Jodhpur Tourism

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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Narendra purra

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  • Narendra purra
  • 3 Reviews
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"Great Destination to know the richness of our Culture" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks 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
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"A Trip to Jodhpur" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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
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"Should be part of the Rajasthan plans" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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
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"Mehrangarh Fort"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
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"A perfect couple destination - The LakeCity"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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Pramod Tiwari

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  • Pramod Tiwari
  • Lives in Jodhpur
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  •  17 helpful votes
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"A Royal Heritage City ... Jodhpur !!!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Jodhpur one of the Royal city of Rajasthan offers so many wonderful heritage monuments resorts and hotels for tourists. Other best part is very cozy restaurants and hotels available for stay.
Connectivity is great with Air train and buses. Also Jodhpur serves a centre point for going all varoius axis of tourism in Rajasthan like towards Jaisalmer Jaipur mountabu etc.
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Nitish Varshney

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  • Nitish Varshney
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"An Amazing city with amazing people and phenomenal lifestyle"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 29, 2016
Jodhpur, a city of culture and heritage, is one of the astounding cities in the India.
Known as Bluecity and Suncity, Jodhpur has its own built legacy of historic monuments. This review has been long overdue but as they say, "Its better late than never"
It is covered from hills and rocks from all four directions and its main charm is you can have everything here. From lip smacking food to adventurous tasks, from peaceful stay to wild long drives, Jodhpur has all.
Now come to the places one must not skip. Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Palace, Mandore Garden, Tripoliya Market, Kaylana Lake are some of the main tourists attractions. The Mehrangarh Fort, with its beauty, is the living proof of the hard work and skill of the Jodhpuri sculptors. Take a look of Museum in fort and you will love it. It is beautifully laid out. It has a palanquin section where you can see a wide collection of old royal palanquins. The heritage of the Rathores, including arms, costumes, paintings, decorated period rooms, etc, is exhibited in the museum. The museum gives us an idea of the grandeur of the royal families of the past.
One can have beautiful view of BLUE CITY from top of the fort. Jasvant Thada is again a must visit. It is very nearly situated to the Fort.
Ganesh Mandir, Pal Balaji, Samrat Ashok Garden, Masuria Pahadi, Bhim Bhadak Cave, Siddhnath Shiv Temple, Ranchordas ji Temple are some fantastic places one must explore in Jodhpur. Enjoy boating in Kaylana lake and from kaylana go 2 kms above to have a lifetime experience in Bhim Bhadak Cave. Its a military radar area but visitors entry is allowed from 7 to 7.
Jodhpur is rich in food and its cultural activities. Do not miss shopping from railway road and Nayi Sadak. You will find some impeccable handicrafts items here and Jooti for which Jodhpur is world famous.
If you are in Jodhpur and do not try local food your holiday is of no use.
Have Dal Bati, Mirchi Bada, Pyaaj Kachori, Lassi and Shahi samosa. I bet you won't get these anywhere outside the Jodhpur.
Visit Shastri Circle at night and enjoy musical fountain there. This place is fabulous. You can have horse riding here. Food is what one can get pretty easily in all its circumference.
Janta Sweets, Poker Sweets, Pali Gulab Halwa, Gypsy Restaurant, 15 A. The, Recipe, Tamarind are few of the most trusted eating places in Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is well connected from most of the major cities of India. Stay is not a problem here as it has plenty of luxurious resorts, hotels along with hundreds of budget hotels.
Best time to visit Jodhpur is November to January as rest of the year summer remains at its peak here.
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Pamela Mukherjee

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  • Pamela Mukherjee
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"Jodhpur the blue city - a must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2016
The city of Jodhpur is a famous tourist destination owing to its royal heritage. Places of tourist interest in Jodhpur include clean & massive fortress, striking cenotaphs, and spectacular gardens.

If you wish to visit Blue city-Jodhpur I suggest you to visit the place from November to February. The worth place to visit & must try their spicy Golgappa & if money matter not bother you then stay once at Umaid Bhawan to pamper yourself with Royal Rajasthan & their hospitality.
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"Luxurious Heritage at Jodhpur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 14, 2016
Rajasthan is state of many kingdoms. Jodhpur is the one known for its rich styles even today. Remember Jodhpur's jackets and anarkalis. We were excited to shop around after visiting Grand Palace. Gold plated ceilings and unique architecture of the palace is breathtaking. The natural air conditioning through double wall system is amazing. The most fascinating thing for me is bangles of lac customised to my size. My arms full from shoulder to wrist carried complimentary box from the person sitting by the side of fire and doing hard work in the warm afternoon. Lahariya sarees is another attraction. Above all food in desi ghee is yummy. Worth visiting Jodhpur came with me as beautiful memories to cherish for lifetime.
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Zenon dcruz

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"Awesome princely city"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 13, 2016
Amazing princely city.

Places worth visiting are:

Mehrangarh Fort and do the zip lining
Jaswant Thada
Umaid Bhawan palace
Sardar market and have the lassi and great place for handicraft shopping
Mandore Garden
Osian for desert safari

If you have some money stay at a heritage or palace hotel. Absolutely worth it.

The locals are very friendly and relatively honest. The usual hassles one may get at touristy places like hawkers, beggars, ongoing bargaining, etc. Are relatively non-existent here making the experience even more enjoyable.
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