Fascinating Jodhpur is a city in Rajasthan that has unspoilt beauty every tourist adore for its amazing past. The city is also known as blue city. How about planning a romantic evening dinner at Terrace restaurant of Mehrangarh Fort while enjoying panoramic view of Jodhpur from there? Indeed your partner will love the gesture.
1. Jodhpurs gave the name
If you are thinking that the city got its name to honor some ruler of Jodhpur, it may surprise you that the unusual pants known as Jodhpurs gave Jodhpur its name. The pants were designed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur’s son, Pratap Singh for his polo team when visiting the Queen of England in 1897.
2. Why the color blue?
Once Jodhpur was terrified by mosquitoes so the houses here were painted blue; the coolness of blue keeps off the mosquitoes. Secondly blue houses were identified as houses of Brahmins who are considered highest caste in India.
3. Book Jodhpur tour on the go
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4. Luxurious stays
Luxury stay in Jodhpur is indeed memorable. Resorts and tastefully designed 5 star hotels give classic experience that royals used to enjoy. Erstwhile residence of rulers of Jodhpur turned hotel Umeed Bhavan, Vivanta by Taj Group, heritage luxury hotel Ranbanka Palace, Fort Khejarla and Marugarh Hotel blends luxury, comfort and beauty. Though the city has many 5 star accommodations yet the above mentioned stays are worth mentioning for the elegance they carry. Contemporary décor of 18th-century haveli turned boutique hotel under the shadow of mighty Mehrangarh fort offers breathtaking setting.
5. Evening out
Jodhpur has something for everyone; travelers, art lovers, foodies and students. Adventure Seekers may take camel or horse safari in Khiyansaria or Zip lining with Flying Fox at Mehrangarh Fort. For the fun loving party animals night life at Klay Oven pub of Hotel Megh Niwas offers great amalgamation of eastern and western ambiance. A hookah evening with friends at Sheesha Lounge is truly celebratory.
From magnificent Mehrangarh fort to Ummed Bhavan palace positioned on hilltop are stamps of past that interests traveler who are keen to explore history. The museum in the premises reveals history on one side while the wonderful decorated halls mesmerize tourists on the other hand. Mandore garden, Kaylana lake, Jaswant Thada and Balsamand lake are the major places to visit on Jodhpur tour.
7. Destination for royal wedding
Jodhpur has witnessed many celebrity weddings. Probably the glamour of Kings soaked in the city has attracted business houses and film stars. The food, ambience and Rajput glory, each has touch of royalty. Wedding hotels of Jodhpur enliven your private affair and make it glow with grandeur of the Royal Marwar culture. Exotic heritage hotels are ideal to add cheers to the occasion. They carry influences of rich era yet are all set to arrange perfect weddings.
8. Temples at Osian
This temple town near Jodhpur is called “Khajuraho of Rajasthan”. Located 69 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur – Bikaner Highway Osian is dotted with ancient Brahmanical and Jain temples built during 8th to 11th centuries. They have amazing architecture and grace in their intricate carving. It is an important pilgrimage site of Oswal Jain community.
9. National Law University
This premier fully residential law university is only one of its kinds where law can be studied with Science, Management or Policy Sciences. NLU established in 1999 is Mecca for students who aspire to make career in law.
10. Shop Handmade Souvenirs to Keep Memories Alive Ever
Handmade crafts are soul of Rajasthan and since Jodhpur is cultural capital of Rajasthan every lane has diverse handicraft items to offer. Bandhej, leather goods especially embroidered jutti, leheriya, studded jewelry, exquisitely crafted wood doors and furniture are definitely must pick on your Jodhpur trip. Shopping Rajasthani handicrafts from National Handloom and local markets add value to your tour to Jodhpur. Wandering in the streets of local sardar market and clock tower will get you amazing crafts at reasonable price.
11. Culinary Indulgences for Taste Buds
Jodhpur people has sweet tooth. Rajasthan cuisine includes many mouth-watering sweets and dishes from Jodhpur. Mughal Influence is clearly seen in its food too. Food lovers are familiar of Dry fruit kachori or Mawe ki kachori, Choosa ki chakki, Gulab Jamun, kabuli and mirchi bade from Jodhpur. Jodhpur trip is incomplete without shopping in traditional markets and tasting these delicacies. Janta Sweet Home is prestigious sweet home that treats taste buds with delicious Indian sweet, shakes and snacks.
12. Restaurants & Eating Joints
Jodhpur is one of the best destinations in Rajasthan. Tourists from all parts of the planet so to serve different taste buds Jodhpur restaurants have included multi-cuisine in their menu. Some eating-places are darling to special niche people like Gypsy Restaurant is most of the time jammed with college students. Having snacks between the natures at eco-friendly restaurant On the Rocks is indeed a pleasure.
13. All India Medical Science
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur (AIIMS Jodhpur) is a prestigious medical body which operates medical college and research centre. It is one of the six newly announced AIIMS in a Amendment passed in Lok Sabha in September 2012.
14. Hollywood and Bollywood film locations
Hollywood directors are as much fascinated by exotic locales of Jodhpur as Bollywood film makers. The panoramic view of city is captured in many movies. Much loved Hollywood flick Christian Bale starrer ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was shot at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ at Jodhpur airport and couple of Salman Khan starrer movies “Tere Naam” and “Hum Saath Saath Hai” are worth mentioning here.
15. Things to buy -
Jaipur’s bazaars are laden with assortment of merchandise that shopaholics can unearth. One must not forget to include these famous local traditional shopping destinations ‘Bapu Bazar’, ‘Haldiyon Ka Rasta’, ‘Kishanpol Bazar’, ‘Badi Chaupar’, ‘Choti Chaupar, ‘M.I Road’ while travelling to Jaipur for carrying some wonderful memories with you. ‘Johari Bazaar’ must be the market to pick colorful gemstones, gold and silver jewelry. One can find handicraft showrooms on Hawa Mahal road. Handicraft shopping complete your Jaipur tour.
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