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Key Attractions

  • Mehrangarh Fort

    Dominates the city and is the largest fort in all of Rajasthan. Founded in 1458 as the site of Rao Jodha's new capital — hence the name, Jodhpur — the city has grown around it and in the 500 years that have passed the fort has never been taken by force. It's easy to see why: it occupies the entire top of a 150-meter hill with commanding views all around, with some three kilometers of massive ramparts built around the edges. The name "fort" belies the size of the complex, which houses the Maharaja's palace, several temples and, tucked away in the back, an extensive garden still farmed to this day.

  • Jaswant Thada

    1 km downhill from Meherangarh (easily walked). Royal cenotaphs built in marble, with a picturesque location next to a little lake. Entry Rs. 20, plus Rs. 25 for a camera. Mandore, 7 km outside the city. The ancient capital of Marwar, before Jodhpur was built.

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace

    Clearly visible to the south of the city and completed only in 1944, this is the last great palace built in India. The Maharaja of Jodhpur lives here to this day, but half the building has been converted to a 5-star hotel (see Sleep) and there is also a small museum on grounds (Rs. 50, open 9 AM to 5 PM). You'll have to take a rickshaw to get here, and it's best to ask them to wait: figure on Rs. 100 for a round-trip with an hour's waiting time.

  • Flying Fox & the Chokelao Garden

    The Mehrangarh Museum Trust has recently teamed up with a British adventure tourism company called Flying Fox to provide zip line tours of the Chokelao Garden and Rao Jodha Park sections of Mehrangarh. The 'zip tour', a guided tour of the Fort with spectacular views of its western flank as well as of Brahmpuri - the bluest part of the Blue City - is an unique, exhilarating and safe way to learn about the culture and history of Jodhpur and Mehrangarh. The Rao Jodhpa Park is an area of special environmental interest, having been recently replanted with purely indigenous Marwari species and being home to magnificent fauna such as monitor lizards and Eurasian eagle owls. Zip tours cost between Rs 330 and Rs 1330.

  • Chamunda Mataji Temple

    Tucked away at the far end of the battlements, this temple is devoted to Rao Jodha's favorite goddess and remains a local favorite to this day.

  • Khejarla Fort

    Located 85 kms. From the main city. Situated in a rural setting, the 400-year-old, Fort Khejarla offers guests an enlivening experience. The stunning red sandstone monument is a mesmerizing example of the architecture of the Rajput’s. The rugged exterior contradicts an inner paradise with a striking blend of art and architecture leaving one with a magnificent aura! The spellbound grandeur of the Fort offers picturesque settings, latticework friezes, and intricate Jharokas that at once transports you back in time to experience the majesty of a long-gone era of valour and chivalry. To reach Khejarla from Jodhpur, head on Jodhpur Jaipur highway for 73 Kms. You'll cross Bhavi village and a railway crossing. After railway crossing go 3.5 kms and take a left turn. Then go straight for 12 kms and you'll find Khejarla fort.

  • Rajasthan International Folk Festival,

    International music festival held annually during October at Mehrangarh Fort.

Nearby Places

  • Ranakpur Temple

    The Ranakpur temple is one of the most famous Jain temples and dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar (enlightened human) of our time cycle, Adinath. It is a very big temple (ceiling around 7m high), made up of white marble, offers sculptures of same quality but different type than Dilwara, but is beautiful from the outside, too. It has more than a thousand columns none of which are alike. 210 Kms from Jodhpur

  • Udaipur

    250 Kms far from Jodhpur, Udaipur is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan" (a reference to Dal Lake) and not without reason.

  • Jaisalmer

    Located 280 Kms from Jodhpur, Jaisalmer also known as "Golden City", is located on the westernmost frontier of India in the state of Rajasthan. Close to the border with Pakistan, the city is known for its proximity to the Thar Desert. Desert Safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer is an unforgettable experience.

  • Nathdwara

    This holy town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the Shrinathji, a 12th century "infant" incarnation idol (murti) of Krishna. 250 Kms from Jodhpur

  • Pushkar

    190Kms from Jodhpur, Pushkar is a holy town famous for its one and only Brahma temple in the world and Pushkar lake.

  • Bikaner

    Located 260Kms from Jodhpur, Bikaner is famous for desert safari and Bikaner Fort.

  • Bishnoi Village safari,

    Full / Half day Jeep Safaris through the desert visiting the lonely villages of the amazing bishnoi sect. a great opportunity to spot the abundant wildlife of the region. The safaris include lunch (traditional desert cuisine) and mineral water.

  • Luni Fort –

    About 40 km outside Jodhpur - now converted to a heritage hotel

  • Osiyan –

    About 60 km - Jain temples as well as Kali temples.

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