Balsamand Lake is the enchanting most popular picnic spot in and around Jodhpur. It is called an artificial lake that is built in 1159 AD as a water reservoir to give water supply to the city. The lake is located in the Jodhpur-Mandore Road, just seven kilometres away from the heart of Jodhpur city.
The length of this lake is almost one kilometre, breadth of approximately 50 metres and a depth of 15 meters. The lake is enclosed by 300 acres of lush green gardens, a bunch of trees like mango, pomegranate, guava and plum. Several animals and birds like jackal and peacock can be seen in it.
Mahamandir Temple is a very big temple and was built in 1812. It is situated two kilometres away from Jodhpur on the road towards Mandore. The fantastically carved 84 pillars in the temple are a sight to behold.
It is quite popular for its intricate works in stone, in which yogic postures are carved out. Tourists can watch plenty of ancient shrines and houses located in the premises of Mahamandir Temple. The walls and pillars of the temple are extremely antique designed traditional motifs.
Jaswant Thada is a royal monument built in 1899 in commemorative of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, who was the 33rd king of Jodhpur. It is four kilometres away from Jodhpur city on the left side of Fort Mehrangarh, in fact between the fort and the city.
The cenotaph was constructed by his son, Maharaja Sardar Singh. In the cenotaph, portraits and photographs of other kings of Jodhpur are displayed.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most attractive and largest forts not only in Jodhpur but all over India. It is a beautiful fort that has the charm and grandeur of a bygone era to attract the tourists. It is located five kilometres away in a hill in the outskirts of Jodhpur city. The height of the walls is of metres and a width of 21 metres. There are number of palaces inside the fort. The fort is open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Palace is the one of the rare palaces but ornamented beautifully built in India. Maharaja Umaid Singh was built in 1944 and the king was attracted very much to the western style of living. The palace depicts his taste whose architecture is distinctly western.
The style of the palace was an English man named Henry Vaughn. Almost half of the palace has been turned into a hotel and another other part of the palace into a museum.