Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan is probably unique in the entire world because the whole city resembles a blue canvas. Jodhpur is knows as the Blue City, it's really blue! Explore the locally recommended best places to visit in Jodhpur. Should you head out?
WHY JODHOUR IS ALL BLUE?
I captured a shot of this beautiful bluish view of Jodhpur – The Blue City. Because of vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort, the city is also referred to as the Blue City. Come. Lets explore more about blue city Jodhpur with me.
EXPERIENCE OF JODHPUR TRIP BY A TRAVELLER - DIKSHA BISSA
After my trip to this city, I can surely say that Jodhpur is a delightful blend of the modern and traditional shades. The visit to this beautiful attraction - Jodhpur was unforgettable. The food added spices to my trip through its famous ‘Mirchi Vada’.
The attractions of Jodhpur left a great memory on my travel diary and what skipped my heart a beat was an amazing historical crown over the head of the city The Fort – Mehrangarh. Also, the temple of goddess inside the fort has its own history attached to it. The approaching Mehrangarh of pride, sacrifice and culture, it seems as if I am entering into some new world.
The museum of the fort shows an amazing era of culture, dressing, paintings, tools and luxury standards of the beautiful history. Something amazed me that was the design of the rooms, the decoration and the folk singers.
Rajasthani dancers took my attention to the lovable language of the city – Marwadi. The topmost floor of the fort offered me an outstanding view of the city where almost all the houses were painted blue. The connectivity to Jodhpur will always remain fresh and heart-warming.
WHEN IN JODHPUR VISIT THESE PLACES
UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
The Palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 and took 16 years to complete, and also known as the Chittar Palace because the stones used in the construction have been drawn from the Chittar hill. Nobody skips this place cover to cover because it is one of the major tourist destinations in Rajasthan.
"Umaid Bhawan has an awesome museum and a luxury hotel. Outside of the museum has been decorated with vintage cars collection which is worth viewing. I recommend you to check out the amazing vintage collection."
MEHRANGARH FORT - BEST IN JODHPUR
A rocky mountain in Jodhpur is covered by Mehrangarh Fort that rises 400 feet above the plain area of the city. Inside the fort, you will find a museum preserving several priceless objects and few beautiful palaces with florid architectural style.
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SHEESH MAHAL - GLASS PALACE
Situated within the premises of Mehrangarh Fort, this Glass Palace is a magnificent piece of architecture. It is decorated by mirror work of brightly painted religious figures.
PHOOL MAHAL - FLOWER HALL
This Flower Hall is the most exorbitant of all the halls in the palace. The beautiful chamber is said to be the pleasure dome for the Maharajas.
MOTI MAHAL - FLOWER HALL
Moti Mahal or Pearl Hall is known to have glass windows and five nooks that enabled the queens to listen to the proceedings taking place in the Sringar Chowki, The Royal Throne of Jodhpur.
CHAMUNDA MATAJI TEMPLE
This small but beautiful temple is located at the end of the Fort. A must-visit place from where you can see a breath-taking view of the blue city. Aarti takes place at 7 pm daily so plan accordingly, if possible.
Note about Chamundi Temple
You will find Chamunda Mataji Temple at the southern end of the Mehrangarh Fort. Visit the temple for great view of the Jodhpur. According to locals, true wishes are believed to come true so pray whole heartedly. You never know, your long-standing wishes come true!
If you plan to explore the architectural marvel of Jodhpur, Mahamandir may be a wonder for you and it is situated on Mandore road in Jodhpur that attracts a large number of tourists. Mahamandir was built in 1812. The temple is supported by 84 pillars.
MahaMandir contains detailed designs and figures of yoga gurus describing various postures of Yoga. I recommend you to visit MahaMandir if you are looking forward towards learning and knowing more of Yoga!
This white marbled memorial, built in the 19th century as a tribute to Maharaja Jaswant Singh, is a huge tourist attraction. The tourists must visit this cenotaph on their tour to Jodhpur.
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MAJESTIC JODHPUR FESTIVALS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Each year in the blue city of Jodhpur, many exciting & cultural festivals events take place, attracting crowds and adding an air of excitement throughout in the city. These cultural festivals often reflect the rich heritage of the Jodhpur region, with the Marwar Festival being amongst the area's biggest celebrations.
Marwar Festival, held each year in either late September or early October (during the Indian month of Ashwin), the Marwar Festival remembers the main heroes & pays tribute to the rulers of Jodhpur and throughout Rajasthan, and lasts for around two days.
Check out the updated Jodhpur's festival dates of the year by clicking below button. I strongly recommend you to visit at least one of them!
TOP WEEKEND GATEWAYS NEAR JODHPUR
RANAKPUR TEMPLE, PALI [165 km]
This grand Jain temple is located in Ranakpur near Sadri town in Pali district of Rajasthan. It was nominated amongst the top 77 wonders while deciding for new Seven Wonders of the World. If you plan to Jodhpur, don't forget to add this artistic temple in your itinerary.
PUSHKAR LAKE, PUSHKAR [190 km]
Pushkar, also known as The Rose Garden of Rajasthan, is always a fascinating destination for millions of tourists flocking to Rajasthan. People, who visit Ajmer, don’t skip taking a bath in the holy Pushkar Lake.
There is an old story behind the name of Pushkar. Locals say that Hindu lord Brahma dropped a lotus flower in a lake (Pushkar Lake) and the city of Pushkar came to existence. Since then Pushkar has become one of the many homes of Brahma & famous all over the world.
THE AJMER SHARIF DARGAH, AJMER [210 km]
People from all over the world come here to visit this Dargah because it encloses the grave of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of Sufism. Ajmer city is enriched by many beautiful places such as Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda and Soniji Ki Nasiyan.
Interesting fact about Ajmer Sharif
THE CITY PALACE, UDAIPUR [260 km]
Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes, and the City Palace which is located just 4.5 hours away from Jodhpur has a wonderful view of the lake and the surrounding city. Today, the main section of the palace has been converted into a museum.
JAISALMER FORT, JAISALMER [280 km]
The world heritage site, Jaisalmer Fort has a great mystique surroundings and the setting sun adds its own magic and shrouds the fort with allure. Unlike other cities, Jaisalmer has completely been moulded into a golden tourist destination. If you skip travel The Golden City, you don't touch the beauty of Rajasthan at all.
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VIDEO TOUR OF JODHPUR: THE BLUE CITY
DRIVING DIRECTION TO JODHPUR
RAJASTHAN TOURISM DEPARTMENT CONTACT DETAILS
Government of Rajasthan Tourist Office
RTDC Hotel Ghoomer Campus,
High Court Road, Jodhpur
Tourist Information Counter, Ratanada Airport
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