Top 10 Things to do in Jodhpur, India

April 5, 2018 Chanda Heide

Surrounded by a huge fortress wall with bastions, the striking blue buildings in Jodhpur contrast sharply and beautifully with the neighboring Thar Desert. Exploring the palaces, forts and temples will keep you busy and in awe of the city’s historic grandeur. Bazaars offer a range of beautiful textiles, embroidered leather goods, lacquerware, antiques, carpets, puppets and figurines. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination and a convenient base for travel in the region.
Restaurants in Jodhpur

1. Mehrangarh Fort

Fort Rd., Jodhpur 342006, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Mehrangarh Fort

Reviewed By TravelAdventureGurus - Bethesda, Maryland

This was the first museum that reminded us of "western" style museums- the plaques were very informative, it had a kids section in the art room, it provided excellent explanations of the typical mawar art, very interesting exhibits on the carriages carried by men and those on elephants, etc. The fort itself is interesting as it is a combination of different time periods, the view of the blue roof tops of the city is amazing, but the best part about this is the organization and information provided in the museum part. Loved it!

2. Umaid Heritage Art School

153 Heritage Ratanada Road | Inside the Dhaan Mandi Near Clock Tower, Jodhpur 342001, India +91 98284 04827
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Umaid Heritage Art School

Umaid Heritage Art School is an art gallery and school focusing on traditional and modern art works.Umaid Heritage Art School is located in the heart of Jodhpur. Here you will find free art lessons on traditional Rajasthani Fine Miniature art by Vijay Raj,who specializes in Rajasthani Miniature Painting,sketching and portraits lessons by Gaurav Solanki a fine artist of graphite and charcoal.Travelers stop by for some chai tea, free miniature painting lessons, and sketching lessons.Art work on oil and water color,and all other possible mediums are practiced here.Art collaborations with the travelers are always welcomed.Sharing Art Is Always Welcomed With Love And Respect.

Reviewed By Blackpanther89 - Bristol, United Kingdom

We couldn't have asked for a nicer experience from Vijay & his colleague Sharokh earlier today. They were welcoming, friendly and attentive, however not overbearing. They were warm, with excellent knowledge, skill & interest in their passion, and we couldn't have enjoyed it more. I wouldn't say this was an art 'lesson' as such, however a low pressure way to learn some skills & you get your own work as a keep sake. There was no pressure to purchase anything on offer, which we have felt often to be the case - though the selection was incredible, and because of Vijay not accepting any donations for his time & knowledge, we were much more inclined to part with some rupees for a piece to take home! Sherokh was even kind enough to direct us later to the market & then pointed us in the direction of somewhere which delivered a really excellent Tali! I couldn't recommend more - though I think we may need a little more practice with our painting.

3. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Fort Rd, Jodhpur, India +91 95712 71000
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4.5 based on 390 reviews

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Reviewed By avivapat - Mississauga, Canada

This rock park, which includes the beautiful and peaceful Devkund Lake filled with water birds, is well worth a visit. The 70 hectare park has been lovingly restored by the Trust which runs it. Invasive species have been removed and native plants added to improve biodiversity. We spent a wonderful two hours with Denzel Britto, our very knowledgeable and friendly ecologist guide, learning about the restoration of the park and about its ecology and wildlife. This is a real gem and the guide provides invaluable information about Rajasthan's ecology and wildlife.
Highly recommended!!!

4. Sachiya Mata Temple

Osian, Jodhpur, India +91 2922 274 260
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Sachiya Mata Temple

Reviewed By Ramanabrol - Delhi, Delhi, India

It's a very beautiful old temple and often visited by most coming to Osian area for sand dunes safari. One has to climb around 100-120 stairs but its worth and the view from the top is really great. Avoid going during navratras as this place attract thousands of devotees.

5. Jaswant Thada

Near Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, India +91 291 254 8790
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4 based on 1 reviews

Jaswant Thada

Reviewed By RishabhDixitBareilly

Entry is cheap (rs 30 for indians)
Guide is also cheap (rs 100)
Mostly done after visit to mehrangarh fort. Both are very near to each other.
Intricate marble work. Amalgamation of marwadi/hindu and mughal architecture.
Max visit time 30 minutes
Avoid noon and afternoon in summers

6. Toorji’s Step Well

Jodhpur 342001, India
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4.5 based on 249 reviews

Toorji’s Step Well

The Step Well Square is a mini-architectural tour with the Toorji's Step Well at the center, and almost 250 yrs of building traddition on view. Built in the 1740s, submerged for decades, its recent restoration uncovered over 200 hundred feet of hand carved treasure. Spend a few hours exploring this architectural wonder, and lunch, dine, sip or shop at the many restaurants and shops in the square.

Reviewed By woofer00 - Kolkata, India

One can visit this place when visiting the clock tower. Frequented by locals for bathing and time pass

7. Balsamand Lake and Garden

Mandore Rd, Jodhpur 342026, India 91-291-2572321-27
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4 based on 185 reviews

Balsamand Lake and Garden

Reviewed By 27Nam - Agra, India

Balsamand Lake and Garden is a beautiful still water lake surrounded by majestic hills. It is just 15 minutes drive from main city area. It also is a migratory birds paradise. On one side of the lake is Jodhpur King summer place and retreat, which is now a welcome heritage hotel. If in Jodhpur Must Visit.

8. Phool Mahal

Mehrangarh Fort Museum | 6 Km From City, Jodhpur, India +91 96000 17031
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Phool Mahal

Reviewed By gastronaut_11 - Perth, United Kingdom

One of the more ornate and interesting parts of this huge complex. Still in use by the Royal family on occasions.

9. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum Umaid Bhawan Palace Road | Circuit House Road, Jodhpur 342006, India +91 88949 15059
Excellent
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4 based on 2 reviews

Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Reviewed By gurvinder2015 - Bathinda, India

One of most famous tourist spot in Jodhpur displaying royalty and royal lifestyle, but offers very little for tourist as most of the part is commercialized and converted into a hotel and barricaded for common visitors. At the entrance guides will lure you to accompany, my suggestion is guides are not required if you want to really understand and enjoy as they cover the things and move very fast. Its a small places with written information available so one can enjoy on his own.

10. Jain Mahavira Temple

Osian, Jodhpur, India +91 96000 17031
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Jain Mahavira Temple

Reviewed By Anand G - Kochi (Cochin), India

It is a typical Jain Temple with marble, marble and marble everywhere. However, the number of statues of the various Thirthankaras make it unique. Of course, the architecture is superb. The ornate roofs are genuine stunners. Worth the visit if you are in Jodhpur.

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