One of the most distinguishable landmarks in the city of Jodhpur is the ghanta gar. The name may sound extremely exotic but “ghanta gar” simply means “clock house” or “clock tower”. As is London’s Big Ben (perhaps the most popular ghanta ghar in the world), clock towers in any city where there is one always stand high above the city landscape as a beacon for everyone to see.
Jodhpur’s Clock Tower rises high above Sardar Market, a busy public market that is always filled with vendors, market goers and tourists. The tower has several tiers, making it look like a pagoda from afar. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, a past city ruler [Read more…]