Things To Do In Jodhpur

8 Things to do in Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City’!

Jodhpur, a proud part of the state of Rajasthan also known as the Sun City will greet you with the gleaming rays of bright sun which activates you and fill you up with energy. Jodhpur is known to be a city where the first rays of the sun appear. Jodhpur is a perfect amalgamation of the old city and the new city; you would get to see the correct blend of culture, tradition with the modern day Jodhpur. Apart from the magnificent forts and palaces, Jodhpur has much more in its kitty for its tourist. Here, we bring you top things to do in Jodhpur.

  1. Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort was built in the year 1459AD by Rao Jodha .The fort is indeed one of the important landmarks of Jodhpur and cannot be missed while you are on a visit to this gorgeous blue city. The splendid fort stands tall and definitely is a symbol of power which depicts its glorifying history. The fort is characterized by domes and arches, however what’s mesmerizing is that you would be able to a distinct change is architecture as, the construction of the fort took a long time and changed many hands, and hence the architecture is a clear representation of various periods. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Jodhpur from the top of the fort which is absolutely magnificent.


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  1. Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada was built in the year 1899 and is one of the most visited spots in Jodhpur. It is very strategically located in close proximity to the Mehrangarh Fort therefore is a definite visit. It was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the second. The white marble architecture is truly a delight to watch. The glorious carving on the outside has been very meticulously done which definitely breath is taking. As you step inside the Jaswant Thada by taking the fleet of steps across the huge flanged balconies you would be enthralled by the articulated painting of the Rathore rulers. The Jaswant Thada is characterized by spectacular two story garden convolutedly engraved summerhouses and a flower laden pond


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  1. Balsamand Lake

Balsamand lake is an absolute retreat for tourist till today as it was for the prince and princess in the by gone era. This artificial lake built in the year 1159AD served as a summer resort for the royal family. The lake is surrounded by lush planation of guava, plum and pomegranate trees which are always laden with fruits during the harvest season. Because of its tranquility, it’s not rare to spot peacock and other rare birds flocking especially during monsoon. The architecture of the palace is spellbinding and would definitely take your breath away which is now a heritage hotel


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  1. Kailana Lake

If you wish to enjoy boating then, Kailana Lake is the most appropriate place in Jodhpur. Kailana Lake is an artificial lake built in the year 1872 by Pratap Singh. A stroll on the banks of the lake especially during monsoon is totally enthralling along with the most picturesque sight of migratory birds. The sunset across the lake is totally magnificent and is worth capturing it for a life time.


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  1. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is a true example of ecology which depicts some of the rare species of plants which grow in rocky and dessert terrain. The park was designed in the year 2006 which definitely is comparatively new as regards its other tourist counterparts. The main aim of development of this park was to restore the rock terrain surrounding the Mehrangarh Fort. The initiative has been well acknowledged and has now become a well-known tourist attraction. It also serves as a learning ground for both school and college students who have an interest in ecology


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  1. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum has had a long journey since its construction which stated in the year 1929 and completed in 1943.It’s one of the most beautiful palaces in Jodhpur which is still the residence of the royal family. Half of the palace is now been converted into a museum which is open for public to witness the rich history in the form of jewelry, weapons, cloths, painting which are housed in the palace .It showcases the culture and the vibrancy of the historic past of this beautiful city. The palace also promises mind blowing view of the city as it is situated on the highest point in Jodhpur. The architecture of the palace is worth seeing as it is the correct blend of European architecture and Indian work of art.


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  1. Mandore

Mandore is truly a celebration for tourist as it compounds the Mandore gardens, a government museum, Hall of heroes which is a temple and various other minute artifacts which are splendid to see. The Mandore has a vibrant history as it was built in the 6th century and was the erstwhile capital of Mewar. The visit to the Mandore garden is enthralling and would refresh your mind, body and soul. The temple in the compound is truly a unique experience to visit as it is a temple to 33 crore Gods and Goddesses. If you are interested to learn new things about the history of Mewar then, the museum gives you a great opportunity. Learn about the architecture of the by gone era as it is truly splendid.


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  1. Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar)

Clock Tower marks the center of old Jodhpur which was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh which served as a time dial for the locals in the olden times. Today the Clock tower stands tall and serves its basic needs as well as pulls tourist who are looking for a shopping spree in Jodhpur. You certainly cannot leave Jodhpur without picking up few handicrafts which it is famous for. Clock Tower is the most appropriate destination for these reasons. The Sadar market which is next to the Clock Tower is enriched by variety of handicrafts, traditional clothes and authentic spices. So pick up a souvenir before you adios goodbye to this marvelous city. Visiting clock tower is one of the interesting things to do in Jodhpur


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We hope you liked this list of things to do in Jodhpur. Do let us know your experiences.



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