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Jodhpur- The land of Royals Abode

Known exclusively for its richness in heritage and history, Jodhpur is referred to as the “Blue City" of India. Jodhpur is the next name to define luxury and class. There are so many amazing adventures waiting for visitors to Jodhpur that you simply cannot miss a lifetime opportunity of visiting Jodhpur. It is a bubbly city located on the edge of the Thar Desert. There is a certain kind of charisma and charm that will surely attract you to this land of the royals. You are bound to see a lot of palaces, forts and archaeological structures which define the history of Jodhpur that dates back to many years.

Best time to visit Jodhpur

The best time for visiting Jodhpur is during winters between the months of October to March. The weather remains pleasant and is not harsh on the visitors. Winters is the time when you can view Jodhpur in its very best form. One can also seek to visit Jodhpur during monsoons but the temperature rises then and you would not be able to enjoy much.

How to reach Jodhpur?

Jodhpur is well connected to Delhi by road, railways and air. Some of the ways are:

By Road

You can take a cab from Delhi to Jodhpur connecting the highways made for the easement of travelling the distance. Cabs and buses are found plenty on the road from Delhi to Jodhpur.

By Railway

Take a train from any of the stations of Delhi and in just a night journey, you will find yourself in Jodhpur.

By air

One even prefers to travel by air as it takes a shorter time. Jodhpur Airport is located in the outskirts of Jodhpur and it is equipped with all facilities.

Things to look for in Jodhpur:

Jodhpur has the power to take you back in time and believe in magic once again when you get to know of the mystery palaces and get soaked in the history of culture and era. Jodhpur is famous for its rich textiles and fabrics apart from all monuments and forts. Jodhpur is also the land of booming handloom industryand people crazy about fashion must visit this place at least once. Some of the things to look for in Jodhpur are listed as under:

Umaid Bhavan Palace

A combination of museum, resort and a palace, Umaid Bhavan Palace defines luxury and the royal stardom in the limelight. This palace is the last kind of Palace to be built in India. It is the home to Maharaja Gaj Singh and his family. In-house the Umaid Bhavan, you will find a museum which stores some of the rarest collections of clocks and cars. All of them are vintage and superbly portrayed. Umaid Bhavan is a famous spot for a destination wedding and the palace adds to the grandeur of the wedding. There are many fairs and festivals which are hosted in Umaid Bhavan which attracts customers from far and wide.

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the tallest forts situated in India and it is so huge and majestic. The entire view from this fort is just jaw-dropping. The Fort is built with solid walls and it is located at 400ft above sea level. Mehrangarh Fort also focuses on the museum which has a wide range of paintings and artefacts. There are decorated period rooms which are the major attraction. Mehrangarh Fort also holds many adventure activities in itself like zip line activity called the “Flying Fox”. Outside the Fort, you are sure to find Rajasthani accessories and Juttis which are simply loved by people.

Mandore Garden

garden nestled amongst greenery, Mandore Garden is a ruined monument which dates back to centuries old. The architecture of the monument is massive in it with intricate designs and is situated on top of a small hill. There is a Raavan Temple inside the Mandore Garden which is dedicated to his wife and there are smaller temples and illustrations of Gods all around the Garden. People wanting to get a spiritual touch in Jodhpur can visit this place as it will be of utmost help to them.

Experiences to try out in Jodhpur

Camel Safari

How can you miss out on the Camel safari while in Jodhpur?? The feeling is just speechless and you will feel like you are on top of the world. Enjoy a ride with Camels in the Thar Desert with your loved ones. The sand dunes and desert will welcome you with open arms. You will have a chance to visit Rajasthani families where you can discuss their lives and also have tea with them while just relaxing.

Bishnoi Village Safari

Now, this is something to fantasize about in Jodhpur. It is a set up of a traditional village of Jodhpur wherein you will be taken inside and shown a sight of weaving and presence of Khejri trees. The wildlife, arts and scenic beauty of Jodhpur are shown to visitors. Near to Bishnoi Village is a Guda Lake which is a home to many birds like cranes, black bucks, etc. The villagers are friendly and if you want to get closer to the tradition of Rajasthan, this village is a must visit.

Opium Ceremony

Opimium, a drug banned in India but whatsoever, it is still a huge part of the inheritance to culture in Rajasthan. A 1000 years old Sabha, popular as Amal Sabha is an opium ceremony which is the mark of friendships between men. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and women are not allowed in the ceremony. It is seen as illegal but the use is somewhat in prevalence and if you get a chance, you can get to learn how opium was extracted in the olden days.

Farm Tour on Camel

Getting on a camel early morning for a picnic lunch is a sight to behold. You will be taken to Thakurs Farm on a camelback which is a vast area of open fields and you can relax in the shade of neem trees. The food served to you will be cooked with local spices in the traditional Rajasthani style.Savour the taste and you can even take a stroll of the farm to learn about the farming techniques and practices.

Shopping in Jodhpur

Being in Jodhpur, it automatically attracts you to the markets which are famous for embroidered works and all kinds of rare collections of kinds of stuff. Street markets are famous in Jodhpur which sells varieties of products in rows. The artistic craftsmanship of Rajasthan is extraordinary. Ivory Sculptures, pottery, wood carvings, etc. are some of the amazing kinds of stuff which are found purely only in Jodhpur. The finish is smooth and marvellous. Some of the famous markets are Sojati Gate, Tripoloa Market, Mochi Bazar, etc.

The old bazaars of Jodhpur are filled with Indian spices and cheese products, jewellery, dyes and what not! The crafts are original and these bustling bazaars can give you the real relief of shopping. These markets are crowded and foreigners seem to love these markets. Bargaining is the key in these markets.

Places to stay in Jodhpur

If you are in the Royal land, it really becomes necessary to give a try to the Royal Stay. There are so many palaces in Jodhpur which you can book for your extravagance holiday. Some of these are listed as under:

Ranbanka Palace

If you are in a mood to experience the life of Marwars, The Ranbanka Palace is the right one for you. It was built in the year 1972 and it is beautiful! With marble works, fireplaces, mantelpieces, etc. It truly defines a royal style. The best part of this palace is the dining experience with the Ranbanka Thali which consists of Rajasthani delicacies in Pachranga.

Indana Palace

A dome-shaped palace, the Indana Palace has some of the most complex designs and it is a heritage and luxury meeting together. The area is so vast and you will simply love the palace. It is located in a good location with Mehrangarh Fort very near to it.

Taj Umaid Bhavan Palace

What can be more royal than being driven by a royal butler? Taj Umaid Bhavan Palace will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. It is one of the most luxurious hotels of Jodhpur. The marble structures, a city tour which is organised by the hotel itself in vintage cars is like a dream come true for many.

Foods of Jodhpur

Be it spicy or sweet, Jodhpur has a mixture of all types of foods. Some of the famous ones are:

Dal Bati Churma

This is a dish which is made from pure ghee and the three main ingredients used are daal, bati and Churma is a cereal prepared from any vegetables. Churma is wheat balls which have to dip into the daal for its authentic taste. This dish takes time to prepare but it is mouthwatering.

Bajre ki Khichdi

Khichdi is a popular dish all over India. The speciality of this dish is that it is made from Bajra and cooked with Indian spices and ghee. Some fresh vegetables like cauliflower, potato, etc. Are also added to it. It is cooked on low heat for flavours to enhance.

Makhaniya Lassi

It is a sweet and refreshing drink famous in Jodhpur. It is made with yoghurt and added is a lot of butter. Cardamom and saffron may also be added for additional flavours. It is an original drink of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is a place worth visiting! Next time you plan for a vacation, do keep Jodhpur in your bucket list!

Jodhpur

The Blue City

Known exclusively for its richness in heritage and history, Jodhpur is referred to as the “Blue City" of India. Jodhpur is the next name to define luxury and class. There are so many amazing adventures waiting for visitors to Jodhpur that you simply cannot miss a lifetime opportunity of visiting Jodhpur. It is a bubbly city located on the edge of the Thar Desert. There is a certain kind of charisma and charm that will surely attract you to this land of the royals. You are bound to see a lot of palaces, forts and archaeological structures which define the history of Jodhpur that dates back to many years.

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