What To See In Jodhpur – The Blue City Of India
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Jodhpur is an important historical city that has enjoyed a lot of tourist activity in recent years. With notable attractions like the Mehrangarh Fort, the city of Jodhpur is not just steeped with history and culture but is also a sight to behold. In particular, the view from the top of the fort is breathtaking with closely packed houses painted blue disappearing into the desert landscape. This is where the city gets its moniker – The Blue City.
There are many places of interest in Jodhpur for tourists, and you can travel in and around these places easily. You could look out for car hire in Jodhpur or use the local modes of transportation. Here’s what to see in Jodhpur, the blue city of India:
The aforementioned Mehrangarh Fort should be on top of your list of places to visit. The fort was built around 1460 and contains several palaces within its ramparts. The fort is now converted into a museum displaying the culture and splendor of the Rajputs who ruled Jodhpur for centuries.
UMAID BHAVAN PALACE
For palace enthusiasts, a visit to the Umaid Bhavan Palace is a must. One of the last palaces to be built in India, the Umaid Bhavan Palace is part hotel, part museum, and part palace. If you have the money to splurge then do stay in the hotel. If not, you can visit the museum or even have a meal at the hotel’s restaurants. It is currently the home of Maharaja Gaj Singh, the patriarch of the royal family of Jodhpur. The palace is also a very popular option for destination weddings.
Mandore is a great option for attending a festival for which Rajasthan is famous for. Mandore is a mere 9 km from Jodhpur. Mandore is considered to be the native place of Raavan’s wife. Be sure to visit the old palace as well as the temple dedicated to Raavan.
For adventure enthusiasts are several options. The Flying Fox is a series of zip lines that take you over the outer walls of the Mehrangarh Fort, two desert lakes, and the Rao Jodha eco-park. For a 360-degree view of the stunning desert landscape, opt for paragliding.
No trip to Jodhpur is complete without a camel safari in the desert. Be sure that you choose a reputable tour who will offer you a comprehensive itinerary before you embark on the safari. A good tour should introduce you to the traditional Rajasthani culture with a small meal in the desert.
LOCAL RAJASTHANI CUISINE
An undeniable part of Jodhpur’s culture is its street food. While in Jodhpur, be sure to sample as many different types of street foods. Dal baati churma is an iconic dish of Jodhpur. Ask locals for their recommendations for the best restaurant serving this dish. A big part of Jodhpur tradition is the eating at the halvayi and if you truly want to experience the same, then try the famous Mirchi vada and kaju samosa. Other dishes that you must try are lassi, masala chai, and omelets too.
If you have availed a car on rent in Noida, then you can visit Jaipur and Ajmer on your way to Jodhpur. The roads are well maintained, and you will find plenty of affordable hotels on the way to rest.
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