Magnificent Forts in Jodhpur for a Royal Retreat

List of Forts in Jodhpur

The plush palaces and mighty forts in Jodhpur are a testimony to its rich history, vibrant heritage and glorious traditions. Standing sturdy since the bygone era, the colossal forts are a witness to the rich legacy of the city, of numerous royal love stories and innumerable wars and victories. The mahals and the havelis have been preserved, restored and renovated for different purposes including tourism etc. Some of these age-old palaces and forts in Jodhpur have been converted into heritage hotels and luxury homestays. And all of these have an interesting history attached to them. So when you decide to take a tour to the city, check out our list of the most opulent palaces and forts and Jodhpur.

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Here is the list of 6 Magnificent Forts in Jodhpur for a Royal Retreat

1. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. This fort in Jodhpur encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459.

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2. Jaswant Tada, Jodhpur

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Jaswant Tada is a royal cenotaph built in white marble. It has a small pond and a pretty garden next to it. This structure is just a few minutes downhill walk from the main fort in Jodhpur, so there is no need to take a ride.

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3. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

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Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. In 1944, it was the last of the greatest palaces in Jodhpur. It is named after the then Maharaja of Jodhpur, Raja Umaid Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It is one of the largest private residences in the world.

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4. Khejarla Fort, Jodhpur

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Originally built in the 17th century by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, the 400-year old edifice has since been turned into a hotel, with amenities that exhibit contemporary luxury laid out against the backdrop of the royal fortress. The Khejarla Fort Hotel is the place to be for an encounter of rich Indian heritage, without giving up on the convenience offered by modern-day hotels.

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5. Fort Chanwa, Jodhpur

Fort Chanwa is one of the best heritage hotels of Jodhpur. The former palace has been now restored by the owners Maharaja Dalip Singh and his wife Rani Madhu into an elegant luxury home. Carved in red sandstone, the highlight of the palace are the elaborate "jharokas" and the striking architecture.

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6. Rai ka Baag Palace, Jodhpur

Constructed in 1663 by the queen of Maharaja Jaswant Singh- I, Hadiji, Rai ka Baag Palace is one of the popular tourist attractions and forts in Jodhpur. The palace is octagonal in shape and currently it houses the income tax office of Jodhpur

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Which of these are your favourite forts in Jodhpur? Let us know in the comments below!

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