh and a pair of pearl-studded shoes of Anara Begum.

  Dhawa is 45 km from the city on the Jodhpur-Barmer route. It is a wildlife sanctuary with the largest number of Indian antelopes. It is also called as Doli scantuary. Black bucks & sppoted deers are seen very often here
  Sur Sagar Palaces :

There were hill ranges a mile away from Jodhpur. Raja Sur Singh made a pond there with beautiful gardens and palaces. These palaces are made on rectangular platforms made of white Makrana Marble. Two palaces opposite each other belong one each to ladies and gents. The palace for men was used by the king and other royal men, while the ladies' palace was used by queens and their friends. Two large halls were constructed on thr sides of the palaces, which were used by the maids and servants. The security walls made around the palaces, carved domes and arches are proof of the fine architecture of the medieval period. The passage to the palaces starts after a large gate. Open grounds outside these were used to elephants and horses. When Marwar entered in an agreement with British Government in 1817, these palaces were converted into the residence and office of the British Ambassdor in 1838. Jodhpur's 1st Post Office was opened in the meeting halls of these palaces.

  Rai-ka-Bag Palace :
  This palace is situated near Raika Bag palace railway station. It was constructed in 1663 by Hadiji, queen of king jaswant Singh-I. King Jaswant Singh-II liked this palace very much. He mostly stayedin the octagonal bunglow of this palace. In 1883 when Swami Dayanand Saraswati came to Jodhpur, his sermons were arranged for the public in the public ground of this palace. Even Jaswant Singh used to listen to Swami Dayanand in this palace only. Now income tax office functions in this palace.
  Girdikot and Sardar Market:

These colourful markets with tiny shops dotting the narrow lanes are situated in the heart of the city and are popular for a wide range of handicrafts, making them the favourite haunt of shoppers.

Bijolai Palaces

Approximately 11kms from Jodhpur city between the kaylana hills, king Takhat Singh made a few palaces which are known as Bijolai Palaces. It is said that king Vijay Singh used to come to this place for hunting with his Paswan Gulab Rai.

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