Jodhpur Travel Guide

Jodhpur is a sunny city set against a bright blue sky. A popular travel destination in Rajasthan Jodhpur was formerly the capital of the Marwar kingdom. A city grew outside the limits of the fort in olden times. Modern Jodhpur has grown and expanded though its palaces, forts and temples are favoured tourist attractions featuring beautiful architecture cradled in the sandy folds of the Thar Desert. A proper holiday guide to Jodhpur will enable you to plan your next vacation where there is so much to experience and enjoy.

An Insight into Jodhpur Tourism

Jodhpur’s sublime architecture is what catches the eyes of the tourists while sightseeing. The mighty Mehrangarh Fort perched on a hillock and breathtaking Umaid Bhawan Palace, which now is one of world’s best heritage hotels certainly offer a glimpse of what this popular attraction in Rajasthan is all about. Jodhpur offers its visitors an unbeatable blend of modern and ancient that divides the city neatly into two parts, Old and New. The Old Jodhpur is crammed with the famous blue painted houses, and consistently mushrooming hotels catering to hippie culture, and those interested in witnessing the rustic side of this one of the favourite getaways in Rajasthan. On the other side, New Jodhpur area teems with malls, high end accommodations, amusement parks, and cafes and lounges. However, one cannot overlook the gorgeous suburb of Jodhpur that is adorned with lakes like Kaylana; and the travel places nearby such as Osian that is dotted with beautiful ancient Hindu and Jain temples; and a desert area for camel safari. Indeed, Jodhpur would be an enriching and fulfilling experience for family vacations, honeymoon tours, history lovers, students, and for that matter, even for solo travellers. For those, wanting to relish the culture and tradition of Jodhpur can best plan their holiday during the fairs & festivals like Marwar Festival, Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival and Nagaur Fair.

These popular celebrations, give a detailed insight into what makes Rajasthan a land of vivacity. Apart from Mehrangarh and Umaid Bhawan Palace, the top places to visit in Jodhpur include, the white marble Jaswant Thada; Mandore Garden, which is quite famous among local visitors; and Masuria Hills, popular for offering panoramic view of the city. Other than these, tourist attractions in the city include, Umed Garden, showcasing a zoo, an aviary and a park with fountains and ponds; and Nehru Park; a playing area for kids. There are also, a large number of Hindu temples in Jodhpur, beckoning an ideal destination for pilgrimage tour. For kids and students tour, a must see is the Government Museum that displays desert birds, wooden military biplane models and battleships. A Jodhpur tour package is not quite complete without shopping for gorgeous jewellery, bandhej work, and spices, especially the red chillies available at the colorful, vibrant Clock Tower Market, which is also one of the top tourist places. Other handicraft items like stone-studded earpieces and leather footwear (Juttis) are also the top things to buy in Jodhpur. Another feature and a must thing to do that help complete Jodhpur travel guide is savoring the Rajasthani cuisine which is served widely in the city.

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