Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination set in the scenic Thar desert. Founded by Rao Jodha, the erstwhile chief of the Rathore Clan, Jodhpur has been the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar and the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan. The beautiful blue walls and houses bestow it with the epithet of the Blue City. Jodhpur Local Sightseeing Packages give you a glimpse into the regal architecture and surreal beauty of the city.
Jodhpur local sightseeing packages by Jodhpur Tourism include a visit to the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort along with several age-old temples and exquisite lakes. You can experience the Rajasthani culture and witness the vibrant architecture showcasing a blend of the old and new city. You can also try the irresistible traditional Rajasthani cuisine and indulge in endless shopping at the local markets.
The Jodhpur Local Sightseeing Packages can be customized to meet the specific needs of different travelers. Depending on your budget, you can explore tourist attractions, participate in various activities and opt for a relaxing stay in the city. You can also opt for a luxurious vacation with our Jodhpur tour packages with stay and hotel.
We also share a list of local cab service providers with our Jodhpur local sightseeing packages. You can opt for a rental car with a knowledgeable local driver for a hassle-free and well-guided sightseeing experience. Our team of travel experts suggests the best sightseeing places in Jodhpur for your trip.
Top Places to Visit in Jodhpur Local Sightseeing Tour Packages
The best places in Jodhpur included in a local sightseeing tour package are:
Jaswant Thada is an intricately designed memorial commemorating Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It was built by his son, Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the 19th century. It also serves as the cremation ground for the royal Rajput family. The memorial features a stunning marble facade and intricately carved columns. You can have a lovely experience with friends and family with a guided tour of the splendid white marble cenotaph.
The elaborate carvings and temple-like architecture with several whimsical domes, pillars, and ornate carvings make it a great place to explore. Set amidst lush trees on a lakeside, it is a serene venue, ideal for morning walks. You can also enjoy a traditional Sufi performance or listen to Rajasthani melodies presented by local musicians and folk singers.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. It is also known as Mehran Fort and was built by Rao Jodha. It is perched at a height of 410 feet on a hilltop. The fort can be easily spotted from the city centers in Jodhpur because of its elevated height and proximity to the blue town. It has been the shooting spot for several famous Hollywood and Bollywood films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Border, Shudh Desi Romance, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dor.
Inside the fort, you can come across palaces like Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal. The sprawling courtyards, the majestic entrance, the seven gates, and the intricate wall carvings also catch your attention and make for stunning photography points. The 15th-century fort and palace have been converted into a museum. You can also witness weapons, royal palanquins, and paintings.
3. Khejarla Fort
The 400-year-old stunning red sandstone Khejarla Fort stands in a rural setting overlooking the Marwar plains. It was bestowed upon Thakur Gopal Dasji by the Rathore rulers of Marwar for his exemplary courage against the Muslim rulers of Delhi. Today, it is a 4-star heritage hotel offering its customers a royal and majestic stay. It is famous for its picturesque traditional décor and folk art.
You can experience the rare and talked about Rajput hospitality during your stay here. There is a lovely garden for strolls and an open-air restaurant to eat at and enjoy the royal ambiance. You can book luxurious rooms and suites offering the utmost comfort and modern amenities. You can enjoy the scrumptious complimentary breakfast, indulge in water activities, relax at the on-site spa, and work out at the fitness center. Babysitting services are also available for those looking for a relaxing experience.
Built by a queen-consort of Maharaja Abhay Singh in the 1740s, Toorji ka Jhalra is an intricately designed step well depicting the traditional water management systems of Jodhpur. The Rajasthani architectural wonder is over 200 feet deep and adorned with numerous sculptures, floral motifs, and other decorative elements. Earlier, it had rose-red sandstone carvings of elephants, medieval lions, and deities, along with cow waterspouts.
Originally it also had a Persian wheel which was driven by the bullocks over the platform on the top to draw water from the well. You can enjoy an architectural tour of Step Well Square and enjoy facilities such as restaurants, café, and shops selling local items.
One of the world’s largest private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace is a 5-star heritage resort. It is also a museum and royal residence of the present owner, Raja Gaj Singh. The grand yellow sandstone hotel was built between 1928 and 1943. It is an awe-inspiring architectural piece of the royal Mewar Rajasthani heritage.
Overlooking the Mehrangarh Fort, it flaunts all the pomp and splendor of the kingdom. You can take a heritage walk with friends and family to witness the grandeur of the palace. Indulge in a comfortable stay in the plush rooms and suites. Savor the delectable food at the open-air café. At the on-site Jive-Spa, you can cherish a relaxing Ayurvedic massage or beauty treatment.
A scenic landscaped garden, Mandore Garden highlights several tomb-like monuments, a temple, statues, and the ruins of Mandore. The royal memorials are worth watching for their history and architecture. They are built from sandstone and display Buddhist and Shavia patterns.
The garden houses a Government Museum exhibiting artifacts and old relics. It also showcases the Hall of Heroes and the temple of 300 million gods. Inside the 9th-century Hall of Heroes, you can behold the 16 figures of Rajput warriors, each carved out of a single rock and brightly painted. On climbing the nearby hill, you can witness the old palace and ruins of the Mandore Fort.
Designed as a water reservoir by Balak Rao Pratihar in 1159, Bal Samand Lake is another spot to refresh your senses. Pomegranate, mango, guava, lime, banana, plum, and papaya trees flank the water body situated in the middle of the manicured garden. Peacocks, blue bulls, and jackals are the regular visitors to the surrounding garden. You can walk along the trails to enjoy the natural surroundings and tranquility with your loved ones.
Witness the breathtaking sunset and enjoy lakeside picnics with your group here. The adjoining red sandstone summer palace on its shores is now converted to a 5-star plush heritage hotel. Whether from the upper ramparts or the restaurant of the hotel, you can acquire mesmerizing views of the lake and get beautiful pictures clicked.
Bullet Baba Temple is also renowned as Om Banna Dham. It is a one-of-its-kind shrine in the world and dedicated to Om Banna, or Om Singh Rathore, a traveler who died in a road accident at this site. His 350 cc Royal Enfield Bullet bike is encased in a glass case within the shrine.
The intriguing structure stands on NH 62 and has several legends associated with it. Villagers and devotees flock to this place to pray for a safe journey ahead. You can offer alcohol, flowers, and prayer strings to the bike. It is a superstitious belief that if you pass by this temple, you must visit it to avoid an accident on the road.
9. Sheesh Mahal
A sprawling 15th-century palace, Sheesh Mahal is also known as the Glass Palace. It is located on the hilltop of the Mehrangarh Fortress. It was the bedchamber of Maharaja Ajit Singh. The majestic architectural piece is adorned with elaborate mirror work. Even the ceilings and floors have mirror work. The later additions to his hall are European chandeliers and blue, green, gold, and silver ornaments suspended on the ceiling.
There are brightly colored paintings of religious figures in plaster. On the decorative panels, you can see deities like Lord Rama, Lord Krishna playing his flute, Lord Brahma, Lord Shiv, and Parvati. You can take a guided tour of the royal palace to witness its surreal beauty and learn about the imperial lifestyle of the royals.
Masuriya Hill Garden is spread across the top of the Masuriya Hills and is also known as Veer Dasji Garden. It offers panoramic vistas of Jodhpur city. You can witness the stunning sunset and sunrise in the garden. In contrast to the rugged rocks, it is an aesthetically appealing site.
It is a nice chill-out place to relax and click amazing garden pictures with your group. You can take a break at the on-site restaurant, and children can have fun at the on-site playground. The area also houses Baba Ramdev Temple. It is home to one of the largest TV towers in India. From here, you can also see the Mehrangarh Fort at a distance on the opposite side of the city.