Jodhpur is a city situated in the Thar Desert of the state of Rajasthan and it has its historic importance as well served as the capital of the culturally rich Marwar Kingdom. Any location of Rajasthan is enriched with culture and the touch of royalty and Jodhpur is one of the special gems in the crown of Rajasthan and is popularly known as Blue City. It is famous for its forts, palaces, and temples, and each year many tourists are attracted to this royal and rich cultural state.
Mehrangarh Fort is located at The Fort, Paota and it is one of the most visited and most popular tourist spots in Jodhpur. This royal structure was previously serving as the palace of the royal family and now has been converted into a museum and several mahals had been constructed within this palace. It is situated at a hill with a height of 410 feet from the main city and it gives you a magnificent view of the entire city.
This fort gives you a glimpse of royal rich culture and an example of the architectural brilliance and reflects the glorious era of Blue city. This is an ideal location to capture some good pictures and also a perfect spot to have some fun moments with your family and friends.
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Umaid Bhavan Palace is located at Circuit House Road and it is divided into three areas, the first part is still owned by the royal family of Jodhpur city and the second part is turned into a cultural and heritage hotel which offers you the royal experience to tourists and the last part is converted to a museum which displays the art pieces of the past era and illuminates the royal culture and traditions.
It is highly famous for its architectural design and detailed construction which still is the centre of attraction for many tourists. Travellers can visit this rich architectural structure and can have some stunning moments after exploring this palace.
Guda Lake is set up in the reserved forested area of Bishnoi Village, right into the middle of the Guda Bishnoi area which is approximately 25 kilometres away from the main city. This is an ideal location to visit for bird lovers and nature enthusiasts.
Here, you can spot some rare species of birds such as Siberian Cranes which is also the highlight of this spot along with the blackbucks, deer and several other animals. Travellers can also hire a guide here to get some information regarding this rare species of animals and birds. You can visit here with your friends and family to enjoy it more.
Osian is located at a distance of 68 kilometres north from Jodhpur and is surrounded by sand ridges and villages. It is quite popular for its classic Hindu and Jain temples hence; this spot has gained the title of Khajuraho of Rajasthan due to the sensual creations on temples.
The 16 temples include Sachiya Mata Temple, Sun Temple, Mahavira Jain Temple and so on which dated back to the eighth to the eleventh century, all three mentioned temples are dedicated to Jain Saint Lord Mahavira and depict the splendid carvings and fine construction.
The Digambar sect of Jainism always had a stronghold in Rajasthan which is distinctly reflected through the temples. This location also has some historic importance as an important administrative centre of Gurjara -Pratihara rulers also popularly known as Upakesapura. This is a perfect location for history lovers and for those tourists who love to know other cultures as well.
Machiya Safari Park
Machiya Safari Park is located at HI Phase-2, Basni, and resides close to Kaylana Lake. This is a location where you will be able to spot some rare species of animals like Blue Bulls, Desert Fox, Monitor Lizards, Wild Cats, Mongoose, Deer, Rabbits and several other species.
It is also a good birdwatching point and there is a fort is built within the area of Safari Park which gives you a beautiful view of the entire park and city and a picturesque location to have some selfies with your family, friends and loved ones. Travellers can visit this park any day between 8 am to 5 pm to explore the different species and can make memories with their friends.
Takhat Sagar Lake
It is situated at Takhat Sagar Hills and is located on the outskirts of Jodhpur. This less congested lake is surrounded by lush greenery and offers you a peaceful and calm environment to take a break from the city life and spend some time with yourself or you can have some quality moments with your loved ones as well and enjoy the sunset view which looks magical.
There are some food stalls and restaurants as well to make your evening more memorable with some traditional cuisines.
The Winter Season in Jodhpur stays from October to February and Jodhpur's temperature fluctuates between 7 degrees Celsius to 24 degrees Celsius. Jodhpur's weather in this season remains cold, pleasurable and comfortable days are warm and sunny and nights are cooler than other seasons and it is most suitable weather for travellers to enjoy sightseeing around Meherangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens and Balsamand Lake.
This sightseeing experience will be more enjoyable when you try delicious and traditional Marwari Cuisine. Travellers can be witnessed the most celebrated and popular Marwar Festival held in October along with several other exciting festivals like Desert Kite Festival, the highlight of this season, Nagaur Fair and Maand Festival. Due to the peak season and popularity of this location, you may find a rush hence; it is suggested to book your accommodations and travel in advance.
The Summer Season in Jodhpur is marked from March to June and Jodhpur's temperature stays between 32 degrees Celsius to 43 degrees Celsius. In this season Jodhpur’s weather and due to the closeness of desert it experiences the hot and arid summer conditions, and travellers should avoid visiting anywhere in daytime.
But the evening is bearable and good to go to enjoy some sightseeing and it is also a season to be part of an amazing celebration of the festival of colours, Holi which maintains the craziness and joy among locals and travellers as well make sure to enjoy this. June is a month when you get little relief from hot weather. Due to the offseason, travellers may find some great deals on accommodation and travel part.
The Monsoon Season in Jodhpur stays from July to September and Jodhpur’s temperature ranges between 24 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius. Monsoon brings here the humid conditions but cool evenings as well. It is a season when you will be able to get the greatest deals on accommodations and those travellers who are looking for a budget trip to this location can visit in this season.
The popular Marwar Festival which is held in September or October is the main highlight of the season and you must witness this epic traditional treat but, simultaneously you need to plan your trip around this festival to attend it.
- Jodhpur city is blessed with its domestic airport at a distance of just 5 kilometres from the main city and well versed connected to other prime cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur. And the nearest international airport would be Indira Gandhi International Airport which resides approximately 595 kilometres away from the main location.
Numbers of airline carriers operate regular flights such as Air India, Jet Airways and Spice Jet to Jodhpur Airport and after arriving at the airport travellers can easily hire a cab or taxi for further journey.
Jodhpur Junction is the nearest railhead at a distance of approximately 4.98 kilometres and is nicely connected to other capital cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. You can also experience the journey of royal luxurious ‘Palace on Wheels’ to reach Jodhpur or you can also travel through other train options such as Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Jaisalmer Delhi Express,
Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Suryanagari Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express and Yesvantpur Bangalore Jodhpur Express. Outside the railway station, you can easily take a bus or taxi to Jodhpur.
- Jodhpur is vastly connected to other major cities via roads such as New Delhi which is 619 kilometres away, Jaipur at a distance of 350 kilometres, Udaipur which is 249 kilometres away and Ahmedabad at a distance of 443 kilometres.
You can take the state bus service to reach Jodhpur or you can also opt to travel through your vehicle as well which is approximately a 14-hour journey if you are heading from New Delhi.
Radisson Jodhpur is residing at 8 Residency Road, Gaurav Path, at a distance of 3.2 kilometres from Jodhpur Airport and provides you with the services of Bar, Café, Restaurant, Bakery, Paid Airport Transfers, Gym, Spa and Massage, Rental Vehicles, Multilingual Staff, Currency Exchange, Free Shuttle and Childcare Services along with other basic services.
Welcomehotel by ITC Hotels is located at Uchiyarda Road, which is approximately 13.3 kilometres away from the main city and 9.6 kilometres away from the Jodhpur Airport and it offers you the services of Bar, Restaurant, Barbeque, Currency Exchange, Paid Pickup and Drop, Fireplace, Spa and Massage, Salon, Gym, Aerobics, Special Diet Meals and Kids Play Area and also provides several other basic amenities.
Ajit Bhawan- A Heritage Resort is situated at Ajit Colony at a distance of 3.9 kilometres from Jodhpur Airport and it gives you the services of Café, Bar, Restaurant, Currency Exchange, Bakery, Yoga, Gym, Massage and Spa, Paid Pickup and Drop, Free Parking and Butler Service along with the other basic amenities. All these mentioned options are providing the Installed Sanitisers, Masks and Gloves due to safety purposes.