Modern Jodhpur stretches well beyond the city walls, but it’s the immediacy and buzz of the old Blue City and the larger-than-life fort that capture travellers’ imaginations. This crowded, hectic zone is also Jodhpur’s main tourist area. Areas of the old city further west, such as Navchokiya, are just as atmospheric, with far less hustling.
Jodhpur is famously called the Sun City, as the sun is visible here first every morning. Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha and the city earned its name after him. The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan is divided into old city and new city. The city is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces. Given below are the top 10 places to visit in Jodhpur.
Also Known as the "Gateway to Thar", it is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. Apart from the fort, there are multiple temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage from a bygone era.
Imposing Mehrangarh Fort, which rises above the "Blue City", is one of the largest and most famous forts in India. As impressive as it is, as a well-preserved heritage structure, there's so much more to discover inside. The fort has been privately restored and its museum has an outstanding display of royal memorabilia, including about 15,000 items from Maharaja Gaj Singh II's personal collection. It also has the only professional museum shop in India. Want a romantic evening dinner? The Chokelao Mahal Terrace restaurant serves traditional Rajasthani cuisine, while the city sparkles below. The Fort is also an evocative setting for music festivals. Don't miss the annual Rajasthan International Folk Festival in October and World Sufi Spirit Festival in February
The Chokelao Garden, where the Flying Fox booking office is located in Jodhpur, is a sanctuary of sprawling greens, shady trees and fragrant flower borders which proves to be a haven from the desert sands of Marwar. This enthralling Jodhpur flying fox activity consists of 6 zip lines up to 270m long and lasts an approximate 1 to 1.5 hours. This exciting activity lets you glide serenely over the majestic Mehrangarh fort and offers stunning views of the Blue City of Jodhpur along with an aerial experience of two desert lakes and the Rao Jodha Eco Park.
Only those aged 10 and above, 4’ 7” in height, less than 115 kg and with a waist measurement of 43 inches or less can go for this activity.
RAAS is Jodhpur's first boutique hotel.The whole complex is overlooked by Mehrangarh, an awe-inspiring 15th century fort looming 400 feetBooking Now
Standing on the foot of magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli is an authentic heritage haveli, lovingly resorted in Rajasthan.Booking Now
Welcome to Radisson Jodhpur, a pure vegetarian hotel that blends ancient-style architecture with modern amenities for a memorable stay in the Sun City.Booking Now
Famous for its wide green expanses, exquisite architecture and royal cenotaphs, Mandore Garden of Jodhpur is indeed a sight to behold. Located just 9 kilometres away from Jodhpur; Mandore Garden is situated in Mandore which was once the ruling seat of the Pratihara dynasty.Booking Now
Toorji Ka Jhalra, commonly called stepwell of Jodhpur, is an intricate design of stepwell, one of the few remaining structures depicting the traditional water management systems of Jodhpur.The design and structure help onlookers comprehend the lifestyle of the earlier generations.Booking Now
Bal Samand Lake Palace, a heritage hotel, Balsamand Lake was built way back in 12th century. Located just 5km away from Jodhpur, it is a world away from the crowds and hustle of the city. The mesmerising lake was made famous by its adjoining estate is the summer home of the Jodhpur Maharajas.Booking Now