Jodhpur Culture & history

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Jodhpur: Guided Full-Day Tour

1. Jodhpur: Guided Full-Day Tour

Begin your Jodhpur adventure with pickup from your hotel at 9 AM. Kick things off with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort. Built around 1460 AD by Rao Jodha, the structure is celebrated as one of the most magnificent hill forts of Rajasthan. Next, make a stop at Jaswant Thada, a cluster of majestic cenotaphs built in white marble and dubbed the “Taj Mahal of Marwar”. Discover the beautifully intricate carvings of this stunning monument and explore its spectacular multilevel garden, pond, and exquisite gazebos.  Afterwards, visit Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park spread out over 72 hectares before pausing to treat yourself to an authentic Rajasthani lunch. In the afternoon, continue on to Umaid Bhavan Palace, one of the largest private residences in the globe, and discover the opulence of this cherished landmark as well as the museum housed here. Wrap things up in the evening with a tour of Mandore Gardens, brimming with charming cenotaphs and old temples. Get dropped off back at your hotel at around 6 PM.

Jodhpur: Guided Highlights Half-Day City Tour

2. Jodhpur: Guided Highlights Half-Day City Tour

Rajasthan has historically been defined by a sense of Royalness. This tour of Jodhpur offers you the perfect chance to explore the city with a professional guide and learn about its ancient history and customs. Enjoy some complimentary snacks at a favourite local spot along the way. After you meet your guide, you'll travel by car and get to see the following highlights of this amazing city. 1. Mandore Gardens. View architecturally spectacular domes, a museum, the ‘Hall of Heroes,’ and a temple dedicated to the 33 crore Gods of Hinduism. 2. Balsamand Lake. An artificial lake with a stunning royal pathway.  3. Padamsar and Ranisar Lake. 4. Mehrangarh Fort. A symbol of the glorious princely era of Rajasthan, located on a hilltop, which provides fantastic views of the Blue City. 5. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park. See some exotic plant species that belong to the Thar Desert area. 6. Statue of Rao Jodha and Jaswant Thada. A cenotaph built in honour of the King. 7. Toorji ka Jhalra. An ancient step well. 8. Ghanta Ghar Clock Tower and the old city Markets, Tripolia Bazaar.  9. Sardar Government Museum, Maharaja Umed Sigh Staduium, Rajasthan High Court, and Umed Club (if time permits).  10. Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum.

Jodhpur: Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour

3. Jodhpur: Private Full-Day City Highlights Tour

Discover the highlights of Jodhpur on a private full-day tour with a storyteller guide. After pickup at your hotel, set off in a private vehicle to explore the city's rich heritage. Experience Jodhpur's long history, learn about local culture, and get great tips and recommendations from your expert guide. Wander through stunning gardens, visit some of the city's beautiful lakes, and admire the views from the hill-top Mehrangarh Fort and Museum. See different species of plants at the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park and head to the top museums and palaces in the city to learn about local history.  Explore traditional markets and visit famous monuments, such as the incredible Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi, an ancient step well. Water and snacks are provided, and during the tour you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a favorite local spot. At the end of your tour, you'll get dropped off back at your hotel in Jodhpur.

Private Tour: Jodhpur, Mandore Gardens & Lunch

4. Private Tour: Jodhpur, Mandore Gardens & Lunch

Start your Jodhpur adventure at 9:00am when your driver meets you at your pre-arranged meeting point. Hop in your private, air-conditioned vehicle and set off a on a scenic 35 minute cruise to Mehrangarh Fort. Upon reaching the fort you will have time to explore Rajput's architecture and the grounds of Mehrangarh. Take some time out and have a relaxing stroll though one of the many luscious courtyards.  Continue on toward Jaswant Thada, a structure built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, a previous ruler of Jodphur. After this you will proceed toward the Clock Tower for a visit before stopping for a delicious lunch handmade by locals.   Once you have finished your lunch you will be driven to Mandore Gardens in Jodhpur to marvel at the collection of temples, tombs, monuments, statues and ruins. Finish your private tour of Jodhpur with a relaxing drive back to your accomodation. 

Jodhpur City Tour With Desert Safari And Village Safari Tour

5. Jodhpur City Tour With Desert Safari And Village Safari Tour

Day 1: Jodhpur City Tour  You will begin your trip with pickup from the airport, railway station, hotel, or other desired place in Jodhpur. From here your half-day city tour of Jodhpur will begin with a tour of the Mehrangarh Fort. You will have time to wander the lush gardens of Jaswant Thada, before venturing back in time with a stop at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Day 2: Bishnoi Village Safari and Camel Safari Following breakfast, you will head out to visit the Bishnoi Villages, where you might be able to spot black bucks, chinkara, blue bulls, desert foxes, hares, or partridges. During September and March, you can even witness thousands of migratory demoiselle cranes near the Guda Lake. On the way, you can also see the local lifestyles of craftsman, shepherds, and farmers. Following the tour, you will be dropped off at a hotel to relax for 2-3 hours, before you are once again picked up for a camel safari tour at 2:30PM. You will travel from your hotel by private car to Osian, where you have the chance to independently visit two famous temples, the Sachiya Mata Temple and the exquisite Jain Temple, which features a vast amount of intricately carved marble. After taking in the temples, you will head to the starting point for your camel safari. The camel ride is considered a peak experience in Rajasthan, and you can expect to spend about one to two hours riding the camel in the Thar Desert. Afterwards, stay to watch the skies and sands change color during the sunset hour, before returning to your private vehicle for transfer back to Jodhpur.

Jodhpur: Private 3-Day Tour to Udaipur

6. Jodhpur: Private 3-Day Tour to Udaipur

Day 1: Jodhpur to Udaipur (including Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh Fort) Your three day tour begins  From Jodhpur with pick-up from your centrally-located hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, or the Jodhpur Junction railway station. You can choose between multiple departure times (please advise at booking time) to suit your schedule. While en route to Udaipur, you will make a stop in Ranakpur, the site of a Jain Temple that dates to the 15th century. Explore the magnificent pillars and unique architecture of this ancient structure (entrance at own expense), and make sure to watch for the resident population of monkeys that call the complex home. You will then continue to your final destination, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumbhalgarh Fort. This 15th-century defensive structure is famous for its massive walls which are said to extend for more than 23 miles (38 kilometers). After visiting the fort, you’ll be transferred to your final destination in Udaipur, where you will have an overnight stay in a hotel. Day 2: Udaipur City Tour After breakfast, you will visit the Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Maharana Udai Singh started building this palace in 1559, and it was completed in the 18th century by his successors. Later, stop by Shree Jagdish Temple, a world renowned temple of Lord Vishnu. This 3-storey and 79-foot high temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singhji in 1651, cost 1.5 million rupees and is owned and managed by the royal family of Udaipur. The next stop is Dudh Talai, located on the banks of Lake Pichola near the City Palace. Here you can enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Pichola, the Jagmandir Island Palace, Lake Palace, Udaivilas, the Leela Palace, the gorgeous Aravalli ranges and Udiapur old city. You can either walk around the lake to see various species of birds, relax in the lush green garden, or enjoy the musical fountains in the park. You will also stop by Saheliyon Ki Bari, Moti Magari and the Sukhadiya Circle. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off back at your hotel, where you will have an overnight stay. Day 3: Udaipur To Jodhpur After breakfast on the third day, you will be safely transferred back to Jodhpur.

From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Jodhpur Private Tour

7. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Jodhpur Private Tour

Day 1: Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a pickup from your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram and take half-day city tour of Delhi. Visit the Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and India Gate. You will drive past the Parliament House, President's Palace and Secretariat buildings. After sightseeing, you will be driven to Agra. After a journey of around 4 hours, you will check in to your hotel for an overnight stay.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise and head to the Taj Mahal. Watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument and spend two hours taking in its wonders. Then, return to your hotel for breakfast. Visit Agra Fort and learn from your guide about its fascinating history. Then, make the 5-hour drive to Jaipur and check in at your hotel for the night. Day 3: Jaipur Sightseeing After breakfast, visit Amber Fort and then proceed to Jal Mahal, Maharaja’s City Palace, and Jantar Mantar. Then, drive past the Hawa Mahal. Return to your hotel for a good night’s sleep. Day 4: Jaipur - Pushkar - JodhpurHave breakfast and then drive to Jodhpur. On the way, you will pass through Pushkar, has some of the oldest geological structures in India.  Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check in to your hotel for an overnight stay. Day 5: Jodhpur City Tour After breakfast, visit the Toorji Ka Jhalra (Toorji’s Step Well), Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Sardar Market, and Jaswant Thada.  Return back to your hotel and relax during your free time for the rest of the day. Spend the night in Jodhpur. Day 6: Jodhpur - Delhi (by plane) After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Get picked up upon arrival at Delhi airport and be dropped off at your address of choice in Delhi. Alternatively, if you select an option without a flight back to Delhi, you will be dropped off at any desired location in Jodhpur.

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What people are saying about Jodhpur

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The trip was one of the best which we had. Breathtaking architecture and views. Great guide who explained to us everything about history of monuments and answered to all our questions. Car was clean, comfortable and AC was working fine. Driver was perfect! We felt really safe during the trip and enjoined it a lot!