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The best trips are the ones done with the best people. My friends planned a trip to Jodhpur to spend a weekend as a birthday celebration. There are many places to visit in Jodhpur, but since we just had a weekend to explore the city we chose the top places to visit in Jodhpur. Here is how we explored the pompous blue city of Rajasthan.

Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and is a popular tourist destination. It is also known as the Blue city and Sun city.

 
 
 
 
 
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How to reach Jodhpur and travel around?

Jodhpur is well-connected via train, air or road transport. Taxis are available for rent to travel within the city.

We started our journey from Ahmedabad on Friday night to reach Jodhpur early morning for a pleasant weekend. Since we wanted to have a Royal experience, we pre-booked Indana palace for our stay. We directly checked in to our hotel and took rest for some time.

Places to visit in Jodhpur

1. Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. Rao Jodha initiated the construction in 1459. Thick walls enclose the Fort, and it is 410 feet above the city.

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhavan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences. The Palace has 347 rooms and is the primary residence of the former Jodhpur royal family. Taj hotels manage a part of the Palace.

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph located just a few minutes downhill walk from the Mehrangarh fort.

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Bal Samand Lake

Balsamand Lake is a lake situated 5 kilometres from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. It was designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore.

Itinerary

Day 1

After having our lunch at Rajasthani restaurant, we hired a cab and went to visit Mehrangarh Fort. We bought the tickets and started exploring Fort. Rajasthani people were playing some music with their instruments. The only disturbing thing is scorching heat, so if you plan your travel in summers carry your sunglasses, hats and water with you.

The intricate carvings on the Fort walls, the beautiful courtyards, museums and galleries charm the tourists from all over the world. There are six different galleries in the Mehrangarh Museum: Elephant’s howdahs, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Paintings and the Turban Gallery.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Fort has a lot to explore, and we spent 2 hours in the Fort. Then we went to the Jaswant Thada. It was just 500 m, but we were tired after walking in the Fort and somewhat due to the weather, so we opted for a cab instead of walking. It is serene and peaceful.

We spent our evening in the gardens of Jaswant Thada and then went to Bal Samand Lake. It. was a tiring day and we all went back to the hotel where we had our dinner.

 
 
 
 
 
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We played games in the hotel as it has got some indoor games. Then we sat in the gardens in the night. The experience in the hotel was Royal as well as comfortable with all the amenities. It was a fun night.

Day 2

The next morning we went to the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is known for its architectural and historical heritage. The vintage car collection is a must-see attraction in Umaid Bhawan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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We had planned to visit Mandore Gardens, but due to hot weather, we cancelled the plan. We started for Ahmedabad the same day. It was a delightful weekend in a marvellous place with amazing people.

Where to stay in Jodhpur?

There are various options as per your Budget available for stay in Jodhpur. I would recommend staying in Indana Palace as it will give you Royal experience in the Budget. Indana Palace is a rich blend of the cultural heritage of Rajasthan and modern infrastructure.

Note – Click here to book your stay from their official website.

Jodhpur is a joyous city, and you can enjoy the vibrant Rajasthani culture. Plan your visit to this wonderful city.

Apart from Jodhpur, there are many other places to explore in Rajasthan. Check out the best places to visit in Rajasthan here.

Let us know in comments would you like to visit Jodhpur?

Keep Travelling!

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