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Essential Information About Jodhpur

Witness the unique shades of blue in the architecturally rich city of Rajasthan
Tourism In Jodhpur

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Essential Information About Jodhpur

The ‘Blue City’ of India is an intriguing place to visit. It has been assigned this label because merely because of the colour of the houses around Mehrangarh Fort. The Brahmins painted their houses blue in order to differentiate the rest of the commons from them, but later everyone took to this practice. Navigating around in this city is not a herculean task, however some essential information and facts about Jodhpur will come in handy. Have a look!

Traveling in Jodhpur: Getting around the city is extremely convenient. Buses, taxis, autorickshaws, you name it and it is present in Jodhpur. It is a developing city and hence, finding ways to travel within the city is not gruelling or taxing. The fares are decently low and are not exacting on the pocket. Just like Mumbai has a network of local trains, Jodhpur too has one, although not as famous. Tourists and locals, both avail the train services to travel in the city. To find your own way through the city when on foot, you may purchase a tourist map of Jodhpur. This will make you feel like an explorer.

Food in Jodhpur: Jodhpur food can be considered as the unique selling point of the city. It is the place where delectable foods like gatte ki sabzi, bajre ka sagra, mirchi vada, aate ka halwa and many other originated from. Makhaniya lassi can be added to the list of eatables to try besides these special foods of Jodhpur. How can one skip out the sweet and savoury foods like ghewar, besan ki barfi, thorr and malpua. Treat your taste buds to these trademark delicacies whenever you visit the city!

Shopping in Jodhpur: All cities of <readmore>Rajasthan display exemplary cultures, which are showcased in the markets. These include jewellery, footwear, artefacts, handicrafts, and textiles. Rajasthani culture is extremely rich and a few souvenirs from each city should be bought, even if just for memories.

Festivals in Jodhpur: The celebration of festivals in a place reflect a city’s zeal and energy. Festivals like the Marwar Festival and the Nagaur festival are celebrated with pride in Jodhpur. The Marwar Festival is the most famous festival of the city and is celebrated every year in the month of Ashwin (between September and October), and goes on for 2 days. The Nagaur Festival is mainly meant to promote trading of cattle. People from all over Rajasthan gather in large numbers to watch bullocks, camels, cows, horses etc. in the cattle fair. Another festival which is celebrated in Jodhpur is the Desert Kite Festival during January. It is when the skies can be seen filled with kites and joyous screams of people all around.

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Where should I stay in Jodhpur?

A lot of tourists like to stay in one of the numerous heritage hotels in Jodhpur, which give an authentic feel of staying in an old haveli. For those who want to stay in luxury, Jodhpur in fact has some of the best hotels in the country. Notably, the Umaid Bhavan Palace which was originally used by the Royal family as their palace is now a heritage hotel, managed by the Taj group - a night's stay here would cost around 5000 per night.

What are the must try Jodhpur dishes?

Jodhpur has its famous Mirchi Vada, Mawa Kachori and Pyaaz Kachori. Almost as popular and a must try item is Makhaniya Lassi.

What places should I visit when in Jodhpur?

Some of the major places one should visit in the city are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Mahamandir, Clock Tower, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Mandore Gardens and Balsamand Lake and Garden.

How many days should I plan to stay in Jodhpur?

Unlike other cities of Rajasthan, Jodhpur doesn't have many activities to do than sightseeings and desert safari. A couple or three days should be enough for a visit to this city.

How safe is Jodhpur for women traveling alone?

Jodhpur is a pretty safe place to be in but don't stay out till too late at night and don't get too friendly with the locals either. Keep your distance and be alert at all times and appear confident and don't look afraid or lost, irrespective of whom you meet. If you keep your wits about you, you should be fine in most cases.