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Jodhpur " The Sun City "

The polo team of Sir Pratap, the younger brother of Jodhpur maharaja was the first Indian polo team that invaded the land of polo ground of England and the team came back with many accolades. The team was led by Sir Pratap when he traveled for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. It is all about memoirs of Jodhpur polo. When you enter into the museum of the Mehrangarh Fort you will see a miniature painting which depicts a polo team of Rathore clan.

You can have the fun of polo game while staying in Jodhpur. It is more or less a way of life in Jodhpur for the high-class people. Some of the famous polo riders of India hail from this city of India.

The kings of Marwar kingdom had a fascination for the western architecture, so they hired the Edwardian architect Henry Lanchester to draw the design for the Umaid Bhawan Palace. The towers of the palace are an example of the Rajput architecture while the 105 feet high copula is a part which shows the Renaissance influence. The exotic murals of Umaid Bhawan are created by the self-exiled Polish artist Stefan Norblin. The Umaid Bhawan Palace covers an area of 26 acres of lush gardens. A descendent of royal family of Jodhpur live in one segment of the palace and one segment is converted into a heritage museum.

A lavish stay at Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jodhpur is sure to be lifetime experience. It is the biggest private residence in the world built by the maharajas of Jodhpur as an employment project to provide succor to the drought hit villagers. A luxury India tour will take one to this majestic palace turned heritage hotel of Jodhpur run by prestigious Taj Group of Hotels and Resorts. Spa, dining — all facilities are provided to please a connoisseur.

Jodhpur sightseeing attractions include visit to Mehrangarh Fort, Osiyan Jain temple, Kaman Art Gallery, Clock Tower, etc.  Tourists can also enjoy dancing, singing, drama, devotional music and puppet shows at this sun city of Rajasthan. The local performing arts of Jodhpur are Ghoomar Dance, Gait Ghoomar,Fire Dance, Kathputli and Maand.

Luxury India tours will take you to this Marwar kingdom of Rajasthan which still keep alive the regal tradition and custom of the kingdom.