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The Blue City, Jodhpur is known worldwide for its heritage and royalty. The history Jodhpur has makes it as precious as it is today. Jodhpur welcomes all visitors with the utmost love and warmth.

Hii! My name is Muskan and I am from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. And as a native of the city after exploring these places for years and years, I have curated this list of 15 places to visit in Jodhpur so that you can make your trip to my city one of the best travel experiences ever.

Here are 15 Amazing Places To Visit In Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort -Peak Of Royalty

Mehrangarh Fort is heavenly, the aura it has can not be matched with any other fort. Sitting as a crown to the 400 feet high hill, Mehrangarh Fort is the prime example of Jodhpur’s royalty. The making of this fort that stretches over 5km was started by Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur in 1459.

Mehrangarh Fort- Places To Visit In Jodhpur

This majestic fort is not to mistaken as just a royal residence, Mehrangarh also comprises of the famous Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal too! The Mehrangarh Fort Museum showcases historical masterpieces. Here, you can see the art, especially the miniature paintings famous in the region, the textiles and many precious decorative items, along with some of the armoury that was used too!

The fort has seven giant entrances, each having its own purpose. You can even see evidence of war on the high protective walls of the fort such as cannonball marks, which are assumed to be thrown to weaken the cavalry.
The beauty of the Mehrangarh fort is awe-inspiring, every turn and corner brings you something new and leaves you staring.

For more details about the Mehrangarh Fort Museum, visit the official site here.

Umaid Bhawan Palace -The Royal Palace

One of the biggest residential palaces in the world, made for Maharaja Umaid Singh Ji. This complex houses the royal family, it also has a part of the palace assessable to the public as a museum. The two sides are broadly separated by gardens which are free to visit.

Umaid Bhavan Palace- Jodhpur

Another part of the palace serves as a luxury hotel under the Taj Group of Hotels, it has been called The best hotel in the world multiple times. And in my opinion, the title is well deserved as the quality of everything this place serves is world-class! And hence is a must among places to visit in Jodhpur.

The beautiful museum and gardens are open to the public on weekdays and Saturdays, at the cost of INR 30 per Adult, INR 10 per Child (for Indians) and INR 100 for Foreign Tourists, which is minimal considering the experience Umaid Bhavan offers.

For more details about the Umaid Bhawan Palace, visit the official site here

Jaswant Thada -Taj Mahal of Mewar

The Taj Mahal of Mewar, Jaswant Thada was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh. This place is no less than a treasure to Jodhpur.

Jaswant Thada- Jodhpur

This monument has several portraits of many rulers of Marwar and also some depictions of daily life scenes of the royals, to make people understand the history of Marwar better.

Just like the Taj Mahal, Jaswant Thada is built out of white marble. Every little part of this magnificent place is built with a kind of patience that only devotion can bring. Its is among the most magical places to visit in Jodhpur.

For more details about Jaswant Thada, visit the official site here

Kaylana Lake -Perfect Sunset Spot

An artificial lake constructed in 1827 by Pratap Singh, now supplies water to the city. It is situated 8 km away from the city centre.

Kaylana Lake- Jodhpur

Kaylana Lake is a go-to place to relax for all the locals, given the beauty of it. Kaylana Lake is among the birdwatcher’s favourite spots, birds such as  Demoiselle Cranes Cinereous vulture, Eurasian Griffon, Egyptian, Rosy Starling and White Pelican can be spotted here.

This lake creates a perfect sunset spot too! From Kaylana, you can visit many other worthy places to visit in Jodhpur, such as Machiya Safari Park, Shiv Temples and various art galleries.

Machiya Safari Park -Wilderness Of Nature

Just a little further from Kaylana Lake is Machiya Safari Park. It is loved by all animal lovers and is at the top in their list of places to visit in Jodhpur. Its location is also away from the city, giving you a quiet and rush-free experience with the animals

Machiya Safari Parl- Jodhpur

Machiya Safari Park is home to many endangered animals such as the Asiatic lion, gharial, and rock python. And desert foxes, wild cats, deer, monitor lizards, blue bulls and many others live call this home.

Apart from the animals, the park has a fort within the gardens and an elephant ride too! All of this makes it an attraction, especially for children.

For more details about the Machia Safari Park, visit the official site here

Balsamand Lake -A Leisure Evening

Balsamand Lake was built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Pratihar to provide water to the city and now serves as a picnic spot, popular among locals and tourists alike.

Balsamand Lake- Jodhpur

Balsamand Lake has picturesque views of sunsets and sunrises or any time of the day, this spot always pleases its visitors with its calm and quiet.

The lake is adjacent to what used to be the summer residence of the royals, i.e the Balsamand Placace built right beside the lake in red sandstone.

Tripolia Market -The Best Souvenir Shops

When you visit a place that is like none that you have seen before, it is must to take a souvenir. Tripolia Market is the place where you find the most authentic art of Jodhpur, made in the traditional style and given to you in the traditional style too, which is love.

Tripolia Market- Jodhpur

The market is located near Ghantaghar, a landmark in Jodhpur. Tripolia Market is a must if you are looking for marketplaces to visit in Jodhpur, it has everything from clothes to furniture in a wide variety. The striking feature of the market is its vibrance.

The most famous here is the clothing market, native bandhani style sarees, suits and dupattas. The place sells the best Rajasthani handicrafts and silver jewellery, marble and clay sculptures at minimal costs.

The colourful shops and inviting shopkeepers lure you to buy all that they have in the most pleasing ways, love they have for their work is unmatched.

Check out some interesting information and facts about the Tripolia Market here

Mandore Gardens -Historical Beauty

Mandore is a town in Jodhpur, known for its history as the home of the Pratihara rulers. Mandore was the Marwar kingdom’s capital for a long time and now it tells the tales of war and glory!

Mandore Gardens- Jodhpur

The Mandore Gardens are 9 km away from Jodhpur city centre. The gardens are a part of the Mehrangarh fort mentioned earlier. If you look for peace, these gardens should be at the top in the list of places to visit in Jodhpur.

The gardens also add value to the Madore Fort, Mandore Palace, various ancient temples, cenotaphs and the government museum which has artefacts from centuries ago, such as jewellery and weapons.

For more information about the Mandore Gardens, visit this website

Flying Fox -Zipline Adventure

A zipline adventure through the Mehrangarh fort, giving you the best of city views. Tourists who love the thrill and are into adventure sports spend hours on sights from high above, the zipline gives them the vistas and the thrill altogether.

Flying fox- Jodhpur

The colours of the blue city can be this vibrant only with the Flying Fox. It is a setup of six zip lines, which take you through the architecture of Mehrangarh Fort and other aspects of it.

The Flying Fox started in 2010 and now has tens of thousands of people amazed by the experience.

For more details about the Flying Fox, visit the official site here

Dinner at RAAS -Exquisite Dining

With a jaw-dropping view of the Mehrangarh Fort, this luxury hotel has the best views and the best variety of dining options in the city,it is amongst the most luxurious places to visit in Jodhpur.

Dinner at RAAS- Jodhpur

Being made in the style of a typical Marwari haveli adds to the aura of the 5 dining options it provides. Baradari and Darikhana give a pristine experience to visitors.

The perfect blend of authentic Rajasthani culture with a Western touch in the ambience and the food is what the place is especially known for.

For more details about the RAAS hotel, visit the official site here

Sardar Government Museum -Preserved History

If something preserves the history of Jodhpur well, it is this place. This museum was inaugurated in 1909 and is named after Maharaja Sardar Singh, a great ruler of Marwar. A must on history enthusiasts list of places to visit in Jodhpur.

Sardar Government Museum- Jodhpur

Located at the heart of Umaid Bagh, which is the most well-maintained garden of Jodhpur. The garden adds value to the red sandstone museum, which is divided into four sections, the historical section, the archaeological section, the art and crafts section, and the armoury section.

Flaunting one of the largest collections, this museum has a variety of artefacts such as deities made of marble and terracotta, miniature paintings, several inscriptions and metal objects such as coins. There is a public library and a zoo in there too!

For more details about the Sardar Museum, visit the official site here

Toorji-Ka-Jhalara -Jodhpur Stepwell

Built in 1740 by Raani Tawarji, a queen of Marwar. Known as Toorki ka Jhalara among localities, these step wells are an example of the traditional water management system.

Toorji-Ka-Jhalara- Jodhpur Stepwell

Made out of red sandstone, this stepwell is 200 feet deep. Along the walls of the stepwell are various motifs and depictions, such as dancing elephants, medieval lions and other animals.

Popular among people who like to spend the weekend out, a short trip to this stepwell clams your weekday worries. Toorji ka Jhalra is among the most peaceful places to visit in Jodhpur.

Check out this website for more information and facts about Toorji Ka Jhalra here

Ghantaghar -Heart Of The City

Clock Tower of Rajasthan, Ghantaghar was built during the 19th and 20th centuries by Maharaja Sardar Singh. It is now the centre of market streets in Jodhpur.

Ghantaghar- Jodhpur

According to me, the best makhaniya lassi in the whole world is made in the Shri Mishrilal Hotel. No matter how many times you’ve had it, you will always want more! The hotel is located right in front of the Ghantaghar and is almost 100 years old!

It is made out of Jodhpur sandstone and lights up in the evening, this landmark of Jodhpur is worth visiting.

Check out Shri Mishrilal Hotel’s official website here

Sardar Market -Get The Authentic Jodhpur

One of the oldest markets in Jodhpur, the Sardar Market stretches over a vast area, inside the market there are food stalls, street vendors, clothing stores and many others where you can find souvenirs and showpieces.

Sardar Market- Jodhpur

Localities like to get some street food such as the famous Mirchi vada of Jodhpur, and enjoy a shopping spree. 

The Sardar Market is known for leather items such as purses, shoes and the most beautiful embroidered bags. Many shops also carry the famous miniature elephant showpieces, The clothes here are made of special textiles which is hand dyed, block printed and tie-dyed as well.

For more information about the Sardar Market, visit the official site here

Masuriya Hill Garden -Refreshing Vistas

Sitting atop the Masuriya hill, this garden is a weekend picnic spot. Gives an amazing 360 view of the city from the top of the hill. It is 9km away from Jodhpur city centre.  

Masuriya Hill Garden- Jodhpur

Also called Veer Durgadas Rathore Garden, it also has a statue of the warrior in the garden. The gardens also have a temple and many small ponds and fountains with wondrous views, which makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in Jodhpur.

The garden has area activities such as a kid’s play park, a mini zoo and a library too! All of that makes it an ideal destination to spend some leisure time at.

For more details about the Masuriya Hill Garden, visit the official site here

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There are innumerable places to visit in Jodhpur, and here I have listed 15 of the best ones for you, according to my personal experience. With a good plan and this list in hand, you have a sure chance of taking an unforgettable trip to Jodhpur.

This list includes places to visit in Jodhpur for its beauty, food, markets and much more. Share with us your experience of this welcoming city in the comments down below!

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