Witness the unique shades of blue in the architecturally rich city of Rajasthan
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About Jodhpur Tourism
A hub of history and architecture lovers, Jodhpur tourism is booming day by day. The Jodhpur India points of tourist include Mehrangarh Fort, Balsamand Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and, of course, Ghanta Ghar Jodhpur. It is also a city bustling with businessmen and traders, who come in search of new avenues. Jodhpur is a place for all - ranging from individual travelers to families, who are looking to have to good time. Not only is the city captivating because of its beauty, but the locals are also too hospitable. It is truly gratifying to visit a city where you feel welcomed and homelike.
Mehrangarh Fort, Balsamand Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, and Ghanta Ghar Market give prominence to tourism in Jodhpur. One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Rajasthan, Mehrangarh Fort towers above the Blue City of Jodhpur. The 15th-century fort built by Rao Jodha also houses a collection of royal artifacts in a museum. Rao Jodha Desert Park is an ideal spot to learn about local flora and fauna; it is also a perfect place to seek refuge from the hubbub of Jodhpur's bustling bazaars. One of the popular points of interest in Jodhpur, Balsamand Lake is a good picnic spot when the weather is permitting. Jodhpur tourism is not limited to its deserts, in fact, there are several varied Jodhpur India points of interest. There are also several tourist places near Jodhpur to check out.
A trip to Jodhpur can be your low-key get away from the hustle-bustle of metropolitans, ultimately refreshing you up. A Jodhpur tour is the most convenient way to explore the blue city, for it allows travelers to enjoy a laid-back vacation. However, be sure to customize the tour according to your interests because Jodhpur offers more than one can imagine. If running low on time, travelers can also opt for places to visit in Jodhpur in two days.
Jodhpur is not limited to its deserts. Ziplining and paragliding adventure sports are only some activities that this offers. <readmore>The forts and lake peculiar of this city’s architectural style mark its uniqueness. The most untypical thing that you will spot in this town is the blue color of the houses in the city. One has to see these from their own eyes to believe it.
Attractions Near Jodhpur
Jodhpur is well-known as the Blue City and Sun City. The beauty of the city is incomparable to any other city in the state of Rajasthan. However, to further elevate your experience of visiting Jodhpur, one can also plan a visit to some of the nearby historic locations. Some destinations that you should visit on your trip to Jodhpur are Khimsar, Nagaur, Khichan, Ranakpur, Pokhran, Pushkar, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, Udaipur, Bikaner, Kishangarh, Deshnok, Ajmer, Barmer, etc. Not only are these places ideal tourist spots but they also let you explore the princely state of Rajasthan at its best.
Despite being a former principality of the British, Jodhpur is quite traditional looking. It does not show a lot of Western influence, rather is typical of the Rajasthani style and culture that is famous everywhere in the world. Men usually wear yellow and saffron turbans, with a dhoti and kurta, and women bright coloured sarees with earthen pots on their heads. Whenever you take a trip to Jodhpur, make sure you try the street food. You can shop for bangles, textiles, and spices, and even bargain like a local. All you need to keep in mind is the weather conditions before heading out. The most suitable time for a holiday in Jodhpur are the months from October to March. The weather is plesant and favourable for those who wish to walk around in the city. Transportation is not a problem in Jodhpur, as all modes of transport operate there with a domestic airport in close proximity to the main city. <readmore>The blue city is only five to six years away from the other cities in Rajasthan. So, you can also plan a complete Rajasthan tour instead of just spending time in Jodhpur!
Whenever you take a trip to Jodhpur, make sure you try the street food. You can shop for bangles, textiles, and spices, and even bargain like a local. All you need to keep in mind is the weather conditions before heading out.
The most suitable time for a holiday in Jodhpur are the months from October to March. The weather is plesant and favourable for those who wish to walk around in the city.
Transportation is not a problem in Jodhpur, as all modes of transport operate there with a domestic airport in close proximity to the main city. <readmore>The blue city is only five to six years away from the other cities in Rajasthan. So, you can also plan a complete Rajasthan tour instead of just spending time in Jodhpur!
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Places To Visit In Jodhpur
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Mehrangarh Fort In Jodhpur
Towering over the city of Jodhpur and the reason that Jodhpur flourished as it did throughout history, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur is the impregnable fortress of the Rathore clan built by Rao Jodha around the 1460s.
Mehrangarh Fort History
One year after the accession of Rao Jodha – the 15th Rathore ruler – the Mehrangarh ...
- Colonial architecture
- Ideal For Family
Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
Delve into the enchanting past of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, the Sun City of Rajasthan. A part of this palace is a hotel owned by the Taj group and the other part is a museum that depicts the history and culture of Rajasthan.
Umaid Bhawan Palace History
After the reign of Pratap Singh, Jodhpur went through a dro...
- Historical Sites
Kaylana Lake in Jodhpur
Given that lakes in Jodhpur are not as popular as lakes in Udaipur, Kaylana Lake is a delightful retreat for tourists in the Sun City. Go on a boat ride across the pristine Kaylana Lake in Jodhpur and enjoy a scenic retreat from the mundane city life. Go on a solo ride here or go with your friends and family and enjoy a qui...
Rao Jodha Desert Park in Jodhpur
Be mesmerized by the stunning flora and fauna at the Rao Jodha Desert Park in Jodhpur where you will get to see nature’s beauty at its best. View the epitome of Rajasthani culture and history at this park, that lies at the foot of the tourist hotspot Mehrangarh Fort. The best time to visit this park is during July to Octobe...
Jaswant Thada In Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada is one of the most visited monuments in Jodhpur. It is a white marble mausoleum and a stunning piece of architecture and depicts the superiority of Indian craftsmanship. The domes and intricate wall ceilings define the Rajasthani culture very well and reflect the Indian art of architecture. The mausoleum also ...
- Beautiful scenery
- Paintings and artworks
- Ideal for families
- Ideal for friends
Things To Do In Jodhpur
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Rajasthan International Folk Festival In Jodhpur
A desert safari in Jodhpur is something that tourist needs to experience to be able to describe. There are several options for those looking to enjoy wandering around the desert, among the shifting sand dunes, with various companies offering half day tours, full day tours as well as overnight tours. You can also plan to spe...
- Cultural shows
Desert Safari In Jodhpur
A desert safari in Jodhpur is something that tourist needs to experience to be able to describe. There are several options for those looking to enjoy wandering around the desert, among the shifting sand dunes, with various companies offering half day tours, full day tours as well as overnight trips. You can also plan to spe...
- Ideal for friends
- Desert Safari
- Camel Ride
- Dune Bashing
Ziplining In Jodhpur
For those looking to indulge in adventure activities such as zip lining in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is the best place for a thrilling zip line ride. Gliding across the open skies, and seemingly jumping across ridges and hills is one exhilarating experience that will ensure that you always remember this trip to Jodhpur. Whil...
- City Tour
- Ideal for friends
- Mehrangarh Fort
How To Reach Jodhpur
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The Civil Airport Jodhpur has direct flights flying in from and out to New Delhi and Mumbai. The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is the nearest international airport from Jodhpur with airlines like Air India, Jet Airways and Spice Jet on board for traveling to Jodhpur. The airfare is not too high, as the travel duration is very less.
The airport is 3 kilometres away from the main city, 5 kilometres away from the railway station and 9 kilometres away from the bus stand. Taxis can be hired to go from the airport, bus stand or the railway station to commute till your hotel.
Traveling by train is undoubtedly the cheapest and most affordable option for commuting till Jodhpur. Trains from Jodhpur run to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. The Yesvantpur Bangalore Jodhpur Express, Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express, Suryanagari Express and Jaisalmer Delhi Express are the trains that will help you reach Jodhpur by train. These trains run all round the year, usually on all days of the week. Schedules of trains from Jodhpur to Delhi and other places are listed out on various websites and seats for the same can also be booked online.
It is always a good idea to go on a road trip, so if you decide to embark on a trip to Jodhpur by road, rest assured. All roads in Jodhpur have been well-constructed and connected.
You can reach Jodhpur by road from Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mount Abu easily as the distance between Jodhpur and Jaipur is 5 hours and 30 minutes, via NH 48 and 25; Udaipur to Jodhpur is 4 hours and 30 minutes via NH 58 and 62, Jaisalmer to Jodhpur is 4 hours and 50 minutes via NH 11 and 125 (which run via Agoli and Pokaran); Bikaner to Jodhpur is almost 5 hours via Bikaner-Barmar road and NH 62; and Mount Abu to Jodhpur is 4 hours and 30 minutes via NH 62. These durations make road trip an ideal option for traveling till Jodhpur.
Buses also ply on these routes, making public transport easily accessible for everyone.
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FAQ's of Jodhpur
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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 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.
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.
Is Jodhpur worth visiting?
Many people consider Jodhpur as the cultural capital of Rajasthan. Due to its cultural ambiance and plethora of historical destinations, it is definitely a must-visit place in Jodhpur.
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