Jodhpur Tourism
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Jodhpur Tourism

Jodhpur Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 231 m
  • Pincode: 342001
  • District: Jodhpur
  • Language: Hindi
  • STD code: 0291
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 20°C

History of Jodhpur

Jodhpur in Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations because of its havelis, forts, rich heritage and because it was home to the Maharaja and his Royal family. It is also called the ‘Blue City’ because of the houses around Mehrangarh fort that are painted in blue.

Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, the Chief of Rathore Clan in 1459. Thus the city is named after him. Much later, during the British Raj, Jodhpur flourished and became one of the largest cities in Rajasthan.

People and Culture of Jodhpur

Jodhpur is always full of tourists from all over the world. The city has a rich cultural heritage and a majority of the population speak in Rajasthani, Marwari and Hindi.

The main festivals in Jodhpur include Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival, Nagaur Fair, Marwar Festival and Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival. These festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show.

Things to Do in Jodhpur

Famous for its forts, museums, palaces, havelis and other splendid architectural buildings, Jodhpur is indeed buzzing with tourists all year round. There are lots of places to see in Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the must places to visit in Jodhpur. This fort is one of the largest forts in India and is still run by Jodhpur Royal family. It has many palaces enclosed within its boundaries.

From the list of Jodhpur tourist places, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is another popular tourist attraction. The museum exhibits the exclusive belongings that were owned by Maharaja and the Royal family. The museum displays everything from antiques to crockery to photographs to clocks to various other elite things. Umaid Mahal is the residence of former Jodhpur Royal family and some part of the palace is maintained by Taj Hotels. Umaid Mahal is indeed one of the popular Jodhpur places to visit. Ghanta Ghar and Mandore are other two Jodhpur attractions.

Food and Shopping in Jodhpur

Apart from sightseeing in Jodhpur, the city also has a number of posh as well as pocket friendly restaurants of different cuisine. Jodhpur tour is incomplete without a tall glass of lassi and kachori. Maakhan vade, Besan ki chakki, Pachkuta, Hot & Spicy Mirchibada and Kachoris are famous snacks and sweets of Jodhpur that you will find in all eateries.

Things to do in Jodhpur also includes shopping. Handicrafts, antiques, tie and dye clothes, embroidered shoes and jewellery are some famous things of Jodhpur. Clock Tower Market, Mochi Bazaar, Nai Sarak and Sojati Gate Market are the most famous markets of Jodhpur. Without a visit to these markets, your trip to Jodhpur is incomplete.

Accommodation in Jodhpur

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Jodhpur can choose to travel to Jodhpur by bus, by flight, by train or by taxi. There are various luxury hotels, budget hotels, resorts and guest houses for accommodation in Jodhpur. Also, many hotels in Jodhpur are in the vicinity of major Jodhpur sightseeing places. Plan Jodhpur getaways with your family or friends and book a hotel in advance to avoid the last minute rush!


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Deepti sharma

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  • Deepti sharma
  • 4 Reviews
  •  13 readers

"Must visit once" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
I m in love with Jodhpur ... The city is amazing .. The food the culture .. People all are very nice.
The fort meheangarh I so amazing to see ... Local market and the sadar bazar is just marvellous which shows the beauty of the city. The clock tower, OTR, Palaces .. Mirchi bada ... Were the highlights of my visit.
Jodhpuri Razai, jodhpuri traditional dress and dupattas ... Sarees I purchased. Indana palace my best and fav hotel to stay ... Everything is so good at Jodhpur ..
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B n paul

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  • B n paul
  • 5 Reviews
  •  38 readers

"Jodhpur Heritage" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The city can boast of some awesome palace fort and gardens. Unlike Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur fort (Mehrangarh Fort), Clock tower and Toorji Ka Jhalara (the step well) are poorly maintained but worth seeing. I recommend tourist to carry a Mobile with high pixel camera that can be carried without a fee. Though Tourist Guides are available, I found the audio system with a head phone more informative and meaningful. Hotels of all range and types are available in plenty and can be booked through net.
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Shikha Sharma

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  • Shikha Sharma
  • Lives in Noida
  • 111 photos
  • 119 Reviews
  •  141 helpful votes
  •  82818 readers

"Nice city with heritage places" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's a beautiful city with awesome places to visit. It has Jodhpur form, Ummaid to visit. However there are more places to visit on excursion to Jaisalmer. So it's like it's a stop point in between the way to Jaisalmer from Delhi. Very clean and well organized city.
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Jayesh kathiria

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  • Jayesh kathiria
  • 3 Reviews
  •  53 readers

"Jodhpur review" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It's Good place to see the heritage place. Particularly Mehraman garh Fort is very beautiful place to see. Fort is very ancient and museum of old and ancient things of Marwar Kingdom. Particularly armoury, watches, curtains, paintings, handloom products, Temple, inside restaurants for snakes and meal. One can see the Jodhpur city aerial view from Fort it's look like blue city.
Um ed Bhavan palace is very architectural and beautiful palace by Raja um ed singh. It's very clean and neat place to see. Very beautiful garden. Ancient and old collection of vintage cars at museum. So good. Small cafe available at there. Good transportation availability.
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Borut Krog

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  • Borut Krog
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  86 readers

"Blue town/old town" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Really liked the place, especially Jodhpur fort. It's a pleasant walk from downtown to the fort. Also go and check out market at clock tower - really hustling place to be. Good place to buy fruit and other stuff.
Bargain hard about the prices and enjoy a omelette sandwich as you do so.
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Narendra purra

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  • Narendra purra
  • 3 Reviews
  •  151 readers

"Great Destination to know the richness of our Culture"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
No words to say, but one should experience. I love to visit once again. The experience at the Fort was amazing with a cool breeze. Only discomfort is you will not get transportation from the Fort if you like to travel by instant travellers like Ola or Uber.
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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 230 Reviews
  •  456 helpful votes
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"A Trip to Jodhpur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I had been to Jodhpur by train in the month of November 2016. Jodhpur is a must-visit attraction in the tourism circuit of Rajasthan. The must-visit attractions around Jodhpur include the Mehrangarh Fort, Balsamand Lake and the iconic Clock Tower. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and stands at an elevation of 400 feet. It was constructed by Rao Jodha in the year 1459. In 1159 AD, the Balsamand Lake was constructed by Balak Rao Parihar. Incidentally, this is an artificial Lake. An added attraction of the lake is that it is full of lush greenery with lots of guava, pomegranate, papaya and mango trees. This lake has a palace which was dedicated to the Jodhpur royal family. The style of architecture reflected here is the Rajputana style and one cannot miss the fact that this place is home to a number of birds and peacocks. The clock tower is a major landmark of the old Jodhpur city. It was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh somewhere between his reign between 1880 to 1911. The clock tower offers a panoramic view of the Jodhpur fort. The Sardar Market is located just adjacent to the mighty clock tower, home to over 7000 different and unique shops, This is a perfect shopping place for varied products such as fruits and vegetables, spices, saris and handicrafts.
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Nagaraj hegde

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  • Nagaraj hegde
  • 3 Reviews
  •  157 readers

"Should be part of the Rajasthan plans"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Rajasthan trip SHOULD contain Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. Lovely city, very good people, amazing fort, royal palace, amazing food to eat and some excellent shopping streets. That's the summary.

Fort: Mehrangarh fort with a guide is recommended. The attention to details of the etching in the fort, mix of marbles and stones are awesome. Beautiful view of the Blue city too. Umaid Bhawan Palace has so much vintage cars!! And lots more.

Have some amazing snacks at Janta Sweet Home and so many Namkeen shops. Have the Makhaniya Lassi and Gund Paak at Shri Michaella Hotel near Clock tower.

Shopping at Clock Tower, Sarafa Bazar, Nai Sarak, Tripolia Bazar, etc, with some patience, should get some smiles on your face :)
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Ravinder Priya

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  • Ravinder Priya
  • Lives in Jhajjar
  • 5 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  203 readers

"Mehrangarh Fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Fort is a pleasure to visit for those having interest in historic things. A good display of all the weaponry, art and craft.
The dresses and jewellery which was wore by kings themselves was a treat for eyes and make us remember of our glorious past.
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Pranav Raj

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  • Pranav Raj
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 9 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
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"A perfect couple destination - The LakeCity"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A perfect destination in North India for Team outing, couple leisure centre, Hangout with friends and a family trip. You will witness a clean, soothing and pleasant place with natural beauty. The people are very kind enough to help you at often. The life over there are never strands and the beauty of the city are definitely the Lakes. Lakes flows b/w two monument, it flows under the artificial bridges and sometimes surround the park/garden or a beautiful resort. You will be able to see the city within 3 Days.
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