Jodhpur Meet the locals

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Jodhpur: Full-Day Private City Sightseeing Tour

1. Jodhpur: Full-Day Private City Sightseeing Tour

Head out in the early morning with your English-speaking driver on a full-day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. See Mehrangarh Fort, an important historical landmark and a popular Jodhpur attraction. Situated on a 150-meter-high hill, the fort was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan. You’ll find numerous beautiful palaces, galleries, ancient temples, and a museum inside the complex. Visit Jaswant Thada, a 19th-century royal cenotaph. The shrine was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. In addition to the monument, the site features spectacular gardens. Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark in Jodhpur. The elegant palace was built during the 20th century in order to provide employment for 3,000 famine stricken residents of Jodhpur. It has recently been transformed into a 5-star heritage palace hotel.

Jodhpur: Blue City Walking Tour

2. Jodhpur: Blue City Walking Tour

Your experience will begin as your guide meets you at your tour meeting point. From there you can get ready and fasten your seat belts before being taken on an "infotainment"-style tour which will ensure that you enjoy your experience and don't get bored. Irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour is sure to be a unique, fun, and memorable experience. Your first stop will be to the locality of Navchowkiya, which boasts beautiful temples, busy markets, and famous blue havelis. From there you'll explore the winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, and indigo-blue houses of the area. You'll pass through the narrow yet lively lanes of the "blue city", interacting with locals and discovering some of the untold stories and tales about the area. Following that, head to Ranisar Lake, a historic and man-made lake inside the city wall. Finally, experience the periphery of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, including the garden and accompanying views.

From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

3. From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

Your tour starts with a pick-up in Jodhpur at around 2:30PM from either your hotel, the airport or the train or bus station. From here you will travel by a private car to Osian where you have the chance to independently visit two famous temples, the Sachiya Mata Temples, which features a vast expanse of intricately carved marble. After taking in the temples, you will go to a desert village where you will be welcomed by a traditional Indian ceremony. Following this you can rest and relax for a couple of hours at a home stay before you 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 between one to two hours riding your camel through the Thar Desert. You can stay to watch the skies and sands change colors during the sunset hour, before you return to your home stay where you will enjoy traditional Marwari food before you spend the night either sleeping under the stars or in a hut. The next morning you will be offered breakfast, before you return to your private vehicle for your transfer back to Jodhpur.

Jodhpur: Guided Heritage Walking Tour

4. Jodhpur: Guided Heritage Walking Tour

Discover the vibrant streets of Jodphur with an entertaining guide, and navigate the hidden alleyways of this magical blue city while listening to amazing stories about its history and colorful culture. Explore the most charming and important sights in this beautiful city, and get off the beaten track as you are led to the secret spots that most travelers don't know about. Navigate your way through winding streets painted in a bright blue hue, and marvel at ancient buildings, bustling markets, and commanding forts. Get insider tips on must-do activities, and meet the friendly local people on this unique walking tour.

Jodhpur: Evening Walking Tour

5. Jodhpur: Evening Walking Tour

Your guide will meet you at your tour meeting point, from where you will be taken to your first attraction the Umaid Udhyan Park and Umaid Garden. You will then be presented with beautiful views over the Maharaja Umed Sigh Stadium, before continuing onward to the Sardar Government Museum. The building of the Rajasthan High Court will be next on your agenda, before you encounter the Office of the Wildlife, the Divisional Commissioner Office, and other sites of historical importance which are decorated with brilliant lights. Later, enjoy the view of the Kamla Nehru Mahila University and Circut House Jodhpur, before being taken to some local and tourist hangout points. You'll then enjoy a hot beverage at favorite local spot, before finally touring Lake Umaid Talab and concluding at the Umaid Bhavan Palace and Museum.

Jodhpur: Guided Street Food Crawl

6. Jodhpur: Guided Street Food Crawl

Discover Jodhpur's ancient food culture through the city's many traditional food joints that line the streets. In the company of a local guide, visit the best foodie locations in the city for a feast for your taste buds and a lesson in local gastronomic culture.  During your tour, sample over 6 different mouth-watering and authentic local delicacies and learn more about how these dishes have been influenced by exterior influences over the years. Stroll through narrow and charming streets to finally reach the oldest food shop in Jodhpur, where you will be able to witness the preparation of traditional desserts. 

Jodhpur: Guided Food Tasting Tour

7. Jodhpur: Guided Food Tasting Tour

Taste your way through Jodhpur on a guided walking tour that explores the city's food scene. Go off the beaten path to snack on local specialties from small vendors that still preserve the city's rich and distinctive food culture. Set out on your foodie adventure as you follow your guide down narrow lanes to visit some of the oldest food shops in the city. Indulge your love of Indian food and sample a range of traditional snacks including Pyaaz ki Kachori, samosa, and a variety of namkeens and pakoras. Watch as an expert prepares one of the region's most celebrated sweets and sip a cup of masala chai tea in a clay pot while you marvel at unmatched views of Jodhpur. End your food tasting tour on a sweet note. Try some traditional Jodhpuri desserts and get to experience Paan, a favorite in Indian food culture.

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What people are saying about Jodhpur

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

I've been to several countries so far and have had a great time fighting for twelve. Walk in the desert on a camel and play volleyball and cricket with local children. We went on a camel to watch the sunset, took pictures like pictures, ate rice, and talked to local people while having a campfire. Finally, I go to bed watching the starry sky. After getting up in the morning, enjoy the wonderful view of the sunrise and wash your head with a little reddish hot water and enjoy breakfast. It was really nice to be able to experience it while you were young! It was the best! It became a very fun and wonderful memory that felt the size of the earth and the world!

This guide is excellent and very attentive to the needs of its travelers. Very good English. Magnificent tour of the most beautiful things to see in Jodhpur. The driver is calm and never honks !! There were three of us and we loved it.

An excellent tour with a friendly, helpful guide!

We really enjoyed our tour with our driver cum guide; he was very friendly, caring very good English; he knew the city well and the places to go; we would give the tour group and the guide a 10 out of 10!!!

Unbelievably good experience. It was a perfect sunset on the camels, great family dinner and slept so well under the stars. Recommend anytime...

What a wonderful family to stay with! Perfect camel ride into the sunset and traditional home cooked meal. Definitely do this if you can