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The most iconic is the Clock Tower of Rajasthan which is regionally called Ghanta Ghar. The Clock Tower market is a historical landmark that invites people to experience the rich culture and everyday lifestyle of people living in Jodhpur. Here you can observe a panoramic view of the entire city from a height of approximately 70 feet along with bustling around the local vendors that sell a wide variety of products for the interest of tourists. Built in the 19th century by Maharaja Sardar Singh. Entry to the Clock Tower is free for people of all age groups. The ideal time to witness this architectural marvel is from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days.

About The Clock Tower Market

The clock tower is a popular landmark in the old city

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The clock tower is a popular landmark in the old city. The vibrant Sardar Market is close to the tower, and narrow alleys lead from here to a bazaar selling vegetables, spices, Indian sweets, textiles, silver and handicrafts. It is a great place to ramble around at leisure. Opening and closing the Clock tower in Jodhpur is from morning 10 am till evening 6 pm. However, people also visit the nearby famous Clock Tower market. The Sadar market is open from 11 am till 8 pm. This beautiful structure offers a wide view of the Mehrangarh Fort. Visitors can purchase wonderful products here, including spices, traditional clothes, and handicrafts.

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Places To Visit Near Clock Tower Market

From the majestic Mehrangarh Fort to the enchanting beauty of Shree Chamubda Mata Temple. Here are some amazing places to visit near the clock tower market.

1. Mehrangarh Fort

A Majestic Fort

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Mehrangarh is a historic fort located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. It stands on a hilltop, rising about 122 m above the surrounding plains, and the complex spans 1,200 acres. The fort was named Mehrangarh, meaning ‘fort of the sun’ – a reference to the clan’s mythical descent from the sun god Surya. Over 500 yards long, its wall rises in places to a height of 120 feet and is 70 feet thick. These defences were essential for Rao Jodha’s successors, though not always adequate. The entry fee of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is ₹100 per person for Indian nationals. Senior citizens, students and paramilitary personnel can get tickets at ₹50. The audio guide costs ₹180. And still, camera and video camera tickets cost ₹100 and ₹200, respectively.

2. Mandore Gardens

A very beautiful garden near Clock Tower Market

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The ‘Mandore Gardens’, with its charming collection of temples, memorials, and high rock terraces, is another major attraction. The gardens house the Chhatris (cenotaphs) of many rulers of Jodhpur state. Prominent among them is the chhatri of Maharaja Ajit Singh, built in 1793. Mandore Gardens is easily accessible from the town of Mandore itself and from Jodhpur. The attraction is just 10 kilometres away from the Main Jodhpur Bus Stand. One can also hire private taxis and auto-rickshaws to reach the place. The park was once the royal cremation ground for the rulers of Marwar, a region in Rajasthan.

3. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park


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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park spreads over 72 hectares near the historic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The park contains ecologically restored desert and arid land vegetation. The park was created in 2006 to try and restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky area adjoining and below the fort. It was established in 2006 to conserve the Thar Desert’s fragile environment. The park is home to native plants, and animals adapted to harsh desert conditions. This provides a refuge for these species in an otherwise hostile environment. The park includes a Visitor’s Centre with an Interpretation Gallery, a native plant nursery, a small shop and a cafe. There are four trails (yellow, green, red, and blue trails), about 880 m to 1115 m long, that visitors can take and trained guides and naturalists are also available.

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4. Toorji Ka Jhalra

A very deep step well near Clock Tower Market

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This stepwell is among the favourite destinations of historical tourists visiting Jodhpur. This impressive stepwell, known as Toorji ka Jhalra, was constructed by Jodhpur’s ruler, Maharaja Abhay Singh Ji’s spouse, Maharani Tanwar Ji, in the year 1740. She was better known by the name Toorji Ji among the people of Jodhpur. The artistry of the stepwell is exquisite and depicts perfection in engineering. Cow- and lion-shaped waterspouts were carved to provide a water outlet. The stairs taking you to the water level are beautifully designed with some statues of Gods and Goddesses in between. No Entry Fee is charged to visitors coming to this place. Also, no additional fee is there for photography and videography.

5. Umaid Bhawan Palace

A Beautiful Palace

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Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. It is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner, Gaj Singh. The visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum in Jodhpur is from 10 AM to 4.30 PM.

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6. Bal Samand Lake

A very beautiful lake near Clock Tower Market

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Balsamand Lake is a lake situated 5 kilometres from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. This lake is a popular picnic spot by Balak Rao Pratihar in 1159 AD, who belongs to the Kshatriya community. It was designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore. This Palace was built in the 1930s by Rajput MaharanaUmaid Singh, son of Maharaja Sardar Singh. Maharaja Umaid Singh’s reign period was from 1918 to 1947, i.e. 29 years, and he worked as a helper with the Prince of Whales in 1922.

7. Shree Chamunda Mata Temple

A very divine holy shrine near Clock Tower Market

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Chamunda Mataji Temple is located at the southern end of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The idol of Devi Chamunda Mataji was brought to the fort in the year 1460 by Rao Jodha as the goddess was his favourite. The idol was earlier based at Mandore. Soon after the idol was installed in the famous temple in Mehrangarh Fort, which was dedicated to Devi Chamunda Mataji. Even today, the royal families of Rajas and the Maharajas consider Devi Chamunda Mataji as the ‘Isht Devi” or the adopted goddess of their families. Devi Chamunda Mataji is a deity who is popularly worshipped even by the common people of Jodhpur. Featuring a Rajasthani style of architecture, the entrance to the Chamunda Mata Temple is adorned with a beautiful archway with intricate carvings of gods and goddesses. While the walls are decorated with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, including the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the temple’s central dome is covered with a beautiful gold-plated sheet, which gives it a magnificent appearance.

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Now that you have a list of things to consider for your upcoming trip to Jodhpur, be sure to schedule your visit to these amazing locations for an unforgettable experience. To avoid missing these chances, reserve your tickets right away!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Clock Tower Market

Where is the Clock Tower Market located?

The market is centred around the Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It's a prominent landmark in the old city area.

What are the market hours?

The market typically operates from around 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, but it's advisable to visit in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday heat.

What can I buy at the Clock Tower Market?

You can buy a wide range of items, including: Spices and teas Textiles and fabrics Handicrafts and souvenirs Antiques and jewellery Fresh produce and sweets

Is there parking available near the Clock Tower Market?

Most Clock Tower Markets have designated parking areas nearby, but availability can vary. It’s advisable to arrive early, especially on weekends, to secure a spot.

Are there organic or speciality food vendors?

Yes, many Clock Tower Markets have vendors specializing in organic, gluten-free, vegan, and other speciality foods.

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