The Blue City of Rajasthan, Jodhpur has a bluish landscape and is noted for herculean Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is located upon a ridge, and is rightfully termed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is an important tourist attraction of Jodhpur. Encircled with seven strong gates, Mehrangarh Fort showcases an antique collection of paintings, armors, palanquins, treasure, turbans and folk musical instruments. Jawant Thada is another delight in Jodhpur. This white-marbled marvel is a memorial dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh, built by his son in 1899. Jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers, and is also a notable architectural landmark of Jodhpur.
Another epitome of inspiring architecture is Umaid Bhavan Palace, which has now turned into a five star hotel by Taj Group of Hotels and Resorts. Balsamand Lake and Kaylana Lake are amongst the most relaxing spot of the city, bestowed with awe-inspiring view and serenity. Gangaur Festival is an important festival of Udaipur, which is celebrated by the women for a blissful marital life.