1) Mehrangarh Fort:
This 14th-century marvel is easily one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. Standing tall and proud about 400 meters above the city, the Mehrangarh Fort tells century-old tales of kings and queens, dominions and betrayals. It is guarded by seven gates, each of which commemorates its triumph over various armies. The fort still proudly wears its battle scars from the time when the Jaipur armies tried to perforate its stronghold with cannonballs. The Mehrangarh Fort is also one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. It houses century-old paintings, precious treasures, arms, ammunition and royal palanquins, all up for display.
2) Umaid Bhawan Palace:
This sandstone-marble wonder is considered to be one of the largest private residences in the world and is another picturesque offering of the Sun City. Spread out elegantly over 26 acres, the Umaid Bhawan Palace boasts 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the Jodhpur Royal Family. It is divided into three functional parts - a residence, a luxury hotel, and a museum that focuses mainly on the history of the royal family. The lavish and prime design of the palace and the scintillating history associated with it makes it a must-visit tourist spot.
Built primarily as a cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar, Jaswant Thada is quaint, beautiful and is embroidered in intricate marblework. In fact, the marble is said to be so thin and polished, that it emits a milky-white glow when illuminated by the sun. The cenotaph is also surrounded by carved gazebos, a small lake and a beautiful garden. The history of this splendid monument dates back to the 13th century and contains portraits of Rathore rulers from that period. It's welcoming, peaceful setting also serves as a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.