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Best Activities to Do In Jodhpur

If you are looking for the best travel destination in India, Rajasthan can be your next stop to explore the grandeur of the past. There are hundreds of attractions in the state, and if you ask where to go, our suggestion will be a trip to Jodhpur. Also known as the Blue City, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and it is located in the Thar Desert.  It’s charm attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. If you are planning a visit to Jodhpur, this mini-guide will help you to get an idea about the must-things to do in Jodhpur.

The key attraction of the city is the Mehrangarh Fort. Located on a rocky outcrop, it is one of the largest forts in India. Since it took several ages to construct the fort, its architecture represents different times, periods and rulers. Major attractions within the fort’s vicinity include Ranisar and Padmasar lakes, Chokelao Bagh and fort’s museum.  You may also go ziplining within the fort.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is another attraction that you must not visit while in Jodhpur. Built recently in 1943, it is situated on the highest point of Jodhpur. It is one of the biggest private residences in the world, consisting of 347 rooms, Taj Palace Hotel and a museum. Trekking your way up to the palace is a popular activity to do in Jodhpur among tourists.

Observe the intricate marble carvings and a multi-level garden at the Jaswant Thada located near Mehrangarh Fort. It also includes gazebos and a pond. Don’t forget to admire the nearby lakes and gardens.
Another popular attraction among tourists is the Mandore Gardens. It also includes a temple for 33 crore Indian Gods, along with a Hall of Heroes and a government museum.

Birdwatchers can spend an entire day at the Kailana Lake, watching different species of birds roaming by. You may also go boat riding in the lake, and admire the beauty of nature at the time of sunset. Another artificial lake within the city is the Balsamand Lake which also includes an artificial waterfall. If you want to visit all of these attractions with ease and comfort, you can choose a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur in a private sedan.

Rajasthan has a lot of things to do for the visitors, and if you have a soft corner for nature and wildlife, then Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari will be an ideal thing for you. The 4 hours Safari will take you to the small village of Bishnoi where you will get a chance to have a close look at the lives of local people here. If you like to explore the unexplored things in Jodhpur, you can add it to your list.

Gudha Village Lake will gift you a beautiful landscape to enjoy, and you can spend a few hours there. Your next destination from the lake will be Kankani, where you can witness hand-block printing on the fabrics. Potter village is another attraction of this tour, and the last destination will be weavers’ village where you can see families who have been weaving carpets and carrying the legacy of their generations. 

If you are willing to explore the town on foot, it will be an ultimate fun as well. You can see a lot of people who prefer to walk. The old town of Jodhpur has many medieval temples and heritage sites, and you can get an opportunity to visit the famous tobacco shops and Kandoi market by foot.  The place is ideal for shopping enthusiasts, as you can buy handicrafts, garments and many other things during the tour. Don’t forget to visit the Brahmin Haveli, which is famous for its ancient structure. Jodhpur is also famous for Rajasthani handicrafts, colourful clothes, Jodhpuri footwear and spices, and you can explore the places only by foot. Jodhpur by foot is nothing less compared to an adventure, and this tour gives a chance to see the best things in Jodhpur. 

Visiting the spice and vegetable market, Tripolia Bazar and Clock Tower market is one of the must-things to do in Jodhpur for foodie lovers, as these are some of the best places in the city to taste some delicious foods and spices of Rajasthan. Mochi Bazaar and Sadar Bazaar are some of the best places for shopping too. 

If you have a photographer in you, and if you are willing to capture the town in a different mood, then a night walk around the town might be the best thing you can do. During daytime, you can visit the forts and palaces like Umaid Garden, Umaid Udhyan Park, Sardar Government Museum, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum, Umaid Lake, Office Of The Wildlife and other places. You must carry a valid ID proof that will be required for visiting different places.  If you have adequate time, you can also head towards Chandpole Gate and explore small houses, narrow lanes and blue-washed havelis.

Desert Safari on a camel is a unique thing to do in Jodhpur, especially for couples. You can get numerous packages from the tour operators. You can get a chance to see the beauty of the desert and roam around. Click some stunning photographs of the sunset and explore the countryside. This trip will be a lifetime experience, and this is highly recommended for the travellers to go for it. 

Here are some more attractive things to do in Jodhpur

  • Jodhpur is an ideal place for experiencing traditional Rajasthani food, and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to experience the traditional Rajasthani dining experience while in the city.
  • If you love trying new foods, we suggest you go for a street food walk in Jodhpur. The food culture of this place is beyond your imagination, and you must spend your trip to taste all the delicious foods in Desi style.
  • Jodhpur has so many historical attractions and you can visit the places according to your convenience.
  • If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Jodhpur, we suggest you go for a 2-hour cycling tour across the old city. This will be an experience worth remembering, especially one of the best things for the youngsters.

These are some of the best activities to do in Jodhpur. Plan your itinerary as per the list of things we have given you to spend your vacation in Jodhpur.