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Mandore temples and Garden

Mandore is a town which comes in jodhpur district of Rajasthan. This town was a ruling place of Jodhpur and its nearby places which is called "marwar region" of Rajasthan.


Jodhpur is a city of historical places and there are many things to do in the city like visiting crowded markets and trying some street foods which have typical marwari spicy taste.There are many memorials of royal families and temples in this town.

It is around 8-10 kms away from the city which is well connected with local transportation. I decided to reach here by a city bus. The bus was not in good condition as usual. There is no entry ticket to visit this place. It has a garden and some memorials of royal rulers and their families. Its is a large garden.


Near to entry gate there were some musicians who were playing musical instruments which is called "RawanHattha". When i asked the player about this instrument then he told me that its made of a coconut shell. Strings are fixed to this shell (i think three strings).
Cleanliness at this place is very good and visitors take care of this by using garbage bins.

Attractions : 


  • Memorials of rulers
  • Garden
  • Temple outside garden
  • Lotus ponds

Its a really hot place as it was summer when i visited. It will be great if visit this city in winter if possible. This is definitely a nice place for selfie lovers too.


Lotus ponds are very cheerful to see and spend some time here in the garden. Though there is also a garden for kids near these temples. This garden has amusement park for kids which maybe attractive and entertaining if going there with kids.

Design and architecture inside these memorials is attractive and magnificent. It seems like they worked really hard to make such beautiful designs. The most surprising thing here is that there are not just one or two memorials , their are many with some unique and ravishing designs.



After visiting this garden and those memorials, there is another temple which is "Bheru ji temple" and also a amusement park for kids which i also had visited (i am not a kid by the way). Both are B-rolls of this place if you have enough time. It took around 3 hours to see all the things here in mandore as possible.


Food in Jodhpur - Jodhpuri Food


This is afterall a good place to visit to know about history and enjoy some time in this garden. I you are intrested to know more about this city , simply checkout other blog posts below.
Places to visit in Jodhpur - Best Places in Jodhpur
Know more about city -  Colors of Jodhpur

Jodhpur City Photo Blog Post


Last time when i visited Jodhpur city, it was a great experience to know about this city and its culture. I spent around four days in the city which were sufficient to explore this city. Here in this post i am sharing some of the memories i have from there. 

umaid bhawan palace jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Jodhpur


mehrangarh fort jodhpur
A view from Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

karni mata temple in mehrangarh fort jodhpur
Karni Mata Temple Jodhpur


clock tower jodhpur
City from Clock Tower Jodhpur


aerial view from mehrangarh fort jodhpur
Aerial view from Mehrangarh fort

mawa kachori jodhpur
Mawa Kachori from Jodhpur


lake near jaswant thada in jodhpur
A Lake near a tourist spot

These pictures are combination of different spots in the city. If you like to know more then you can also read other posts from this city 
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Best Places To Visit In Jodhpur

         

          Jodhpur is a nice city in Rajasthan which shows some unique and attractive culture and Heritage. There are many places to visit in Jodhpur. More the time you have more places you can visit. Here's a list of places to visit in Jodhpur based on Priority and most popularity of tourists.

Best Places to Visit In Jodhpur : 


  1. Mehrangarh Fort
  2. Jaswant Thada
  3. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
  4. Clock Tower
  5. Mandore Temples and Garden
  6.  Kaylana Lake
  7. Balsamand Lake

Let's Go!!

1. Mehrangarh Fort : 


        This is a fort in jodhpur located in almost mid of the city. This is one of the largest fort of India. It is surrounded with walls all over the city. The name Meharangarh came from Mihir + Garh . Here Mihir means Sun and Garh means Fort. earlier name was mihirgarh which was further changed to Mehrangarh. It was built 550 years ago on a hill.


History : 


                      This fort was made by a Ruler called Rao Jodha who belongs to Rathore clan of Marwar. Mandore was capital of Rathore clan but as it was not safe so Rao Jodha moved his capital to Jodhpur after he established Jodhpur. Marwar is an area which covers some cities of Rajasthan. This region is one of largest region of Rajasthan. Fort was made by Rao jodha around 1459-60 AD. Foundation stone of this fort was kept by Karni Mata.



This fort gives wide landscape and aerial views of the city which are most attractive part of this place.

Time to visit : 

It will take around 2-3 hours to visit this fort. Though it depends but it can be less than this time. This may be a tiring experience so be prepared before going this place.

Best time to visit : 

It will be best time to visit this at 9-10 AM. as it opens at 9 AM so you have to visit this after 9. As Jodhpur is a hot place so this is much better to avoid vising in afternoon.

Ticket : 

It will cost 100 Rs. for Indian tourist + 100 Rs. for Camera

Tip : 

  • Before visiting this take your breakfast and keep your napkin with you. 
  • Don't take selfie's as this is Risky so it is  not allowed  in fort. 

 2. Jaswant Thada : 

       This is a Royal cenotaph (empty tomb, a stone monument in memory of a person) of jodhpur Rathore Rulers who ruled in jodhpur or other parts of Marwar. This was made in memory of Maharaja jaswant singh.


History : 

This is named on Name of a ruler of Jodhpur " Jaswant Singh " so called Jaswant Thada. It was built by Maharaja Sardar singh in 1899 ad. This was built in Memory of his father Jaswant singh. There is a cremation ground nearby for royal families. 

About : 

      It is Mausoleum(a building housing a tomb) built with white sangmarmar stone. This is a thin layer of marble which glows and shines when sun rays are incident on it. 
There is a lake near to this cenotaph. You can enjoy some time in garden at this place. This is a very nice location for taking selfies and photography. Mehrangarh fort can be seen from this and there are also some landscape views through this location.

Ticket :

cost of ticket is 30 Rs. for Indian tourist.


 3. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum : 

This is a museum on name of a ruler "Umaid singh" of Jodhpur. This was the residence of Royal family of Jodhpur. There also a hotel in one side of palace and on another side there is a museum for Public. Museum has antiques and things which were used by royal families. 


History : 



Jodhpur , a state of Marwar was facing drought due to which farmers could not do farming which caused unemployment. Then the former ruler of Jodhpur " Umaid singh"  decided to build a palace so that unemployment can be reduced. The palace then built is called Ummed palace.  

This palace was built by british architect as state was under British rule. Thus the design is indo-western architecture called Beaux-arts. This was made with Sandstone, Makrana marble and some wooden finishing. 

About Palace : 

It is one of the best Places of Jodhpur. This museum has many antiques and paintings. There is collection of armour , shields, antique clock, and many other beautiful architectures. All these gives a touch of history.
This palace can be viewed from Mehrangarh fort as it is located on a height from ground level. By visiting this museum you can know about life of royal families and the way they lived.

Time to visit : 

It will take about an hour to visit this palace. Best time to visit this palace is afternoon or evening.

How to reach : 


You have to either book a taxi or hire an auto to reach here because no route auto or bus is available for this palace.


Ticket : 


Ticket for this museum is 30 Rs. for Indian Tourist.

4. Clock Tower : 

Clock Tower also known as Ghanta Gar is located in middle of the city. This is near to fort and market. There is a clock placed on top of a tower.


Attractions : 


  • Nearby Market - This is a cloth and household item market.
  • View of Mehrangarh fort from tower

Ticket : 

Ticket for visiting this tower is 10 Rs. You can go on the top and see a beautiful view of jodhpur and fort from top.

Time to visit : 

It will take half an hour to visit this place and its near to city so its worth going here.

5. Mandore temples and Garden : 



Mandore is a town which is 9-10 km far from Jodhpur city.There are many temples built in mandore. These have beautiful architecture. It is surrounded with garden which makes it a peaceful place to visit. Both Temples and cenotaphs of royal rathore families are there in mandore. This is a must visit place in Jodhpur if you want to know history and heritage.

History : 

 Mandore was capital of Rathore clan of Jodhpur But due to foreign invasions Rao jodha established Jodhpur and shifted capital to Jodhpur for security reasons. As it was capital of state so mandore was separated with thick walls to prevent attack from enemy.

Attractions : 

  • Garden - You can sit and relax in garden near temples
  • Temples - temples and cenotaphs are there in mandore which shows some ancient architecture. 
  • Museum - It was closed when i visited as it was under maintenance. 

Time Taken : 

It will take about 2 hours to visit this place as there are many temples and cenotaphs here.

To know more about jodhpur city you can visit Colors of Jodhpur


Colors Of Jodhpur

         Jodhpur is a city in Rajasthan located in of India. This is a city from which Thar desert starts in western Rajasthan.It is the actual rajasthan for tourists because they can only have a Rajasthani feel here as this city shows both Rajasthani culture and desert areas.


Jodhpur city

    Jodhpur is also known as Sun city and Blue city. Sun city as it have sunny and hot weather whole year and Blue city as most of the house are painted Blue which keeps cool and protect from hot weather.

History : 


                Jodhpur was named after a ruler from "Marwar" called 'Rao Jodha' in 1459 AD. Marwar kingdom was established was Rathore clan. Rao jodha after estblishing jodhpur ruled over neighbouring states thus the area was then known as Marwar. Earlier Mandore was capital further on it shifted to Jodhpur. Most powerful rulers of Marwar were Gurjar pratihar, Rao Jodha , Rao Chandrasen, Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Ajit Singh etc.

Rao Jodha's Statue


Personal Experiences : 


 Visiting Jodhpur is a bit different from any other cities of Rajasthan as it shows some uniqueness. As this is one of most populated cities and there are many tourist places in this city so it takes some time to visit this. This is famous for its food, culture and heritage. The taste of food is very different i.e. it is spicy and different in flavour.

A lake near Jodhpur

A view from Mehrangarh Fort


Culture : 


As time is changing culture and dresses are also changing though we can see it in villages or those who are still stick to this culture and there customs. Rajasthani dress is very beautiful.
I think this is a priority of tourist to visit this city after Jaipur as i found many tourists which shows this is an attractive city.

Market near clock tower


Time to spend :


It will take at least 3-4 days to visit this city. You have to spend 3 days to visit 4-5 places in Jodhpur.

Best time to visit : 


Winter is best to visit Jodhpur as it is hot and temperature is high in summer season which may affect you skin problem or heat sickness. Avoid these by using proper precautions.

Accomodation :


 Many hotels and hostels are available in jodhpur for stay. It may cost you 150 Rs. to as much you can afford. At least it will cost 150 per night. You can find hotel near to fort or any tourist place in affordable prices.

What To Do :



Ummed palace Museum

A view from Jaswant Thada

Mandore Temple and Garden


There are historical places,Camel safari, Thar Desert, and lakes in Jodhpur so it totally depends up to you to choose which one is preferable for you but for experiencing all these you need at least 7-8 days and keep your wallet loose. To know places to visit in Jodhpur Checkout my next Blog.

Hope this post may help you know about Jodhpur. If have any queries let me know. Thanks.

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