Jodhpur, also called the Blue City, is the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan. It was the former capital of the Kingdom of Marwar and was also the seat of the princely state of Jodhpur. Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan, founded it in 1459. Our Jodhpur City Tour Packages include authentic and incredible holidaying options for all ages.
Jodhpur is a prominent tourist destination in the stark landscape of the Thar desert. The city is home to mesmerizing pieces of ancient architecture that have withstood the test of time. It possesses a rich royal history, culture, and heritage. Its bright colors, warm hospitality, authentic shopping experience, and delicious food draw travelers from all over the globe.
With our Jodhpur City Tour Packages, you can conveniently explore and experience the city's culture. It includes a visit to all the iconic landmarks, such as Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and Clock Tower. You can also enjoy sightseeing at the prominent attractions of Jodhpur at your own pace.
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Sightseeing in Jodhpur
One of the largest forts of Rajasthan, Mehrangarh Fort houses the finest palaces and museums built by the Rathore clan. It upholds the many priceless relics of Indian courtly life. Built by Rao Jodha in 1459, it is the most significant attraction of the old city. It lies on the 125-m-high Bhakurcheeria hill in the outskirts.
You can use the seven gates to enter the fort. They were constructed by different rulers in honor of the victory over the Bikaner and Jaipur armies. The fort has widespread courtyards and showcases stunning views of the city. Regular events like folk dance, cultural performances, and exhibitions take place within the fort complex.
2. Khejarla Fort
Now a 4-star heritage hotel, Khejarla Fort is an ancient red sandstone monument. The fortress was built by the Maharaja of Jodhpur in the 17th century. Although it was attacked thrice by the Mughals, it was rebuilt, highlighting the spirit of resilience among the Rajputs. The current Maharaja, Thakur Dileep Singh, still resides in a private part of the grand structure.
The 400-year-old edifice beautifully fuses the rich Indian heritage with modern amenities and services. The striking blend of art and architecture also woos the guests. Get mesmerized by the picturesque setting, intricate Jharokas, and latticework friezes. You can spend a relaxed holiday here while admiring the royal ambiance and hospitality.
Perched on Chittar Hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace has been the home of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. It is the world’s 6th largest private residence. As a symbol of the new Jodhpur, it is a magnificent piece of architecture built of palm court marble. It also houses a family museum and the resplendent subterranean Zodiac Pool.
From the premises, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city or stay in one of the art-deco-styled rooms and suites. You can go for a morning and evening stroll through the perfectly landscaped Baradari lawns and savor the authentic Rajasthani cuisine. You can unwind at the Trophy Bar with alcoholic beverages and cigars and admire the architecture of the bygone era.
In 1899, Maharaja Sardar Singh built Jaswant Thada. It is a cenotaph for his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It is also a cremation ground for the royal Rajput family of Marwar. You can watch the intricately carved thin and polished sheets of Makrana marble which have been used to construct it.
Also called the Taj Mahal of the Marwar, it is reputed as one of the most beautiful white marble cenotaphs. Puja is performed in the temple-like main hall. On the grounds, you can witness a tiered garden, carved gazebos, and a small lake. During music festivals like Rajasthan International Folk Festival and World Sacred Spirit Festival, you can enjoy musical concerts over here.
5. Moti Mahal
Located inside the Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal is the largest and brightest room built by Raja Sur Singh. Finely crushed seashells and lime plaster combine to provide a pearly white appearance to its impressive surface. It is aesthetically designed with gold leaves, mirrors, and colorful stained-glass windows. Lights entering through the windows give it a magical look.
The five alcoves are hidden balconies through which the five queens would listen to the proceedings without being seen by the common folk or outsiders. It also has an octagonal-shaped royal throne called the Srinagar Chowki. Numerous rulers of Jodhpur have celebrated their coronation in the great lobby of this Mahal.
Created in 1460, Chamunda Mataji Temple is located at the end of the Mehrangarh Fort. Rao Jodha installed the idol in the temple to balance the curse of a hermit and save the people from water woes. It is one of the oldest and most revered shrines of Jodhpur. The Goddess is considered the ‘Isht Devi’ of the inhabitants.
Chamunda Mata is a form of Devi Durga. Devotees come here for the Mangalik pooja proceedings. It is blissful to visit during September-October to witness the grand celebration of Navratri and the Dussehra festival. Surrounded by lush lawns, it exudes serenity and offers resplendent views for tourists.
7. Kaylana Lake
Pratap Singh constructed Kaylana Lake in 1872 to serve drinking water to the citizens. It is an underrated tourist spot, spreading over an area of 8 km. It is surrounded by hills, rock formations, and Babul trees. It is a peaceful location for spending some good time with your family and friends. Exquisite sunset views and a variety of birds also lure travelers.
During winter, you can enjoy bird watching as you spot several migratory birds, including Siberian Cranes. You can organize picnics and go for a boat ride. After relaxing here for a while, you can head to the nearby attractions, such as the Machiya Fort, Shiva temples, and the Machia Biological Park.
A one-of-its-kind shrine, Bullet Baba Temple is also known as Om Banna Dham. It is a unique place with a spine-chilling history. It is still assumed that Om Banna’s spirit rides his Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc on NH 62 and saves the distressed travelers.
According to folklore, if you pass by this route, you must stop by it and worship for a safe journey. The deity worshiped here is the bike encased in a glass case. You can see a bust of Om Banna. As a prayer offering, you can sprinkle alcohol on the Bullet Baba. Morning and evening rituals involve the beating of a traditional set of drums and chanting by the main priest.
9. Sheesh Mahal
A part of the Mehrangarh Fort, Sheesh Mahal was the private chamber of Maharaja Ajit Singh. It is exquisitely adorned with glass inlaid panels and multi-mirrored ceilings. The convex mirrors are designed with vibrant foil and paint, which make them glitter under oil lamps or candlelight.
The painted gesso panels under the arches depict deities like Brahma, Ganesha, Shiva-Parvati, Krishna, and Rama on their thrones. The brightly-colored paintings in plaster enhance the décor. They are of Kangra and Rajasthani Qalam, upholding the poetic vision of Bihari, Keshav Das, and Sur Das. Blue, green, gold, and silver ornaments and the exquisite European chandelier hang from the ceiling.
The former palace of Maharaja Umaid Singh houses the Jodhpur Government Museum. It is also called the Sardar Government Museum and was built in 1909. Set inside the Umaid Public Gardens, it takes you through the history and culture of Jodhpur.
It boasts a wonderful assortment of over 400 sculptures, ten ancient inscriptions, numerous miniature paintings, terracotta artwork, stone sculptures, ancient coins, stuffed toys, metallic objects, and arms. You can have a look at the models of military planes and battleships of ancient times. The range of exhibits dates back to the 6th century. You can attend cultural events, exhibitions, and lectures. You can also purchase souvenirs from the on-site gift shop and relax in the gardens.
How to Reach Jodhpur
Jodhpur is well-connected via the Indian Railways network. The Jodhpur Junction Railway Station is the main station in the city and is directly connected to major Indian cities with regular trains.
If you prefer to drive, national highways and well-maintained roads connect Jodhpur with several cities, including Delhi, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. Regular state and private bus services are also available from these cities to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur Airport is around 10 km from the city center and has regular flights from major cities across India, like Delhi, Mumbai, and Udaipur. Taxis and auto-rickshaws are readily available from the airport to different parts of the city.