Jodhpur Tour Packages
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Indian state Rajasthan the history of which revolves around the Rathore clan. It was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha the Rathore ruler of Marwar kingdom and thus named Jodhpur. It is affectionately known as “Blue City” as the blue colour is associated with Lord Shiva and considered to be sacred.
The other reason is during the ancient times the blue colour denoted the caste system and many Brahmins who were followers of Lord Shiva used the blue colour to portray their superiority. But with the passage of time, every house was painted in the same colour just to give the message of equality.
Amazing festivals, a fusion of Rajput and Mughal cultures, delectable cuisines, vintage collection of handicrafts, glittering medieval streets, architectural masterpieces etc sums up the various Jodhpur tour packages offered by Jodhpur Tourism. If you are ready to catch the glimpses of all this and much more than just pack your bags now and enjoy an unforgettable experience of amazing surprises offered by the “Sun City”.
As for as places to visit in Jodhpur, the city won’t disappoint you and spellbound you with its magical charm. Visit one of the largest forts in India; Mehrangarh Fort which was built in 15th century by Rao Jodha stands 120 m above the skyline of the city.
Packed with rich history and legends it is still run by the Jodhpur royal family and is one of the most magnificent forts in India. The Mehrangarh Museum has some of the best art galleries especially around Shringar Chowk which displays the finest collection of elephant howdahs and Jodhpur’s royal palanquins. Audio/Video guide in
11 languages are also available to acquaint visitors with a rich cultural heritage of the city. Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace which is located 3 km southeast of the city is the royal serving seat of Gaj Singh II who still lies in the part of the building. Built-in 1929 it has 365 rooms designed by the British architect Henry Lanchester for Maharaja Umaid Sing is worth visit.
Do visit Jaswant Thada, the milky-white marble memorial of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II situated 1 Km northeast of Mehrangarh is an array of whimsical domes and beautifully carved jails is a peaceful spot in the otherwise bustling city. If you are looking for the green corners in the city then Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is a perfect place for you. Criss-crossed with walking trails around the Devkund Lake, is the best place spotting the local birds, butterflies and reptiles. A visit to Mandore Garden is among the best things to do in Jodhpur. It houses a government museum, a Hall of Heroes and a temple to 33 crore Gods. The architectural splendour of the bygone era is clearly evident over here. If you are a birdwatcher then you just can’t afford to miss a visit to Kailana Lake which is a paradise for bird watchers. A trip to Jodhpur is not complete if you won’t visit the Old City’s famous landmark the Clock Tower and Sadar Market.
So if you don’t want to miss all this and much more just plan your visit to Jodhpur now.