About Jodhpur

The city cool, Jodhpur is wrapped with the blue hues takes tourists through a romantic journey into the past. Located on the edge of the Thar Desert, the city of Jodhpur was established in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chieftain of the Rathore Rajputs as the capital of the Marwar Kingdom. The heart of the desert, Jodhpur unfolds itself before a traveller with bountiful surprises. The majestic Mehrangarh Fort rules this erstwhile princely state of Marwar with its magical and luxurious setting. Around the fort, tourists can enjoy and marvel the sight of houses painted and bedecked in blue. The beautiful setting of Jodhpur was also the part of a movie, The Dark Knight Rises. The forts, palaces, temples, havelis, spices, colours and handicrafts explored during the Jodhpur Tour form the cultural fabric woven around this desert city of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur Tour Attractions

JodhPur City TourMehrangarh Fort – The crown of a cliff amidst the desert, Mehrangarh fort was founded by the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. The former kingdom of Jodhpur dwelled around this majestic fort. Constructed on the advice of a saint, the fort is structured to showcase the finesse of sandstone carving. The highlights of this fort are the intricately latticed windows, carved panels and walls. The lavish fort complex features the Maharaja Palace, Moti Mahal or Pearl Hall, Sheesh Mahal or the Hall embellished with mirrors, the hall of the royal ladies known as Zenana Deodi, Phool Mahal (Flower Hall); Chamunda Mataji Temple dedicated to the royal ladies & a museum form an interesting sight of Jodhpur Tour.

Umaid Bhawan Palace – One of the largest private residencies of India, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the home of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Maharaj Gaj Singh. A portion of the palace is converted into a hotel maintained by Taj Group and another portion is a museum amusing many visitors with its royal treasure trove.

JodhPur City Tours

Jaswant Thada – The imposing white marble memorials built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899 are famously known as Jaswant Thada. The monument is a cenotaph memorial depicting the site of a royal crematorium. 

Shopping – Jodhpur is also famous as a shopping destination. The colourful bazaars of Jodhpur serve the tourists with many happening attractions showcasing the colours of Rajasthan. The textiles, handicrafts, stone and clay figurines of camels, elephants, and exquisite Rajasthani silver jewellery can be purchased from local bazaars as a colourful memory from Jodhpur.

How to Reach Jodhpur
  • By Air : Jodhpur airport is located in the cantonment area. It is well connected with the metropolitan cities in India through direct flights. 

  • By Rail : Jodhpur is directly connected with the major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other cities.

  • By Road : Jodhpur is well connected by road to major cities in India. Excellent road network serves people to enjoy a comfortable journey to and from Jodhpur. 

Climate – The arid topography of desert city - Jodhpur makes the climate dry and hot.

Excursions of Jodhpur Tour

Mandore Gardens – The former Marwar capital, Mandore is now a historic town featuring many heritage monuments in its wholesome excursion. The ruins of Mandore Fort and the classical gardens featuring many temples and memorials or the royal cenotaphs of the rulers are an added attraction of visiting Mandore.

Osian – The oasis of Osian is a great excursion of Jodhpur Tour. The site is famous for a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain Temples belonging to the 8-11 century era. The town served as an important religious center of Marwar. The Sun Temple, Durga Temple and Mahavira Jain Temple stand out in terms of grace and architecture in the Osian Group of Temples.

Pali – The important trade centre in the late medieval times, Pali is a delightful excursion of the heritage aficionados. Bangur Museum, Lakhotia Garden, Birthplace of Maharana Pratap and various stepwells form the tourism circuit of Pali in Rajasthan.

Nagaur – If you want to know where Taj Mahal got its mined marble, then Nagaur is the answer. Famous for Makrana, the oldest marble source, Nagaur is also associated with many glorious pages in the Rajputana History. Nagaur Fort, Kuchaman city and Khinvsar Fort form the massive ramparts of Nagaur. The second biggest fair of India, Cattle Fair is also a great attraction of Nagaur. Held during the months of January-February, this fair is mainly associated with the trading of animals. The lavishly decorated cattle and their colourfully turbaned owners draw the tourists to this fair. The largest red chilly market of India or Mirchi Bazaar is also a unique aspect of Nagaur Cattle Fair.

Balsamand Lake –  Balsamand Lake is an artificial lake or a water reservoir that used to serve Mandore’s water supply. Now, this lake is a famous picnic spot.

Dhawa Wildlife Sanctuary – Located just 45 km away from Jodhpur city, Dhawa Wildlife Sanctuary is a great wildlife excursion. The sanctuary is a home to the famous Indian antelope and boasts the largest headcount of the same.

Khimsar – Khimsar hosts the 500 year old majestic fort standing in the middle of the Great Indian Desert. The royal castle is now converted into a hotel furnished with modern facilities and is a wholesome experience to stay in company of its heritage.

Rawla Narlai – The quaint village becomes the must visit destination, for its standing legacy in the form of 17th century fortress.

Where to stay
  Umaid Bhawan Palace (5 star) Hotel Mapple Abhay (3 star) Marugarh Resort (3 star)
  Ajit Bhawan (5 star)

Abhay Days Hotel (3 star)

Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp (3 star)
  Taj Hari Mahal (5 star)

Camp Thar Osian (3 star)

Ratan Vilas (3 star)
  Park Plaza (5 star)

Chandra Inn (3 star)

Shree Ram International (3 star)
  Jhalamand Garh (5 star)

Fort Khejarla (3 star)

Hotel Jaisal Castle (3 star)
  The Gateway Hotel (5 star)

High Pointe Hotel (3 star)

Bal Samand Lake Palace (3 star)
  Hotel Suncity International (5 star)

Hotel Apex International (3 star)

Bal Samand Garden Retreat (3 star)
  Ranbanka Palace (4 star)

Hotel Chandrawati Palace (3 star)

Nora Villa Home Stay (2 star)
  Fort Chanwa Luni (4 star)

Hotel Niky International (3 star)

Bishnoi Village Camp and Resort (2 star)
  Mool Sagar Camp (4 star)

Lake View Hotel & Resorts  (3 star)

Hotel Residency (2 star)
  The Polo Heritage (3 star)

Manvar Resort & Camp (3 star)


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