Rajasthan’s love for colors is not only limited to clothing and accessories but it spreads out to the cities. Where else do you find an entire city colored in blue or pink? Similar to the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur, Jodhpur is the ‘Blue City’ of Rajasthan.
The entire city is said to have adopted blue as its color. Jodhpur is dotted with exquisite forts, beautiful lakes, and unexplored palaces that offer the quintessential Rajput ambiance. We have a detailed Jodhpur travel guide which covers all the popular tourist attractions.
Witness the grand lifestyle of the Rajput royalty in Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Phool Mahal of Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is perched on an elevated hill and guarded by the massive walls, it is a true example of architectural magnificence. It is one of the largest forts in the country. You can get a wonderful aerial view of the ‘Blue City’ from the Mehrangarh Fort. It was built-in 1438 by Rao Jodha. This fort has accommodates several palaces and temples that showcase the rich Rajasthani art and carvings of over 500 centuries. This place will take you into the bygone era of Rajputana culture.
Walk downhill and visit Jaswant Thada, a beautiful marble cenotaph built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in 1899 to commemorate the death of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh. This beautiful edifice considered as the architectural landmark in Jodhpur. There is also a lake and a garden where you can relax a bit.
If you have shopping in your mind, then Sardar Market is the best place to visit. It has a unique collection of Rajasthani handloom, silver accessories, and handicrafts. It is situated in the old city. This market is just beside the historic ‘Ghanta Ghar’ or clock tower. The clock tower was built by late Shri Sardar Singh to signify the operational time of the market. It is a majestic site that lies beyond the market which offers a mesmerizing view of the city from the top of it.
Also visit other attractions like Khejarla fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore Garden, Balsamand Lake, and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, etc. History knocks at every corner in Jodhpur. You only need a perfect Jodhpur guide to discover the place. Our city guide Jodhpur itinerary has wonderful tour plans of the city.
Jodhpur is a famous tourist destination and dotted with several forts, temples, and palaces. This city is not just popular among visitors for its architectural beauty but this city is also a prominent attraction due to the cultural fairs and festivals that are held here. It includes Nagaur Fair, World Sacred Spirit Festival, Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival, Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival. These colorful and musical festivals are the crowd pullers. They attract tourists from all over the world. Besides, there are a lot more things that urge you to plan your tour often.