Top 24 Places to visit in Jodhpur

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Best things to do in Jodhpur and sightseeing in Jodhpur

Popular, colourful and culturally rich, Jodhpur is one of Rajasthan's most beautiful cities. It is also known as the Sun City of India and is said to have been built in the 15th century by a Rao Jodha. This city was earlier known as Marwar and is currently the second largest city of Rajasthan. From the stunning Mehrangarh Fort (from where you can see the stunning blue city), Umaid Bhavan Palace to the bustling Sardar Market, there is tons to do and explore in this touristy city. If you like your holidays to be quiet and laidback, Jodhpur may not be for you – atleast for the first couple of days. There is too much to keep you busy. Like almost all cities in Rajasthan, there are historical forts and palaces to explore and admire. Do carry a scarf and water for your afternoon expeditions should the heat tire you out. There are also umpteen restaurants and small cafes in Jodhpur which offer you delicious food and are also very welcoming. Jodhpur is also a great place to meet like-minded travellers. Jodhpur is well connected to all the major cities of the country via rail, road and air.

Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort stands on a rocky hilltop which is about 120 m from the ground. The fort is one of the most magnificent and biggest ones in the Indian sub-continent. Battlements of the fort is around 6m to about 36m in height. The fort is still maintained and run by a royal family of Jodhpur. The legend as well as history of the fort is not only interesting but enriched with battles, wars and more. The main entrance of the fort is from the northeast side and is called Jai Pol. There is a museum inside the fort that retains the antiques from the royal families as well as from the battles. The entry to the fort is free but there is a charge for the museum. You will have to walk around 300 m to reach the main entrance or take an autorickshaw for the same. Dodh Kangra Pol is the exit gate of the fort. There are other gates called Loha Pol and Suraj Pol as well.
One word:- MAMMOTH!
Bikashjyoti Pathak

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Abhinaba Chatterjee

232 Followers, 58 Reviews


One of the largest forts in India, it is well-maintained and the 'blue city' view from the fort is the best. On the way to the fort, you can witness locals dancing and singing. The entry and guide fee is high. The museum has a collection of paintings, palanquins, armoury etc. They do have an elevator facility for people who cannot climb much. Overall an impressive and must-visit place.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Best time to visit
October-February
Things to do
Explore history, culture
Open Hours
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Budget
Indian/foreigner: audio guide ?/60/400, camera/video ?100/250, human guide ?225

Umaid Bhawan Palace - Jodhpur

This is another of the palaces where the royals used to reside in the past and is today one of the museums where people explore different exhibits. Apart from being a museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the luxurious hotels in the city of Jodhpur. Once you travel around 3 kms from the city towards the southeast area, you will reach the place. Gaj Singh II still lives in one of the parts of the Umaid Bhawan. The palace was built in 1929. The place has about 365 rooms and was designed and created by one of the famous British architects – Henry Lanchester. This palace was originally made for Raja Umaid Singh. To successfully build this palace it took about 15 years with around 3000 workers working on it and about an expenditure of 11 million INR. Makrana marble was used in the exteriors of the palace whereas Burmese teak in the inside. The collection of vintage clocks is another attraction to be seen here.
Abhinaba Chatterjee

232 Followers, 58 Reviews


One of the world's largest private residences, it is divided into three parts: the residency of Rajputs, the museum, which is just a fraction of the palace that is open to visitors, while the rest has been converted into a luxury Hotel managed by Taj Hotels. The museum is well maintained, the vintage cars on exhibition were interesting to watch.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Riyanka Roy

1k+ Followers, 98 Reviews


Best time to visit
Any time
Things to do
Stay in the hotel luxury, explore museum
Open Hours
Museum: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Budget
No entry fees for the hotel, budget for museum- INR 25/INR60 – Indians/Foreigners respectively

Jaswant Thada - Jodhpur

This is one of the marble structures in Jodhpur that was made in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The place is located on a lake just about 1 km from Mehrangarh Fort. There is an array of domes that will first catch your attention when you step here. The place is not only welcoming but also at peace and away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Another attraction of the place is the view that it offers of the entire city of Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada was built in 1899 and the architecture contains of jalis on the cenotaph as well as various paintings of Rathore rulers straight from 13th century.
A memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers, it is an architectural landmark on the way to Mehrangarh Fort. It's built entirely of marbles, and glows when the sun rays fall on the surface. The gardens are well maintained, one can just sit back and relax.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


The Jaswant Thada features white marble lattice screen and whimsical domes. The Jaswant thada is full of portraits of Ranthore fighters. It is a peaceful plcae to relax and enjoy the stunning view of the fort and the city. After a tiring day, I liked the peaceful environment and it gives you a sense of calmness and purity. It is opened from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the evening and the entry fees is 30 rs for the foreigners and 15 rs for Indians.
Ruchi Jain

511 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in the city
Things to do
Check the architecture, relax in the peaceful environment
Open Hours
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Budget
Indians: INR 15, Foreigners: INR 30, Camera: INR 25/INR 30 respectively

Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay - Jodhpur

Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay is two star luxurious hotel in Jodhpur, well known for their luxurious accommodation services.
Very Simple, yet authentic - Chhotaram Prajapat's Homestay will give you a true sense of lifestyle in the desserts of Rajasthan. The family belongs to the 'weaver class' and remain simple in their lifestyle. The homestay is on the outskirts of Jodhpur, in the village of Salawas. Rajasthani culture is very colourful, their food has a personality of its own and these hosts will make sure you get a good dose of both! Extremely friendly people, they have understood the preferences of tourists and will cater to those efficiently. When there, do book one of the village safaris/treks which the family will organize and take you for - it can be on cherishing day to spend with the locals in the wilderness of Jodhpur. Let these friendly folks help you escape the hustle bustle of your city lives as you unwind in their cool mud-huts!
Karishma

397 Followers, 51 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever in Jodhpur
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Lalji Handicraft - Jodhpur

Are you interested in not only exploring but also investing in handicrafts? Then Lalji Handicraft should be a part of the things to do in Jodhpur. The entire shop is laden with antiques and handicrafts that you will love to buy. The shop is located in Rai ka Bagh and is a major recommendation from the locals. It is very important to negotiate here for the right prices. You can also expect to get fabrics, and textiles near the shop at Maharani Art Exports. Combine a visit to the Old City Market as well to indulge in shopping further.
For shelves laden with antiques, a quick stop at LALJI HANDICRAFTS at Rai Ka Bagh, is highly recommended. Bring cash and strong negotiating skills to MAHARANI ART EXPORTS at Katla Bazar. It is an absolute must for its variety of fabrics and textiles like bandhej, leheriya and silks in every hue imaginable. Visit the Old City Market to see millions of colors unfold before your eyes.
Prashi

804 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably evening time
Things to do
Shop and negotiate as much as you can
Open Hours
Till 7:00 pm
Budget
Free

Karni Bhawan Hotel - Jodhpur

Earlier a bungalow in the colonial times, Karni Bhawan was later transformed into a budget hotel to ensure comfort and basic luxuries to the people visiting Jodhpur. It is more like an eerie motel and is a good option for those travelling in groups or with family. They have a village themed restaurant for their guests along with sprawling lawns and a large pool. The rooms are furnished well but with a traditional feel. However, overall the rooms are spacious as well as clean and gives a decent experience at low costs.
Next we bid goodbye to Jaisalmer and proceeded to Jodhpur. Hotel Karni Bhawan was a wonderful old-style hotel and we had a comfortable 2-day stay here. The hotel lawn was beautiful and we enjoyed a cold December night bonfire there.
Smiti Maini

299 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Relax
Open Hours
Check in/Check out- Noon to Noon
Budget
N/A

Gypsy Restaurant - Jodhpur

Mouth watering food.
SHASHANK

7 Followers, 8 Reviews


Jodhpur Railway Station - Jodhpur

Jodhpur railway station is one of the way you can reach the city in an affordable manner. Trains from all around the nation reach Jodhpur station at different times of the day. If you do not have plans to stay in the city for long, the best is to keep the luggage in the railway cloak room in the security of the government officials and then take a short day trip of the Blue city before heading to Jaisalmer. It is one of the important places to visit in Jodhpur.
For a day visit you can keep your luggage at the railway cloak room and just take your valuables along. I did the same as I had a train to Jaisalmer the same night. You can hire a auto-rickshaw from outside the railway station, but only after settling on a decent fare.
Samantha Mascarenhas

280 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
24 hours
Budget
N/A

On The Rocks - Jodhpur

Looking for a restaurant from where you can enjoy the weather and views of the city? On the Rocks is a garden restaurant in Jodhpur and quite a popular one. The place is only 2 kms from the old city of Jodhpur. The place is always full of tourists and even locals. Indian cuisine is their specialty and there are barbecues that will surely enhance your taste buds. Playground options are available for those visiting with kids. There is a bar and dance floor option but only for adults and couples respectively.
The mutton rogan josh at ON THE ROCKS on Circuit House Road is unparalleled. This garden restaurant is one of the city's most famous eateries and offers a variety of barbecued dishes. There's a bar called Rocktails and a small playground for children, to keep everyone happy.
Prashi

804 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in the city
Things to do
Indulge in Indian food
Open Hours
12:30 PM to 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Budget
INR 115- INR 325 per dish

The Ajit Bhawan - Jodhpur

The Ajit Bhawan Palace is a hotel for the ones who do not like to compromise on the luxuries and comfort even while travelling. The palace might retain the look and architecture of old royal era but the accommodation and the amenities are totally stylish as well as modern. Activities like restaurant and a large swimming pool is also available. The rooms and suites are air conditioned and ensures comfortable furnishings to give a homely feel to the guests. There is a Jodhpur Café within the palace cum hotel for this who not only want to try Rajasthani delicacies but also for people who want international cuisines. There are spa and massage options for those who want to get pampered. There is a Lounge Bar to relax with some drinks during evening hours.
If you want to live like a king, the Ajit Bhawan Palace Resort on Circuit House Road is fantastic. Check into a luxury suite or tents, all designed to make you feel indulged. History buffs will feel at home-the place is decorated with antiques from the Raj.
Prashi

804 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When looking for stay options in Jodhpur
Things to do
Relax and get pampered
Open Hours
Check in/Check out- noon to noon
Budget
Room Starts at INR 5915

Jagat Vilas - Jodhpur

Jagat Vilas is three star luxurious hotel in Jodhpur, well known for their luxurious accommodation services.
Located near the Umaid Bhawan Road, the place was very comfortable and well-maintained. The couple running this place were extremely courteous and served us dinner when we reached late at 1 in the night. The stay was relaxing and the rooms were spacious.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever in Jodhpur
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

Janta Sweet Home Pvt Ltd. - Jodhpur

As the name suggests, this is one of the renowned sweet shops that one should definitely include in things to do in Jodhpur. Apart from the world famous sweets, they have a huge menu with Indian snacks to savour. Not only are the snacks good in size but also fresh and at affordable rates. Mawa Kachori is supposed to be one of the dishes that is a must try according to a lot of travelers. Do not forget to indulge in the true Rajasthani delicacies here.
If travel means food to you, this place is a must visit for you. Janta Sweet home is not only famous for the sweets but also it's iconic snacks menu offered. They are fresh and huge in size. One of the best food found there is Mawa Kachori. Dont miss this. Try. Enjoy.
Ruchi Jain

511 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
As soon as you are hungry
Things to do
Have sweets and snacks
Open Hours
Morning 7:00 AM to evening 7:00 PM
Budget
INR 100 per person

Clock Tower Road - Jodhpur

Clock tower is well known as Ghanta Ghar of Rajasthan was built by Lt. Shri Sardar Singh Ji. Sadar Market is famous nearby spot to shop in Jodhpur.
The century-old clock tower/ghanta-ghar is an old city landmark surrounded by the Sadar Market. Each bye-lane has its own specialty and bazaars selling textiles, handicrafts and silver jewellery.
Damini Aggarwal

278 Followers, 124 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever in Jodhpur
Things to do
City walk, Shopping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sardar Market - Jodhpur

Another of the affordable options for shopping nice Indian and Rajasthani textiles and fabrics as well as handicrafts, this is one place worth a mention in the list. The Sardar Market is an old village area for shopping and also offers some good and pure spices. However, one drawback of the place is that it is always crowded. There is a major attraction in the middle of the market in the form of a clock tower. Omlet guy is the best to head to for a quick bite whereas do not forget to try the Malai lassi when in the market. Overall, make a good budget for shopping and eating when here.
It is the old village market in the city and displays a lot of colorful options, be it handicrafts, fabric or spices. It is quite crowded and might be a bit too much for some people. A functional clock tower is right in the middle of this market. For quick bites, the famously hyped omelet guy will do and sweeten it down with some malai lassi.
Samantha Mascarenhas

280 Followers, 46 Reviews


Best time to visit
As soon as the market opens to avoid the crowd
Things to do
Shop spices, fabrics, handicrafts
Open Hours
Till 7:00 PM in the evening
Budget
For eating and shopping

Hotel Haveli - Jodhpur

Hotel Haveli is well known two star luxury hotel in Jodhpur. Its about 2 KM far from Jodhpur railway station.
Very affordable , and has traditionally done up rooms. The hospitality of the staff is impressive too.
Sanchita Nanda

375 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
Whenever in Jodhpur
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

RAAS - Jodhpur

Luxury is one word that defines RAAS as one of the boutique hotels on Jodhpur. The grand Haveli and the architecture is what will catch your attention as soon as you enter the place. The hotel is located on the foothills of Mehrangarh. The place has a huge spa, a large swimming pool and various dining options and restaurants. The view is enthralling with Mehrangarh just around the corner. The house has a flawless hospitality with a 24 hour room service to all the guests. The bathrooms in the room are stylish and the rooms are full of amenities and comfortable furnishings living up to the cost they charge per night.
Located at the foothills of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and in the prestigious north-eastern quarter of the walled city, RAAS is a gorgeous boutique hotel with old-world exteriors, modern decor, a spa, two restaurants and a resplendent view of the fort.
Prashi

804 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Get pampered
Open Hours
Check in/check out- noon to noon
Budget
Starts at INR 10855 per night

FLYING FOX JODHPUR - Jodhpur

If you are in for adventure when travelling to the beautiful city of Jodhpur, the best is to visit FLYING FOX once. It is more of a circuit which consists of about 6 zip lines located in the northern side of Mehrangarh. It passes via lakes, bastions as well as walls to give you a lifetime experience. There is no doubt that the activity is fun and worth the money you spend on it. Before the start of the sports, there are proper standards and guidelines that are explained for safety reasons. The entire tour might take you around 1-1 ½ hours. Chokelao Bagh is the starting point of this zip line.
This is meant for all the adventure lovers. Flying Fox offers you the unique oppourtunity to go zip-lining through the Mehrangarh Fort. People in a group of 12 can go for this. It is indeed fun and adventurous. Although i am more fond of water sports activities, trying this was also fun but scary too.
Ruchi Jain

511 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
Preferably early morning
Things to do
Adventure sports
Open Hours
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Budget
INR 1800 per person for the tour

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park - Jodhpur

This is a recent development in the city in 2006 and still calls to be a priority in the things to do in Jodhpur. The entire park is located on a ground of 72 hectare and full of the local species to give an idea about the diversity of the place to the tourists. The attraction is just next to the Mehrangarh Fort and the best part is that it has something different to offer at various times of the year. There are walking trails in the park where you can do bird watching as well as explore various reptiles and butterflies. There is a small café here for those who want to take a food break.
It was developed in the year 2006 with the aim of restoring the ecology of a large rocky wasteland area next to the fort. The most fascinating about this place is that it is interesting to expore this at different time of the year as it's foilage changes with evey season. It is open from 9:00 AM to 5;25 in the evening and one can also hire a guide for this.
Ruchi Jain

511 Followers, 88 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning or late afternoon
Things to do
Bird watching, explore nature
Open Hours
8am-6pm October-March, 7am-7pm April-September
Budget
INR 50- Entry, INR 100- Guide

Balsamand Lake - Jodhpur

This is a lake house which is quite a renowned one in the city of Jodhpur. According to tourists and locals, this is a must visit for all those who are coming to the enriched cultural hub for the first time. The swimming pool is the most eye-catching structure here with some spectacular carvings not only on the roof but also on the pillars. There is an open air restaurant to enhance the taste buds with some Indian and especially Rajasthani delicacies. If you are in the city with your mate, then there is nothing better to take them for a date here at Balsamand Lake.
A majestic lake house shadowing lake Balsamand is a must visit place. The major attraction here is the beautifully built swimming pool which has amazing carvings on the pillars and roof. The open air restaurant in Balsamand has scrumptious food to offer. Perfect setting for a date night!
Gargi Vishnoi

869 Followers, 84 Reviews


Best time to visit
Late evening or dinner time
Things to do
swim, eat, and relax
Open Hours
Restaurant is open from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Budget
depends on the bill

Mandore Garden - Jodhpur

Mandore Garden is a sightseeing place in Jodhpur and one that is at its best during early morning hours. There are memorials and temples in this garden that is more like a gem on the crown. However, most of the temples are empty or are either in ruins, it is still something that will interest the historical buffs. Well again, there are quite a number of monkeys roaming about in the garden. A few hours is all you need for this place where you can explore through a walking tour and even sit and relax for a while of the weather suits.
On our last day in Rajasthan , we had an afternoon flight so had the morning free for sight seeing. We visited Mandore gardens and I guess in the early morning we were the only people there. The Mandore gardens have a charming collection of temples and memorials mostly all of which were in ruins or empty. there were many monkeys at this place. We spent a few hours here and enjoyed icecream in the scorching heat.
Smiti Maini

299 Followers, 123 Reviews


Best time to visit
Early morning
Things to do
Explore the ruins, relax
Open Hours
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Mandore - Jodhpur

Mandore in the past was the capital as stated by the Marwar Maharajas. It is actually a small town based approximately 9 km from the Jodhpur city. Though, it is a part of the suburbs, it is still considered as a good option for things to do in Jodhpur. The town is in the north side. There are a number of gardens here called Mandore Gardens. There are temples all over the lush greenery with about 330 million gods and goddesses. Apart from that, there are various cenotaphs of the Marwar rulers from the past. Overall, it is an experience to behold.
Mandore, the former capital of the Marwar Maharajas, is about nine km north of Jodhpur. Its gardens are home to a temple for 330 million gods, as well as cenotaphs of several of Marwar's rulers.
Prashi

804 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Jodhpur
Things to do
Explore culture and art
Open Hours
Till evening 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Manvar Resort And Camp Jodhpur - Jodhpur

One of the important highlights of Jodhpur comes in the form of Manvar Resort and Camp which is located on the way to Jaisalmer. Once you step into the resort, the first welcoming thing will be the scrumptious Rajasthani food that is bound to enhance your taste buds. This is followed by a relaxation at the luxurious tent that you must have booked before entering the place. The tent is uber in its class and with comfortable furnishings that will surely pamper your senses. The itinerary of 2 days include a jeep safari on the first day which will take you over the sand dunes of the Thar Desert giving a unique experience. This safari will also help you explore the local culture to a great extent. Also, you can have a sneak peek of the wildlife of the area which is quite enthralling and enriched. Camel ride is also included in the two day plan which is again a unique activity to do. Enjoy the cultural performance that is held in the evening after such an exciting day. This will bring you closer to the state of Rajasthan. The amount spend is worth the experience you gain at this resort.
The cab ride to the Manvar Desert Camp and Resort from Jaisalmer was a short one. Post a delicious and sumptuous welcome lunch of Rajasthani delicacies (including the famous Daal Baati Choorma and Lal Maas), I was lead to my uber-luxurious tent. And, while I cannot describe it enough, the pictures speak for itself. Next in the 2-day itinerary was a jeep safari over the sand dunes of the Thar desert. The sand and sun never looked better! We also had a stopover at a local blacksmith's house, where he made Chillum and showed us how to smoke this local cigar. The jeep safari continued into the shifting dunes and we were surprised by the sneak-peaks of the wildlife, such as the Nil Gai and sprawling feathery companion in the Peacocks, along with the thrilling dune roller coaster ride. And the antelopes hopped beside us! The sky never looked so clear and beautiful. Finally, before my return to the camp, I took an interesting camel ride on the camel named Rattu. The evening brought a splendid cultural performance on a stage set between the tented camp. The hues of the desert sunset just added more dramatic effect to the amazing enjoyable evening.
Anand Dass

131 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
anytime
Things to do
watch cultural performance, explore Thar Desert, watch wildlife and a lot more
Open Hours
Check in/check out- noon to noon
Budget
Starts at INR 6500 per night

Samsara Luxury Resort & Camp - Jodhpur

The most amazing experience ever!!!
Nehali Garg

140 Followers, 17 Reviews


Osian - Jodhpur

Also known as 'Khajuraho of Rajasthan', its an oasis in the Thar desert. You should visit here to get a glimpse of life in bishnoi villages, visit ancient temples, enjoy a camel safari, or to do desert camping.
Sanchita Nanda

375 Followers, 3 Reviews


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