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Clock tower Jodhpur

Clock tower Jodhpur  Video Review
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Ghanta Ghar

Jitendra Tanwar
9th Jan 18

These monuments are having Architectural importance

These monuments are having Architectural importance  Video Review
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Mandore

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
31st Jan 19

Maharaja's samadhi decorated & intricately carved

Maharaja's samadhi decorated & intricately carved  Video Review
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Mandore

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
31st Jan 19

6th century's monuments R Dewlas of Marwar Rulers

6th century's monuments R Dewlas of Marwar Rulers  Video Review
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Mandore

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
31st Jan 19

Surrounded by vibrant traditional handcrafts Mkt

Surrounded by vibrant traditional handcrafts Mkt  Video Review
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Ghanta Ghar

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Jan 19

Was built by Sardar Singh situated in Sardar Mkt

Was built by Sardar Singh situated in Sardar Mkt  Video Review
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Ghanta Ghar

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Jan 19

Final gateway to the fort holds the Sati Marks

Final gateway to the fort holds the Sati Marks  Video Review
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Loha Pol

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Jan 19

To commemorate the victory was built in 1806

To commemorate the victory was built in 1806  Video Review
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Jai Pol

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Jan 19

This attraction closes at 5 pm

This attraction closes at 5 pm  Video Review
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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Jan 19

Rathore's capital after Mandore was built in 1459

Rathore's capital after Mandore was built in 1459  Video Review
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Mehrangarh Fort

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
30th Jan 19

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Reasons to go to Jodhpur

1Land of beautiful carvings
Land of beautiful carvings

HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta adds, “This beautiful palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaidev Lohia says, “Beautiful carvings and architecture. Takes almost 2 hours to cover the whole fort. The fort is filled with beautiful carvings and architecture. Entry fee is applicable and separate camera charges are collected.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jaidev Lohia adds, “Heritage place filled with royalty. Also called as Jodhpur City palace, its divided into 3 parts. 1st portion is the current owner or should I say 'the royal family's accommodation, which is also the prohibited area. 2nd portion is the accessible area.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kunal Purohit adds, “Jodhpur's pride I would say its definitely better than Jaipur's Amer Palace. From the entrance to exit there was something or the other to watch and explore. Nice architecture. ” 

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2For its Marwar paintings and armory
For its Marwar paintings and armory

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arun Gupta adds, “Mehrangarh Fort is a nice decent fort to visit. It gives a wide view of Jodhpur culture and tradition. There are also a couple of shops if you want to do shopping. "Jooti" (shoes) is quite famous in Jodhpur and is known as one of the best-handcrafted item available here. You can get one at a reasonable price with hand made quality. ”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajan Shah shares, “I basically love and like to visit historical places like palaces, havelis, and forts! Mehrangarh Fort is one such masterpiece that all history and art lovers must visit.The fort also houses a museum which has an excellent collection of artifacts. Daulat Khana displays one of the most important and best-preserved collections of fine and applied arts of the Mughal period of Indian history.”

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3For its invincible Mehrangarh Fort
For its invincible Mehrangarh Fort

HolidayIQ Reviewer Traveler InMe says, “The invincible Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur, Rajasthan; The fort was built by Rao Jodha in the 15th Century, as he found then capital fort at Mandore. The Fort is built on a mountain called Bhakurcheeria, the Mountain of Birds. The fort also houses the rich heritage of the Rathores in its museum section where you can find Elephant howdahs, palanquins, armory, Marwar-Jodhpur paintings, beautiful cradles, collection of turbans as well as musical instruments

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4To enjoy the bright sunny weather
To enjoy the bright sunny weather

HolidayIQ Reviewer Arun Gupta shares, “Nice place to visit in Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort is a nice decent Fort to visit. It gives a wide view of Jodhpur culture and tradition. You don't need to climb up the hill to reach the Fort. ”


HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta shares, “ The view of the palace at night is just beautiful a place to be visited by history lovers. A room is dedicated to exhibiting the photos of the palace builder - Umaid Singh and his family. However, the fascinating ones were the vast collection and display of antique clocks! There are too many of them!

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5For its Marwar paintings in Mehrangarh Fort
For its Marwar paintings in Mehrangarh Fort

HolidayIQ Reviewer RAJAN SHAH shares, “Mehrangarh Fort is a masterpiece that all history and art lovers must visit....The gallery also has on display the personal swords of many emperors. The painting section has on display several finest examples of Marwar paintings.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Traveler InMe shares, “If you want to know the stories of the Rathores of Jodhpur, you will find it here...The invincible Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur,... Here it has paintings of religious figurines.

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Reviews (269)

Kalyan kumar das

Kalyan kumar das3.6/5

2 reviews

Good city

City is a combination of a modern city and an old traditional one. Though a very selected area is kept **** and pan, the rest is unclean and full of dust. Dust is understandable because of it's proximity to desert, strong wind and lack of rain. But no effort to clean the roads and the sides is visible. If you take food in A-class eateries, the hygiene is apparently maintained. But in road side stalls and common eateries, hygiene is a taboo word. Everywhere, the food is traditionally oily because the local belief is that more ghee (clarified butter) brings more taste in food. Of course, if you are in a 5 star and give strict instructions on your order, you may get nosily food. If you like rich spicy food, the city is heaven for you. People are friendly and go out of their way to guide and help you. Though some taxi drivers may be tricky. A local connection will help.

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Govind chand mehta

Govind chand mehta5.0/5

1 review

Always love to go to Jodhpur

Suncity has lot of attraction specially Food is amazing. Worth experienc is Mirchi Vada, Pyaz ki kachori, Gulab jamun, Kitti ki chakki. Lassi and Pam from Jodhpur amazing. Worth visiting Um ed bhavan, Fort, Mandora, Bal Samand and many more.

Recommended Duration in Jodhpur

Number of days to spend in Jodhpur as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

2%

2 days

63.3%

3 days

30.6%

4 days

2%

5+ days

2%

Jodhpur Overview

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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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

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