Jodhpur is a city at Rajasthan in India. This is a city from where Thar desert starts which comes in western Rajasthan. It is the actual Rajasthan for tourists because they can only have a Rajasthani feel here as this city shows both Rajasthani culture and desert areas.
Jodhpur is also known as Sun city and Blue city. Sun city as it is sunny and hot weather whole year and the Blue city as most of the houses are painted Blue which keeps cool and protects from hot weather.
Visiting Jodhpur is a bit different from any other cities of Rajasthan as it shows some uniqueness. As this is one of the most populated cities and there are many tourist places in this city so it takes some time to visit this. This is famous for its food, culture and heritage. The taste of food is very different i.e. it is spicy and different in flavour.
|Rao Jodha’s Statue|
Jodhpur was named after a ruler from “Marwar” called ‘Rao Jodha’ in 1459 AD. Marwar kingdom was established wathe s Rathore clan. Rao Jodha after establishing jodhpur ruled over neighbouring states thus the area was then known as Marwar. Earlier Mandore was capital further on it shifted to Jodhpur. Most powerful rulers of Marwar were Gurjar pratihar, Rao Jodha, Rao Chandrasen, Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Ajit Singh etc.
Those blue coloured houses and places like fort, museum and temples in this city maybe enchanting. Markets are crowded and the traditions of peoples in the city are literally typical Rajasthani. The taste of the food here is much spicy and street food is good at some places. Camel ride is another experience to have in this city. Camel safari is available easily in some desert areas. This city is colourful as there are many colours can be seen in markets and other places too.
Food to try in Jodhpur
|A lake near Jodhpur|
|A view from Mehrangarh Fort|
As time is changing culture and dresses are also changing though we can see it in villages or those who still stick to this culture and their customs. Rajasthani dress is very beautiful. This is a priority of a tourist to visit this city after Jaipur as there are many tourists which shows this is an attractive city.
This is the best 3-day plan to visit the most popular places of Jodhpur to know culture, history and make it less tiring.
|Market near the clock tower|
Time to spend :
It will take at least 3-4 days to visit this city. You have to spend 3 days to visit 4-5 places in Jodhpur.
Best time to visit :
Winter is best to visit Jodhpur as it is hot and the temperature is high in the summer season which may affect your skin problem or heat sickness. Avoid these by using proper precautions.
Many hotels and hostels are available in Jodhpur for the stay. It may cost you 150 Rs. to as much you can afford. At least it will cost 150rs per night. You can find a hotel near to fort or any tourist place at affordable prices.
What To Do :
|Ummed palace Museum|
|A view from Jaswant Thada|
|Mandore Temple and Garden|
There are historical places, Camel safari, Thar Desert, and lakes in Jodhpur so it totally depends up to you to choose which one is preferable for you. For experiencing all these things in Jodhpur, you need at least 7-8 days But 3-4 days are enough for visiting the most popular places in the city.
How to reach:
Jodhpur is well connected with other cities of India. It’s easy to get a train or plane to reach here. You can hire an auto or cab to go places in the city, though the city bus(minibus) is also available
To know places to visit in Jodhpur- Things to do in Jodhpur
Hope this post may help you know about Jodhpur. If have any queries let me know. Thanks.