Jodhpur is full of little surprises, and the Blue City was one of our favourite stops in India. Surprisingly, there are number of things to do in Jodhpur, from forts to gardens, to step wells. So we’ve put together this easy to follow blog of places to visit in Jodhpur.
Things To Do & Places To Visit In Jodhpur
We had many planned things to do in Jodhpur so we spent 4 nights in the blue city it total. This was the perfect amount of time to tick off all the places to visit in Jodhpur. Not only that, we found a couple of sweet spots to eat!
The Blue City
The Blue City is what Jodhpur is famously known for and this is why so many tourists flock there each year. It can be hard to find some of the local spots alone. We took a walking tour with Stops Hostel as they showed us the ins and outs of the alleyways and broke down the interesting history behind the blue walls! Definitely one of the main places to visit in Jodhpur.
Mehrangarh Fort In Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort In Jodhpur is ranked by most Indians as the best Fort in the country. It costs 600 Rupees to enter as a foreigner. This is fairly priced compared to some of the attractions in India. It includes your very informative audio tour plus access to the museum. If you’re stuck for choice on which fort to visit we highly recommend this one! It’s highly recommended as one of the top cultural things to do in Jodhpur.
There are many ancient stepwells in Jodhpur, but one that really stands out is Toorji Ka Jhalra. They used as water sources. With Jodhpur located at the base of a hill, they collect all the water to supply to the city. They also help prevent floods in the rainy seasons.
Located right in the middle of town you cannot miss Toorji Ka Jhalra. It makes for an awesome place to cool off. We took the plunge and jumped from the third tier. If you’re really brave you can join some of the locals that and jump from the roof!
Take a 20 minute rickshaw ride outside the city and you’ll forget you’re in India. We paid 500 rupees between 6 people to get to Mandore gardens. The driver waited an hour and then returned us to the city. If you’re looking to take a relaxing stroll through some greenery or just have an hour away from the car horns and salesmen, Mandore Gardens is a beautiful spot.
Clock Tower & Sardar Market
The clock tower is situated in the centre of Sardar market and costs only 30 rupees to visit. There’s not much to see apart from the bustling market below but it makes for a cool photo if you’ve got a friend on the floor. You won’t be stuck for something you need or want for your travels in Jodhpur as Sardar markets sell pretty much anything and the quirky shops go on forever!
Where To Eat In Jodhpur
The Blue Turban – This rooftop cafe opens at 6pm and has THE best view of Jodhpur Fort at night. With Meharngarh Fort within touching distance and the food at usual Indian prices it’s nice to see they haven’t doubled the costs for the sake of the amazing view!
Shahi Samosas – A huge hit with the locals. The busiest samosa shop we’ve seen in India and one of our favourite things to do in Jodhpur, EAT SAMOSAS! There is a constant crowd outside so not only did we assume the food would be good but it was guaranteed to be fresh! With samosas at only 16 Rupees and every other street snack also available this was our go to spot in Jodhpur to fill a hole.
Luxury – Umaid Bhawan Palace – An unforgettable experience in a palace where you can feel like a king or queen for the duration of your stay. The name of the hotel says everything it needs to.
Mid-Budget –Fairfield by Marriott Jodhpur Hotel – The highly spoke about Marriott hotel has it’s own little gem in Jodhpur amongst the forts and palaces of the town.
Budget – Stops Hostel – If you’re looking for an easy place to stay then look no further. It’s located just outside of the city centre and they have daily tours of the city.
You can also check out the prices of other places to stay in Jodhpur here.
For things to do in India or which route to take, make sure to check out our break down – The Best Of India – A Route & Trip Guide
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