Jaisalmer is known to be the entrance to the Thar Desert and Jodhpur is the most amazing place to stay in the country. Both Jaisalmer and Jodhpur are the most frequented tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The Golden City of Jaisalmer and Blue City of Jodhpur are well known for several tourist attractions listed below.
Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer
It is unarguably one of the most popular tourist attractions in Jaisalmer and it is famous as Golden Fort of the state. It was constructed by Raja Jaisal in 1156 AD. It is one of the largest forts in the world. It was built with yellow and golden sandstone. It has 99 turrets to give a feast to the eyes.
Sam Sand Dunes
Enjoy Desert Safari here and get the raw feel of the desert. You may enjoy Jeep Safari and Camel Safari here. You can explore the lovely sunset here and enjoy the Desert Festival in February or March. You can enjoy folk dances, camel races and other amazing cultural events.
Patwon ki Haveli
Built by Guman Chand and sons, Patwon Ki Haveli is a giant structure that has 5 floors and well-decorated suites. It has decorated walls and large corridors.
It is fascinating yet spooky fort that was once a habitat of Paliwal Brahmins. But it is now isolated for unexplained reasons. You may witness the ruins of homes where 80 families lived here around 200 years ago.
Silk Route Art Gallery
It is the paradise for the hardcore shopaholics. It has great collections of patchworks, clothes, shawls, bags, antiques, belts, and accessories. All the handmade items are available here, from bedsheets to cloths, and accessories to artwork.
Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur
It is known to be the architectural beauty. Half of the main gate is made of carved sandstone. There are 102 pillars supporting main stands on the huge platform. It has stunning wall paintings with Nath Yogi Pictures made of gold and 84 Yogasanas. It has Garbh Griha and upper part of it is covered with cloth and gold pots.
Masuriya Hill Garden
Located on Masuria Hills, Masuria Hill Garden has the largest TV tower of Asia. It is a lush green garden with a panoramic view of Jodhpur. It was earlier planned to be built on Masuria Hills but Mehrangarh was built.
There is a Sardar Market beside the Clock Tower which is a great shopping attraction. You can buy clay artefacts, Rajasthani textiles, miniature elephants and camels, classic gold and silver jewellery, and marble inlay work.
Balsamand Lake & Garden
It is a well-known picnic destination in Jodhpur. It was developed by Balak Rao Parihar in 1159 AD. It was built as a reservoir to supply water to the Jodhpur capital, Mandore. The lake is well covered by lush greens and has trees like papaya, mango, guava, pomegranate, and plum. It houses birds and animals like peacock and jackal. It is the best place for a morning walk and nature lovers. One can spot peacock dancing along in the rainy season. It has a swimming pool and the opportunity to shoot natural landscapes.
It is a busy and crowded Indian market which houses a well-known reference point, Ghanta Ghar in the heart of it. In case you feel lost, start your search from here. Hours can be spent without even realizing when you start shopping here. Jodhpur is the city of a kind and amiable people and friendly shopkeepers who quickly offer Masala Chai to their customers. It truly shows a nice gesture of genuine Rajasthani hospitality. They open their shops upside down to show all their items.