We have all heard of the greatness of Rajasthan’s culture, its history and folklore. Sharing its area with the Thar Desert is one of its most beautiful cities – Jodhpur – also known as the Blue city. For travellers who love history and take pleasure in admiring the greatness of the past mingling with rich culture, this place is a true delight for you. Jodhpur has always been a popular destination for royal ceremonies, lavish festivals and surely for its gorgeous palaces and forts. You can find some of the best hotels in Jodhpur for accommodation while on your Rajasthan tour. Check out the highlights of what you must do while in Jodhpur.
The mighty Mehrangarh Fort
The pride of Jodhpur, the gigantic and fascinating Mehrangarh Fort is a must-visit attraction for tourists. Standing atop of a hill, the fort offers an astonishing view of the blue-clad city. While at the fort, you can not only admire the intricate work on the walls but also visit the Sheesh Mahal – a fantastic museum within the premises. You can be a part of World Sufi Spirit Festival if you have travel plans for February.
Lip smacking delicacies of Rajasthan
Rajasthani cuisine has always managed to stand out and excite food lovers. It is a cuisine blooming with colours and mouth-watering aroma, and while you are in Jodhpur, it is a wonderful opportunity to savour upon these flavours. Mirchi Vada with tamarind chutney is a local snack which would please your senses. Don’t forget to order a Rajasthani thali, as it a mind-boggling combination of great spices, flavours and tradition of Rajasthan.
Adventurous souls would love this place
Jodhpur offers a perfect setting for an adrenaline junkie, with its fascinating zip-line course and paragliding. In the backdrop of the Mehrangarh Fort, waiting for you is 90 minutes of thrilling zip lining and adrenaline rush. If you are looking to go wilder – soar high in the sky and enjoy the aerial view while paragliding over this gorgeous city.
Shopping at the Sadar Bazaar
Rajasthan has always been famous for its craft, be it in terms of pottery or handicraft or clothing; everything that you find here is worth taking home. There are carpets; handmade decorative, bags, clothing and antique works can’t miss your eye. You would love to stroll through the market, witnessing the true essence of Rajasthan’s culture and shopping wonderful souvenirs to remember your journey.
Experience a royal stay at the palace hotels
Jodhpur is dotted with a number of palaces and their spellbound beauty. It is once in a lifetime experience to get the chance to get a royal treatment. Make the most of this opportunity and check out the luxury hotels of Jodhpur. One of the most popular and lavish palace hotels is the Umaid Bhawan Palace. You get the chance of meeting the Royal family which still lives in the palace while enjoying the lavishing amenities and cherishing these precious moments.
A religious getaway
For the spiritual enthusiasts, Jodhpur houses few famous Osian and Hindu temples in its premises. The Mahamandir temple dates back to 1812 and stands as a great example of Rajasthan’s great craftsmanship and works.
These are just the highlights of the many more amazing things about Jodhpur that are yet to unfold. It is a magical city which is hiding a pleasing surprise at every corner. Plan your trip and enjoy the best of Jodhpur’s sand dunes, camel rides, architectural marvels and its culture.