This royal city is the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan. It is also known as the “Sun city” by the local people because of the sunny weather all-round the year. It is divided into old and new cities. The city is a proof of the splendid and rich lifestyle of Rajputs, who used to live and rule this over the place. It is located on the foothills of a huge sandstone hillock. The city offers natural and blatant views of the Thar Desert. There are innumerable tourist spots in Jodhpur. The city is called the “Blue city” many a times because of the blue painted houses and buildings strewn all over the city. Mehrangarh Fort is the most magnificent fort in the city, built on a 150 m high hill by Rao Jodha. There are many interesting places inside the fort like temples, a museum and galleries etc.
Other famous places
Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada are two other interesting places in the city. Umaid garden is a real treat for sore eyes. There are many cultural centres, art galleries and local markets in the city. One can witness the local culture and traditions by exploring the local street markets.
What to eat : North Indian vegetarian delicacies
What to see : Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Thar Desert, Mehrangarh Fort, art galleries and museums
What to take away : Historical artefacts sold in local street markets, traditional hand printed materials for bed sheets and curtains
When to visit : October to June