4 hoursStart time
From the airport/your hotel in Jodhpur.
(Please advise your hotel or flight details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Jodhpur airport/ your hotel
This tour gives you the opportunity to see the architectural beauty of Jodhpur’s forts and palaces which are considered some of the finest in Rajasthan.
You will be picked up from the airport/your hotel in Jodhpur and will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle Mehrangarh Fort which is built on a hill-top. Accompanied by a local English-speaking guide, enter the fort after crossing seven formidable gates! Explore the fort and see the beautiful palaces which house some of the memorabilia of the royal families of Marwar. Your guide will tell you more about the history of this fort whose foundation was laid by Rao Jodha in 1459. You will see:
• Phool Mahal: Arguably the grandest of the chambers, it was in all likelihood a private and exclusive chamber for dancing girls who danced for the pleasure of the kings under a ceiling filled with gold filigree. Other chambers like the Moti Mahal (Palace of Pearls), the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors), the Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana (House of Money) have also been made with traditional Rajasthani latticed doors and windows and carved panels.
• Jaswant Thada: On your way up to the Mehrangarh Fort, stop and appreciate the graceful and intricately carved marble cenotaph dedicated to an erstwhile ruler, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Jaswant Thada is the traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur.
You will then be dropped back to your hotel/airport where the tour ends.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details
You will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4-7 passengers.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
If an Englishman can do it, you can too.
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