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25 Must Visit Places in Jodhpur Rajasthan for an Awesome Royal Holiday

Jodhpur city is undoubtedly one of the most exuberant and historic tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Dubbed as the Blue city, Jodhpur is a perfect destination for those who love to take a walk back in time and have a keen eye for details. On the other hand, the city also welcomes those who enjoy soaking in the culture and traditions and accept uniqueness as a way of life.

So, if you are someone who wants to learn more about the rich history of Rajasthan or imbibe in the vivacious culture, Jodhpur is certainly the best pick for you.

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Quick Jodhpur Essential Travel Information

Jodhpur Nickname Blue City/ Sun City of India
Best Tourist Places in Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar,Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev,Masuria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak, Bhim Bhirak Cave etc.
Popular Festivals of Jodhpur Nag Panchami, Marwar festivals, Nav Sati, Gangaur, Veerpuri fair, Holi, Diwali etc.
Popular Markets in Markets Markets Sojati Gate, Station Road, Tripolia Bazar, Mochi Bazaar, Nai Sarak, Clock Tower, Sarafa Bazaar, Lakhera Bazaar, Sardar Market etc.
Top Things to Do in Jodhpur Shopping, Camel Safari, Desert Camping, Zip-lining and Paragliding, Desert Dinner, Boating, Bird Watching, Cycling Tour etc.

List of Top Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur Rajasthan

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Clock Tower and Sadar Bazaar
  • Sardar Government Museum
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Balsamand Lake
  • Kaylana Lake
  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
  • Mandore Gardens
  • Udai Mandir
  • Siddhanth Shiv Temple
  • Masuriya Hill Garden
  • Arna Jharna Museum
  • Ram Dwara
  • Om Banna Temple
  • Jaswant Sagar Dam
  • Umed Garden and Zoo
  • Tripolia Market
  • Rai Ka Baag Palace
  • Phalodi Fort
  • Osian Temples
  • Bishnoi Village
  • Toorji Ka Jhalra
  • Ranisar and Padmasar Lake

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Mehrangarh Fort – Glory of Jodhpur

Mehrangarh fort

What’s Special – Mehrangarh Fort has now turned into a museum that depicts the rich culture and heritage of Jodhpur.

Interesting Facts  

Mehrangarh Fort is inarguably the best tourist place to visit in Jodhpur. Situated on top of a 410ft high hillock. It is also amongst the largest forts in India and accommodates several palaces within it. Built by Rao Jodha in 1460, the fort is known for its intricate carvings and expansive courtyards.

Mehrangarh Fort used to be the headquarters of Rathore Clan. It was Rao Jodha who started to build the fort and named it Mehrangarh which means – fort of the Sun.

It is believed that Rathore clan belongs to Sun God – Surya.  Maharaja Gaj Singh 2 is the current custodian of the fort who built the museum and preserved the buildings.

What’s Popular?

The museum in the Mehrangarh fort exhibits a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730.

The museum also has the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period rooms.

From the top of the fort, one can see a panoramic view of the old city of Jodhpur that still has those blue houses after which Jodhpur is called the Blue City.

Popular Attractions

  • Moti Mahal
  • Phool Mahal
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • Elephant Howdah Gallery
  • Palanquin Gallery
  • Daulat Khana

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Jaswant Thada- Replica of Taj

The Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

What’s Special – It is known as “the Taj Mahal of Marwar”. The beautiful White Marble structure is a brilliant example of traditional Rajasthani architecture style.

Story and Interesting Facts

Reckoned to be one of the top architectural landmarks in Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is located a short distance from the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph or an empty commemorative tomb built in the honour of Maharaja Jaswant Singh 2 by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the year 1899. Like the Taj Mahal it is also a symbol of love built by a son to honour his father.

What’s Popular?

The structure is built with white marbles and consists of many portraits of kings of Rathore. In the premises there is also a tiered garden, and a small lake. The mind-boggling buff colored sandstone, beautiful jaalis and lattice work in white marble sheets will completely amaze your senses.

There is one unique cenotaph dedicated to a peacock who is said to have flown into a funeral pyre amidst the cenotaphs of Rathore Kings.

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Clock Tower and Sadar Bazaar – Delightful Chaos

Clock Tower Jodhpur

What’s Special – The Ghanta Ghar or clock Tower is a landmark destination of Jodhpur. It is a place from where the old Jodhpur begins.

Story and Interesting Facts

Clock Tower or Ghanta Ghar is an important and most popular place to see in Jodhpur. Located in Old City, next to Sardar Market, it is a tall colossal tower that was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his rule between 1880 and 1911. You can only go up to the balcony from where you can witness alluring views of the market and delightful hustle and bustle of the people in bustling streets. At night the Clock Tower is lit up with beautiful lights and looks amazing.

What’s Special – Sadar Market is one of the most prominent shopping destinations in Jodhpur. It will show you how colourful is the beautiful state of Rajasthan.

What’s Popular

Sardar Market or Sadar Market is a great way to explore the regular life of people of Jodhpur. Buying artefacts and local ethnic artistic things here along with trying out the famous chat delicacies is the best thing to do in Jodhpur at this spot. The market got its anime from Maharaja Sardar Singh who also built the grand clock Tower.

Shopping Highlights

  • Handmade Bags and Jootis
  • Mojris
  • Silver Jewelleries and Antique Items
  • Puppets
  • Vegetables and different types of spices
  • Old books and Bags
  • Sarees
  • Marble Inlay Work

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Sardar Government Museum – For History Lovers

Sardar Government Museum Jodhpur

What’s Special – It is one of the best places for history buffs in Jodhpur. The museum will give you a great insight on the bygone era of Rajasthan.

Interesting Facts

Situated in the premises of Umaid Public Park, Sardar Museum is an important place to trace the glorious history of Jodhpur city. Sadar Government Museum was built by Henry Vaughan Lanchester an Edwardian Architect during the rule of Maharaja Umaid Singh. It was named after Maharaja Sardar Singh.

What’s Popular?

It is an old museum that showcases portraits of kings and other historical things. There are collections that exhibit stone sculptures, inscriptions, miniature paintings, terracotta, metallic objects, arms, coins, and art & craft items.

The museum also has a very good collection of stuffed animals for children.  It also houses a public library and a zoo to captivate the attention of tourists.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace – Relive the History of Rajputs

Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur

What’s Special- Probably amongst the best places to explore in Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace will show you the glory of the city of Jodhpur.  The architecture is the center of attraction. Interior of the palace looks gorgeous with Indo-Saracenic, Classical Revival and Western Art Deco styles which are designed in Makrana marble and Burmese teak wood.

Story and Interesting Facts

Now converted into a heritage hotel that has recently been honored as one of the best hotels in the world, Umaid Bhawan was built in 1943. The Palace has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. It is also known as Chittar Palace. It is also the last palace built in India before independence. It is designed by a British architect Henry Lancaster.

What’s Popular?

A part of the palace also houses a museum that showcases the art pieces of the royal age, watching the details of which is the best thing to do here. It also boasts a flag gifted to Maharaja Jaswant Singh by Queen Victoria in 1877. Murals, miniature paintings, and rare artifacts will give you a great detail on history, heritage and culture of the clan. You will also behold peacocks roaming freely in the breathtaking garden of this beautiful palace.  Meet Maharaja Gaj Singh, the royal descendent of the palace who still resides here, keeping the legacy of Rathore clan.

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Balsamand Lake – Royal Recreation

Balsamand Lake Jodhpur

What’s Special- The serene and peaceful ambiance of Balsamand Lake will rejuvenate your spirit. It is the best place for nature photography in Jodhpur. Balsamund Palace on its shore gives it a royal charm.

Story and Interesting Facts

Some five kilometres from Jodhpur city, Balsamand Lake is one of the top tourist attractions in Jodhpur. It is an artificially constructed lake that was earlier a water reservoir for the villagers of Mandore. It is surrounded with verdant greenery that adds more to the charm of the place. There is also a palace located near the lake which further adds to the beauty. The lake was built by Marwar rulers Gurjara -Pratihara in 1159AD. The lake was named after Balak Rao Parihar who was the head of the Gurjara- Pratihara dynasty.

What’s Popular?

The lake is surrounded by gardens that house trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum. Animals and birds like the jackal and peacock also call this place their home. There is a palace (Balsamand Lake Palace) built by Maharaja Jaswant Singh 1 on the shore of Balsamand Lake. It was a summer residence for the royal family of Jodhpur.

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Kaylana Lake – Serene Solitude and Blissful Vibes

Kaylana Lake Jodhpur

What’s Special – Kaylan Lake is a birdwatcher’s Paradise and a nature lover’s Bliss.

Located in the west of Jodhpur, Kaylana Lake is an artificial lake that makes for another must-visit place in the city. Spread over an area of 84 sq. Kms, Kaylana is a picturesque lake with a pleasing surrounding of lush greenery.  The place is surrounded with mesmerizing Babool trees. The lake was built by Pratap Singh in 1872. It is said that this place was once surrounded with exquisite lakes and gardens built by the two rulers of Jodhpur who ruled in the 19th century- Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh.

Top Things to Do – Boating is the best way to witness the serene surroundings

What’s Popular?

Pratap Sagar Garden located nearby the lake is a home for some of the exotic species of birds, making it an excellent place to go birdwatching in Jodhpur. The place is also popular for giving the best views of sunrise and sunset in the city. The serene surroundings of the lake will captivate your heart and it’s a perfect haunt for photographers to click some amazing views.

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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park – Nature is Calling Amidst the Desert

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park Jodhpur

What’s Special – Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park will showcase the amazing natural diversity of Jodhpur.

Interesting Facts

Situated at the foot of Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is an artificially created park. It was constructed in 2006 with an objective to preserve the rocky trails of Jodhpur around the fort and to restore exotic plant species that belong to the Thar Desert area. It is said that the place around Mehrangarh Fort was a dry wasteland. So, it was the wish of Maharaja Gaj Singh’s great grandfather Maharaja Umaid Singh to convert this dry place into nature’s paradise. If he lived today, he would definitely feel happy to see this place as a wonderful home to migratory birds and various floras.

What’s Popular?

The park is spread over 200 acres and showcases some of the exotic plant collections. The charming terrains make it one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur. The alluring Devkund Lake here is a hub of migratory and local birds, amazing reptiles and beautiful butterflies. A morning and evening walk here will definitely fine tune your spirit. So, if you really enjoy flora and its vivid variety then this is the place for you.

Timings –   April to September – 7.00 am to 6:30 pm and October to March – 8.00 am to 5:30 pm

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Mandore Gardens- Relax and Click Awesome Pics

Mandore Gardens Jodhpur

What’s Special – Visit for an amazing afternoon under the soothing shade of trees. The peaceful vibe of this place is quite soul pleasing.

Interesting Facts

Mandore Gardens is one of the popular tourist attractions to visit in Jodhpur. Mandore has a history dated back to 6th century, which is way earlier than the establishment of Jodhpur as a city. A popular place in Jodhpur, Mandore Gardens accommodates great traditional values and fine ancient architecture. The cenotaphs of the rulers of Jodhpur dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries add a royal charm to the garden.

What’s Popular?

The garden hosts a museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ dedicated to Rajputfolk heroes and various deities and a temple dedicated to the 33 crore Hindu Gods. The center of attraction here is the dewal of Maharaja Ajit Singh who was the ruler of Marwar. It is altogether the best place to learn about the historical importance of Jodhpur city.

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Udai Mandir – Mesmerizing Visual Treat in Jodhpur

Udai Mandir Jodhpur

What’s Special- Known for its architectural beauty and serene atmosphere.

Interesting Facts

Udai Mandir is amongst the most popular religious places to see in Jodhpur. Built and carved with sandstone, the main temple stands on a high raised platform and is supported by 102 pillars. Its architecture is an outstanding example of Rajasthani artwork. The main gate of the temple is carved with exquisite sandstones. The illustrated paintings and beautifully carved walls are quite visually appealing to the eye.

What’s Popular?

Inside the temple, there are beautiful wall paintings with 84 Yoga Asanas and the pictures of Nath Yogis made up with gold. The temple has a Garbh Griha (sanctum sanctorum) and its upper portion is kept covered with cloth and is surrounded by gold pots. The gold polishing in Udai Mandir still has its original shine and quality.

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Siddhanth Shiv Temple- Embrace the Divinity

Siddhanth Shiv Temple Jodhpur

What’s Special- Difficult to reach but when you reach you will surely dive deep into the spiritual vibes.

Interesting Facts

Situated between Takhat Sagar hills and Kalyana Lake, Siddhant Shiv Temple is yet another best tourist attraction to visit in Jodhpur. The temple is dedicated to LordShiva. One can reach the temple only after crossing the hundreds of stairs made up by cutting rocks. The temple is said to be built by GauriShanker (also called Nepali Baba, his real name was Veetragi Narain Swami and he was handicapped saint who had only four fingers in each of his hand and foot) himself by cutting stones.

What’s Else?

From the temple, one can get a clear view of Jodhpur and Machiya Safari Park.

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Masuriya Hill Garden – Amazing City Views

Masuriya Hill Garden Jodhpur

What’s Special – From Here you will behold the most beautiful vistas of the blue city of Jodhpur.

What’s Popular?

Close to the city, Masuriya Hill Garden is one of the best places to see in Jodhpur. The garden is said to be a great place for a small family picnic in Jodhpur. It is a place for nature lovers and for those who would like to take a quiet break from sightseeing and temple hopping in Jodhpur.

Here the statue of Maharana Pratap is the biggest attraction. One can also witness wonderful sunsets and relish the splendor of the hill garden. Don’t forget to visit Baba Ram Dev Temple who is a local deity in Jodhpur. You will also witness the statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore who is a folk hero of Marwa community.

Timings – 7:00am to 9:00pm

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Arna Jharna Museum – Unique Museum You Have Never Seen Before

Arna Jharna Museum Jodhpur

What’s Special – Instead of being enclosed within the walls, this museum is in the open space of the desert.

What’s Popular?

It is an ideal place to learn about various traditions of musical instruments and how they came into being. In the museum, one can also watch the colorful puppet art of Rajasthan. The museum is given a typical Rajasthan’s village look; thus, providing people with the knowledge of the rich culture and lively lifestyle in the state. The 10 acres museum is surrounded with gorgeous desert flora and faunas, charming waterbodies and verdant forests. It is indeed one of the most popular points of tourist interest in Jodhpur.

Museum Highlights

  • Good collection of Brooms from different parts of Rajasthan which are associated with different rituals and beliefs.
  • Videos related to Broom production.
  • Collection of Musical instruments unique to Western India.
  • Pottery and Puppetry

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Om Banna Temple – Amaze Your Senses

Om Banna Temple Jodhpur

What’s Special- Seek Blessings from a Bike

Story

One of its kind temples in Jodhpur or may be in the entire state, Om Banna Temple (also known as Bullet Banna and Bullet baba Temple) is a temple located in Pali district near Jodhpur. The temple is famous and is thronged by many as here the The 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet is the main deity.

It is said that Om Bana, a local citizen, was riding the bike, it got unbalanced and hit the tree. He died immediately. Police took the motorcycle to the police station but the next day the bike was found under the same tree. Even after numerous attempts to take the bike away, the bike was found at the same place under the tree where the accident happened. After this incident, the bike and the place started to become popular and people started to consider the bike sacred and now many visits here to seek blessings. It is one interesting place to include in your destination list of Jodhpur sightseeing Tour.

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Jaswant Sagar Dam – Calm and Surreal Ambiance

Jaswant Sagar Dam Jodhpur

What’s Special- Visit here for Boating and Wading

Story

Located in Pichiyak village of Jodhpur, Jaswant Sagar Dam was constructed in the year 1892 by Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Back then it was built keeping in mind the need for water in Jodhpur. Today, the dam is transformed to become more of a place for recreational activities in Jodhpur.

What’s Popular?

Surrounded by scenic environs, the dam provides a good opportunity for boating and to unwind and relax in the arms of Mother Nature. It is ideal to visit here in the evenings as it is the best time as it is quite popular for the picturesque sunset. You must visit here for a memorable trip to Jodhpur.

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Umed Garden and Zoo – Fun Place for Family

Umed Garden Jodhpur

What’s Special – It is a place where Nature and the wild lives in Harmony

Interesting Facts

Spread in the area of 82 acres, Umed Garden is one of the must include destinations in your Jodhpur travel itinerary. It was built by Maharaja Umed Singh. You can enter the garden from five different directions. Lush green lawns, seasonal flowers, soothing ambiance makes the place worth a visit with family and friends.  There is also a zoo in the garden which was inaugurated by Viceroy Willingdon. Be it children’s or adults, this place enchants both of them. Nature’s beauty and wild animals attract tourists to visit here from all across the globe.

What’s Popular?

Umed Gardens and Zoo is a great place to witness migratory birds, while one relaxes amidst the greens. The migratory birds that are accommodated at this Garden Zoo are believed to be from Africa and Australia. The place is further beautified with trees and plants making it an ideal place for family picnics. Both children and adults can enjoy watching the exotic animals as there is an opportunity to visit the ‘Walk-in Aviary’ at the zoo.

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Tripolia Market – Time for Shopping

Tripolia Market Jodhpur

What’s Special – Shopping is the best part of Rajasthan Tourism. It’s one of the best shopping destinations in Jodhpur.

What’s Popular?

One of the most famous markets of Jodhpur. Tripolia is definitely a must-see. It is mostly a maze of chaotic and narrow streets that have shops that sell the best of Rajasthan style apparels. One can find Marwari style shops, where one has to sit on floors and bargain with the shopkeepers for the famed lehariya bandhani apparels and traditional footwear. Also, one can shop for local handicrafts at quite a reasonable rate here.

Shopping Highlights

  • Scroll Paintings
  • Bandhej Fabrics
  • Mojris
  • Handicrafts
  • Jewelleries
  • Marble Products

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Rai Ka Baag Palace – It’s a Royal Affair

Rai Ka Bagh Palace Jodhpur

What’s Special – Revel in the historical charm of Bygone times

Interesting Facts

Rai Ka Bag Palace is one of the most popular tourist spots in Jodhpur and is located in the Old City. It was constructed in the year 1663 by one of the royal queens named Hadiji who was the queen of King Jaswant Singh 1 and is known for intricate carvings. It is also believed to be the place where Raja Jaswant Singh would spend maximum of his time. The palace was built in Octagon shape which was known as Aath Pehlu by the locals.  In 1883, a renowned saint Swami Dayanand Saraswati visited this palace and he gave his speech from the palace ground to his followers.

What’s Popular?

The dome style architecture, marble finished rooms are worth seeing and though this palace is used by the government of Rajasthan, one can still make a visit to it to learn about the architectural splendor.

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Phalodi Fort – Scenic Heritage Destination

Phalodi Fort Rajasthan

What’s Special – Visit here to see the grandeur of the rulers of Jodhpur. The exquisite architecture of this place is breathtaking.

Interesting Facts

Phalodi Fort is a historical site and is one of those places that reflects the cultural richness of Jodhpur. It was constructed in 1488 by Rao Hammir Narawat and till today is one of the best examples of the Rajput style of architecture. It was known as Phalvaridhika.

What’s Popular?

One can witness the charm of this historical site and explore the village life of Phalodi at the same time. The artistic portraits and architectural designs are quite engaging and reflect the fine work of artists of Marwar of the prehistoric era. It is indeed one of the must visit places in Jodhpur.

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Osian Temples – Khajuraho of Rajasthan

Osian Temples Jodhpur

What’s Special – Ancient Desert Town decked with many ancient temples and architectural masterpieces.

Story

Located in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, Osian is one of the most popular places you should visit to revel in the charms of history of beautiful temples. It is dotted with many Jain and Hindu Temples. Over the years it has also been called with different names like Uvasisala, Ukesa and Upkesapur – Pattana and during Gupta period it was also used as a major resting point for Silkroute caravans during Gupta Period in 6th century BC.

Through its beautiful temple architecture, you will be able to see a beautiful blend of Hindu and Jain cultures. For the Oswal and Maheshwari Jain community, Osian is a very important Jain pilgrimage center in Jodhpur.

What’s Popular?

Osian is very popular for the Jain Mahavira Temple which was built in 783 AD by king Vatsaraja. Also visit Sachiya Mata Temple which was built by Upaldev (brother of Raja Punj – Son of King Bheemsen). It is dedicated to goddess Shakti and tourists from all over the world visit here to seek divine blessings. The carvings in the walls of the temple resemble those of Khajuraho. Katan Baori, a step well built in the 10th century which is still incomplete, is one of the most enchanting historical ruins that will make your Jodhpur Sightseeing Tour more delightful.

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Bishnoi Village – Simple Yet Surreal

Bishnoi Village Jodhpur

What’s special Bishnoi Village adds glory to the culture of Rajasthan

Story

Bishnoi Village is one of the most popular tourist attractions to visit in Jodhpur. The villagers who live here belong to the Bishnoi community.  Bishnoi is a Hindu religion sect who believes and follows 29 principles laid by Guru Jambeshwar (The founder of Bishnoi Sect). Bishnoi, the word means 29, the 29 principles laid by Guru Jambeshwar are followed very strictly by the Bishnoi community. Out of 29 principles, 10 principles are dedicated to good health and good hygiene, Four to proper worship of God, seven to a healthy social behavior and eight to the preservation and care for biosphere.  The people here worship nature like a god. It is said that Bishnoi villagers sacrificed their lives to save trees and insects.

What’s Popular?

Visiting Bishnoi Village will teleport you to the world of simplicity.  The warm hospitality of simple locals, the beauty of their art and culture, ordinary yet beautiful lifestyle of the locals, the grandeur of potters and weaver’s village, and small markets will blow your heart away. A village Safari Tour to this village would really be very soul pleasing in your Jodhpur Tour.

Safari Highlights –

  • Gudha Village for Birdwatching
  • Guda Bishnoi Lake
  • The Shepherd’s Village
  • Potters Village

Also Visit Khejarli which is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in Jodhpur. The Khejri trees all around will seduce your soul. It is an epitome of sacrifice as thousands of people had sacrificed their lives to save trees from being felled.

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Mahamandir – The Most Beautiful Temple of Jodhpur

Mahamandir Jodhpur

What’s Popular?

The most beautiful thing about Mahamandir Temple is its brilliantly carved 84 pillars which depicts pictures related to yogic postures. The exquisite architecture of the temple is the center of attraction.

Story

Mahamandir Temple is one of the most popular religious destinations to visit in Jodhpur. The temple was built in 1812 BC and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is an outstanding example of beauty and magnificence.

Time – 5:00am to 12 noon and 4:00pm to 9:00pm

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Toorji Ka Jhalra – Time Will Stop Here

Toorji Ka Jhalra Jodhpur

What’s Special – Lost in the ravages of Time but very beautiful 250-year-old rose red stone structure

Story

Toorji Ka Jhalra is one of the most popular tourist attractions to explore in Jodhpur. It is a 250-year-old rose red stone structure built by queen of Maharaja Abhaya Singh. It is a tradition in the region that the public water works were constructed by royal queens. The stepwell used to fulfill the daily water requirements of the people. Its depth is more than 200 ft. It used to be a celebrating spot for one of the very popular festivals of Rajasthan, Gangaur.

What’s Popular?

The Stepwell is very popular for its beautiful architecture style. It was once decorated with dancing elephants, medieval lions, cow waterspouts, and niches which represented various deities. Beautiful Jharokhas are constructed which were used to keep lamps to illuminate the place at night.

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Ranisar and Padmasar Lake – Picturesque and Soothing

Ranisar Lake Jodhpur

What’s Special – Alluring 500-year-old Ranisar and Pasdmasar lake for water conservation near Fateh Pol is a great place for relaxation and nature photography.

Story

Ranisar and Padmasar Lakes are two very beautiful adjoining lakes to see in Jodhpur. The main aim behind creation of such gorgeous lakes was to conserve water as water was very scarce in Jodhpur region. The soothing and serene atmosphere makes it a perfect place to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. The two lakes were built by two different queens. The Ranisar Lake was built by Queen Jasmade Hadi, the wife of Rao Jodha and Padmasar Lake was built by Queen Padmini, the daughter of Rana Sangha.

What’s Popular?

It is very popular for nature sightseeing and photography in Jodhpur. One can definitely spend some quality time with their family and friends. The soothing atmosphere and calmness in the surroundings would blow your heart away.

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Ram Dwara – Hidden Bliss

What’s Special- To seek divine blessings of lord Rama and embrace spiritual wisdom.

What’s Popular?

Located in Chandpole (near Soorsagar) of Jodhpur, Ram Dwara is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Rama. The major highlight of the place is a specific stone which is believed to filter every kind of water that passes through it. People from all over come to witness this miracle. Not many of us know about this place. It is one of the hidden tourist attractions to visit in Jodhpur.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to plan a holiday vacation to Jodhpur?

October to March is the best time to plan a vacation in Jodhpur. The weather will be pleasant for sightseeing. Summer season (April - July) is quite unbearable in Rajasthan so, only evenings are pleasant for sightseeing during this time.

What are the nearest airports & railway stations to Jodhpur?

  • Nearest Airports - The Civil Airport Jodhpur and Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Nearest Railways - Jodhpur has good rail connectivity. You will easily get trains from major cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai. Jodhpur Railway Station is the nearest Railhead. You can also travel from the Palace on Wheels.

What are the best places to visit in Jodhpur for couples?

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Mandore Gardens
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Ghanta Ghar
  • Kailana Lake
  • Nirali Dhani
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Osian
  • Ranisar and Padmasar lake
  • Balsamand Lake Palace
  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
  • Masuria Hills Garden

Apart from sightseeing, what are the top activities for tourists in Jodhpur?

  • Enjoy Jodhpur flying Fox
  • Cooking class at Spice paradise
  • Shopping
  • Camel Safari
  • Desert Camping
  • Zip-lining and Paragliding
  • Desert Dinner
  • Boating
  • Bird Watching
  • Cycling Tour
  • Try Street Food

Is Jodhpur a good honeymoon destination?

Jodhpur is one of the most beautiful honeymoon destinations to see in Rajasthan. From heritage attractions, surreal gardens, lovely palaces, serene temples, exquisite museums to beautiful lakes- Your romantic affair in Jodhpur will be one of a kind.

How are the accommodation facilities for tourists in Jodhpur?

Jodhpur offers good accommodation options to the tourists according to their needs. From 5-star, luxury properties, simple guest houses, amazing boutique hotels, grand heritage hotels to budget family friendly hotels, it has all the options to serve tourists. The facilities and amenities are equivalent to international standards. For hotel bookings you can contact TourMyIndia for an amazing stay experience in Jodhpur.

How many minimum days are required to explore the best of Jodhpur tourism?

Jodhpur sightseeing tour can be done within 3 days. You can wonderfully enjoy all the best sightseeing attractions at your comfort zone if you have 2 to 3 days. 1 day is not enough because it will be physically very tiring to explore all the destinations in Jodhpur.

Published: 01 Feb, 2022

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Nidhi Singh

From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.