Jodhpur, you beauty!

Photo of Jaswant Thada, Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by mainak biswas
Photo of Mehrangarh Fort and Museum, Fort Road, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India by mainak biswas

Jodhpur, the second-largest city of Rajasthan (India), is also known as the Sun City (for the bright sunshine it enjoys throughout the year) and the Blue city (due bluish hue of uniformly blue-washed houses in the town). Jodhpur is a thriving ancient city, rich with colour, history, and small side streets that act as a maze; making it an apt destination for travellers looking forward to savouring the colours of Rajasthani life. And the main Jodhpur market is the most vibrant area you will ever come across. The best time to visit Jodhpur is from October to March. In fact, you should plan your Rajasthan trip in a way that you can get the best of the state while keeping the heat aside – the winters!

Some of the best places to visit in Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Toorji Ka Jhalra, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and Umaid Heritage Art School. Jodhpur is also famous for antiques, bandhani, footwear, red chillies, and traditional men & women wear. Reaching Jodhpur is very easy as it is well connected by road and rail with major cities of India. There is also a domestic airport with flights from Delhi, Mumbai and a few other cities.

Before You Go to the Blue City of Jodhpur

Everyone visiting India NEEDS a tourist visa. You can read my whole post on how to get one here, or go straight to iVisa and let them walk you through the process. It’s really easy to get one online. You cannot, however, show up and get one at the airport.

I would also recommend getting some travel insurance during your stay simply because you never know what may happen with your luggage or health. I swear by World Nomads, as do most travel bloggers I know.

If you don’t want to get a SIM card, Trabug is a really good alternative, and they’ll deliver straight to where you’re staying.