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Top 8 Glorious Places To Visit In Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Blue City really is blue! Inside is a tangle of winding, sparkling, medieval streets. It never seems to lead where you expect them to, fragranced by incense, roses, and sewers, with shops and bazaars selling everything from trumpets and temple decorations to snuff and saris. Here are some of the best places to spend your time whenever you find yourself in Jodhpur.

1. Mehrangarh Fort:

Mehrangarh_Fort_Jodhpur_Rajasthan

It was built around 1460 A.D. by Rao Jodha, Mehrangarh Fort is listed among the most magnificent hill forts of Rajasthan. It stands at almost 100 feet above the city skyline, the fort is built so perfectly that you won’t be able to make out where the hill ends, and the walls begin. Invincible and magnificent, this grandeur in red sandstone is wrapped in an eccentric beauty. The fort is the foremost choice for travellers.

It’s huge, thick walls surprise you with grand palaces inside that are ornamented with complicated carvings. The massive structure also boasts of a museum that displays captivating and precious artworks of great historical value.

  • Foreigners Entry Fees: INR 600 for adults
  • Indians Entry Fees: INR 70 for adults
  • Visiting Fort hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

2. Jaswant Thada:

Jaswant Thada

Your Mehrangarh visit is coupled with a trip to Jaswant Thada. Both the monuments are at a stone’s throw, they are the tourist places to visit in Jodhpur on the same day. Standing adjacent to Mehrangarh Fort, this is a cluster of the majestic memorial in white marble. It was built-in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the main cenotaph of these holds portraits of various Rathore rulers. While visiting places in Jodhpur, at this place, you will feel peace all around. Also, you will realize that it is more of a temple where deceased rulers are worshipped.

It is also known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar, carvings of this monument are beautifully carved. An eye-catching multi-level garden, a pond, and exquisitely carved gazebos manifold its charm.

  • Foreigners Entry Fees: INR 30
  • Indians Entry Fees: INR 15
  • Visiting Fort hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

3. Umaid Bhavan Palace:

Umaid Bhavan Palace

Umaid Bhavan Palace witnesses the luxurious side of the city. Step into rich luxury at Umaid Bhavan Palace Jodhpur for a celebrated destination when it comes to famous places in Jodhpur. It is one amongst the largest private residences on the globe, this palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the current owner Gaj Singh. Palace is crowned with several features that make it an elegant structure. The palace has 347 rooms, and currently, a part of it is operated by the Taj Group of Hotels.

This palace holds an eminent position among places to see in Jodhpur. A museum is also housed in a part of this splendid structure. Don’t miss seeing its galleries housing various regal items, one gallery dedicated to displaying a variety of an item. A gallery showcases a host of royal clocks, and one of those displays royal vintage cars.

  • Foreigners Entry Fees: INR 100
  • Indians Entry Fees: INR 30
  • Visiting Fort hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

4. Osian Temple:

Osian Temple

For one of the best Jodhpur sightseeing experiences, here’s another on the list of places to visit in Jodhpur and around is Osian. This destination is at 65 km from Jodhpur in the ancient desert town of Osian. Sprinkle as Osian Temples, these beautifully sculpted Hindu and Jain temples invite you. Greeting from the 7th and 8th centuries, these sacred places prove the architectural competency of ancient India. Sun Temple is the oldest temple in Jodhpur.

It is enclosed within golden sand dunes and small villages, Osian offers the perfect setting to enjoy camel safari in the desert. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled trip.

  • Entry fees: N.A
  • Opening hours: From early morning to evening

5. Ghanta Ghar:

Ghanta Ghar

It is popularly known as Clock Tower. It is located next to Sardar Market, this Ghanta Ghar was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh when he reigned in the area during the early 1900s. The places are frequently visited by travelers due to its proximity to the popular market.

  • Entry fees: N.A
  • Opening hours: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

6. Mandore Gardens:

Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens is one of the most beautiful gardens. It is worth visiting these gardens. Flooded with cenotaphs, old temples, and several other Madore Garden is another wonderful destination. The hall of heroes, dedicated to Rajput folk heroes and several deities, stands close to the cenotaphs. Their statues are engraved in stone and flamboyant. The Shrine of the Three Hundred Million Gods is another fascination of this garden.

  • Entry fees: N.A
  • Opening hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

7. Kaylana Lake:

Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake is one of the most beautiful artificial lakes that is in the west of Jodhpur. The lake was constructed by Pratap Singh.  The lake is spread over an area of 84 square kilometres and visitors can visit this place throughout the year. It is one of the best places to visit for a fun vacay.

  • Entry fees: N.A
  • Opening hours: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

8. Tripolia Market:

Tripolia Market

If you wish to buy some exclusive Jodhpuri style outfits and footwear, then you should visit Tripolia Market. It is listed among the best places to visit in Jodhpur for shopping, you can check out some amazing collection of batik sarees, wooden handicrafts, metal accessories here. Visiting this popular market is one of the best things to do in Jodhpur.

  • Entry fees: N.A
  • Opening hours: 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

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