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What To Do In Jodhpur? -What To See In Jodhpur? 

Umed Bhavan Palace, Meherangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Toorji Ka Jhalra –Step well, Ghantaghar, Thar desert camel safari, Sardar Market, and Mandore. Amritan palace, Raas Hotel, Indana Palace, Ajit Bhavan Palace, and Rani Mahal.

Where Is Jodhpur?

Jodhpur is located in the central state of Rajasthan, northwestern India.  It lies about the 250 km from the border of Pakistan. The city of Jodhpur is administrative head quarter of the district. It is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is also called the Blue City of India. It is called the Gateway to Thar, as it literally on the edge of Thar desert.

Why Jodhpur Is So Famous?

Jodhpur is famous for its blue colored houses, forts, havelies, and delicious food. being a princely place there are princely palaces, magnificent forts, and old temples. This city in Rajasthan is famous tourist destinations. That desert is very near to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is also known for its furniture industry, handicrafts, glass bangles, cutlery, and marble goods. It is colorful city.

Why Jodhpur Is called Blue City Of India

Jodhpur is called the blue city of India. Because all the buildings in the oldest district are painted in light shades of blue. The color scheme is always uniform. It is not all parts of Jodhpur are painted blue but only the old town area near Meherangarh Fort. It is a popular tourist destination with many palaces, temples, havelies, forts, and deserts. It is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan in India. The best point to see the blue painting of Jodhpur is from Meherangarh Fort’s battlements. On the order of the city’s founder Rao Jodha, many of the box-like houses are painted in blue color like the sea in the Indian landscape. The blue color in Jodhpur is associated with royalty and power. 

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Camel Safari

Camel Safari is the top attraction in Jodhpur for Indians as well as foreigners. Camel safari starts from the Jodhpur desert camp in Osian Village and ends in the depth of Thar. Osian Village is 61 km from Jodhpur. The base camp in Osian village offers a camping experience at night as well as traditions and authentic Rajasthan food. There are many camel safari tour organizers. Some of the major organizers are Jodhpur Camel Safari, Jodhpur Camel Safari – Private Day Tour, Jodhpur Camel Safari & Overnight Stay in the Desert. For the day tour, you can see the ancient temple and the sunset. Camel ride is considered a peak experience in Jodhpur.

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Ghantaghar in Jodhpur is a magnificent clock in the center of the city. It was believed that the sole source of tracking time for locals earlier was Ghantaghar. The tower offers a panoramic view of the city from the top. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh between 1880 and 1911 and situated in the center of “Sardar Market” Square known as the clock tower of Rajasthan. The time for opening and closing of the clock tower in Jodhpur is from morning 10.00 am to evening 6.00 pm.

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Sardar Market

Sardar Market is situated near the Ghantaghar Tower. It is also called Ghantaghar market as it is very near to Ghantaghar. The Sardar market is a vast and sprawling marketplace in Jodhpur. This is the busiest place as frequently visited place by tourists as well as locals. It is also a popular landmark in Jodhpur. The market is selling different types of vegetables, the finest varieties of spices, sweets, textiles, silvers, ethnic footwear, bangles, accessories, and handicrafts items. It is the best place for shopping in Jodhpur.

Jaswant Thada – The Taj Mahal Of Mewar

Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph in Jodhpur. It is one of the most beautiful white marble cenotaphs in Jodhpur. This cenotaph is the best example of an architectural marvel with intricate carvings. This wonder of Rajasthan is often called The Taj Mahal of Marwar. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur state in 1899 in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. After that, it served as a cremation ground for the Royal Rajput family of Mewar. It is situated in Meherangarh Fort.

It is an architectural brilliance of India. Inside the monuments, there are photos and paintings of deceased rulers. All these things attract the tourist visiting to Jodhpur. This ground serves as a serene venue for morning concerts during music festivals such as Rajasthan International Folk Festival

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Mandore is a popular ancient town located in the north of Jodhpur. It is believed that the name Mandore comes after Ravan’s wife Mondadori and was the native place of Demong King. It was the capital of Jodhpur during the royal kings’ time before Meherangarh Fort was built. Now there are huge gardens and memorial places to visit. The beautiful temples and ruins are surrounded by gardens. It is one of the popular spots in Jodhpur. There are no entry fees for the garden. But for museums, entry fees are required.

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Mandore Garden

Mandore Garden is a big garden with scenic landscaped grounds featuring tomb-like monuments, statues, ruins, historical museums, temples, fountains, and food courts. It has charming collections of temples and memorials. Its high rock terraces are another major attraction. The garden houses the Chhatris (Cenotaphs) of many past rulers of Jodhpur. There are no entry fees to the garden. When on a trip to Mandore make a point to visit Mandore Garden.   

Meharangarh Fort

Meharangarh Fort in Jodhpur is considered one of the most formidable and magnificent fort of Rajasthan. It was built by Rao Jodha in 1459.  It covers an area of 1200 acres in Jodhpur. The fort stands 100 feet splendor on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the skyline of Jodhpur. There are many fine-painted and decorated palaces inside the Meharangarh Fort. These are Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sieh Khana. The fort has seven gates that lead to many courtyards and palaces within the fort premises. Meharangarh Fort entry timings are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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Toorji ka Jhalra – Step well

Jodhpur Step Wells is known as Turji Ka Jhalra. A step well square is a mini architectural tour with the Turji Ka Jhalra at the center. It is 250 years old building. It was built by Queen Maharaja Abhay Sings Consort continuing an age-old tradition that Royal women would build public water works. 

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Umed Bhavan Palace

Umed Bhavan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences. Umed Bhavan has 372 rooms, a wood-paneled library, a private museum, an indoor swimming pool, a billiard room, a tennis court, and a unique marble squash court. All these things make the Umed Bhavan Palace one of the most magnificent structures in Jodhpur. It is spread over 26 acres of garden. It is a golden yellow sandstone monument. It was built in the years 1828 and 1943. The present owner of the Umed Bhavan Palace is Gaj Singh. A part of the palace is managed by The Taj group of hotels. Palace Hotel is a royal heritage-style 5-stat boutique hotel in Jodhpur.

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Amritam Palace

Amritam palace is a hotel resort in Jodhpur that blends contemporary architecture with modern amenities for your memorable stay in Jodhpur. It is located in Vinayak Vihar, Near Bali Bai Circle, Jodhpur. The price range of Amrit Palace hotel start from Rs. 3500 per day. The hotel is a reasonable options for travelers looking for resorts in Jodhpur. It is famous wedding venue to make wedding memorable.

Raas Jodhpur

Raas Jodhpur is a luxurious boutique hotel in Jodhpur. It is the best place for accommodations, dining, wellness, and celebration. The hotel has a spa, an outdoor pool, and 2 dining options. It is situated in the heart of the city with an amazing view of the fort. The rooms are spacious and the view is great. It features an intricately carved haveli-styled structure. Nikhilendra Singh is the founder and managing director of Raas Hotel.

Indana Palace

Indana Palace is a luxurious hotel in Jodhpur famous for its magnificent architecture that echoes the Royal Marwar heritage with exquisite columns and intricate jali work. It is a famous wedding destination in Jodhpur. It offers 88 well-decoded rooms and suits with facilities of fine dining, multi-faceted banquet, business services, swimming pool, massage parlor, health club, and spa.  It is located in the army cantonment area on the outskirt of Jodhpur. Indana Palace is a smart choice for travelers offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay.

The Ajit Bhawan – Palace Resort

Ajit Bhawan Palace is the most luxurious hotel in Jodhpur. The hotel has the best rooms and suits for dining, history, wedding, and events. It was built in 1927 by the maharaja Ajit Singh. The heritage hotel offers modern and stylish accommodations with a swimming pool. It exudes the true essence of an oasis with magical power capable of making the warriors of the world. You can book the rooms online. This property offers flawless hospitality service to the guest.

Rani Mahal

Rani Mahal is a 3-star 450 years old heritage hotel in Jodhpur. The old beautiful legacy of the past with history is converted into a heritage hotel. It is situated on the slope of majestic Meharangarh Garh which overlooks the Jodhpur city. If you want the true culture of Jodhpur, then this old haveli is the best place for accommodation. You will experience the royal richness, the future of tradition, a touch of vintage, epitope of luxury and elegance then Rani Mahal is the best place. 

I hope this article will be useful to you for planning a trip to Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan, India.  

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