Detailed Guide To Jodhpur - Shop, Eat and Places to visit in Jodhpur

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After the visit to Jaisalmer, I became thirstier to see the other parts of Rajasthan through my naked eyes, especially Jodhpur, the city of magical blue. So, when I got the opportunity to celebrate the very first day of the year with those blue-painted houses and the charming fort, I could not miss it.

About Jodhpur

The Blue City, or Jodhpur, is the second-largest city in Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city of Jodhpur, or Jodhpur, is the second-largest city in Rajasthan. Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur in 1459. It bears his sole name. The name certainly fits because most of the buildings, including the forts, palaces, temples, and even residences, are constructed in striking blue hues. The old city and the new city are the two halves that make it up. With its eight gates leading out of the citadel, Mehrangarh's enormous, commanding fortress dominates a rocky slope. The cleanest city was built to serve as the new capital of the Rathore kingdom, known as Marwar (the merchant people of this city were called Marwari). Gaj Singh, the last king of Jodhpur, maintained the charm of history as before and started to modernise the city with high rises and luxurious hotels.

Additionally, Jodhpur is renowned for the unique Marwari or Malani horse breed, which is only found there.

Among the magnificent palaces and forts in Jodhpur City are the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace, and Rai ka Bag Palace. The city is known as the "Sun City" because to its continuously sunny and bright weather throughout the year.

Here I am going to take you to the virtual tour of Jodhpur with me.

In this video I have covered complete Jodhpur city with all it's hidden gems (best sunset and sunrise points), shopping places, where to eat and also some untouristed places linked with Ramayana.

Must-see sights in Royal Jodhpur

The city of Jodhpur is a famous tourist destination owing to its royal heritage. Places of tourist interest in Jodhpur include a clean and massive fortress, striking cenotaphs, and spectacular gardens. Besides forts and palaces, the House of Mandodari, also situated in Jodhpur, can be a major attraction for travellers. Some of the famous attractions in Jodhpur are as follows:

View the blue city from the roof of Mehrangarh Fort:-

The Mehrangarh Fort, one of Rajasthan's biggest forts, is situated 400 feet above the city of Jodhpur. The Sun god, from whom the Rathores claim origin, is honoured in the fort's name. The most famous and popular landmark in the city is the Mehrangarh Fort. Its size is impressive, and there is a museum within with collections of palanquins, furniture, cannons, paintings, and traditional musical instruments that are on display. One of the best collections of miniature paintings from the Mughal era is found at the Daulat Khana, a gallery within the museum. I've visited the fort's Chamundi Devi temple. For its sheer magnificence, it's sort of a must-see for anybody arriving in Jodhpur.

The stunning view of the entire city of Jodhpur from the fort was amazing, the houses painted blue, and the city palace view from the top of the fort, totally worth it!!!

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Cherish the historic memories with Jaswant Thada:-

A magnificent white marble monument known as Jaswant Thada honours Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. To honour his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, Maharaja Sardar Singh constructed Jaswant Thada, often known as the "Taj Mahal of Marwar." A marble stone with exquisite carvings gave the main cenotaph a temple-like shape. This lovely cenotaph is flanked by the serene lake Devkund and a tranquil garden filled with the chattering of various birds. Numerous miniature cenotaphs in the shape of temples serve as evidence that members of the royal family slept soundly. Worth visiting the location and rediscovering old memories.

Mandore Garden is proved that Epic Ramayana exists:-

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I found exact same at Mandore garden with a charming collection of temples, cenotaphs and high rock terraces what I thought. A cool breeze was blowing like a sizzling style in the garden. For people seeking peace, there can be no better place than Mandore Garden. Before visit Mandore Garden I was thinking that this garden is famous for its beautiful view along with 33 crores of temples but after been this place I stunned to see that this place is actually the birthplace or maternal home of Mandodari the wife of the eternal villain in Epic Ramayana: Dasabhatar Ravana. Everyone knows about Ramayana; the war between Lord Ram & Ravana. So when I visited the palace of Mandodari & her father May Danava I really flattered.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is the pride of Royal Rajasthan:-

In my personal view among the world’s largest private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace is located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The palace has been divided into three wings – museum, the residence of the erstwhile royal family of Gaj Singh and the heritage hotel. The palace is also known as Chittar Palace due to the extensive use of Chittar sandstone and its location on Chittar hill.

Best Time to visit

If you wish to visit Blue city-Jodhpur I suggest you visit the place from October to March.

How to reach

The domestic airport for Jodhpur is about five kilometres from the city's centre. Daily flights to Jodhpur are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur, and other significant Indian cities. To get to any location in the city, cabs and cars are readily available outside the airport.

Where to Stay

There are so many hotels, resorts, homestays, hostels and BnB available in Jodhpur and you have to decide exactly which part of the city you want to stay.

Where to Eat and What to Eat

Jodhpur is undoubtedly a food lover's paradise, with delectable meals like the luxurious Rajasthani thali, unusual ones like papad ki sabzi and gutte ki sabji, and meaty treats like laal mas. Then there are the delectable kachoris, pani patasa, makhaniya lassi, and deserts like ghevar , jodhpuri laddoo and malpua to satisfy your sweet tooth.

You can try the famous delicacies at below restaurants :

Onion Kachori and Mawa Kachori at Janta Sweet House

Makhaniya Lassi at Shri Mishrilal Hotel

A deluxe Rajasthani thali at Umaid Bhawan

What and Where to Buy at Jodhpur

Jodhpur is famous for bandhej saree, doppatta and lahengas, antiques, footwear, jewelry and block print work. Go and hop around the famous markets of Jodhpur, which are Clock Tower Market, Nai Sarak, Mochi Bazaar, Umaid Bhawan Palace Market, Kapraa Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar.

How long the trip should be

Ideally 3 to 4 days are enough to visit entire Jodhpur with some shopping and eating experiences.

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