Spending your holidays around the blue houses and under the sun may be great. We are talking about Jodhpur, which is an amazing city to explore in Rajasthan. It shows some unique culture and Heritage. There are many places to visit in Jodhpur. So, Jodhpur is the most popular tourist place.
Here’s a list of places to visit in Jodhpur based on Priority and popularity. It will complete your trip to the blue city.
Places to Visit In Jodhpur
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Jaswant Thada
- Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
- Clock Tower
- Mandore Temples and Garden
- Kaylana Lake
- Balsamand Lake
This is a fort in Jodhpur that stands on a hill, which is one of the largest forts of India. It was built 550 years ago which is surrounded by walls all around the city. The name Meharangarh came from Mihir + Garh. Here, Mihir means Sun and Garh means Fort. Its previous name was Mihir Garh which was further changed to Mehrangarh.
Mandore was the capital of the Rathore clan but, it was not safe. So, Rao Jodha moved his capital to Jodhpur in 1459-60AD. Mehrangarh fort was then built by Rao Jodha, a ruler of the Rathore clan. With the beautiful views of the city, it’s among amazing places to visit in jodhpur.
Time to visit
The Winter season ideal. It will be the best time to visit at 9-10 AM. as it opens at 9 AM. And, Jodhpur is a hot place so this is much better to avoid your tour in the afternoon.
It will take around 2-3 hours to visit this fort. However, it depends on the tourist. This may be a tiring experience so be prepared before your trip.
The ticket for visiting Mehrangarh fort is 100 Rs. for Indian tourist + 100 Rs. for Camera
- Before visiting this take your breakfast as it may be tiring
- Follow the instructions to avoid any issues
This is a Royal cenotaph (empty tomb, a stone monument in memory of a person) of Jodhpur Rathore Rulers who ruled in jodhpur or other parts of Marwar. Jaswant Thada was built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh.
This is named on Name of a ruler of Jodhpur “Jaswant Singh”. So, it’s famous as Jaswant Thada. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 AD in Memory of his father, Jaswant Singh. There is also a cremation ground nearby for royal families.
It is Mausoleum(a building housing a tomb) with white sangmarmar stone. This is a thin layer of marble that glows and shines when sun rays incident on it.
There is a lake near this cenotaph. You can enjoy some time in the garden at this place. This is a very nice location for taking pictures and photography lovers. It gives the view of mehrangarh fort along with the serene view of the blue city.
The cost of the ticket is 30 Rs. for an Indian tourist.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
This is a museum in the name of a ruler “Umaid Singh” of Jodhpur. This was the residence of the Royal family of Jodhpur. There is also a luxury hotel on one side of the palace and a museum on the other side. This Museum has antiques and especially paintings that attract tourists.
Jodhpur, a state of Marwar which was facing drought. So, farmers could not do farming which caused unemployment. Then, the former ruler of Jodhpur ” Umaid Singh” decided to build a palace with a purpose of reducing unemployment. The palace then built is now popular as Ummed Bhawan palace.
This palace was built by a British architect because the state was under British rule. Thus the design is an indo-western architecture which is Beaux-arts. This was made with Sandstone, Makrana marble, and some wooden finishing.
About Palace :
It is one of the Best Places to visit in Jodhpur. This museum has many antiques and paintings. There is also a collection of armors, shields, antique, clocks, and many other beautiful architectures. Everythings represents the royal lifestyle.
The view of Mehrangarh fort from its top is worth to explore. By visiting this museum you can know about the life of royal families and the historical facts of this region.
Time to visit
It will take about an hour to visit this palace. Afternoon or evening is the best time to explore.
How to reach :
You have to either book a taxi or hire an auto to reach here because no route auto or bus is available for this palace.
Ticket for this museum is 30 Rs. for Indian Tourist.
This is among the historical places to visit in Jodhpur. Clock Tower is also popular as Ghanta Gar because it has a clock on top of a tower. You can know about the functioning of a historical clock by visiting this spot. It lies near to the fort and city market.
- Nearby Market – This is a cloth and household item market.
- View of Mehrangarh Fort from the tower
The ticket for visiting this tower is 10 Rs. You can go to the top and see a beautiful view of Jodhpur and the fort.
Time to visit :
It will take half an hour to visit this place and it’s near to the city so it’s worth to visit this place.
Mandore temples and Garden
A town that is just 10 km away from Jodhpur city. There are many temples in mandore which have beautiful architecture. It is surrounded by a garden that makes it a peaceful place to visit. There are temples and cenotaphs of royal Rathore families in mandore. This is among the best historical places to visit in Jodhpur.
Mandore was the capital of the Rathore clan of Jodhpur. But, due to foreign invasions Rao Jodha established Jodhpur and shifted the capital to Jodhpur for security reasons.
- Garden – You can sit and relax in the garden near temples
- Temples – temples and cenotaphs in mandore shows some ancient architecture.
- Museum – A beautiful gallery
Time to visit
It will take about 2 hours to visit this place as there are many temples and cenotaphs in mandore.
FAQ’S About Tourists Places in Jodhpur
Q1. What are the most wonderful places to visit in Jodhpur?
Mehrangarh fort, Mandore gardens and Thar deserts are the best tourist places of Jodhpur.
Q2. How much time is essential to visit this city?
It depends. However, 4 days are enough to explore the most popular tourist destinations of Jodhpur.
Q3. Why Jodhpur is famous as sun city and blue city?
It is popular as Sun city because the sun rays incident horizontally in Jodhpur. While, blue city, because most of the houses of old city are painted with blue color.
Q4. Is it a costly destination to travel?
No. It’s one of the most budget tourist places of India.
Other Places to Visit in Jodhpur
- Kaylana Lake
- Balsamand Lake
- Machia Safari Park
- Thar Desert
Hotels in Jodhpur
There are many luxury and budget hotels available in Jodhpur. In addition, villas and palaces are the most popular among tourists. So, book a beautiful hotel in jodhpur with us to spend your holidays.
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