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Otherwise known as the Sun City and also the blue city, the erstwhile state of jodhpur has a cultural history typical of the Indian maharajas. Every jodhpur maharaja had the knack for building palaces and forts either for residential or for protection purposes. This is what makes the heritage jodhpur which are the important tourist attractions. Jodhpur palaces had a charm about them which still remains quite unique.
The jodhpur maharaja had a sense of style and built the monuments depicting jodhpur history with different stones and elegance. The most famous of the jodhpur palaces, the Umaid Bhawan palace, is still quite beautiful after about 6 centuries now. The large courtyards, the balconies, the gardens and the decorated windows along with the special chittar sandstones, almost equates with the heritage jodhpur. The most charming thing about the city of jodhpur is the compactness of the city which is a replica of the jodhpur history wherein people lived in harmony with the surroundings and each other.
Although the jodhpur maharaja was always in fear of invasion and fighting off enemies, people had a good time due to trade in goods such as opium, copper, silk, sandals, date palms and coffee. Such trade was important in the jodhpur history as it was hugely responsible in bringing prosperity in the region. The jodhpur maharaja was able to ward off enemies and invaders by donating some of such created wealth.
Until the era of Indian independence, the legacy of jodhpur maharaja was quite strong. But the heritage jodhpur still remains with the various places of tourist importance. The jodhpur palaces have been well described in the portal of smart musafir where in people can get to know about different monuments to visit in the tour packages. The Umaid Bhawan palace, the Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada, Massoria hills and the Veer Durgadas smarak are some of the places depicting the jodhpur history.
Since the location of the city is in the center of the Rajasthan state, it is well approachable by road and even aircrafts. The details of the routes and the heritage jodhpur accommodations with facilities of booking these places found in the smart musafir, the wannabe tourist to jodhpur has quite a memorable time. Some of the lakes like Kalyana lake, Balsamand lake and Sardar Samand lake along with the cultural festivals are additional features for the visitors to the jodhpur palaces.