Places to Visit in Jodhpur

Situated in the midst of the Great Thar desert, the city of Jodhpur is the gateway of the Thar. This city is soaked with the blue hue resembles with the sky; this called the “Blue City”. Formerly the Capital of the Marwar kingdom, Jodhpur is dotted with numerous forts, palaces, havelis, lakes and shopping markets which depicts like a mirage in the oasis standing since the bygone era. The several tourist spots in this place bear the great royal heritage and make it a perfect vacation with the family and friends. Apart from the wonderful palaces and forts, Jodhpur is world-wide famous for its unique vibrant festivals like International kite festival, Nagpur festival, camel festival etc which attract thousands of tourists every year to this desert city.

Best Time To Visit

The winter season especially between the months of November to February is the perfect time for places to visit in Jodhpur. With the cool ambience and soothing temperature, it makes easy and tireless for the tourists to sightsee more places in a day.  However the monsoon time is also advisable to visit, but as this is placed in the arid zone of the State, the visit in summer time is not to be advised because of the scorching heat of the sun.

How to Reach?

Jodhpur city is well inter-linked with other cities like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and other parts of India via roadways, railways and airways. Jodhpur has its own national airport as well as railway station and also has expressway connectivity on roads.

Best places to visit in Jodhpur include-

Mehrangarh Fort

Considered to be the greatest tourist place to visit in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts of India. Situated at the peak of the hill and surrounded by massive rock walls, this fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459AD. The astonishing architecture of the entrance, walls, alleyways of this fort and the famous seven decorated gates adds the reputation of this place. This fort symbolizes the glorious tales of the ancient era and stands still as the flag bearer of the rich heritage of Rajasthan.

Phool Mahal

Phool Mahal-aka the “Palace of Flowers”, is the most lavishly decorated hall in the Meharangarh fort built in the 18th century. It was a royal recreational hall for the rajas and Maharajas where artsists like dancers, singers performed in this hall. This hall has separate open as well as closed rooms especially for the private use. The extravagant floral design on the walls and ceilings of this place and the gold filigree work has done in the hall makes it the best place to amplify its maestro.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 100 for Indians, INR 600 for foreigners

Jaswant Thada

Considered to be one of the most decorated architectural milestones of the city of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is situated near to the Meherangarh Fort. This cenotaph was built in the year 1899 AD with white marbles. The great architecture and the intricate design of this place are embedded with the best outlook and the splendid artistry makes this place one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur. This cenotaph is surrounded with lush green garden which adds the beauty to this place.

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners

Umaid Bhawan Palace

One of the last constructed palaces of India, this Bhawan holds the beauty of the designs and architecture of this city. This palace was built by Raja Gaj Singh in 1943AD. Some part of this palace is dedicated to the heritage hotel and some part is an established museum of this palace presenting the regal history of the old times. Visiting this place is a must-do for the tourists coming to Jodhpur. 

Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM (Sunday Closed)
Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians, INR 100 for foreigners

Toorji ka Jhalra

The Mahenjodaro style famous Kund-stepwall of this place is the wellknown destination of Jodhpur. Originally built in 1740AD by Maharaja Abhay Singh for the ceremonial bath for the women on the eve of Gangaur festival, this step wall has its fair share of history of the old times. With the decorated intricacies in carvings of the elephants, lions, cow and pictures of several deities, this place is designed to attract tourists for the harmless recreational water games in the summer.

Timings: Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee: Free

Kaylana Lake

Situated at 8 km distance from the Jodhpur city, this artificial lake was built in the year 1872 by Raja Pratap Singh. Primarily built to supply the drinking water, this lake has become one of the best halting places in the traveler's road tripping between Jaisalemr to Jodhpur. The specialty of this place is the beautiful sunset in the horizon. During the winter, this lake becomes the habitat for the migratory birds coming from Siberia, China and central Asia.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free

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