Jodhpur an erstwhile princely state was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 and gets its name from the founder. The vista of blue homes give the city its name of “BLUE CITY”. The old city encircles the fort and is defended by a wall with several gates. Strategically located between Delhi and Gujarat the city prospered due to flourishing trade in opium, copper, silk, sandals, date palm and coffee. Jodhpur benefited from this trade and led o the evolution of new styles of art and architecture. The local tradesmen benefitted and were able to make their mark across northern India.The city has featured prominently in the sagas of Commercial Filmmakers, Documentary Filmmakers and Television Commercial Production.
RECOMMENDED PLACES FOR FILM PRODUCTION IN JODHPUR, INDIA
Mehrangarh Fort: Among the largest Indian forts, it looks invincible perched 400 feet above the city. The opulent and grandeur fort was completed in 1459 AD under the able guidance of king Rao Jodha. The fort has been witness to centuries of upheaval and the same can be seen in the many style of architectures that represents various periods in history. With guided tours, the museum shop,hotels near the fort its an ideal place for Commercial Filmmakers, Documentary Filmmakers and Television Commercials. The fort was the seat of Power for the Royalty and to date some portions of the fort is inaccessible to visitors
Jaswant Thad: A memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, perched above a small lake further away from Mehrangarh. These white whimsical domes offer a respite and solitude from the madness and hustle bustle of city life to shoot Travel Photography, Documentary Films and Commercial films.The jalli work on the cenotaph has portraits of Rathore rulers from the 13th century onwards.The views of the fort and over the city are par excellent.
Kailana Lake: An artificial lake, constructed by Pratap Singh in 1872, attracts birdwatchers for the hordes of migratory and resident birds. Ideal for Underwater Photography. Boating and Sunset Cruise are some other attractions.
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum: Umaid Bhawan Palace and Museum houses the present King of Jodhpur and his Family. Part of the estate is converted into a hotel and another part is a museum that is open to visitors. The museum and its gardens are perfect for Commercial Filmmaking,Documentary Filmmaking and Television Commercials. Situated on the highest point in the city, this 347-roomed palace is named one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace is an amalgamation of Indian and European style of architecture.
Mandore Gardens: Mandore, since the 6th century, was Marwar’s capital before Jodhpur. Mandore Gardens is a popular tourist attraction. A government museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ and a temple to all the Indian gods (33 crore) are some of the attractions.The gardens are testimony to the grandeur of the place and offers a striking backdrop for shooting Commercial Films, Television Commercials and Documentary Films.
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