Rajasthan Travel Guide

Excursions From Phalodi

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Phalodi Fort - Constructed in 1488 AD by Rao Hammir Narawat, Phalodi fort is known for its unique architectural style. Located in the Khadi Bhawan Rd, many tourist came to visit it.


Kheechan Bird Sanctury- Kheechan Bird Sanctuary is popular world wide as the Demoiselle Crane village. This natural sanctuary serves as home to three types of birds called Kurjan, Karkara and Kunch that migrate from South West Europe, Black Sea region, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, North and South Africa and Mongolia.


Jodhpur is at 146 km from Phalodi and famos as ‘Blue city of Rajasthan’.

Mehrangarh FortMehrangarh Fort was constructed by Rao Jodha in the year 1459 at an altitude of 150 m on a lofty hill. There are seven gates leading to this fort where visitors can see the marks created by the hits of cannon ball during battles on the second gate. There is a chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a warrior who fell down here while protecting the fort against Amber’s armies. This dome shaped pavilion which was built to express pride and honour in the rich culture of Rajputs.

Rai Ka Bag PalaceRai Ka Bag Palace was built by Hadiji, the queen of Jaswant Singh-I, in the year 1663 and is located close to the Rai Ka Bag Railway Station. This octagonal bungalow was one of the favourite palaces of King Jaswant Singh-II. The public ground of the palace was used to host the audience during the visit of Swami Dayanand Saraswati to Jodhpur in the year 1883. According to a belief, the King used to listen to this saint in this palace only. Presently, this palace houses the income-tax office of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan PalaceUmaid Bhawan Palace, named after the founder Maharaja Umaid Singh is a beautiful palace and is also known as ‘Chittar Palace’ owing to its location on the Chittar Hill. The palace was constructed by putting together the chiselled sandstones in such a way that each sandstone interlocked with the other. No mortar binding was used during the construction of the palace. This uniqueness attracts tourists in large numbers to visit this palace. It is a perfect example of Indo-colonial and art deco architectural styles.

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum- Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, also known as Government Museum, Jodhpur, is located inside the Umaid Bhavan Palace, one of the largest residential palace of the world.

Achal Nath ShivalayaAchal Nath Shivalaya is a famous Shiv temple constructed in 1531 by Nanak Devi. She was the queen of Rao Ganga. Tourists also enjoy a water reservoir known as ‘Ganga Bawari’ near the Shivling inside the shrine.

Ganesh TempleGanesh Temple is located at a distance of 5 km from the city of Jodhpur in Ratananda. Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, main idol of Lord Ganesh has 8 ft height and 5 ft width.

Ghanta GharGhanta Ghar, also famous as ‘Clock Tower’ is a bsiest place in Jodhpur due to Sadar Market. Sadar market is famous shopping zone of Jodhpur. Ghanta Ghar was constructed by late Shri Sardar Singh. of Jodhpur is a beautiful clock tower.

Jai PolJai Pol meaning, the ‘gate of victory was constructed by Maharaja Man Singh, the King of Marwar in 1806 to celebrate the triumph of Marwar over the arch rival kingdoms of Jaipur and Bikaner.

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is located at the foot of Mehrangarh Fort. It was created in 2006 for restoration of natural ecology of rocky wasteland.

Chamunda Mata Temple- Chamunda Mata temple is the temple of Chamunda Devi, Isht devi of royal family. It is located in the southern part of Mehrangarh Fort. Founder of Jodhpur city, Rao Jodha brought the idol of his favourite goddess Chamunda Devi from old capital of Mandore in 1460.

Raj Ranchhodji Temple- Raj Ranchhodji Temple is the red stone temple of Lord Krishna, whose one name out of many names is Ranchhod. This Raj Ranchhod ji temple was constructed by queen Jadechi Rajkanwar after the death of her husband Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1905 AD.

Rasik Bihari Temple- Rasik Bihari Temple , famously known as ‘Naini Ji Temple’ is dedicated to Lord Krishna who praise in the form of Rasik Bihari in this temple. This marvelously architectured temple is standing upon a 17 ft high rectangular base.

Baba Ramdeo Temple- Baba Ramdeo Temple, famous by the name of Adhar Shila temple is located above on top of a sandstone ‘Massuria hill’. This hill comes on route between Jalori Gate and Nagori Gate of Jodhpur. Baba Randev temple history allures visitors to know more about the temple.

Udai Mandir- Udai Mandir is a huge temple which shows the architectural beauty of Rajasthani art and culture. Its has the well carved sandstone upper part of the entrance gate. Even the temple stands over a large platform with the support of 102 pillars.

Kunj Bihari Temple- Kunj Bihari Temple is artistically and architectural beautiful temple in Jodhpur. Its entrance and top is an example of marvelous architecture. There is a statue of Meera Bai, a great devotee of Lord Krishna at the entrance of the temple.

Sur Sagar Palaces- Sur Sagar Palaces were constructed on large rectangular platforms. These platfroms are made of white Makrana marble. There are two palaces, one each for gents and ladies.

Umed Garden- Umed Garden was developed by King Umaid Singh. This garden spreads over 82 acres of green sprawling land where visitors can see Ashoka trees, lawns, fountains, a library and a zoo.

Jaswant ThadaJaswant Thada is famously known as ‘Taj Mahal of Mewar’. It has a marvelous marble cenotaph which is constructed by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II .

Mandore Garden- Mandore Garden is located in a small town Mandore in the district of Jodhpur of Rajasthan. Mandore was once the capital of the Marwar kings and is 9 kms away from Jodhpur city.

Kaylana LakeKaylana Lake, an artificial water body located on the Jaisalmer Road. This is a popular picnic spot, renowned for its natural beauty and have boating facility. This lake has another part known as Takhat Sagar Lake, named after the King Takhat Singh and is located about 10 kms away from Jodhpur city.


Phalodi is at 155 km from Nagaur which is famos for its red chillies and fair.

Hadi Rani MahalHadi Rani Mahal is one of the superb piece of architechture of Rajasthan. The walls and ceilings of this palace are adorned with antique carvings and scriptures. Beautiful collection of mural paintings, which depict the Queen Hadi Rani with her numerous attendants are still there inside the palace.

Jain Temple in GlassJain Glass Temple of Nagaur is situated behind the Kamla Tower. This whole temple is made of glass, and it is a unique shrine among all the Jain temples. Tourists can see the attractive glass works inside the temple which represent the ancient art in the form of the Jain scriptures. This temple has different figures of Lord Mahavira apart from the statues of the other 23 Jain Tirthankaras and adorned with ornamental arches and beautiful marble works.

Nagaur FortNagaur Fort is a prime tourist attraction located in the Nagaur city. It is a beautiful sandy fortress built in the 2nd century. This is the best flat land fort of Rajasthan and is famous for its high walls and huge campus. The Nagavanshis constructed this fort and later on, it was renovated by Mohammed Bahlim. The fort has three main entrances; the first entrance was made of iron and wood spikes to guard against elephant charges and enemy attacks. The second entrance is ‘Beech Ka Pol’ and the last entrance is ‘Kacheri Pol’. Tourists can see many palaces, fountains, temples, and beautiful gardens inside the fort.

Deepak Mahal– Deepak Mahal is a beautiful palace located in Nagaur and is a place of tourist attraction. The walls of this palace are decorated with unique floral designs.

Rani Mahal– Rani Mahal, one of the superb piece of architecture of Rajasthan was the living place of the Queens and was adorned beautifully. Tourists can see grand royal swimming pools inside the palace.

Saiji ka Tanka– Saiji ka Tanka, another tourist place of Nagaur is also known for the Samadhi of the saint, Shri Saiji Maharaj.This place is visited by large numbers of devotees who come to offer their prayers to the saint.


Jaisalmer is at 166 km distance from Phalodi and known for its Thar desert and its sand dunes.

Bada BaghBada Bagh, a huge park famous for royal cenotaphs or chattris built by various Bhatti rulers is located at a distance of 6 km from the Jaisalmer city. The cenotaph of King Maharawal Jait Singh is the most ancient cenotaph among all. Apart from cenotaphs, tourists can also see the Jait Sar tank, the Jait Bandh dam, and a Govardhan Stambh inside the park. Solid blocks of stones were used in the construction of the both the dam and the tank.

Amar Singh Palace- Amar Singh Palace was constructed by King Maharawal Akhai Singh in honour of Amar Singh in the 17th century. This royal palace located at a distance of 7 kms away from the Jaisalmer city on the banks of the Amar Sagar Lake. This water body is surrounded by various stone carved figureheads of animals which are believed to be the protectors of the royal family. There are numerous ponds, walls, and a Shiva temple inside the building complex.

Patwon Ji ki Haveli- Patwon Ji ki Haveli is the most important and the largest haveli, and this haveli is in Jaisalmer. It is not a single haveli but a group of five small havelis. The first in the row is also the most popular, and is also known as Kothari’s Patwa Haveli.

Nathmalji ki Haveli- Nathmalji ki Haveli was the residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer, Diwan Mohata Nathmal, and it was built in yellow sandstone in Jaisalmer. The most interesting fact about it is that all its artefacts are done by a jeweler and not a stone carver.

Salim Ji ka Haveli- Salim Ji ka Haveli is located in the heart of the Jaisalmer city, near the Jaisalmer railway station. This 300 years old Haveli is named after its owner Salim Singh Mahto and was built on the remains of an older haveli, built in the late 17th century.

Akal Wood Fossil Park- Akal Wood Fossil Park is located at a distance of 17 km from the city of Jaisalmer. This park is a 180 year old reserve and is spread over an area of 21 hectares. Tourists can see huge fossilised tree trunks and antique sea shells here. Future excavations under the administration of the archaeological department are expected to bring even more fossils into the light.

Mool Sagar – Mool Sagar, located at a distance of 8 km from Jaisalmer is a popular tourist attraction in Rajasthan. It lies on the road leading to the Sam Sand Dunes. Maharawal Moolraj II constructed the Mool Sagar complex in the year 1815. Mool Sagar has a beautiful garden along with a tank and was built as a summer retreat for the royal families of Jaisalmer. A Shiva temple, three Jain Temples, dedicated to all the Jain Tirthankaras, several wells and a Raj Mahal can be seen inside the garden.

Jaisalmer FortJaisalmer Fort is regarded as ‘The Pride of Jaisalmer’ and is located at the heart of the city. It is also known as the ‘Sonar Quila’ or the ‘Golden Fort’ as this yellow sandstone fort sparks like gold during sunset. It was constructed by Jaisal, a Bhati Rajput ruler on the top of the Trikura hill in the year 1156. Jaisalmer Fort houses many beautiful havelis or mansions, temples and residential complexes of the soldiers and traders. This huge fort is surrounded by a 30 ft tall wall and have 99 bastions. The fort depicts ideal fusion of Rajput and Mughal architectural style.

Haveli Shreenath– Haveli Sreenath, a picturesque building was constructed by the Vyas family during the 15th century. Earlier, this building was the residence of the Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. Presently, one half of this building is occupied by the ancestors of the royal family and the other half has been converted to a heritage hotel. Tourists visiting Jaisalmer can enjoy royal hospitality here. The beautiful wooden carvings and iron fittings of the doors add attraction to the haveli.

Jaisalmer Folklore Museum- Jaisalmer Folklore Museum is located on the pristine banks of Gadi Sagar and founded in 1984 by N K Sharma. It is situated near the Tilon-ki-Pol gateway and the Desert Culture Centre.

Jaisalmer Government Museum- Jaisalmer Government Museum was established on the 19 Feb 1984 by Department of Archeology with an aim to highlight the diverse tradition, culture of Thar Desert and its heritage.

Gadsisar LakeGadsisar Lake, an artificial lake was constructed by the King Maharwal Gadsi during 14th century. This rainwater lake served as the prime water source during that period. There are various small temples situated on the banks of the lake. Tourists can see various migratory birds on the lake. Visitors can also see the ‘Gate of Tillon’ located close to the lake. This gateway arches crossing the road and is adorned with an idol of the Hindu deity Vishnu, installed in 1908.

Chandraprabhu Temple– Chandraprabhu Temple, a Jain shrine dedicated to the 8th Jain Tirthankara was constructed in the year 1509 and is located inside the Jaisalmer Fort. temple is dedicated to the 8th Jain Tirthankara. This is one of the prominent seven Jain Temples of the country made of red stones and is famous for its Rajput architectural style. The intricate carvings, geometrical patterns and attractive facades add attraction to the overall view.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort by Michael Foley

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