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Planning a post-pandemic trip from Jaipur to let go of your blues? Then set Jodhpur on your radar

Lying about 370 km by road from Jaipur, Jodhpur is a sight for sore eyes.

There is absolutely nothing that can match the beauty of the Blue City, which looks right out of a film with explosions of bright colours in every nook of its premises and an array of offerings! Lying about 370 km by road from Jaipur, Jodhpur is a sight for sore eyes and is the ideal weekend getaway plan for you to take up, when the pandemic settles. Also, if you're someone who loves indulging in various cultures and is a shutterbug as well, welcome to paradise, friend! So here is a list of 7 things you just cannot afford to miss when in Jodhpur!


Mehrangarh Fort

Overlooking the gorgeous city of Jodhpur that is washed in an iconic blue colour, the Mehrangarh Fort is a palace that was built by Rao Jodha in the 15th-century. It has now been turned into a museum, where you can behold the beauty of ancient weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins. Rich with a brilliant architectural design, Mehrangarh Fort provides the perfect spot for pictures amid the backdrop of the city.

'Taj Mahal of Mewar'

Jaswant Thada is a beauteous mausoleum, also known as the 'Taj Mahal of Mewar' and it boasts of the traditional Rajasthani fashion of carvings on its cenotaphs and domes. This theatrical structure was built in the year 1899 by Maharaja Sadar Singh in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh III and it still looks as young as ever while standing in the midst of lush green surroundings! An awe-inspiring sight, Jaswant Thada is a spot you can't miss, especially for the sake of your camera!

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park 

Created in the year 2006, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was established in an effort to revamp a large, rocky wasteland near the Mehrangarh Fort into a beautiful desert park, for tourists to wander! An open space housing various sorts of rock and crystal formations, over 200 species of plants, natural canals and more, this park also accommodates an 'alien plant' called Baavlia. The ultimate spot for nature lovers, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is a place you can't skip when traversing through Jodhpur!

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built during 1928 to 1943, from the same palm court marble that was used in the construction of the iconic Taj Mahal, Umaid Bhawan Palace will make you fall in love with it at the very first sight! Now turned into a luxurious 5-star hotel, this palace is the world's sixth-largest private residence and is the principal home of Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur and his family.

Mandore Gardens

Located about 9 km from the city of Jodhpur, Mandore's walls speak of all the years it has seen! With plenty of picturesque visuals, Mandore makes for a trip that you won't regret taking with your camera. Mandore Gardens houses ancient memorials and high-rock terraces that are simply stellar and there is also a shrine here, known as the 'Temple of 33 crore Gods'. There is also a museum seated on the premises of the garden, which caters to the interests of history buffs!

The 'blue' streets

As per folklore, the houses in Jodhpur are blue because years ago, all the brahmins painted their houses in this colour in order to differentiate themselves from the local castes. Now, these blue houses have become the identity of the city and if you're a photographer, the streets of Jodhpur are something that you must explore through the lenses of your camera!

Indulge in sweets & savouries

Gulab Jamun ki sabzi, Rabdi ke Ladoo, Makhaaniya Lassi and Besan ki Chakki, are what you need to try out in Jodhpur, if you are the one with a sweet tooth! Not just meetha; Jodhpur also offers traditional Lal Maas, Dal Baati, Mirch ki Sabzi and Pyaaz ki Kachori for you to hog on so when here, you have to take up a food trail on the streets for sure.

Knock Knock

Whether it's Christopher Nolan for Dark Knight Rises or Sooraj Barjatiya for Hum Saath Saath Hain, no one has been able to control the urge to capture this wondrous city through their lenses! While a trip from Jaipur to Jodhpur is one that you have to undertake, be mindful of the pandemic picking up speed again and make sure you carry your mask, gloves and sanitiser while you explore this bewitching city.

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