Jodhpur

Balsamand Lake and Gardens (5 km)


A pretty lake built in 1159 A.D. A splendid summer Palace stands by the lake side surrounded by beautiful gardens. An idyllic spot for excursions.

 

 

Mandore (8 km)


The ancient capital of Marwar has cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. The Hall of heroes has fifteen figures carved out of the rock on the wall which represent Hindu deities. Its beautiful gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular picnic spot.

 

Mahamandir Temple (9 km)


Built in 1812 A.D. it is noteworthy temple with 84 carved pillars.

 

 

 

Kailana Lake (11 km)

 

The beautiful lake is an ideal picnic spot.

 

 

 

Osian

An oasis in the desert, situated on the diversion off the main Jodhpur-Bikaner Highway. A drive to this ancient township takes one past undulating terrain,punctuated by desert stretches and little hamlets.Osian has 15 beautifully sculptured Jain and Brahmanical temples. Of these the most outstanding ones are the earlier Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple,Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira.

Nagaur (135 km)

An imposing fort with beautiful murals. It is also the venue for a beautiful murals. It is also the venue for a week long cattle fair held in Jan/Feb every year.

 

 

Luni Fort (20 km)

 

Now converted into a heritage hotel, this fort and its surroundings are worth a visit.