Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and Mandore in Jodhpur, Rajastahn

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and Mandore in Jodhpur, Rajastahn

There is more to see in Jodhpur than "just" the Mehrangarh Palace:

- Jaswant Thada, 1 km downhill from Mehrangarh (easily walked). Royal cenotaphs built in marble, with a picturesque location next to a little lake. Entry Rs. 20, plus Rs. 25 for a camera.

- Mandore, 7 km outside the city. The ancient capital of Marwar, before Jodhpur was built.

- Umaid Bhawan Palace. Clearly visible to the south of the city and completed only in 1944, this is the last great palace built in India. The Maharaja of Jodhpur lives here to this day, but half the building has been converted to a 5-star hotel and there is also a small museum on grounds (Rs. 50, open 9 AM to 5 PM). You'll have to take a rickshaw to get here, and it's best to ask them to wait: figure on Rs. 100 for a round-trip with an hour's waiting time.

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