Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan promises to give you a great travelling experience like never before. Truly a traveller’s delight, the place is straggled over a large area with a chaotic maze of passages between the houses. These destinations in Jodhpur swear to give a royal feel while roaming the streets.
Which are the eye-popping destinations in Jodhpur?
If you are willing to have a journey to Jodhpur, then I would like you to commend these 10 eye-popping destinations in Jodhpur mentioned below.
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most famous destinations in Jodhpur. This magnificent fort is situated 400 feet above the old Jodhpur, whose thick walls are designed with the ancient architectural designs. The fort is housed with the ‘Hall of mirrors’ popularly known as Sheesh Mahal, which is particularly impressive as sightseeing. Furthermore, the fort conducts the cultural festivals, such as world Sufi spirit festival in the month of February and Rajasthan international folk festival in the month of October.
Visit timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry fee: Rs. 60 for Indians (Rs.30 for children and senior citizens)
Rs. 500 for foreigners with audio guide (Rs.400 for children and senior citizens)
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Once a beautiful residence of Maharaja Gaj Singh, the palace was among the last ones to be built in the country. It was built by the Gaj Singh with an aim to provide employment and help to the locals during a period f drought. The palace is highly operated by the Taj Group as a hotel and a museum located in another part of the Bhavan. So, if you are making your way to the Umaid Bhavan Palace, then don’t forget to witness the automobile gallery showcasing a collection of royal vintage cars.
Visit Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry fee: Rs. 15 for Indian tourists and Rs.50 for foreign visitors
Popularly known as the erstwhile capital of Mewar region, Mandore has a numerous collection of old temples, monuments, and cenotaphs. If you walk around the gardens, it displays the most classical architecture of a bygone period. So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and explore the palace as it’s like taking a trip back in time.
Visit Timings: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 per person
Jaswant Thada Mausoleum
Situated very close to Mehrangarh fort, this palace is built in the 19th century in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh. This carved milky white marble memorial glows when the sun rays fall on it. This beautiful monument that affords some stunning views to give you an amazing tourism experience than ever.
Visit timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry Fees: Rs.15 for Indian Visitors and Rs. 30 for foreign tourists
- Osian Temples: Nestled more than 65 kilometers away from the city of Jodhpur, it has a collection of fifteen beautifully built Hindu and Jain temples, which were back to the time of 7th and 8th However, among these temples, the oldest one is the sun temple. Some various temples such as Pippala Devi temple (9th century), Mahavira temple, Harihara, Sachiya Mata are quite popular for their architecture. Don’t miss to bystander these beautiful temples, may god listen to your peaceful prayers and bless you.
- Lakes: About 10kms from the city, the artificial Balsamand Lake built in the mid-12th century, which is quite recognized as a picnic spot for the travelers. Another one is Takhat Sagar Lake, which is situated near the Takhat Sagar hills, a place worth to visit, especially to see the Siddhnath Shiv temple.
- Sadar Bazaar: The traditional bazaar is located in the old part of the city, which is enough to enlighten the curiosity in the traveler’s heart. You can even see the functional clock tower just in the middle of the market. Several stores in the market, where you can shop for some vibrant and colourful leheriya saris, classic Jootis, fragrant spices, and much more.
- Janta Sweet Home: When you are done with witnessing the eye-popping destinations in Jodhpur, do visit this sweet shop. Make sure to mark this on your must do’s list. Because the sweet shop serves the most delicious Mawa Kachori. This dish is originated from Jaipur, which is quite famous across the country. If you want to try something spicy, then try the flavorful Pyaaz ki kachori, which has a perfect blend of onions and spices.
- Marwar Festival: While having a trip to the city, try to make a step in this annual festival mainly held in the month of October to honor the Rajasthan heroes. This festival lasts for two days, which includes folk songs, polo events, dance, camel shows, etc.
- Zip-Lining: Specially designed for the adventure enthusiasts, so that they can experience the thrill of Zip-lining above Jodhpur having Mehrangarh fort in the background. The long circuit takes more than 90 minutes and is usually available for the tourists between the month of May and July.
If you are making a trip to this beautiful city of Rajasthan, then don’t forget to explore these jaw-dropping destinations. Taste some lip-smacking dishes with an essence of best-quality Rajasthan spices that bounds you to come over here again and again.
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