The World Tourism Day is commended on September 27 every year since 1980. The day aims to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. It is marked with special cultural programmes and events across the world and so in Jodhpur!
The sun kissed city of Jodhpur has a wonderful history behind it. Jodhpur is dotted with rich tourism attractions like soaring forts and palaces shimmering in sandstone. The narrow lanes on the other side lead to an alluring world of antiques and handicrafts to offer a complete experience of this great city to the tourists! Jodhpur, where history breathed and lived is one of the most vibrant places to make the most of World Tourism Day in Rajasthan! Here we have a list of few places to be visited by tourists in Jodhpur. In addition, there are also some marvelous tourism sites in Jodhpur that offer free entry to the tourists on World Tourism Day!
- Mehrangarh Fort Museum
With its spread out expanse, it prides to be one of the largest forts across the country. The breathtaking history, well-preserved heritage and impressive architecture of this fort make it the face of Jodhpur on national as well as global platform.
- Jaswant Thada
The milky white marble complex features some beautiful portraits of the erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur and a memorial of the peacock that flew into a funeral pyre. Magnificently carved gazebos, an exquisite multi-tiered garden and a tiny lake surround this admirable cremation ground.
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
This Desert Rock Park was developed in the year 2006, with the aim to restore the natural ecology of a large rocky wasteland area next to the Fort. The Park extends across 70 hectares of rehabilitated land and has a walking trail. It’s interesting to explore at different times of the year, as its foliage changes with the seasons.
- Government Museum
Visit this Museum on World Tourism Day for free to see a unique display of the rich collection of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain sages. A visit to this popular museum is a must if you are a connoisseur of history and archaeology.
- Umaid garden Zoo
Meet the exotic African and Australian birds. Watch rabbits and ducks play among them in natural habitat as you visit the ‘Walk-in Aviary’ at the Umed Garden Zoo. You must pay a visit to this place if you are travelling with kids.
- Jai Pol
A handsome section of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, Jai Pol is a massive gateway, constructed as a victory memorial. It is one of the seven entrances of the impressive citadel that is set atop a hillock. Even today, some cannon ball scars formed during the battle can be seen around the Pol, which are testimony of Jodhpur’s gallant history.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace’s museum to admire the magnificence of erstwhile royalty through royal artifacts and armour, old clocks, glassware and other miniatures that are on display.
- Clock Tower
The Clock Tower, also popular as Ghanta Ghar , is a prominant landmark in the Old City of Jodhpur. Bazaar surrounding Clock Tower is a hub of shopping with more than a thousand small shops that sell a variety of products at quite a reasonable price. This bustling market is popular for selling spices, handicrafts, tea, sweets, jewellery and what not :).
Nevertheless, music, food, art and language too blend perfectly to give one a sprightly experience of Marwar in Jodhpur! As the World Tourism Day is approaching, , Ajit Bhawan invites you to soak in the regalia of this bustling Blue City!