There are many blue cities around India and I wanted to see the Jodhpur, w gave ourselves a total of 3 days in Jodhpur which I felt was plenty of time to see the sights, visit the markets and some of the best meals in all of India, so today I am sharing this mini travel guide showcasing that some of my favourite things to do in Jodhpur.
Things to visit in Jodhpur: The Blue City:
It must be a proper visit to Jodhpur without ditching the map and purposely getting lost in the Blue City, we won’t think of it. Most of Jodhpur’s buildings and laneways painted blue, wandering around taking photos is activity around itself. Mehrangarh Fort that overshadows the Blue City- Jodhpur is a brilliant exhibition of architectural design.
It is a bit of injustice to skip this beauty when travelling through Rajasthan in India. It is simply an awesome place to visit and you won’t regret spending a day or two exploring the lanes of this Blue city. The main astonishing about this blue city which incorporates many blue-painted houses spread everywhere. It also signs of the high caste Brahmins living in those houses.
There is additionally a heap of cool activities that you can do in Jodhpur, being the very meaning of customary Rajasthani culture, you will certainly have an experience investigating this old gem of the blue city.
Best Things to do and enjoy in this Blue City Jodhpur
- Mehrangarh Fort
In this fort, you can rise opposite from a rough slope that itself stands over 120m in Jodhpur. Mehrangarh is one of the grandest fortresses in Rajasthan. The materials of this majestic fort were etched from the rock on which the fort stands and the structure converges with its base.It is still run by the Jodhpur regal family, Mehrangarh is pressed with history and legend. The biggest stronghold in India i.e. the Mehrangarh Fort was previously a royal residence and now a museum.
- Mandore Gardens
It is located at a short distance to the north of the focal point of Jodhpur. Mandore was the capital of Marwari before Jodhpur. Its nurseries with the rock porches and home to the perky dim Langurs. It also contains an assortment of dim red cenotaphs of earlier Jodhpur’s rulers.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
Maharaja Gaj Singh II lives in the part of this ridge castle. It was built in 1929 for Maharaja Umaid Singh. It was planned by the British draftsman Henry Lanchester and took over 3000 labourers in 15 years to finish its 365 rooms at an expense of around INR 11 million in those times. This castle is the place the well-known couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra got married.
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
It is a 72-hectare park and model of ecotourism that has been affectionately reestablished and planted with local species to show the characteristic variety of every district of blue city Jodhpur. The park is befuddled with walking trails that take you to the city walls around Devkund lake that spots local and migratory birds, butterflies and reptiles.
- Jaswant Thada
It is located at a short distance from the Mehrangarh Fort. Jaswant Thada was built in 1899. This white marble mausoleum serves as the cremation grounds for the royal family of Marwar. The cenotaph has some beautiful carved-marble lattice screens that hung with the portraits of the old ruler when going back to the 13th century.
- Clock Tower
The century-old clock tower is a city of landmark surrounded by the vibrant sounds, sights and smells of Sadar Market. It is a great place to shop and also souvenir heaven.There are loads of shawls here as well as silky scarves, you can also find the antique artefacts, wooden furniture, silver, gold, carpets, scarves, puppets, dyes textiles, bangles, shoes and bags full of Rajasthani colorful touch and many more
- Toorji Ka Jhalra
It is a geometrically magnificent step that has been rejuvenated after decades as a rubbish dump. Its clean lines and clear, fish-filled water that will leave you mesmerized.It was built in 1740 and this stepwell was one of the main sources of water during ancient times. You will see throughout India that the Toorji Ka Jhalra has multi-level steps allowing you to reach the water at any level.
We have shared these best places you can visit in the blue city – Jodhpur, Rajasthan and enjoy the trip with the places across Jodhpur. You will see the old heritage and learn about Jodhpur.