Sun kissed city of Rajasthan - Jodhpur, set on the landscape of Thar Desert is a tourist’s dream in every sense. It’s architectural splendour is a fine blend of European, Mughal and Indo-Saracenic style, that has enriched the panorama of Indian architecture. The major highlight being the Mehrangarh fort, whose imposing structure sits atop a hill, looking down at the blue tinted city façade below. Lattice work and elegant jharokhas line the interiors of this masterpiece of Jodhpur. The 10 km long rampart with eight gates leading out of it, is attached to the fort, that separates the old city from the new city, not letting the city’s old world charm being dominated by the modern consumerist attitudes. This is what the best thing about Jodhpur that makes it a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Apart from the prominent Mehrangarh Fort, the other historical monuments and majestic palaces that abound in Jodhpur, are counted amongst the top travel places in Jodhpur, as the city is ensconced in a region where kings ruled and actively fought battles to protect their territories. For a start, the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace is a treat for the architecture and history buffs. Though this monument is now converted to a heritage hotel but the museum is still open for public. Tourists visiting Jodhpur can plan their stay in this charming palace for the most memorable holidays spent in the land of the royals. The other popular historical tourists places are Jaswant Thada Palace; which is the mausoleum for Jaswant Singh II, the European style summer palace - The Balsamand Lake Palace, and Rai Ka Bag Palace; the favorite palace of King Jaswant Singh-II, that must be included in your Jodhpur sightseeing holidays package. The lush gardens within these palace yards are worth spending time in.
Then, the Hindu temple of Ramdev atop Masuria hill is a place worth a visit. And also the Ossian Temples, that are just a few kilometers away from Jodhpur, are perfectly maintained and resplendent in their beauty. Among the top sightseeing places of Jodhpur, these temples and lakes are peaceful ventures. Other than indulging into the past, the top things to do while visiting Jodhpur, is bird watching and exploring wildlife at its sylvan lakes, namely; Balsamand, Kaylana, Gulab Sagar, along with the serene Ranisar Padamsar lake, that are the cheerful abode of the rare birds and wildlife. The city comes with the great opportunity of flying fox, across the magnificent forts and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the vivid landscapes of Jodhpur. Camel safari on the sand dunes- is another popular activity in Jodhpur, you just can not miss on to. But, if you wish to go beyond the regular listing, a visit to the local Bishnoi Village would definitely enthrall you with the pastoral lifestyle of the locals. You might even get treated with the sumptuous authentic food of Rajasthan by them, if got lucky. The visit to Jodhpur is incomplete without getting lost in the misleading streets of the old city, which is blessed with eating joints selling mouth-watering traditional snacks, and also the tangles of winding shopping streets boasting the folklore art and textile fashion evident of Jodhpur’s heritage. But before embarking on your trip to Jodhpur, a travel guide like Tour My India, would help you to streamline your plans and would also pre inform you about how to best experience this delightful blue city. The holidays spent in Jodhpur can refresh you and become that perfect getaway from a hectic metro life that you will want to visit again and again.