Set in the vast expanse of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is about royalty and opulence. Once a princely state capital, ‘The Blue City is now a famous tourist destination. A romantic getaway, a rejuvenating trip or a family sojourn, Jodhpur serves them all. It also bagged a place in New York Times ‘52 Best Places to Visit 2020’. So, come and explore the majestic ways, colorful culture, and simplicity of the people here.
Usually, people are of a mindset that it is just a heritage place with nothing much to do. But let’s walk around this beautiful place and find out what all it has stored for us. From desert safaris, finger-licking food to peaceful temples, there is a lot to discover. Let Jodhpur transport you to another world.
Come, fall in love with Jodhpur with these best things to do.
- Ride a Camel
- Camp Rock
- Cook it, Devour it
- ‘Rock’ and Roll
- The Bishnoi Safari
- Enjoy the Marwar Festival
- Feel the rush all at once
- Explore the Blue City on a Cycle
1. Ride a Camel
It is time to hop on a camel and explore the never-ending desert. Go on this exciting journey camouflaged in adventure and pleasure. Let the camel take you at a different pace, while you hear about this place’s history. Delve deeper into the sand and enjoy the calm and peace. Forget all your worries and enjoy the picturesque scenery. It is a very relaxing and therapeutic journey, as you explore the desert and even yourself. Enjoy a beautiful sunset with your loved ones. Go on to enjoy a Rajasthani dinner. It is the perfect recipe for a successful day.
2. Camp Rock
One of the most adventurous and mesmerizing activities is camping. Imagine a small tent in the middle of massive sand dunes. And it gets better: the camps are equipped with lavish amenities and security. Enjoy a raw, enthralling experience from setting up a tent to being in the open. Gaze at the millions of stars of a clear, night sky, it’s magical. Hold your loved ones close and enjoy the calm of the night. Eat some yummy delicacies prepared in the most traditional of ways. Enjoy adventurous activities with lots of dancing and fun games in the camp. It’s rocking.
3. Cook it, Devour it
The traditional Rajasthani food is a haven for all foodies! They offer a wide plethora of dishes infused with culture in each bite. Dal Bati Churma to Mohanthal, each dish is exquisitely prepared. Now, you have the chance to learn how to prepare it. Learn the secrets of each recipe from the locals themselves. Explore recipes passed down from generation to generation. Be a part of the exclusive few, who can whisk up any Rajwadi traditional dish and impress everyone. Connect with locals and get to know their culture. Nothing can stop you from nailing the Mirchi Vada recipe now!
4. ‘Rock’ and Roll
Spread over 72 acres, the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is a place to be. The Park has beautiful rocks and walls which are hundreds of years old. The Park is made to preserve the ecology and arid land vegetation. Explore the greenery and majestic remains and give a treat to your eyes. Take hundreds of photos in this picturesque spot. Guess what: the park is made on a volcanic rock. The intense red hues and pink sandstones are a beautiful sight amidst this volcanic rock. The intricate design on the rocks and the prominent structures are a visual delight.
5. The Bishnoi Safari
The Bishnoi village, about 22km away from the city has a lot to offer. Take an excursion and explore this village with a lot of attractions. Visit the Balsamand Palace and the artificially constructed lake. Feel cool and calm and relax your worries away.
Enjoy a nice evening boating in the lake. Explore the sanctity of the place with Maha Mandir Temple. Explore the Luni Fort, rich in heritage and natural vibes. Hear the chirping of the Great Indian Bustard and many other exotic birds. Connect with nature surrounded by Khejri trees. All in all, it’s a very mesmerizing experience.
6. Enjoy the Marwar Festival
The very culture of Rajasthan reflects in this festival wherein one can be totally mesmerized with the folk music and the bright lights. People look forward to attending this festival as the entire aura of the place lights up. September to October being the best place to visit, this wonderful sight cannot and should not be missed by anyone visiting jodhpur. With numerous camel shows and a view of the Mehrangarh fort, one can actually feel the royalty in the air and have the time of their lives. The festival is organized in the very famous Umaid Bhawan and if visiting jodhpur, this should be one of the things on your to-do list.
7. Feel the rush all at once
Whenever anybody speaks of visiting Dubai, the first thing people think of is desert safari as it’s an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Well, there is no need to go this far as our very own jodhpur does offer some very exciting desert safari experiences which are not any less than anything you would experience anywhere else. While this safari is going on, one can also spot various animals all around. There are various vehicles to choose from and depending upon how much thrill you are looking out for; you can go with the specific choice. End your day with beautiful sight and finger-licking food that will be served to you in the middle of the desert.
8. Explore the Blue City on a Cycle
Everybody is well aware of the totally amazing blue street of jodhpur and nobody can miss it even if they want to. Everything that you will see around will be in beautiful blue and one can very well explore this place either on foot or on a bicycle. These cycling tours are very famous all around the city and if traveling solo, it is complete bliss. One can learn about the hidden culture and the very lifestyle of the people before experiencing the ultimate Marwari cuisine that is available there. The all-over cost of this is not much therefore making it affordable and amazing at the same time. Usually, people do prefer to take these tours in the morning or evening where the temperature goes down a notch and one can peacefully enjoy the tour. So do not miss this opportunity whenever you get a chance to visit this royal place.
Jodhpur is not just a city; it is an emotion. It offers the old worldly charm along with modern facilities. Each monument and fort take us to a time of palaces, Queens and Kings. It sparks in us a desire to know more about the city’s culture. It envelopes us with its beauty and heritage. This mesmerizing city should be next on everyone’s itinerary.
It is affordable, safe, and perfect for children. Paint yourself blue with this alluring city. One will never get enough out of this beautiful city which has so many things hidden. The only thing somebody has to do is to take out an ample amount of time to visit Jodhpur and explore it with patience. From the magnificent architecture to finger-licking food, it has a lot to offer.
A perfect place to visit alone, with family or with a loved one, have a once in a lifetime experience with the blue city. So, book a trip now.
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