Best Things To Do in Jodhpur, India

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  • Mehrangarh Fort: Constructed in 1459 by Rathore clan Chief Rao Jodha, holds a number of attractions including several palaces, galleries and a museum. Seven gates stand before the fort and tell of various battles in the region has seen. The Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace, within the fort, houses the royal throne of Jodhpur.
  • Jaswant Thada: Is a stunning white marble building located close to the fort. The building was constructed by Jaswant Singh's Maharani, to honor the memory of her husband Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The building houses rare portraits of former rulers and is a shrine to the Rathore Dynasty. It is part of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust group of historical sites.
  • Chittar Palace: A former palace and one of the most extravagant residences of the world, this palace is situated atop a hill, it has been named so because of the extensive use of the Chittar stone in its construction. Built during the early 20th century over a period for 15 years will marvel you with the Indo-Saracen architectural style and grand décor like none other.
  • Umaid Gardens: On the High Court Road, this museum is named after Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur. The museum contains an arresting collection of 397 stone sculptures, more than 1900 miniature paintings, weaponry, coins and other arts and crafts belonging to different time periods. There is a separate historical section which gives information about the history of the city, the rules of Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhavan Palace and the Mehrangarh Fort. The zoo has a habitat of a variety of birds, ducks, rabbits, bears, foxes, Deer, lions and leopards from India, Australia and Africa. The zoo is a major attraction among the children.
  • Achal Nath Shivalaya: A famous Shiv temple in Jodhpur. Nanak Devi, the queen of Rao Ganga, constructed Achal Nath Shivalaya temple of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The construction of the temple got completed on 21st May 1531. There is a large water reservoir called Bawari in the temple, which was made near the Shivlinga. It is known as Ganga Bawari.
  • The temple consists of the following separate halls, including The Garbh Griha, Mandap Bhavan and Kirtan Bhawan. All these halls are made up of carved Chhitar stone and this temple is frequented by local devotees.

Below we have a list of things to do in Jodhpur and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Jodhpur getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Jodhpur with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur

Here is the list of things to do in Jodhpur and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Meherangarh Fort

    4.6 (3098 Votes)
    Meherangarh Fort

    Museum, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort

    The charm of the Indian culture and vigor of the Rajput warriors is collectively reflected in this magnificent fort, one of the best in India. Standing tall and proud on a rocky hill in Jodhpur’s skyline, this fort is still run by the royal family of Jodhpur. A pocket-full-of history, legends and myths, this fort will enchant you in every way. The northeast gate Jaipol is the prime entra...Read more
  2. Umaid Bhavan Palace And Museum

    Hotel, Museum, Historical Site, Palace

    A former palace and one of the most extravagant residences of the world, this palace is situated atop a hill and is also called Chittar palace because of the extensive use of the Chittar stone in its construction. Built during the early 20th century over a period for 15 years will marvel you with the Indo-Saracen architectural style and grand décor like none other. With 347 rooms includ...Read more
  3. Jaswant Thada

    4.4 (2628 Votes)
    Jaswant Thada

    View Point, Historical Site, Memorial

    This Milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. It’s a welcome, peaceful spot after the hubbub of the city, and the views across to the fort and over the city are superb. Built in 1899, the cenotaph has some beautiful jalis (carved marble lattice screens) and is hung with portraits of t...Read more
  4. Clock Tower

    Landmark, Watch Tower, Historical Site, Market

    The century-old clock tower is an old city landmark surrounded by the vibrant sounds, sights and smells of Sardar Market, which is marked by triple gateways at its north and south ends. The narrow, winding lanes of the old city spread out in all directions from here. Westward, you plunge into the old city’s commercial heart, with crowded alleys and bazaars selling vegetables, spices, swe...Read more
  5. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

    4.2 (957 Votes)
    Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

    Park, Historical Site, Fort

    While most of the Thar Desert is rocky, in this corner of Jodhpur lies a natural wonder of sandstone formed on layers of volcanic rock. With the Mehrangarh Fort soaring above, the seventy acres of Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park are a painter's palette of colors - purple and red and auburn. Get a handbook from the Visitor Centre to help you identify all the unique desert plants you'll see - trees, ...Read more
  6. Mandore Garden

    4.1 (2385 Votes)
    Mandore Garden

    Garden, Walking Area, Historical Site, Memorial

    This was the former capital of the Rathore clans of the Rajput’s and is an ancient town located near Jodhpur. In the Mandore garden, there are the dewals or cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers. Instead of the usual chhatri-shaped cenotaphs typical of Rajasthan, the cenotaphs of the famous Mandore garden of Jodhpur, Rajasthan are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. They are four sto...Read more
  7. Guda Bishnoi

    4.2 (1623 Votes)
    Guda Bishnoi

    Village, Neighborhoods

    Get the perfect glimpse of the colorful rural life of Rajasthan by visiting this little village of Guda Bishnoi. Located at a distance of around 25 kilometers, this picturesque town is marked with Khejri trees and deer. The artificial lake completes the ecosystem and supports the vegetation of the village and is a nice picnic spot when in Jodhpur. The Bishnoi community inhabits the village...Read more
  8. Sachiya Mata Temple

    4.5 (234 Votes)
    Sachiya Mata Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Sachiya Mata (the Mother of Truth) is the ninth and final avatar of the goddess Durga. This temple, few kilometres out of Jaipur, is said to have been built in the 9th to 10th century C.E. by the Parmar King Upendre. Smaller shrines, dedicated to each of the goddess's avatars, flank the paths leading up to the temple. Most devotees visit the temple after the birth of their children. But the rea...Read more
  9. Raj Ranchhodji Temple

    4.5 (1042 Votes)
    Raj Ranchhodji Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Raj Ranchhodji Temple was constructed by Queen Jadechi Rajkanwar. After the death of her husband, Maharajah Jaswant Singh, she got the temple constructed. Red sandstone, of which the temple is made, has carvings with beautiful filigree work on stone. Made up of black marble, statue of Ranchhodji is located in the interior of the temple. Stained glass windows of green, yellow and blue colou...Read more
  10. Balsamand Lake And Garden

    4.5 (743 Votes)
    Balsamand Lake And Garden

    Garden, Lake, Picnic Spot

    The lake is a man-made construct, built in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar to provide water to the city of Mandore. One kilometre long, 15 metres deep, and 50 metres wide, it is a rather convenient picnic spot not far from Jodhpur. The best way to experience it is if you stay at the Lake Palace built on red-sandstone, but it's not mandatory. You still get to take in the lush greenery and the wildl...Read more
  11. Siddhanath Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    The Siddhanath Shiv Temple is located just between the Takhat Sagar hill ranges and is close to the beautiful Kaylana Lake. The stairs have been made by cutting up rocks and are the only suitable way to reach the top of the hill to the temple. According to local legends, the site where the temple has been built was absolutely deserted for many a years. A hermit named Veetragi Narain Swami came ...Read more
  12. Rai-ka-bag Palace Image
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    Garden, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    This adorable residence was built with the interest of Queen Hadiji, the wife of King Jaswant Singh-I. Adorned by lush gardens and spectacular Rajput design, this was the king’s favorite abode and the octagonal bungalow was where the king stayed most of the time. Constructed in the 17th century, the palace grounds were also used as a venue for the sermons of Swami Dayanand Saras...Read more
  13. Umaid Heritage Art School

    4.3 (776 Votes)
    Umaid Heritage Art School

    Art And Culture, Educational Site, Workshop

    One doesn't usually visit Jodhpur with the intent of picking up a local art form and learning it. But Rajasthani miniature painting is unique, elegant and fascinating. At this unassuming looking school and gallery, a small art community thrives under the tutelage of master painters Vijay Raj and Gaurav Solanki. They will teach you for free, in oil work and watercolor. Even if you don't sign up ...Read more
  14. Sardar Government Museum And Umed Gardens

    Library, Museum, Outdoors, Garden

    Covering an area of about 82 acres is a green oasis with lush lawns, towering ashoka trees, roses, seasonal flowers, museum, fountains, library and a zoo. Situated in the public park of Umaid Gardens, on the High Court Road, this museum is named after Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur. The museum contains an arresting collection of 397 stone sculptures, more than 1900 miniature paintings, weapon...Read more
  15. Jain Mahavira Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Pratihara King Vatsa built this temple in 775 AD, devoting it to Lord Mahavira, the 24th Jain Tirthankara. It is a beautiful structure of red sandstone, famous for the carvings depicting scenes out of the life Lord Neminath, the 22nd Jain Tirthankara. Maidenly figures rest on its doors, intricately carved pillars surround the porches. Three balconies let light and wind into the inner sanctum. T...Read more