1.About The Blue City (Jodhpur) Tourism:
If you wish to admire the charisma of historical Rajasthan, then nothing can be better than the grandeur of Jodhpur city. There is a saying by Jennifer Lee; “ Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”. And Gustav Flaubert says, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. Visiting Places in Jodhpur blog will define the beauty of nature, famous restaurants, palaces and traditional dishes, offbeat ride, local people and the culture.
Jodhpur built on the rock, sometimes the walls with mountain and robust foreign presence are confused; hides the most delicate latticework of Rajasthani architecture and beautiful palace. Musealization has a great chivalric epic and palatial loves that one day inhabited these walls.
Rajasthan, also known as “The Land of the Kings”, also contains other delights. One of them is the “Blue City” of Jodhpur; named as most homes here are coloured blue.
Other Travel Experiences in Jodhpur:
From blue houses, magnificent forts and palaces, lots of temples and colourful fairs and festivals to delicious lassi and spicy Mirchi Bada, Jodhpur will give you a concentrated experience of Rajasthani culture.
With the various beautiful names like The blue city, Sun City or Marwadland is majestic and the centre of attraction for all world with its true Rajasthani Art, Culture, Food, Historical, Biggest Fort, Palace, and World Heritage sites.
India’s biggest Fort is “Mehrangarh Fort”; where 1000 People are working to maintain the beauty of this Forts.
The kingdom of Marwadland is popular for Artists and their hospitality. With the Most expensive Hotel, royal lifestyle fascinate many people across the world.
Only from there you understand why Jodhpur is known as the Blue City, as a vast majority of the houses of the old town look blue or indigo once reserved for families of Brahmins.
2. Why To Travel Jodhpur:
The jaw-dropping mountain fort of Mehrangarh, ancient Indian culture, true Rajasthani Art, Yashwant Thada (Taj mahal of Rajasthan), hospitality and Patriotism are the main reason; why you should not miss to visit Jodhpur; at least once in a life. The people of Jodhpur believes in the great gesture of “Padharo Mhare Desh” to welcome their guest in whole Rajasthan.
Jodhpur’s most popular Fast-food chain across Rajasthan JMB (Jodhpur Misthan Bhandar); can be seen everywhere and you must try there Mawa Kachori is sweet and Spicy. Also, try Dal-Bati in City’s Street.
Dear folks, Rajasthani people known for two main reasons; hospitality and loyalty towards soil. Most of the war hero’s and Military Personnel belong to Rajasthan; specifically from Marwadland and Shekhawati region.
3. The weather of Jodhpur:
Weather of Jodhpur is Hot and dry. Normal temperature in summer is from 20 to 45 degrees; hot and sunny. For travellers, November to February is the best months to visit; where new year and winter is stunning due to sunny clouds. During this interval, the temperature varies from 3 to 20 degree Celsius; which is the best and most comfortable weather to enjoy your vacation. It would not be feasible to travel in Summer, due to hot summer; especially for foreigners.
4. Location of Jodhpur:
Second Largest City in Rajasthan is situated in the centre of Rajasthan; which is 350 Km from Jaipur, the Capital City of the state. Old city is bounded by Wall and Gates (Traditional Gate). Earlier this Marwar Kingdom was led by Rao Jodha of Mandore; one of the kingdoms who supported Mughals. If you are passionate about knowing history; come once in your life; you will get many interesting facts about India’s history; especially the era of Mughals. Reasons to Visit Jodhpur in 2020-Blue City blog will define the beauty of nature, famous restaurants, palaces and traditional dishes, offbeat ride, local people and the culture.
5. Where to Stay in Jodhpur:
In Jodhpur royal and normal, both lifestyles can be seen. But Jodhpur is known for the uyffrtyui
Royal lifestyle. Here normal guest house charges INR 300 to INR 1000 and best hotel Umaid Palace charges INR 25000 minimum for one-night accommodation. Umaid Palace is a historical palace and recently it has been in the news about the marriage of Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra and Hollywood Singer Nick Jonsson. This Palace is also Published in Top magazine for Best “Royal Wedding Destination in India”. Along with other reasons Umaid Palace is one of the best visiting places in jodhpur.
6. Where And What to Eat in Jodhpur:
If you are vegetarian then you can eat anywhere in the city. But if you prefer non-vegetarian then it might take some time to find a good restaurant for you. Gipsy Dining Hall is one of the most popular and attracted restaurant among travellers. I would suggest you to try in Bal Samand lake palace and have dinner in Mehrangarh with beautiful scenic view of the blue city. For nightlife, you can try Geoffrey’s Pub.
Traditional Dishes of Jodhpur:
- Curry made with chilli, Raab, Atte ka Halwa, Lapsi,
- Kadhi Pakoda, Badam Halwa, Bajre Ka Sogra, Kabuli,
- Chandaliya Sabji, Kaalchakra Mirch Sabzi
- Rolling Beans Curry, Pachkutaa, Kaju Draksh ki Sabji,
- Kadhi, Curry Made Out of sweet Gulab Jamun, Curry Made Out of Namkeen
Delicious Dishes of Jodhpur:
- Makhan Bada, Mawa Kachori,
- Ghevar, Mava, Malpua, Besan Barfi,
- Gulab Jamun, Thorr, Moti Chur Laddu,
- Rasmalai, Rasgulla, Besan Chakki, Kulfi of varying flavour
Some Elite Restaurants in Jodhpur:
- Shandar Sweet House, Gypsy, Indique
- Janta Sweet House, Mehran Terrace
- Jharokha, Baradari Restaurant, Darikhana
- Hanwant Mahal, White House Cafe
Street Food Destinations in Jodhpur:
- Pal Road, Clock Tower Market, C road Sardarpura
- Mahalaxmi Misthan Bhandar, C road, Nai Sarak, Shanicharjika Than
7. Places to Visit in Jodhpur:
a) Mehrangarh Fort:
- Visit the Ranisar and Padmasar lakes
- Explore the fort’s museum
- Go ziplining (Flying Fox Tour)
- Take a guided tour around the fort
- Visit the Chokelao Bagh
b) Umaid Bhawan Palace (One of the best tourists visiting places in jodhpur):
- Observe a stunning vintage car collection
- View the clock collection throughout different periods of history
- Trek your way to the Palace
c) Jaswant Thada:
- Relax in the nearby lakes and gardens
- Enjoy a stunning view of Umaid Palace from here
- Explore the stunning architecture
d) Mandore Gardens:
- Visit the nearby museum
- Have a picnic here
- Go street shopping nearby
- Visit the Mandore Fort which is in ruins
e) Kailana Lake:
- Go Boat Riding
- Have a Picnic
- Birdwatching (seasonal)
f) Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park:
- Start your trip here with The Visitors Centre
- Explore the park by using the walking trails
- Visit the outdoor museum
- Check out the native plant nursery
- Relax in cafes or shop for souvenirs
g) Clock Tower:
- Shop at the Sardar Bazar
- Enjoy Rajasthani cuisines
h) Chamunda Mata Temple:
- Attend the evening aarti
- Get a stunning view of the blue city and Umaid Bhavan
i) Balsamand Lake:
- Visit the nearby gardens to view an artificial waterfall
- Boat riding
j) Masuria Hills Garden:
- Catch some great city views.
- Have a picnic with your family.
- Eat at the nearby restaurant.
8. How to Reach Jodhpur:
Jodhpur is well-connected city from rest of India. Jaipur is just 350 km and Udaipur is 250 km whereas Delhi is 650 km and Mumbai is 1000 km from Jodhpur.
Jodhpur has Domestic Airport and you can find daily flight connectivity for Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, any few more cities.
Jodhpur is in the Western region in Rajasthan and Hub of Marwadland. One of the most popular railway stations is Marwad Junction.
You can get direct daily train for Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and MP with many other destinations.
Most frequently mode of transportation used by locals and Travellers. you can get a bus for Jaipur in just 400 INR. You can prefer personal commute medium to enjoy the Road-Trip.
9. Other Visiting Places in Jodhpur:
Khejarla derives its name from the Khejri Tree that can be found at the village. The tree holds significance in the village as it is believed to have saved the Fort when hit by Mughal cannons. The classic Rajput – Mughal architecture is built on a small hillock and is owned by the Bhati clan of Rajputs. The family of Khejarla has descended from the royal family of Jaisalmer.
The Fort is divided into four sections: Entrance, Zenana Mahal (South Block), Mardana Mahal (West Block), Main Courtyard (East Block).
- Ranakpur Jain Temple: One of the stunning architectures in Marwadi style. It has 1444 Pillars with a unique design that you can see the sculpture from anywhere.
- Pali is known as Actual Rural Marwadland where you will find lots of temples and ancient architecture.
- Pokhran: It is in Jaisalmer; 170 km from Jodhpur know for Nuclear Test Site, where first nuclear was successfully tested. It requires permission from higher authority to visit; otherwise, you can visit the museum.
True Thar feeling from Khimsar, where sandy roads and camping site can be seen during drive. Hotel Khimsar Fort and Dunes is best to enjoy Tradition of Rajasthan.
- Phalodi: Stunning town near Jodhpur, where you can experience how tiny villagers survive in Desert.
- Bishnoi Village: One of the best camping spot and visiting places in Jodhpur.
- Osian: Real Rajasthani experience with folk dance with Rajasthani dinner in midnight. Charismatic nightlife over-sand. It will take one hour to reach here and the road is quite good.
- Dry River (Luni):
Fascinating sand river. Try to live with Villagers. They have homestay for tourists
10. Closing Key Note:
I have this personal affinity for the desert. and fascinated by the desert. I love it. The desert, when the sun comes up. I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began. It seems like in the empire of the desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen. And yes!! one more thing I would like to stress on, “The desert does not mean the absence of men, it means the presence of God”.
The main reason for visiting in Jodhpur is historic places, Folk Music, art, culture, Handicraft, Buildings and Forts, Palace and Sandy Desert. You can be a witness of this true land of Art and their lifestyle. Here you will find most of the foreign tourists around you and they are amazing and very generous. Try to take a separate rental car/bike and explore it. Usually, it will take 3-4 day to explore the whole city and nearby places.
I agree with the thought and saying of Mehmet Murat Ildan when he says; “If the desert allows the trees to proliferate, the desert shall disappear! Therefore the desert has no choice but to be the enemy of the trees!”