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,
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.
(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
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
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