Jodhpur is dubbed the blue city due to its plethora of vivid blue painted houses located in the old quarter. This is an exhilarating destination to explore with its centuries old history. Founded in the 15th century by Indian ruler Rao Jodha, and once the stronghold of the Rajput dynasty, the city is brimming with palaces, forts, temples and havelis (private mansions). A jewel set amidst the nearby Thar Desert, Jodhpur is also known as sun city due to its perennial sunshine and tropical climate. Throughout the city’s maze of narrow streets are friendly locals ornately dressed in traditional vibrant clothing and jewelry.

Highlights

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Town of Mandore
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Umaid Bhawan Museum

 Places to stay

Ajit Bhawan Palace

Hotel Style: Heritage

One of India's earliest heritage hotels, the Ajit Bhawan Palace is an epitome of hospitality and warm Rajput charm.  See Hotel

Entrance of Raas, Jodhpur in Rajasthan, North India

Raas

Hotel Style: Boutique

Jodhpur's first boutique hotel comprises 4 old and 3 new buildings.  See Hotel

Ratan Vilas

Hotel Style: Homestay

Ratan Vilas, a charming 1920 heritage mansion home-turned-hotel of an avid horse enthusiast, is evocative of a romantic era.  See Hotel

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Hotel Style: Heritage

The Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India.  See Hotel

Vivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal

Hotel Style: International

The Vivanta by Taj-Hari Mahal is a 21st century palace with this era's modern amenities harmoniously blending into an environment that is straight out of the Mughal period.  See Hotel

 Things to do

RAAS-Min 3Ngt Stay Complementary Activities

(Only if staying at Raas) While staying at RAAS, take a Heritage Tour of the Old City in their very own ‘Blue Tuk-Tuk’. This is a unique way to explore the sights and sounds of the ‘Blue Walled City’ with its swarming humanity, intrinsic charm and tales of an age gone by. This enclosed area dates to the Rathore era…no mistaking the local indigo-colored houses, sinewy streets..most without names, and the ramparts of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort.

City Highlights of Jodhpur

Enjoy a camel ride; visit the mesmerizing Mehrangarh Fort; see the clock tower; explore the markets, the ancient town of Mandore; see the white marble memorial of Jaswant Thada and the Umaid Bhawan Museum. Get a glimpse into the hidden elements of desert life in closeby Salawas.

Osian Day Trip from Jodhpur

Embark on an excursion to the Temple Town of Osian – an oasis in the Thar Desert. Osian is famous for it’s Hindu and Jain temples, dating back to the 8th and 11th centuries. Be welcomed by the clanging of temple bells here, and visit the temple complex….the main attraction, with 18 shrines in the group and known for elegant sculptures and architectures.

Cooking Class in Jodhpur

Enjoy an amazing culinary experience by participating in a cooking session of traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Learn various techniques, authentic styles and classic Indian dishes using local ingredients, and also assist the chef in preparation and cooking together. Thereafter enjoy the fruits of your labor and savor the delectable cooked fare.

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