August 31st, 2018 | Updated on September 6th, 2018
If you are the kind of person who loves exploring the history and culture of the places you travel to, Marwar should undoubtedly be on your bucket list.
Loaded with forts, temples and museums, this place will surely give you enough food for thought as you visit the sites of historical importance.
Located in southwestern Rajasthan, Marwar can be visited at any time of the year. However, it would be ideal to visit the place during winter, owing to its humid climate.
Once you visit Marwar, you should definitely take a tour in and around the city to explore the history and culture of this region:
1. Mehrangarh Fort
Also known as Mehrangarh Fort, the Mehran Fort is one of the largest forts built in India. The fort is known for its cultural depictions of expansive courtyards and intricate carvings on the walls and gates.
Jayapol, one of the seven gates of the fort was built by Maharaja Man Singh to record his victories over Bikaner and Jaipur armies.
If you are fond of discovering ancient relics, you should also visit the museum inside this fort, which is one of the most expansive museums in Rajasthan.
2. Chamunda Mataji Temple
Situated in the southern side of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, this temple is dedicated to Devi Chamunda who is considered to be one of the most prominent Goddesses according to the Hindu mythology.
This place is most crowded during Dussera when it witnesses a huge number of devotees offering prayers to Goddess Chamunda who is often considered to be the chosen Goddess of their families.
We recommend booking a convenient Jodhpur taxi service to ensure that your cultural exploration is conducive and memorable.
3. Todgarh Raoli Wildlife Sanctuary
Spread over regions of Marwar, Ajmer and Pali, this wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1983. It occupies a vast stretch of land, nearly 500 square kilometres and is home to several tropical forests and deciduous grasslands.
The variety of fauna that can be found here includes wild boar, sloth bears, leopard, common langur, chinkara, and Indian wolf.
You can visit this place even with your children to grab their attention as they would certainly be surprised to watch so many animals roaming around their habitats, don’t forget your binoculars or else you might miss something interesting.
4. Jaswant Thada
This is a cenotaph built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in the memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Built in the year 1899, the architecture of this place is indeed noteworthy.
Made of polished and intricately carved marble, the interiors of this place perfectly reflect the culture and traditions of the kings. You will be transported back in time, walking through this beautifully constructed cenotaph.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets immediately and set out on an adventurous journey to this place of immense historical importance.
There are many modes of transport to reach Jodhpur – if you don’t want to rely on public transport, it is highly recommended that you opt for a Jodhpur car rental.