Jodhpur Day Tour
Jodhpur is the second largest desert city in the state of Rajasthan. One of its most notable features is that every home in this city is painted blue; hence Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City.
What makes Jodhpur an exciting stop in your tour of Rajasthan is its magnificent Rajputana architecture and history. This significant city was founded in the 15th century by Rao Jodha. Located on the outskirts of the Thar Desert, this former capital of the Marwar region has experienced significant moments in history. The Rathore clan developed Jodhpur to reflect the history and reign of Rajasthani rulers.
The city of Jodhpur is home to many architectural masterpieces, bustling bazaars, forts, palaces and gardens; making it a favorite destination for global travelers. Some of Jodhpur’s most memorable destinations include the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada Memorial, the hilltop palace of Umaid Bhawan.
Shopping and snacking on street food will be on top of your things-to-do in Jodphur list. Places like the Handloom Market and the Clock Tower Market are some of the best places to purchase artifacts, textiles, handicrafts and spices. Don’t forget to try local delicacies like masala tea, mirchivada, daal baati choorma and samosas during your adventure.
Itinerary 1 Jodhpur - Bishnoi Village - Jodhpur
Jodhpur to Bishnoi Village is around 30 km for a 30 minutes drive. The word “Bishnoi” has a very unique meaning. “Bish” means 20 & “Noi” means 9. It means that the people here are followers of 29 principles specified by Guru Jambheshwar. He also gave the message to protect trees 540 years ago. This has made the Bishnoi people very different from others for their unmatched love for nature & animals. The famous Bishnoi movement to protect trees was initiated by the people of this village itself. Experience the rich Rajasthani culture & hospitality of Bishnoi people. Return back to Jodhpur & spend the night at leisure.
Itinerary 2 Jaswant Thada - Mehrangarh Fort - Mandore Garden - Sadar Market
Jaswant Thada is a beautiful monument located in Jodhpur. It is built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh in the year 1899. This unique mausoleum is built by using complexly carved sheets of marble. The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest in India. It was built in the year 1460 by Rao Jodha & is situated 125 meters above the city. It has 7 gates & is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Mandore is located 9 km north of Jodhpur. The Mandore Gardens are definitely a visual delight due to the architecture & natural surroundings. The Sardar Market is situated near the Clock Tower in Jodhpur. Spend a great time shopping for local artifacts, textile, silver items & other products. Return back to the hotel & spend leisure time there.
Itinerary 3 Jodhpur - Osian
Osian is a village in the north of Jodhpur. You will be picked by us from your hotel in Jodhpur. The excursion is of 65 km & takes just a little bit more than an hour and a half. Osian was a Brahmanical center & a place for Jainism to flourish as well. All the medieval temples & architecture give evidence of the same. It was a great trading center between 8th to 12th centuries. The wealth of the residents here made them build great artistic temples & structures here. Now, the place has become & great tourist spot. After the trip to Osian, you will return back to the hotel in Jodhpur. Spend the time at leisure.