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Bal Samand Lake Palace

Bal Samand Lake Palace

in Architecture, Jodhpur, Nature, North India, Palace, Rajasthan, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Bal Samand Lake Palace is located in Rajasthan, India. It is situated between Jodhpur and Mandore Road. Jodhpur is 5kms away from Bal Samand Lake Palace.   What to see at Bal Samand Lake Palace: This palace is famous for Rajput Architectural style. Bal Samand Lake palace situated at Bal Samand Lake. This is the artificial lake created in 13th century. It was created as a reservoir which supplies drinking water to the city. This lake was built by Balak Rao Parihar. It is surrounded by lush green gardens. In this garden visitors can see trees like plum, guava, pomegranate, Papaya, Mango. Plenty of animals and birds can be seen here.   Bal Samand Lake Palace was built as summer palace. Currently it is acting as heritage hotel. At this place visitors can see charming palace suites. Major attractions are Lake View restaurant, Kebab konner, Garden Restaurant. At this place, several activities conduct. Those activities are Village safari, Horse safari, Horse riding, Royal Horse Buggy Ride, Lawn Croquet, cycling and Yoga.   What to see around Bal Samand Lake Palace: Maha Mandir Temple: Architecture of this temple is the major attraction of this temple. It was supported by 84 pillars. Pillars were decorated with several designs. Pictures of several Yogasanas can also be seen here. It is located 7kms away from the Palace. Mehrangarh Fort: In India, this is one of the largest forts. Within the fort there are several palaces. Most famous palaces of the fort were Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana. Major attractions of this fort are impressive armoury, furniture, costumes, instruments, folk music, miniature paintings, royal cradles, howdas, and collection of palanquins.  It is located 9kms away from the Palace. Jaswant Thada: It was built in 19th century. White marble was used in the construction of Jaswant Thada. At this place visitors can see several portraits of Jodhpur rulers. It is located 9kms away from the Palace. Government Museum: It is located in the middle of Umaid Public Garden. This museum is famous for miniature paintings, local arts & crafts, textiles and ornaments. Other attractions of this museum are images of Jain Tirthankars, manuscripts, portraits of rulers. It is located 10kms...

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Maha Mandir Temple

Maha Mandir Temple

in Architecture, Jodhpur, North India, Rajasthan, Temple | 0 comments

Maha Mandir Temple is an ancient temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This temple has great historical values. It is located on the coast of Mansagar Pond. This pond was made by King Mansingh. This pond never be filled with water. In case if it was filled, within 3 days it was re-emptied. Reason behind this is, Pond has sandy base.   What to see in Maha Mandir Temple: Stone work of this temple is so famous. Yogic Postures of stone work at this temple is well known throughout the world. This temple is located 2kms away from Jodhpur. It was built in 1812. This temple was carved with 84 pillars. In the premises of this temple several shrines and temples can be seen. Architecture of this temple is most unforgettable thing. Traditional motifs can be seen on the pillars and walls of the temple. Master architecture of this temple is supported by 14 pillars. Yoga training class use to hold at this temple in beautifully designed hall. Figures depicting several postures of Yoga can be seen here. Royal architecture is the major attractions among the tourists.   What to see around Maha Mandir Temple: Mehrangarh Fort: In India, this is one of the largest forts. Within the fort there are several palaces. Most famous palaces of the fort were Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana. Major attractions of this fort are impressive armoury, furniture, costumes, instruments, folk music, miniature paintings, royal cradles, howdas, and collection of palanquins. It is located 5kms away from Maha Mandir Temple. Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: This market is famous for fine Rajasthani Jewellery, marble knick knacks with decorative works, clay elephants, clay camels, handicrafts, Rajasthani Textiles. It is located 6kms away from Maha Mandir Temple. Government Museum: It is located in the middle of Umaid Public Garden. This museum is famous for miniature paintings, local arts & crafts, textiles and ornaments. Other attractions of this museum are images of Jain Tirthankars, manuscripts, portraits of rulers.  It is located 3kms away from Maha Mandir Temple. Umaid Garden: Major attractions of this garden are fountains, seasonal flowers, roses, towering Ashoka Trees, Green Lawns. Area covered by this garden is 82 acres. Inside...

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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

in Architecture, Fort, History, Jodhpur, Musuem, Nature, North India, Palace, Temple | 0 comments

Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is one of the largest forts of Rajasthan. Foundation stone was laid by Rao Jodha in 1459. Inside this fort several palaces are situated. This fort is having 7 gates. One of the gates is Jayapol which means Victory. This was built by Maharaja Man Singh to celebrate the victory over Bikaner and Jaipur armies. Fattehpol gate was constructed by Maharaja which states the victory over Mughals.   What to see in Mehrangarh Fort: Moti Mahal: It is the largest museum’s period room which was built by Raja Sur Singh between 1595 to 1619. It has 5 alcoves leading to hidden balconies. It is believed that these are built to listen the court proceeding by 5 queens. Phool Mahal: It is also known as Palace of Flowers. This is private chamber for pleasure. European influence can be seen on the wall paintings of this mahal. It was constructed between 1724 to 1750 by Maharaja Abhay Singh. Sheesh Mahal: This is also known as Hall of Mirrors. It consists of mirror work having large pieces and regular pieces rather than tiny fragments. This mahal look like a temple. Takhat Vilas: On the walls and ceilings visitors can see episodes of Krishna Leela and Dhola Maru. This was built by Maharaja Takhat Singh who was the last ruler of Jodhpur. Glass balls on the ceiling look so beautiful. Mehragarh Museum: Museum consists of several galleries such as Folk Music Instruments Gallery, Turban Gallery, Paintings gallery, Armoury Gallery, Daulat Khana – Treasures of Mehrangarh Museum, Palanquins, and Elephant’s Howdahs. Chamuda Mataji Temple: Rao Jodha built this temple. He bought the idol from old capital of Mandore in 1460.  She remains Royal Families Isht Devi. During the Dussehra festival rush to this temple is more.   What to see around Mehrangarh Fort: Mahamandir temple: Temple is famous for 84 pillars. Work on the stones of the temple looks so beautiful. This temple was built in 1812. It is located 11kms away from the fort. Umaid Bhawan Palace: Palace was designed by Henry Vaughan Lancaster. Taj Hotels are managing this Palace. Umaid Bhawan Palace Attractions are Umaid Bhawan’s Zodiac Club, The Museum, and Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel. Art Deco style...

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Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

in Architecture, History, Jodhpur, Marwar | 0 comments

Jaswant Thada is famous for its architecture which is located in Jodhpur, India. In the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II this was built by Sardar Singh in 1899. White marble was used to construct this monument.   What to see in Jaswant Thada:  Jaswant Thada was constructed with marble. As polished marble are used for this, it looks so shiny. When sun rays fall on the surface of this monument, it looks like rays are dancing. In this Thada two more tombs can be seen by the visitors. This is the best example for architectural brilliance in India. Sculptor’s talent can be known by seeing the carving of this monument.   Main memorial is looks like a temple. This consists of most attractive pillars, domes, frescos, and beautiful sculptures. To visit this place visitor has to go through rocky hill. It is most exciting and memorable experience. Portraits of rulers along with Maharajas of Jodhpur can be seen in this cenotaph. This monument is surrounded by multi tiered garden and carved gazebos. Complex of this cenotaph also consists of 3 other cenotaphs, royal crematorium. From this place visitors can see the fort of Mehrangarh. Visitors are allowed into the monument only between 9 AM to 5 PM.   What to see around Jaswant Thada: Mehrangarh Fort: It is located at the height of 400 feet above Jodhpur city. This fort is named after Sun deity. It was the seat of the Rathores rulers from the house of Marwar. This palace is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. It is located 1km away from Jaswant Thada. Maha Mandir Temple: It is situated in Mandore road which is 5kms away from the city Jodhpur. Visitors attracts towards this structure for its architectural style. Different designs and figures depicting various Yogasanas will look most beautifully on the pillars of the temple. There are 84 pillars to the temple. It is located 8kms away from Jaswant Thada. Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: It is located 5kms away from the Palace. This market consists of several markets. Market looks so colourful consists of plenty of small shops. In all the shops, shopping lovers can have Rajasthani Silver Jewellery, marble knick knacks with decorative...

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

in History, Jodhpur, Marwar, Palace, Rajasthan | 0 comments

Umaid Bhawan Palace is located at Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh. Other name of this palace is Chittar Palace. Palace was designed by Henry Vaughan Lancaster. Taj Hotels are managing this Palace. It is divided into 3 parts. They are Museum, Royal family residence and luxury Taj Palace Hotel. Art Deco style can be seen in the inner part of the Palace. Yellow Sandstone is used in the construction of this Palace. Several celebrities such as Eva Herzigova, Bob Geldof, Sarah Ferguson, Diana Ross, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Mick Jagger stayed at this hotel.   What to see in Umaid Bhawan Palace: Umaid Bhawan’s Zodiac Club: This is one of the attractions in Umaid Bhawan Palace. It consists of 4 tennis courts, marble squash courts, a sauna, a gymnasium, the billiards room, sub terranean swimming pool. All these can be used only by the people who are staying in the hotel. The Museum: Major attraction of this palace is this museum. This consists of Chinese Vases, period furniture, artefacts, antique clocks and arms. Other attraction of this museum is collection of stuffed leopard. This is the huge banner presented by Queen Victoria. Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel: In 1972, Palace was converted into hotel in association with hotel chains ITC Hotels. This hotel consists of Kebab Konner, the Pillar restaurants, Marwar Hall, Risala Restaurants and the Trophy Bar.   What to see around Umaid Bhawan Palace: Mehrangarh Fort: It is located at the height of 400 feet above Jodhpur city. This fort is named after Sun deity. It was the seat of the Rathores rulers from the house of Marwar. This palace is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. It is located 6kms away from the Palace. Maha Mandir Temple: It is situated in Mandore road which is 5kms away from the city. Visitors attracts towards this structure for its architectural style. Different designs and figures depicting various Yogasanas will look most beautifully on the pillars of the temple. There are 84 pillars to the temple. It is located 5kms away from the Palace. Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: It is located 3kms away from the Palace. This market consists of several markets....

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