Top Historical Places in Jodhpur

Are you looking to explore the history of Jodhpur through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Jodhpur including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Jodhpur. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Jodhpur ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Jodhpur, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Jodhpur for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Jodhpur with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Meherangarh Fort

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    The charm of the Indian culture and vigor of the Rajput warriors is collectively reflected in this magnificent fort, one of the best in India. Standing tall and proud on a rocky hill in Jodhpur’s skyline, this fort is still run by the royal family of Jodhpur. A pocket-full-of history, legends and myths, this fort will enchant you in every way. The northeast gate Jaipol is the prime entra...Read more
  2. Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum

    Tags: Hotel, Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    A former palace and one of the most extravagant residences of the world, this palace is situated atop a hill and is also called Chittar palace because of the extensive use of the Chittar stone in its construction. Built during the early 20th century over a period for 15 years will marvel you with the Indo-Saracen architectural style and grand décor like none other. With 347 rooms includ...Read more
  3. Jaswant Thada

    Tags: View Point, Historical Site, Memorial

    This Milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. It’s a welcome, peaceful spot after the hubbub of the city, and the views across to the fort and over the city are superb. Built in 1899, the cenotaph has some beautiful jalis (carved marble lattice screens) and is hung with portraits of t...Read more
  4. Clock Tower

    Tags: Landmark, Watch Tower, Historical Site, Market

    The century-old clock tower is an old city landmark surrounded by the vibrant sounds, sights and smells of Sardar Market, which is marked by triple gateways at its north and south ends. The narrow, winding lanes of the old city spread out in all directions from here. Westward, you plunge into the old city’s commercial heart, with crowded alleys and bazaars selling vegetables, spices, swe...Read more
  5. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

    Tags: Park, Historical Site, Fort

    While most of the Thar Desert is rocky, in this corner of Jodhpur lies a natural wonder of sandstone formed on layers of volcanic rock. With the Mehrangarh Fort soaring above, the seventy acres of Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park are a painter's palette of colors - purple and red and auburn. Get a handbook from the Visitor Centre to help you identify all the unique desert plants you'll see - trees, ...Read more
  6. Mandore Garden

    Tags: Garden, Walking Area, Historical Site, Memorial

    This was the former capital of the Rathore clans of the Rajput’s and is an ancient town located near Jodhpur. In the Mandore garden, there are the dewals or cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers. Instead of the usual chhatri-shaped cenotaphs typical of Rajasthan, the cenotaphs of the famous Mandore garden of Jodhpur, Rajasthan are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. They are four sto...Read more
  7. Raj Ranchhodji Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Raj Ranchhodji Temple was constructed by Queen Jadechi Rajkanwar. After the death of her husband, Maharajah Jaswant Singh, she got the temple constructed. Red sandstone, of which the temple is made, has carvings with beautiful filigree work on stone. Made up of black marble, statue of Ranchhodji is located in the interior of the temple. Stained glass windows of green, yellow and blue colou...Read more
  8. Rai-ka-bag Palace Image
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    Tags: Garden, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    This adorable residence was built with the interest of Queen Hadiji, the wife of King Jaswant Singh-I. Adorned by lush gardens and spectacular Rajput design, this was the king’s favorite abode and the octagonal bungalow was where the king stayed most of the time. Constructed in the 17th century, the palace grounds were also used as a venue for the sermons of Swami Dayanand Saras...Read more
  9. Rao Jodha Ji Statue

    Tags: View Point, Statue, Fort

    This is a statue of the founder of Jodhpur City sitting astride a horse. There's nothing particularly special about it, but the locals are very proud of it. It's dramatic location atop a hill makes for some very striking pictures at the right times of the day. So click your selfies and move on. You can't actually access the statue itself as it is blocked off by a grill wall. People usually acce...Read more
  10. Toorji Ka Jhalra

    Tags: Historical Site

    Built in 1740s, this historic structure was only recently excavated and restored. If you are unfamiliar, stepwells are water sources in which you descend down a trapezoid set of stairs to get water. They are most common in western india. The area around this one is quiet and contemplative, but there is not much to see, as the architecture is very utilitarian. Still, it is worth a few photograph...Read more