Top 8 Places to Visit in Jodhpur and Things to do in Jodhpur

Jodhpur blue houses view

Places to Visit in Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a second largest city of Rajasthan also known as Blue City. Jodhpur has a great option to sightseeing and shopping, testy and verity of delicious food, here are top 8 places to visit in Jodhpur that you cannot miss on your next tour to this amazing blue city.

1. MehranGarh Fort in Jodhpur

This is one of the most attractive place of Jodhpur and also one of the largest forts in India , The Mehrangarh Fort situated 410  feet above city of Jodhpur which built around 1459  by Rao Jodha. There are seven gates which can be use to enter the Mehrangarh Fort, These gate made for honor of victory over Bikaner and Jaipur Armies.

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort give great bird eye view from top. Never forget to take few fun selfie from top where to see all cities painted in blue. In main place where you see Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Zenana Dude, Takht Vilas and Janki Mahal. In fort there are two temple located inside the for Chamunda Devi Temple and Nagnechi Ji Temple which dedicated to God of Durga and The Kuldevevi respectively.

From my point of view this is best places to visit in Jodhpur, if you planning to visit Jodhpur never miss this fort.

Information about Mehrangah Fort
Opening Times:       9:00 AM  to 17:00 PM, daily
Best Time to Visit:  October to early March
Duration:                   Half a day
Travelled By:            Foot
Cost:                            Indian/foreigner Rs 60/400 (inclusive audio guide) camera Rs 100

2. Umaid Bhawan Palace

The Grand Umaid Bhawan Palace a favorite with tourist visiting the city, The palace was made between 1928 to 1943  by Maharaja Umaid Singh, and architecture design by British citizen Henry Lanchester which shows a blend of eastern western architectural influences.

Places to visit in Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace (Chittar Palace)

Half part of umaid bhawan operated by The Taj Group as a heritage hotel and  other part residence Maharaja Gaj Singh and his Royal family and museum leaves with his family in a part of Umaid Bhawan and also has a museum where you can see collection of vintage cars, clocks and banner gifted by queen Victoria, art effects, trophies and weapons.

This is second places to visit in Jodhpur

Opening Times:       9:00 AM  to 16:30 PM, daily
Best Time to Visit:  October to early March
Duration:                   1 – 2 Hour
Travelled By:            Foot
Cost:                            30 INR

 

3. Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur

This is a memorial site which built  by Maharaja Sardar Singh for memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, he was 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur.

Jaswant Thada white marble architecture, marble work done so fine that the outer surface of wh

Places to visit in Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada (located near to Mehrangarh Fort)

ole building give a warm glow

during sunlight. There you can see variety of painting and portraits of Jodhpur rulers.

 

4. Madore in Jodhpur

This is a situated to the north of Jodhpur, here you can see Ravan temple, which built at the native place of Madodari (Ravan wife) before 1459  AD Mandore was the state of Marwar (Jodhpur), Later Rao Jodha, shifted the capital to the Jodhpur.

Mandor Garden
Mandor Garden Chatriya

Madore a good collection of temples , memorials and high rock terraces. Most famous caotaphs found in the garden and one of the best chhatri of Maharaja Ajit Singh which bult in 1793, there you visit government museum and a famous Hindu temple to 33 Crore gods where you find images of gods.

 

5. Kaylana Lake in Jodhpur

This is built in 1872 over an area of 8 km, where you find best spot to see spectacular sunset. It is perfect place to enjoy good time with your family

Kaylana Lake places to visit in Jodhpur
Kaylana Lake

6. Clock Tower And Sadar Market in Jodhpur

Clock Tower and Sadar market is a popular landmark in the old city, this bazaar (Market) selling vegetables, Indian sweets, spices, textiles, silver and handicrafts.

Ghata ghar and sadar market
Ghata Ghar and Sadar Market (This is best for Explore local Market)

7. Machia Biological Park in Jodhpur

It is located western side of Jodhpur and 8 km away from Jodhpur railway station. Main aim of the Machia Bio park is to create opportunity for the citizen of Jodhpur to have biological park very close to the city in Machia, it also create awareness on the importance of conservation of flora and fauna for the benefit of the future generation.

Machia Biological Park
Entry gate of Machia Biological Park in Jodhpur

Here you can see Reptile, Big Cats, Herbivores and more

Winter Time
Month        16 Oct to 15 March
Time           08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Day             Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Winter Time
Month        16 March to 15 October
Time           08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Day             Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Close           Tuesday

 

8. Masuria Hill Garden in Jodhpur

This is situated main city, Here you see old temple which dedicated to Baba Ramdev and also see a beautiful statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore, a famous hero of Marwar. Garden of Masuria give you great view of city.

Masuriya Hill

There is a restaurant, which offer you a panoramic view of the city

Above top most attractive 8 places to visit in Jodhpur

Place to visit nearby / around Jodhpur

Here are few top place nearby Jodhpur

 

Osian (Jodhpur to Osian 70 Km)

Also known by thar desert, Osian around 70 Km away from Jodhpur, also known as “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” There a famous temple of Sachiya Mata and Jain temple dedicated to Mahavira
Osian Temple

Osian Temple Osian situated in the middle of the Thar Desert, here you never miss desert safari camel treks are available, and watch the sunset.

you can get best taxi service for same day excursion trip to Osian from Jodhpur with affordable price.

 

Nakoda

Village located in Barmer district of Rajasthan, Nakoda is around 110 km away from Jodhpur. Nakoda ji is a holy place of Jain community, There you find 58 cm height black color idol of lord Parshwa Nath in padmasan pose, Today Nakoda is word wide fame for miracle at Nakoda Ji, thousands of traveler come here from every corner of India and Outside India, which is indicate of unique faith to Bhairav Dev, Every year on Poush Krishna Dashmi a fair held here for Birthday of Lord Parshwanath.

"Nakoda-Ji-Same-Day-Tripsame day excursion trip to Nakoda from Jodhpur with affordable price

 

Ramdevra Temple

Ramdevera temple located between two beautiful city Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, it is also known as Runicha temple which is located 13 km from Pokran in Jaisamer district, and 180 Km from blue city (Jodhpur)

Ramdevra Temple Outside picture this picture by partrika.com

Ramdev Ji born in the house of Ajmalji in the Tomar Rajput family and believed to have been incarnated on earth for benefit of humanity, that’s it is a wonderful pilgrim centre which is symbol of national unity, all religion come here.

 

Fact about Temple

There is a water tank, as per villager a dip in that is considered to be efficiency for skin diseases, some follower come from other distances on foot. Two popular faire are held here every year, one on a small scale held in January and February month and second one is held on large scale is held in August and September month lacs of people visit this temple that time, this fare held during Bhadon sudi beej to Ekadashi (In month August to September)

Summer               04:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Winter                 05:00 AM to 09:00 PM

you can get best taxi service for same day excursion trip to Osian from Jodhpur with affordable price

 

Royal Enfield Shrine At Om Banna Temple (50 Km from Jodhpur One side)

Om Banna place located in Pali district of Rajasthan, situated on national highway no 65, this place is a accident prone site.

local use to worship “Om Banna” Local villager believe doing so will prevent accidents in that area.

Om Banna Temple
Om Banna / Bullet Baba Temple, This picture from tripadvisor.in

A true story behind this Motorcycle Baba is, There was a local guy name Om Singh Rathore, in 1988 Om banna crashed at on the same site and died on spot, Local police (From Rohet Police Station) seized Om Banna bike for further investigation, but next morning the bike was missing from the Rohet Police station, they search the bike and found that bike is standing on the accident site, Cops took the bike back to police station and emptied the fuel tank, locked it with chained. But their efforts went in vain, at the bullet still went missing from the police station and was found at same place accident site.

After this incident local people believed that this whole act is done by Om Banna Soul. So they built a temple there in his memory.

 

Khichan

It is 150 km from Jodhpur you will be welcomed with the mesmerizing view of migrating birds flying high in the sky, indicating that you have reached the Khichan village.

This place is popular as the village of Migrating birds where you get to witness the unique existence of love between man and birds. Khichan is a paradise for bird watcher and photographers. You will love the place if you are either of those or both.

Khichan place near by attraction from Jodhpur
Khican

Khichan become alive every year August to March end with the congregation of over 20  thousand Demoiselle cranes, who fly from their breeding grounds on the direct plains of Mongolia. These migrating birds arrive by end of August in Khichan and stay on till the end of March.

 

Best way to Jodhpur sightseeing by car

Famous for its culture and historic places, Jodhpur is one of the most visited tourist cities of Rajasthan.  The aerial view of the city gives a bluish chromatism because of the blue painted houses in the city  and is therefore also known as the Blue city. The forts, palaces, monuments and temples of Jodhpur are just amazing and each of them exudes architectural brilliance. The best way to tour this royal city is by renting a car in Jodhpur from a reputed service provider.

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