As Palace on Wheels chugs into Jodhpur, the first rays of the sun greets you. This is the Sun City or the city where the sun rises first. The city is also magnificent with the presence of
1. The Mehrangarh Fort
This is one of the most well maintained and largest forts of the country. The city is located at 400 feet above the ground and narrates the gallantry of the Rajput clan with the symbol of cannon balls and hand palms of the royal ladies who plunged themselves into the fire of Johar when the army was defeated. Tired after exploring the castle, sit at the banks of the Ranisar and Padmasar Lake, breathing in some fresh breeze.
2. Umaid Bhawan Palace
This seems to be the largest palaces of the world with 347 rooms. This palatial palace is worth a visit due to the fine carvings adorning the walls and exhibiting the exquisite beauty of Indian and European architectural style. Another interesting aspect of this palace is the wide range of clocks which have been collected at different times by the royal family. As special guests of Palace on Wheel, you can meet the royal family which still resides at the Palace.
3. Jaswant Thada
Known as the Taj Mahal of Rajasthan, Jaswant Thada is pure marble edifice. The sprawling garden dotted with life size statues, the sprinkling artificial springs, the intricately designed walls and the long line of portraits of the Rathore rulers bound the tourists to spend a considerable time within the memorial.
4. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Unlike any other park this massive desert land of 200 acres focuses only on local plants. There are more than 80 types of desert plants which adorn this park. Beside the plants the desert park also has a museum where you can know more about the ecosystem of the Thar desert.
5. Local markets
Jodhpur is unique with its wide range of handicrafts. While ladies love to adorn themselves with Jodhpuri bangles or kangans, the breeches, embroidered shoes, metalware, curios, silverware, ancient paintings and dye fabrics, shopaholics are spoilt for choices at the local shops of the city.
Why Palace on Wheels
Now as you are aware that Jodhpur is a treasure house of experience for you let us check out why you should travel on Palace on Wheels to Jodhpur. This is one of the most luxurious trains of the country which is known for its awe inspiring décor and warm hospitality. The train ensures that the guests get great treatment and warm hospitality just like home by offering amenities like
The train also arranges air conditioned cars and makes all arrangements for entering the monuments. So book your seat today on this regal train and experience Jodhpur.