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1 Sardar Government Museum

Sardar Government Museum is located in the middle of the beautiful Umaid Public Gardens on the High Court Road in Jodhpur. It is one of the most famous museum of Rajasthan and also one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur.Sardar Government Museum was established in 1909 and formally opened to public on 17th March, 1936.
 


2 Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum

Umaid Bhawan Palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja Gaj Singh. Maharaja Umaid Singh had laid the foundations of this opulent 347 room edifice on 18th November, 1929. However, the construction work started in 1943. It took 16 years to complete. This sandstone monument is the only 20th century palace which was built for a noble cause. The purpose was to give employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long period of drought and famine.


3 Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph located near Mehrangarh Fort entrance in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan state. It is famed as one of the most beautiful white marble cenotaphs in Rajasthan and also one of the popular Jodhpur tourist places.Jaswant Thada was built by Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in 1899 CE in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. 
 


4 Balsamand Lake

Balsamand Lake is an artificial lake situated at Mandore on Jodhpur - Mandore Road. It is one of the prominent places to visit in Jodhpur.Balsamand Lake was built in 1159 AD by Gurjara-Pratihara rulers as a reservoir to supply water in the Mandore region. The lake has a length of one km, breadth of 50 m and a depth of 15 m. The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens that house groves of mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum.
 


5 Rao Jodha Desert

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park lies at the foot of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan.The Park extends across 70 hectares about 200 acres of rocky land surrounding the fort. It was created in 2006 for restoration of natural ecology of rocky wasteland and was opened to the public in 2011. This sandy desert park has rock loving plants which adapts to the arid surroundings.
 


6 Kalyana Lake

 Kaylana Lake is an artificial lake situated to the west of Jodhpur city on Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Road in Rajasthan, India.Kalyana Lake was built by Pratap Singh in 1872   CE, the then Prime Minister of Jodhpur. The lake spreads over an area of 84 Sq. km. In ancient times this region had palaces and gardens made by two rulers of   Jodhpur - Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh. These were destroyed to make Kaylana Lake.
 


7 Osian

Osian is an ancient town located in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan in India. It is an oasis in the Thar Desert, and has been known as the 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan' for its temples. This is one of the popular pilgrimage sites in Rajasthan and also one of the top places to visit as part of Jodhpur tour.
According to early history, Osian was a center for Brahmanism.
 


8 Machiya safari Park

Machiya Safari Park is a biological park situated near Kalyana Lake on the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer Route in Jodhpur. It is a must see place for those interested in wildlife.Machiya Biological Park was conceptualized in the year 1982-83. 
 


9 Ghanta Ghar / Clock Tower

At a distance of 1.5 km from Jodhpur Junction and 3 km from Jodhpur Fort, Ghanta Ghar, also known as clock tower, is situated in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. It is one of the major landmarks in Jodhpur and also one of the top places to visit in Jodhpur. Ghanta Ghar was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh Ji of Jodhpur. Beside the tower, there is the Sardar Market that is frequented by tourists on shopping spree.