JODHPUR :- Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is situated at the edge of the Thar desert and was once the capital of the Marwar state. It was founded by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - hero of the epic 'Ramayana'. It is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, camels and salt.
MEHRANGARH FORT :- Situated on a steep hill, 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. Inside the fort, there is a series of courtyards and palaces.
UMAID BHAWAN PALACE :- Umaid Bhawan Palace is built up of marble and pink sandstone, this immense palace is also known as the Chittar Palace because of the local Chittar sandstone used. The only palace built in 20th century under the famine relief programme, has now been converted into a hotel with some parts being retained as a museum.
GOVERNMENT MUSEUM :- Government Museum has a very good collection of weapons, textiles, miniature portraits, local crafts and images of Jain Tirthankars. It is situated in the middle of the Umaid public gardens.
MAHAMANDIR TEMPLE :- Built in 1812, this is an old walled town with few hundred houses. The temple with 84 beautifully carved pillars is an architectural wonder.
KAILANA LAKE :- An artificial lake on the Jaisalmer road. An idyllic picnic spot with spectacular sunsets.