Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City of Rajasthan and is more of a place for people who love history and architecture. Rajasthan is basically paradise for history lovers because of the ancient forts, its story etc. Jodhpur is well known for its blue color buildings and of course the Meherangarh Fort which is one of the places you need to visit when you are going for Jodhpur sightseeing.
I'm going to show you how you can plan your 2 day trip to Jodhpur and explore the best part of it. Without missing a single place that you need to visit when you are at Jodhpur.
What Is The Best Time to Visit Jodhpur?
The best time to visit Jodhpur would be either Monsoon Season which starts around mid-July till August or Winter Season which starts around October till February because the weather is pleasant which would let you explore the city well. October is the peak month when all the tourist visits the city.
How To Reach Jodhpur?
You can choose any bus, train, flight or self-drive to reach Jodhpur.
You can easily find buses to Jodhpur from Delhi. There are plenty of private buses. You can choose between Volvo, Delux buses. Also, you can opt for a bus to Jaipur from there you can find government operated buses like AC Goldline and Silver Line Express to Jodhpur.
The City rail-line is well connected with metro cities like - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Kolkata. And if you want to travel in luxury then you can choose the royal train "Palace On Wheels " which also visit the city. Some of the conventional trains that run from the Jodhpur railway station are Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express, Suryanagari Express, Jaisalmer Delhi Express and Yesvantpur Bangalore Jodhpur Express, Marudhar Express. You can choose any of these and can reach Jodhpur.
This city has its own domestic airport which is 5km from the city center. Although the flights are from only the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur & Jaipur. After reaching the airport you can easily find Cab or Ola which can drop you at your destination. You can use Makemytrip app for booking your flight ticket.
The journey from Delhi to Jodhpur is 14 hours long (nearly 600 km), but the drive along the rusty countryside crossing villages and small towns truly exceptional. This city is well-connected with national and state highways that connect cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, and Jaipur.
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Two Day Itinerary - Jodhpur Sightseeing
Distance- From Clock Tower 1.7 km about 9 min to reach Mehrangarh Fort.
Famous For- History, Architecture, Photography.
Opening Time - 9 am to 5 pm every day.
Duration- 2-3 hours.
This is the "must visit" place when you are in Jodhpur. It is on the top of the list in "things to do in Jodhpur". Mehrangarh Fort is a magnificent building built around 1460 by Rao Jodha and is 410 feet above the city. It is one of the largest forts in India. The view of the city can clearly be seen from the road to Mehrangarh Fort. The architecture of this fort is awe-inspiring. Being so famous this fort has the history of being a star in movies in Hollywood and Bollywood like- The Dark Knight Rises and in Bollywood -Hum Sath Sath Hai and Awaarapan.
Things To Do -
- Visit the museum.
- Enjoy Zipline adventure sport by Flying Fox.
- Visit Chamunda Devi temple.
- Visit Padamsar and Ranisar lake.
- Visit Chokelao Bagh field.
International Guests (includes the audio) - Rs. 600
International Guests (Students) - Rs. 400*
Domestic Guests - Rs. 100
Domestic Guests (Sr. citizen, Student, Para-Military personnel) - Rs. 50
Elevator (one-way) - Rs. 50
Zip-line Adventure Rate -
Rs.1999/- adult rack rate
Rs.1650 adult online
Rao Jodha Park
Distance- 800meters from Mehrangarh Fort
Famous For - Geology, Plants, desert animals, Desert rock varieties, Nature.
Opening Time -
Duration- 2 hours
If you are interested in geology or just nature in general then you must visit the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Garden. You can find different species of desert animals and plants within the garden and a variety of rocks bought from Thar desert and kept on display at this garden. Best time to visit this garden would be from October to December as the weather would be pleasant. If you are visiting in spring or summer season I would suggest going in the morning to visit the garden and always carry a water bottle with you as you will get thirsty while walking around in this huge rocky garden area.
Things To Do-
- Walk around the area.
- Spot some desert animals and birds if lucky.
- Visit the small museum.
Adults Rs.100/- Free entry for School Students.
Hire a Naturalist for a guided walk Rs. 200
For more information about this place, you can check out my previous post about Visit To Rao Jodha Desert Rock Garden.
Distance - 800meters from Mehrangarh Fort
Famous For- Architecture, History
Opening Time- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration- 1 hour
Jaswant Thada is a beautiful monument built using white marbles in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It is commonly known as Taj Mehal of Mewar.
Things To Do-
- Know the history.
Indian - Rs. 15 per person
foreign tourists - Rs. 30 Per person
Rs.25 per still camera
Rs.50 per camcorder
Clock Tower( Ghanta Ghar)
Clock Tower is basically a popular landmark in the old city. It is situated right in the middle of Sardar market which is one of the popular markets in Jodhpur.
Thing To Do-
- Visit Clock Tower, get a city view.
- Explore the Sardar Market.
- Do some shopping.
Old City(The Blue Houses)
The old city is basically where all the blue color houses are situated. This is just below the Mehrangarh Fort and you can get the complete view of the city from Mehrangarh Fort. You can explore the city, take some pictures and meet the locals and interact with them. People in Jodhpur are very friendly you can even get invited to their houses for food or chai.
Things To Do-
- Explore the old city.
- Take pictures.
- Taste some street food.
- Have some chai.
- Interact with locals.
Maa Jwala Mukhi Devi Temple
This more of a sacred and hidden spot that only the locals know about, just below the Mehrangarh fort but to reach here you need to go through the narrow lanes of the old city. Hard to reach but worthy because the view from this temple is just spectacular. Most of the tourist come here now to get that perfect picture of the blue city and the sunset.
Umaid Bhavan Palace
Distance - 4.6 km from Clocktower.
Famous For- Architecture, History, Vintage cars.
Opening Time- 9 am - 5 pm every day.
Umaid Bhavan Palace is basically home of the Royal Highness of Jodhpur Maharaja Gajsingh. It is 775 years old palace. Inside Umaid Bhavan Palace there is Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, also known as Government Museum. The palace itself is an architectural marvel and is converted into a Five-star hotel that's been in worlds top Ten hotels also.
Where To Eat?
There are plenty of food joints in Jodhpur where you can delicious mouth-watering food. Be it Italian, Mexican, Indian or continental we have it all here. But I would suggest you try out different Rajasthani cuisine which is equally tasty as other cuisines. So let's begin the food journey.
As a typical Jodhpuri breakfast, I would suggest having kachori, samosa or mirchivada which you can find on any street shop. But the famous one is Surya Namkeen, Janta Sweet Home or Choudhary Namkeen Shop.
For those who can't handle oily breakfast, I would suggest having an omelet at a famous Omelette Shop at the gate of the clock tower.
Lunch or Dinner
For lunch, you can have Rajasthani thali at Gypsy Restaurant that serves a huge plate of the number of dishes prepared in Rajasthan, probably you won't be able to eat the whole thing but you don't worry you can have as much as you want because the leftover food is given to homeless people.
One more option is Hotel Priya & Restaurant which also serves Rajasthani thali but the items in that thali are limited and prepared just like homely food. If you are someone who likes to eat non-veg you can go to Kalinga Restaurant or Indique. Also for the authentic taste of Marwari food, you can have food at Shandar Restaurant, I would suggest to pack the food from here and have it at the place you stay as the place doesn't have much area to sit and the restaurant is usually full.
For street food must try are -
The Paneer pakoda at Dudh Dhali Bhandar served after 5 pm daily.
- Dosa at Ramesh Dosa Center near Gypsy Restaurant.
- Vada Paav near Mahaveer mega mart ,B Road Sardarpura.
- Kabuli At Vijay Restaurant.
- Rabdi Ghewar at Vaishnav sweets.
Cafe In Jodhpur
The cafe culture in Jodhpur has developed pretty fast and wide. You can find many cafes that serve the best food plus one of the best espressos you could find in the city.
Some of the best cafes in the city are -
The Book Cafe - Serves yummy pasta and cold coffee.
The Step Well House Cafe - Best for coffee and breakfast.
Nerdy Beans - Friendly vibe and serves best fast food and coffee.
Cafe Royale At Clocktower - For a quick bite and enjoy city vibe.
For more eateries and place to check out in Jodhpur you can also follow my Instagram profile where I post different food and places to check out in Jodhpur.
What is the Pincode of Jodhpur?
Pincode of Jodhpur is 342001.