Jodhpur-The Blue City

Gateway to the Thar; Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. There are several temples, lakes, shopping streets.

The city when seen by serial view looks completely blue in color due to its blue walls and houses, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. The sun shines brightest and hottest almost every day of the year in this city. This was built as the capital of Marwars in the year 1459 AD.

IF you can spare a day or two; there are many spots in Jodhpur to explore-

  1. Maharangarh Fort

This is one of the largest and most famous forts in India.

Its museum still has display of royal memorabilia, including 15000 items form Maharaja Gaj Singh IT’s personal collections.

  1. Ride the Jodhpur Flying Fox

This ride is very much adventurous.

The circuit has 6 zip lines and takes around 90mins to complete the Mehrangarh Fort.

  1. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Developed in 2006, this park aims to restore the natural ecology of a large rocky wasteland area.

This park is extended across 70ha with 80 native species of rocks loving plants from the Thar deserts.

  1. Dine Overlooking the Step Well

Popularly known as Toorji ka Jhalra, this well was built in 1740s and exemplifies the glory of Indian old technology and science.

The area around it has been turned now into a contemporary square with cool cafes and shops of home décor and gem. You can enjoy dining there with many continental and Indian Cuisines.

  1. Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built in 1944, this is one of the last grand palaces of India.

It is still occupied by royal families of Jodhpur. The museum mostly has restaurants and museum displays old photos of Maharaja and his family.

There’s a vintage watch and car collection there as well.

Shikha Aakash

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