If you get to spend a weekend or more in jodhpur, we have curated 10 Best places to visit in Jodhpur . In case you are planning you trip to Jodhpur then you can check out out Jodhpur Planning Guide.
Below are the list of Top 10 Best places to visit in Jodhpur.
1. Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh fort is one of the most beautiful forts of Rajasthan. The fort is currently turned into a Museum, one required to pay an entry fee (₹600 for foreigners and ₹120 for Indians) to get inside. It is almost 600 years old wand is one of the largest forts in India. You get beautiful view of the city from this fort. The fort also offers sunset fine dine restaurants and zip line activities to choose from if Museum is not your thing. You can know more on the fort here.
2. Jaswant Thada
Jaswant Thada is in close proximity to Mehrangarh fort, it’s a white coloured memorial, built in honour of King Jaswant Singh. Its a beautiful marble architecture located in a perfect place with lake one side, view of the Mehrangarh fort and the city from other side. It also has entry fee ( ₹50 for foreigners and ₹30 for Indian).
3. Umaid Bhavan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace is located 8-10km away from the city and in a calm beautiful surrounding. You can take an Ola or Uber to reach this palace. It’s still a palace cause the present king of Jodhpur stays in this palace. Part of the Umaid Bhavan is opened for tourists in form of Museum. It showcases how the palace built and the expensive vintage cars the King owns. The palace is currently rented, and converted into a super luxury hotel. If you can afford it you should stay here to get a feel like royals but in case you are like us you can book your airBnB from the below link.
4. Blue Houses
Blue houses in Jodhpur are Instagram famous. Jodhpur city is also known as blue city of India. You can check out an Old jodhpur lane, where the houses are painted blue. We really do not know the real reason to paint the houses blue. We heard many stories about castism and heat cooling. This lane you can easily walk and explore, be ready for small allies and dingy lanes during your walks.
5. Mandore Garden
You can visit Mandore garden, if you want to see the only place where Ravana is worshipped. It is Ravanas wife Mandodari’s birthplace, hence both of them are worshipped here. You can expect garden, temple, many memorials of kings and beautiful cave paintings.
6. Ghanta Ghar
If you are in the market area you will definitely bump into a clock tower in the middle of the market of Jodhpur. Therefore, you really don’t need to put extra effort to visit this you will definitely cross this tower few occasions during your stay.
7. Laal Maas
If you are in Jodhpur then best place to eat is Indique and you need to try their Laal Maas. Laal Maas is a slow cooked meat curry very specific to the region of Jodhpur, which you can’t miss in your trip to Jodhpur. Therefore, It’s a must have dish on the Rajasthani cuisine.
8. Bishnoi Village Tour
Bishnoi village is very famous about their human and animals co existing policies. You can choose any tour operator from Jodhpur to visit the village see their lifestyle and learn from them. The villagers love for nature is exemplary. The women in the village takes care of deers, plants with the same love and care, that they will shower for their own children. If you have an extra day then, one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur would be, opt for this village tour.
9. Day tour to Sand dunes
If you do not have any plan to visit Jaisalmer then you can club sand dune trip along with Bishnoi village tour from Jodhpur only. There are plenty of dune stays and desert camps near by Jodhpur that you can visit. Therefore you can opt for a night in desert or a day trip in time constraints.
Jodhpur is shoppers paradise. If you want to buy some souvenirs, the bazaar near Ghanta ghar will be the best place to be. Starting from display items, miniature dolls, leather journals, handmade intricate paintings etc. Therefore you can choose to do your Indian shopping from Jodhpur.