The mesmerizing Sun City of Jodhpur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The former Kingdom of Marwar is among the most-interesting places in historic India. Blessed by the sun, year-round sunshine the royal city got its name. The former royal province of Rajputana has now developed as the second largest city of the state. Nestled right at the edge of the Thar Desert, it is the ‘gateway to the delights of the Thar’. The star highlight of the city is the houses, which are in different shades of blue, hence the name ‘Blue City”. The tale of the Old city soaked in Blue is not just historic but common conclusion of the people to keep their home cook even in the hottest of days with the blue paint. Jodhpur tours offers interesting insights into the history, culture and other treasures.
Jodhpur has a unique charm that few can resists, in fact it is the major lure of the discerning tourist. In plenty in the city are forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, colour and texture. Places worth visiting in Jodhpur include the Mehrangarh Fort that stands guard over the city from an isolated hill. The 15 th century fortress is one of the largest in India and also the most interesting of them all. The Jaswant Thada is a must-visit place which has an imposing white marble cenotaph built in memory of the Maharaja. The Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is a splendid example of Indo colonial architecture. The youngest palace in India dates back to the 20 th century. Other than still being the home of the royal family of Jodhpur, is also a deluxe hotel, and a part of it is a museum. The Old town of Jodhpur, Clock tower, Mandore Gardens, Rao Jodha Wildlife Park and even the markets are among the fascinating sights in the city.
Jodhpur is also a popular shopping destination, with antique furniture being a popular buy amongst tourists. Fabrics, handicrafts, traditional jewellery and various crafts. Savor the mouth-watering taste of the rustic Rajasthan. In addition of its vast list of tourist attractions there is much more to do. A short trip to Osian –the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’ for the fascinating temples of Osian as well as the sand dunes of Khimsar and even the spectacular masterpieces of architecture- Ranakpur Temples is a must. Camel safari, horse riding, paragliding and even fox-flying are some exciting things to do.