With a sea of sapphire-blue painted houses and guarded by the gorgeous Mehrangarh Fort, the city of Jodhpur, the second-largest in Rajasthan, is an architectural marvel. A labyrinth of medieval lanes, interspersed with vibrant markets, criss-cross the city, which enjoys a languid pace of life.

To experience the soul of the city, head to its bustling bazaars that offer a fine selection of the spiritual Pichwai paintings, Jodhpuri pants or breeches, exquisite bandini or bandhej (tie and dye) sarees, beautiful badla embroidered lehengas and morchang, a popular Rajasthani folk music instrument. The city boasts a busy culinary scene and sampling local delicacies like the savoury pyaz-ki-kachori, the spicy mirchi bada and the thick and sweet makhaniya lassi, is an unforgettable experience.As you explore further, Jodhpur charms you with its rich royal legacy that is evident in notable landmarks like the opulent Umaid Bhawan Palace, the majestic Jaswant Thada and the scenic Mandore Gardens, all of which were built by the city's erstwhile rulers. A 10-km-long wall with eight huge gates divides the old and the new parts of the city, giving tourists an opportunity to experience the unique features of Jodhpur's ancient past rubbing shoulders with its cosmopolitan present.For an authentic Rajasthani rural life experience, tourists can explore Khichan Village, which is a favourite stopover for migratory birds. The evenings here are sheer bliss, when the temperatures of the desert dip and birds glide over the smooth water of the Khichan Bird Sanctuary.Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, the chief of Rathore clan, in 1459. It caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences and hence is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country.

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Khimsar

Khimsar

The village of Khimsar is nestled amidst the sand dunes of the Thar...

Bandini

Bandini

The bandini or bandhej cloth and sarees of Rajasthan are famous...

Badla Work

Badla Work

Badla is the primary component of the famous zardozi needlework. In...

Bhadrajun

Bhadrajun

Located 91 km away from Jodhpur, Bhadrajun village is noted for...

Ravanahatha

Ravanahatha

The land of Rajasthan still cultivates and nurtures its old...

Nagaur

Nagaur

Lying about 140 km from Jodhpur, Nagaur is steeped in history....

Phalodi

Phalodi

Lying about 141 km from the city of Jodhpur, Phalodi is an old...

Pali

Pali

Located almost 70 km away from Jodhpur, Pali encapsulates the rich...

Nimaj

Nimaj

Located 109 km away from the main city, Nimaj is home to the temple...

Ranakpur

Ranakpur

Ranakpur Temple, one of the most beautiful spiritual sites in India,...

Arna Jharna

Arna Jharna

This interesting museum houses a wide variety of brooms that are used...

Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary

Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the periphery of the city, Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary...

Balsamand

Balsamand

Located on the outskirts of Jodhpur, Balsamand is known for the...

Sardar Samand Lake Palace

Sardar Samand Lake Palace

Located on the banks of the pristine Sardar Samand Lake, Sardar...

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built by and named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the ruler of Jodhpur...

Khichan Village

Khichan Village

Located to the north west of Jodhpur in Phalodi district, about 3 km...

Vintage Car Display

Vintage Car Display

The vintage car display at Umaid Bhawan Palace emulates the grandeur...

Kamaicha

Kamaicha

Kamaicha is an ancient instrument that is popularly used in...

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

A renowned landmark of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest...

Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens are a beautiful tourist spot located a stones throw...

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada is a 19th century royal cenotaph located to the left of...

Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake

Located on the outskirts of Jodhpur, the picturesque Kaylana Lake is...

Ghoomar

Ghoomar

Ghoomar is a popular folk dance of Rajasthan that displays the rich...

Chari Dance

Chari Dance

The chari dance is representative of an activity that is an integral...

Bishnoi Village Safari

Bishnoi Village Safari

Far from royal palaces and vibrant markets of the main city, the...

Breeches

Breeches

Jodhpuris or breeches are pants worn primarily for horse riding....

Morchang

Morchang

A morchang is also called a Jew's Harp. It is a Rajasthani folk music...

Camping

Camping

Jodhpur boasts an undulating landscape that is dominated by golden...

Pichwai Paintings

Pichwai Paintings

The vibrant Pichwai paintings of Rajasthan are renowned all over the...

jaisalmer

jaisalmer

Rolling hills of honey-hued sand dunes, vast barren expanses,...

Kumbalgarh

Kumbalgarh

A gem of Rajput legacy in the royal state of Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh...

ajmer

ajmer

Encircled by the craggy Aravalli Hills that overlook the scenic...

Udaipur

Udaipur

Popularly known as the City of Lakes, serene Udaipur is the crowning...

chittorgarh

chittorgarh

Perched on a dramatic uprise of hills, Chittorgarh, in Rajasthan, is...