The largest princely state of Rajasthan, the heritage city of Jodhpur was once the capital of the strong and powerful kingdom of Marwar. The city retains much of medieval flavor till date with an ambiance that instantly reminds of grandeur and glory of another era.
Flights to Jodhpur
Jodhpur is well connected to cities like Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, and Udaipur at least three times a week. The airport is situated at a distance of 5kms from the city centre.
The wide variety of places of stay in Jodhpur ranges from renowned luxury hotels to great deluxe heritage hotels, mid rung and budget hotels. Budget travelers can book a stay in holiday inns and lodges.
Activities and Sightseeing
This beautiful ‘blue city’ is sprinkled with forts and palaces throughout. There’s lot to do in Jodhpur – from shopping to sightseeing and savoring the traditional taste of royal cuisine.
The sightseeing tour in Jodhpur revolves around the following places:
- Mehrangarh Fort
- The Phool Mahal
- Moti Mahal
- Sheesh Mahal
- Mehrangarh Fort Palace Museum
- Jaswant Thada
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Museuml
After all the sightseeing, head to the local markets – Sardar Market and Giridikot market – in the heart of the city to pick up a selection of handicrafts – leather goods, metal curios, paintings, silverware, tie-dye fabrics, custom tailored ‘jodhpuris’, and richly embroidered ‘jootis’. Another specialty of Jodhpur includes fine cotton ‘durries’ and wool available in vibrant colors, woven in villages around Jodhpur.
Take along sunglasses, light cottons, a wide brimmed hat, and plenty of sunscreen to fight the bright and strong sun. For winters, pack a thick coat or jacket, socks, gloves, and a sweater to beta the cold weather. Don’t forget your prescription drugs.