The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur sets a lovely scene. A clutch of sky-blue buildings embraced on all sides by the arid expanses of the Thar desert; above all looming the imposing sandstone Mehrangarh Fort. Spend your Jodhpur holiday basking in the golden light of this desert state and discovering its enthralling history and heritage.
Rajasthan’s iconic Blue City, Jodhpur was once a strategic defence post - the seat of the princely state of the Marwar kingdom. Today, the city is a thriving metropolitan hub, home to some of India’s most distinctive architecture and a splattering of palaces, temples and forts that tell tales of the city’s evocative past.
Ancient splendour and blue streets, welcome to Jodhpur
There’s a magic about Jodhpur that casts a spell on visitors. Much of it is the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort - an architectural masterpiece that towers over the Blue City. Well-preserved and India’s largest, inside you’ll find a fascinating museum displaying royal memorabilia, paintings and weapons. Daily cultural performances in the fort provide insights into the culture and traditions of this part of India. Adventure-enthusiasts will be exhilarated by the zip-line that whizzes over the fort's battlements.
Jodhpur’s sprawling Old City possesses its own charm - a holiday in Jodhpur would not be complete without some time spent in the maze of twisting streets and chaotic bazaars, immersed in scents of incense, visions of spice and a cacophony of noise. Take to the quiet area of Navchokiya to explore the blue streets without the crowds.
When you’re finished exploring, rest up in one of Jodhpur’s luxury-palace hotels, or feast on the best Rajasthani delicacies at one of the gourmet restaurants. Wherever you go, you’ll travel in style with Hayes & Jarvis. Add Varanasi, the Himalayas or Kerala to your itinerary to create a trip that’s truly unforgettable. Get in touch today.