Jodhpur: Places to Visit, Things to do & Attractions

Jodhpur - The Blue City

The blue city, Also known as “Gateway to Thar” has Mehrangarh Fort, which is one of the most magnificent forts in India. The city has palaces, forts, temples with great historical significance and one can explore the rich culture of the city.

Also popular are the handicrafts, folk dances & songs, antiques, textiles and leather items. Jaswant Thada & Umaid Bhawan Palace are also major tourist attractions in Jodhpur.

You can relax while you go for desert safaris, shopping and camel rides. With a wide variety of food options and desert camps, the journey to Jodhpur is an exciting one.

A trip to Jodhpur will give you an experience of cultural heritage in Rajasthan. If you are planning to book Jodhpur tour packages, get in touch with Indiator.


Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput Chief in the Rathore family. Rao Jodha conquered the surrounding territory and founded a state called Marwar, which became the capital of Jodhpur. The city was present on the linking road between Delhi to Gujarat.


As it is known fact, Rajasthan is hotter & humid during summers, it is best to visit Jodhpur from October to March, i.e. the Winter season.


Jodhpur cuisines include the traditional Rajasthani delicacies including various sabzi, sweets. Some of the lip-smacking dishes that you should definitely try include Gatte ki Sabzi, Kaju Draksh Ki Sabji, Ker Sangri Sabzi, Saiv Tamatar ki Sabzi and much more.


You will witness Rajput culture & people here are hospitable. You will find people in colorful attires and women with jewelry and men in colorful turbans.


Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur carries a historical significance & a Rajasthani culture. The fort, palaces & temples set alongside desert & lakes gives an idea of ancient royal life and the transformation into a modern city under Maharaja Umed Singh.

Things to do in Jodhpur

The blue city will leave you mesmerized and visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada & Umaid Bhawan Palace will enlighten you about the bygone era.

Go zip-lining & Paragliding:

It’s a great activity for adventure lovers and the Mehrangarh Fort has 6 zip lines and can be enjoyed. While flying, you would get to see the Mehrangarh Fort, lakes & parks. It takes approx. 90 minutes to complete.  Mehrangarh Fort also serves as great Paragliding spot and you can enjoy the desert beneath.

Hop on a camel for exciting Camel Safari in the Thar Desert:

A camel safari is the best way to witness the rural desert life. You can ride on a Camelback and spend the night underneath the stars.

Lip-smacking street foods:

Street foods like Mirchi Vade are a must try, Pyaz ki Kachori, sweet Mawa Kachori, Rajasthani Thali are also famous and can be tried.

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park:

It is a treat for nature lovers and you can find native species of rock-loving plants here.

Go for a small walk on the streets of the blue city:

Without thinking much, explore the local streets of the city and enjoy the views of the blue houses, the market and local people chatting.

Cook at Spice Paradise:

An ancient spice shop run by husband & wife, are famous for conducting cooking classes and you can enjoy cooking some Indian recipes.

Bishnoi Village Safari:

Bishnoi Village Safari is an exciting safari that includes weaving sessions, potteries, and lunch with a Rajasthani family.

Explore the desert:

You will be thrilled to drive in the desert and you can spot birds, black bucks along the sands. Also, a stay at desert camp can enjoy at night.

Shopping Rajasthani style:

Textiles, handicrafts, trinkets and Rajasthani Sarees will surely attract you and you will end up buying colorful items from Jodhpur. Bed covers & quilts in different kinds of prints are also famous.

Osian Desert Safari:

You can enjoy at Osian Desert Safari on a camel cart & relax in desert camps. A camel ride will be a thrilling experience. Spend the night enjoying folk singers & dances followed by dinner.

Bustling Bazar of Old Jodhpur:

Visiting Sardar market will give you local experience and you can shop for jootis, bangles. Other markets that should be checked out are Mochi Bazaar, Kapra Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar.

Places To Visit & Attractions In Jodhpur:

Mehrangarh Fort:

One of the largest forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort is a spectacular piece of art. It is located in the centre of the city at the top of the hill. The fort is built using red sandstone is an impressive monument with a history that attracts visitors.

Umaid Bhawan Palace:

It was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh of Rathore Family and is a must visit the place. It is one of the heritage hotels of Jodhpur and is spread across lush-green gardens.

Jaswant Thada

It’s a beautiful white monument built in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh and is also referred as Taj Mahal of Marwar. The interiors are carved intricately and hold portraits of rulers of Jodhpur.

View the city at Clock Tower:

Based in the Sadar Market & narrow alleys, Clock Tower is a major a landmark and one can visit the markets selling Indian vegetables, spices, sweets, textiles and much more.

Chamunda Devi Temple:

At the end of the Mehrangarh Fort, you will find Chamunda Devi Temple and it contains the main idol of Chamunda Mataji.

Peace out at Balsamand Lake:

You can lose yourself at Balsamand Lake and sit back and watch birds, peacocks. It is a peaceful lake and quite clean with greenery alongside.

A peek into Mandore Fort:

Mandore Fort is a fine piece of Architecture and the ruins of the temple is an attractive sight. The Mandore Gardens are also a major attraction of the place.

 Watch the sunrise at its best, stop at Ranisar lake:

You will get to see the beauty of sunrise & sunsets here on Ranisar lake.

Chand Bawri:

This ancient stepwell has 3500 steps that lead to 20m water and is one of the major historical landmarks.

Machia Biological Park:

This biological park has a zoo inside and features many animals like lions, tigers, jackals, hyenas, desert cats and desert foxes.

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