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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Prabhudayal gattani

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  • Prabhudayal gattani
  • 1 Review
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"Jodhpur trip" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Excellent. And major ummaid bhawan and Jodhpur mehran garh fort, colck home, kayalana lake. And very garden lIke shastri circle park, mandore garden and ashok garden. Overall good. Some religious place lord ganesha, shiva and junapati kheda hanuman temple, pal balaji Jodhpur and sai baba darshn.
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Mayur Shah

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  • Mayur Shah
  • Lives in Bhuj
  • 10 Reviews
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"Good place to visit some forts" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Why should you go to Jodhpur? Because there are quite a lot of forts to visit. There are malls as well. Yes it is very hot at some times, especially in the afternoon. Overall it is a nice place to visit. And forts are a must visit if you are going to Jodhpur or even Rajasthan. Just take care about weather because it's very hot in afternoon. I should avoid going there in Summer.
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Arbind kumar

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  • Arbind kumar
  • 3 Reviews
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"Jodhpur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
A very important place to visit, this is an important place of our country right from 15th century which shows the glory of the great RATHORE kings who proved themself as a real warrior and a brave community. One should must visit the Mehrangarh fort and must go to its library. Places for eating are spread over all round the city where you must eat Rajasthani thali and specially the Gatta vegetable. I was interested in visiting the old monuments so I spent my maximum time in it.
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Vidyut Maurya

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  • Lives in Ghaziabad
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  • 116 Reviews
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"Best city of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 8, 2017
Overall Jodhpur is the best city of India. Nice food. Historical palaces, charming old city and nice people. It is called blue city of Rajsthan. Must visit Mehrangarh fort. Jaswant thada, um med bhawan palace, Mandore Garden and Khajrana Ganesh Temple. Also see Ghanta ghar and old market.
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Vipul

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"Lip smacking food with some amazing historical monuments"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 2, 2017
Rajasthani food and traditional living is famous throughout the country for its richness and uniqueness. Though we were on a short trip of just 2 days to Jodhpur we had quite a lot dishes.

Makhaniya lassi-

The creamy sweet curd served at makhaniya lassi at Mirilla sweets. It is super creamy and super heavy so make sure you have enough space in your food belly.

Janta sweets-

The mava kachori ghevar and pyaz kachori, mirchi badas at janta sweets are lip smacking and yummilicious. In Fact can try other snacks items too.

Gypsy restaurant-

This place is a must visit while on a trip to Jodhpur. The restaurant is very well known for its sumptuously delicious thali it offers with around 31 dishes and costing just 300. Got to try it.

Jharokha - a rooftop restaurant in haveli hotel, old Jodhpur, this place offers splendid views of the lit Mehrangarh fort and the blue city at night. Not heavy on the pocket this restaurant offers awesome Rajasthani and North Indian cuisine.

Indique restaurant-

Another rooftop restaurant offering view of the market area of Jodhpur. Providing a view of the fort on one side, gulab Sagar Lake on the other and clocktower on the third, this place is very famous for its Laal maans and other regional dishes. Slightly on the higher side as far as cost is concerned, it's worth a visit for the view

Pro tip reach there by evening so that you could see the setting sun and lightings of the floodlighting are only till 10 at night)

Like all other places of North India, Jodhpur also lived up to the expectations in food. It was a delight savoring its specialties. Until next time, Jodhpur.
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Deepti sharma

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  • Deepti sharma
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"Must visit once"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 9, 2017
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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"Jodhpur Heritage"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017
The city can boast of some awesome palaces, forts 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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"Nice city with heritage places"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2017
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
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"Jodhpur review"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2017
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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"Blue town/old town"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 20, 2017
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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