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The Fort at sunrise

Clock Tower

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Haveli Guest House

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Jodhpur är en stad i nordöstra Indien, och är belägen vid Lunifloden. Den är administrativ huvudort för distriktet Jodhpur i delstaten Rajasthan, och har cirka 1 miljon invånare. Den var huvudstad i den största vasallstaten i Rajputana, Brittiska Indien.
Centrala Jodhpur är omgiven av en mur och har ett starkt citadell, som innesluter maharadjans palats. Cirka 8 km längre norrut ligger ruinerna av den forna, 1459 övergivna huvudstaden Mandore.
Jodhpur, (senast besökt februari 23, 2010).

A valiant sentinel in the desert, on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert has the distinction of neither being a part of the Thar Desert nor out of it. At best it is a doorway to the wonderland of sand dunes and shrubs, rocky terrain and thorny trees. It is the home of the Rathors - the awesome princely state of Rajasthan, who conquered Marwar or Maroodesh, land of the sand after the fall of Delhi and Kannauj.
In 1459 AD, Rao Jodha, chief of Rathore clan of Rajputs, who claimed descent from Rama, the epic here of the Ramayana, laid the foundation of Jodhpur. A high stonewall protects the well-fortified city. The wall is nearly 10 km in length and has eight gates facing various directions.
Within, stands an imposing fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125m above the surrounding plains. Invincible! And dauntless in its league with time! The city lies at the foot of the hills. The clear distinction between the old and the new city is visible from the ramparts of the fort.
On the other side of the city, facing the fort is the Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the most spacious, sprawling and well-planned palaces in India. And from here, as you look at the fort, a tantalizing view rises before your eyes at sunset.
The peculiar slant of the sunset lends the desert landscape an awe-inspiring glow and the people, a chivalry undaunted.

Place of Interest

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Maharaja Umaid Singhji who built this palace was fascinated with western lifestyles so he marshalled the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a creditable equal of Edward Lutyens (architect of New Delhi) to construct a three hundred and forty seven roomed Umaid Palace. This was to become India last of the great palaces and the biggest private residence in the world.

Jaswant Thada - 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 Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Maha Mandir - The Mahamandir Temple is supported by 100 pillars and has carvings depicting yoga postures.

Mandore Gardens - Mandore was the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar and is located about 5 miles north of Jodhpur, but was later abandoned for the security of Mehrangarh fort. Here you will find the dewals, or cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers. Unlike the usual chhatri-shaped cenotaphs typical of Rajasthan, they were built along the lines of a Hindu temple, four stories high, with fine columns and an elegant spire, all in red sandstone.

Balsamand Lake and Palace - An artificial lake with a summer palace on the embankment.

Clock Tower and Sardar Market
(Pinkcity Holidays,, 2010-03-09)


Haveli Guest House is family run hotel offering personalized services and attention to detail that makes the Welcome warm and stay unforgettable. warm welcome awaits you on arrival.
Amidst the bustle of India’s most historical cities. “HAVELI” is a peaceful respite. It stands in the heart of Jodhpur suffused with an atmosphere of quite beauty .Its central location makes it a convenient place to stay, moments away from virtually all Jodhpur’s attractions, historical and cultural monuments and sites of interest like the historical and imposing Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Sardar Market [Clock Tower], Umed Gardens, Shopping & Entertainment.
This is a large Haveli with four floors and different rooms have different prices. All rooms are double rooms have attached bathrooms running hot & cold shower 24 hrs.
The guest house has a multicuisine restaurant which offers a large variety of Vegetarian, Indian & Chinese food.
Roof – Top Restaurant offers ultimate food and dining services. The spacious and majestic view of the Mahrangarh Fort and the blue city add the undying beauty of the guest house.
The environment becomes live and entertaining during nights with exotic food and the lights up on the fort adds a romantic climax.
Address: Opp. Toorji ka Jhalra (Step-Well),, Makarana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India 342003
Tel: +91 291 261 4615
(Hostelbookers,, 2010-03-09)

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