Jodhpur excursions take you on a historical trip of Rajasthan. If you are planning to go on a Jodhpur excursion tour, don't forget to include the following places in your itinerary:
Ossian is an old city situated 65 km from Jodhpur. The city is mainly
known for a number of Jain temples that have been built here, dating
back to the 8th & 12th century. Along with that, there are a number
of other temples also, namely Sachiya Mata temple, Surya temple, Pippala
Devi temple, Harihara temple, etc. All these temples are perfect
examples of architectural excellence.
Before the foundation of Jodhpur, Mandore served as the capital of
Marwar. The main attractions of Mandore are the picturesque Mandore
gardens, the hall of heroes (dedicated to various deities and folk
heroes), the royal cenotaphs and the shrine of 330 million deities.
Balsammand Lake and Palace
Balsammand Lake is an artificial lake built in the 1159 AD. Encircling
hills and lush green gardens add to the scenic beauty of the lake. On
the banks of the lake stands the Balsammand Palace. Maharaja Sur Singh
of Jodhpur built this eight-pillared palace as a summer retreat. The
beautifully carved palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
Previously known as Tamravati, Sojat City is situated on the left bank
of Sukri River. The city houses a massive fort with a big reservoir and
a number of temples. Other attractions of the city include Chamunda Mata
temple, situated atop a hill, and the dargah of Pir Mastan, a Muslim
saint. Sojat also has a good plantation of Mehendi (henna) trees. Many
tourist visiting the city get their hands and feet decorated with henna.
The city got its name from the Paliwal Brahmins, who used to inhabit
the city once. The city has a temple devoted to Lord Shiva, the Somnath
temple, along with a famous Jain temple, Naulakha.
One of the famous excursions around Jodhpur, Rajasthan is the Nagaur
city. Dating back to the 4th century, the city is almost midway between
Jodhpur and Bikaner. One of the main attractions of Nagaur is the
Ahhichatragarh fort, housing a number of palaces, mosques, temples,
baolis (reservoirs), fountains, open terraces, etc. Then, there is the
Nagaur fair, held annually in the month of January-February, the second
biggest fair in India.
Inhabited by the Bishnoi community, this village will provide you with
a flavor of the tribal life of Rajasthan. The village abounds in natural
beauty, with Khejri trees and Deer dotting the area. The village also
has a beautiful picnic spot in the form of an artificial lake.
Machia Safari Park
For those interested in wildlife, Machia Safari Park is the place to
be. The park has a rich and varied wildlife, along with a wide variety
Nimaj is mainly famous for a temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, dating
back to the 9th century. Another attraction of this place is an art
gallery, housing some exquisite sculptures.
Jagram Durg is situated in Nimaj village of Pali district. Built by
Thakur Jagram Singhji, it was converted into a heritage hotel in the
Khimsar Fort Palace
Situated approximately 90 km from Jodhpur, Khimsar Fort Palace is a
perfect place for those seeking to take a break from the daily grinds of
the city life. It has now been converted into a heritage hotel,
providing all the luxuries of a contemporary hotel.
Rawla Narlai is situated in Narlai, mid way between Udaipur and
Jodhpur. A 17th century hunting lodge, it has now been converted into a
Rohetgarh Fort is situated in the Pali district near the city of
Jodhpur. The fort was constructed in the 16th century and a part of it
has now been converted into a heritage hotel. The other part still
houses the royal family.
Fort Chanwa Luni
Fort Chanwa Luni is located in Luni, approximately 35 km from Jodhpur.
This magnificent fort is carved entirely out of Jodhpur sandstone. Now a
heritage hotel, the fort is an architectural beauty.