As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace is one the most important and famous amongst all Rajasthan tourist attractions. This is one of the newer palaces in Rajasthan and was built in the 20th century. This was a famine relief project and provided employment to the poor people of Jodhpur and the surrounding areas for as long as 16 years.
Constructed using an art-deco style of architecture, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is the largest residential complex in the world and is touted as being one of the most impressive sights in world architecture.
The precincts of the palace house a museum that has a treasure trove of articles and mementos that showcase the history of Jodhpur. You can feast your eyes on clocks, tea sets, paintings, and royal costumes of Jodhpur, and let them take you into the rich and colourful past of this region.
The Umaid Bhavan Palace is now a heritage hotel, but a part of the palace is still a royal residence.
This impenetrable fort was built by Rao Jodha and in terms of military design, this is one of the best forts in India. The fort is a mixture of solidity and delicacy. The fort has elegantly curved porches, elaborately lattice windows, and numerous exquisitely carved panels.
The various parts of the fort include the Phool Mahal, Sileh Khana, Daulat Khana, Moti Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal. Each part of the fort has its own distinctive appeal and ambience. It also houses the second largest cannon in Asia. There is also a museum inside the fort that has a display of rare books, handicrafts etc.