Rajasthan Travel Guide

Excursions From Sojat

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Pali is 48 kms away from Sojat and known fort its temples and gardens.

Lakhotia Garden- Lakhotia Garden, one of the famous tourist spots is located in the heart of the Pali City. A beautiful Shiva temple is located in the middle of the garden. This beautiful garden is surrounded by a pond known as Lakhotia and a city tank.

Navalakha Temple– The Navalakha Temple was constructed in the 10th century. This temple is also known as the Naulakha Jain Temple and is dedicated to Parshwanath, the 23rd Tirthankara of the Jain religion and famous for its architectural style.

Somnath TempleSomnath Temple is located in the main market of Pali. This shrine was built by the King of Gujrat, Kumarpal Solanki in the year 1209 and famous for its shilp art and its rich history.

Tourists can see intricate carvings on the Shikar and pinnacle of the temple. There is Shivling inside the Temple along with the idols of Parvati, Ganesha, and Nandi.

Raj Kumar Pal Solanki brought this Shiva Linga from the Saurashtra region of Gujarat.

Adishwar Temple– The Adishwar Temple, also known as the Chaumukha Temple, was constructed during the 15th century. This shrine has a architectural style of a Nalinigulm Vimana, a heavenly aircraft. It is one of the largest Jain temples which took 65 years to be completed.

The building of the temple has three storeys, 80 domes, and 29 halls. Tourists can see pavilions supported by 1444 pillars at the base of the temple. The innermost part of the temple is adorned with a four faced image of Lord Adinath or Rishabhdev.

Bangur MuseumBangur Museum, named after Mr. Bangur Juar is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Pali City.

It is located every close to the old Bus stand of Pali and exhibits a rare collection of historical and artistic items such as costumes, coins, and arms.

Nimbo Ka NathNimbo Ka Nath is located between Falna and Sanderav route and is one of the popular tourist attractions of pali city. According to Hindu mythology, the Pandavas stayed at this place when they were in exile. Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, worshipped the Hindu deity Shiva here.

Surya Narayana Temple– The Surya Narayana Temple has a unique architectural design which attracts large numbers of tourists.It was constructed in the 15th century. Visitors can see numerous friezes of Lord Surya inside the temple.

One of the friezes depicts the deity riding his chariot, drawn by seven horses.


Ajmer is at a distance of 124 kms from Sojat and famous as a pilgrimage site.

Nasiyan (Red) Temple -Famously known as Soniji Ki Nasiyan or Red Temple, is a Jain temple and famous for its rich architecture and marvelous display of Jain concept through golden statues. Ana Sagar Lake -It is a wonderful synthetic pond which got its name from Anaji Chauhan (grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan).

There is a stone pavilion besides the river which was designed by Emperor Shahjahan. Also there is a charming yard known as Daulat Bagh which was set by Emperor Jehangir.

Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah-One of the India’s most important pilgrimage is Ajmer-e-Sharief . It is center for people from all faiths. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti more popularly known as Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif.

The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of South Asia.

Adhai-Din-Ka Jhonpara

Ajmer has an interesting building known as Adhai Din ka Jhopra, which is said to have been built in just 2 ½ days. Previously a Sanskrit college in 12th century, which Mohammad Ghori later plundered and got rebuilt into a mosque.

Govt. Museum -The Royal palace of Akbar was converted into a museum and Ajmer Government Museum Housed in the beautiful fort and palace built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1570, and situated in the heart of the old city and close to the railway station is this museum.

Taragarh Fort -Built in the 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan, the fort gives a bird’s eye view of the city. Taragarh Fort or the ‘Star fort’ is situated on a hill and to reach there, one has to take winding bridle path.


Jodhpur is 87.5 kms away from Sojat and famously known as “Sun City’.

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.

Ajmer Fort

Ajmer Fort

Ajmer Fort by Manoj Vasanth

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