Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Golden Triangle Jodhpur (Rajasthan)

  Jodhpur history revolves around the Rathore kin. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore family, is certified with the origin of Jodhpur in Rajasthan (India).  He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is named after him only. It was formerly known as Marwar. Initially, Mandore served as their capital, but, by 1459, Rathores felt a need for a secure capital. This lead to the formation of Jodhpur, the Sun City, by Rao Jodha.

Golden Triangle Jodhpur the second largest city of Rajasthan has been drawing the notice of tourists from all over the world. Standing as the guard of the country's western border,Golden Trinagle Jodhpur is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces all over the world. Some of the area of great Indian desert THAR also comes with this district towards west. Extreme of heat in summer and cold in winter is the characteristics of the desert and Golden Tringle Jodhpur is no exception of it. The Golden Triangle city is like a haven in the vast desert, with a variety


Jaswant Thada and the royal tombs of difficult shrubs all over the area. It also has some of the animal species that can stay alive in an arid and dry environment and with no perennial river in the district.
Charming palaces, forts and temples spread throughout the Golden triangle city bring alive the historic greatness of Jodhpur Golden Tringle. A passionate angle to this unique place is its superb handicrafts, folk dances, folk music and brightly attired people. Jodhpur Goldne Triangle famous for lot of festivals brings out the festive spirits of the people of this city. The market of Jodhpur includes a wide range of goods from tie & dye textiles, embroidered leather shoes known as Mojris, antiques, carpets and puppets to the wonderful Rajasthani textiles, clay porcelain, marble inlay work, classic silver and golden jewellery .... 


Found time and managed to visit 3 places.
 
First was the Mehrangarh Fort Golden Triangle:
Situated on a steep hill, Golden Triangle Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Forts & Palaces,   Mehrangarh Fort, spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and

Jaswant Thada front
looking down 125 meters, presents a majestic view on city horizon.
It was built on advice of a saint in 1459 to establish an impregnable head-quarter. This Fort is one of the best in India Golden Triangle with its exquisitely latticed windows, carved panels, elaborately adorned windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal. A collection of musical instruments, palanquins, royal costumes, furniture and the cannons on the fort's ramparts are well preserved. 


Next Golden Triangle was the Jaswant Thada:
Close to the fort complex, lies Jaswant Thada. This 19th century royal cenotaph built in white marble in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and three other cenotaphs, stand nearby. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh holds the rare portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. A visit inside the cenotaphs, with some villagers of the region, would bring forward the reverence they still hold for their brave kings. 

On the other End Golden triangle of the town was the Umaid Bhawan Palace:
The romantic looking Umaid Bhawan Palace was actually built with the purpose of giving employment to the people of Golden Triangle Jodhpur during a long drawn famine. The royal family of Jodhpur still lives in a part of the palace.Another part of the palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the Royal Rajasthan family - weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies

The Government Museum in here has a rich collection of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars. It is situated in the middle of the Umaid public gardens. 

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