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About Jodhpur Holidays - Wish to witness the beautiful sunrise in this regal land? All you have to do is book one of Thomas Cook India’s Jodhpur tour packages and soak in the colours and cultures of this sunny city. When you visit the Thomas Cook India website, you will find a plethora of Jodhpur holiday packages. Based on the specific places you wish to explore and the particular form of recreation you wish to participate in, Thomas Cook India will curate your itinerary and put together a holiday for the history books. Thomas Cook India’s Jodhpur tours give you an opportunity to choose from a brief Jodhpur holiday lasting 4 nights and 5 days to a lavish vacation to Jodhpur spread over 12 nights and 13 days. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly holiday starting from INR 16,899 to a premium vacation that prices about INR 5,08,130 you will find the perfect match according to your needs and requirements.
Thomas Cook India’s Jodhpur tour packages have been crafted very carefully by travel experts, taking in mind the diverse interests, unique requirements and comfort of every individual. Right from sightseeing choices to leisure time and shuttle services to accommodation, every aspect of your Jodhpur trip is planned with utmost care. The best part about your Jodhpur holiday is that you can board a flight or get into a train from all major cities like Pune, Mumbai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Udaipur and Bangalore to Jodhpur.
Also, if you are looking to understand more about Jodhpur then visit our Jodhpur tourism section which covers everything about Jodhpur like the Things to Do in Jodhpur, Best Times to Visit Jodhpur, Places to Visit in Jodhpur and much more.
Jodhpur, famously known as the ‘Blue City’, is placed gracefully in the stark land of the Thar Desert. Nestled near the center of Rajasthan, this mesmerising city surrounds the fort and is bounded by a wall with various gates. Although, over the past decades, Jodhpur has developed outside its ancient walls. The Mehrangarh fort stands tall, watching over the city from its perch on a rocky mountain top. Blessed with amazing cultures, heritage, history and royalty, this place will leave an impact on you and will make you feel like a King.
The whole city brightens up as the sun rises and you can witness the beautiful night sky full of stars once the sun sets. The history of this place is seen through their astonishing architecture which includes beautiful blue coloured buildings, massive forts, ancient monuments, magnificent temples and rich, cultured havelis. With its mouthwatering delicacies and its fascinating markets, you will fall in love with this place. Warm people and diverse ethnicities fill up the land of Jodhpur.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Jodhpur is from the month of October to March. The weather during these months is pleasant. The cool breeze with warm sunshine during the day is perfect for sightseeing and exploring the desert. The month of October brings in some major celebrations like the Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali and the local Marwar festival.
During the month of January, you can witness the famous Desert Kite festival where the whole sky is filled with beautiful and colourful kites. Another grand festival in Jodhpur which lies in the months of January and February is the Jodhpur Nagaur Fair. Celebrations in Jodhpur are vibrant and colourful which give a glimpse of its culture and history.
The summer season comes in with sizzling hot days which begins from the month of April and lasts till June. It is advisable to stay indoors during summer afternoons, but evenings are quite pleasant and comparatively cooler. The monsoon season brings in humidity which is slightly better than the summer season.
How to reach Jodhpur
Traveling to Jodhpur is an easy affair as it is comfortably accessible to air, rail and road. The following ways can be considered while travelling to Jodhpur.
The Jodhpur Domestic Airport is about 5 kilometers away from the main city. Jodhpur is connected by all other main cities like Pune, Cochin, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Delhi. Being a prime tourist spot, Jodhpur is well connected by most air carriers. Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi is the nearest International airport from Jodhpur.
Traveling to Jodhpur by rail system is just perfect compared to other options of mobility as there is a railhead located right in the city. Jodhpur is well connected with other parts of the country due to an extensive rail network. Popular rail carriers that run from Jodhpur Railway Station are Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Jaisalmer Delhi Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express, Rajasthan Sampark Kranti Express, Suryanagari Express and Bangalore Jodhpur Express.
Jodhpur is well connected by major cities like Jodhpur, Delhi, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Agra and Ahmedabad by road. One can travel to Jodhpur by boarding luxury buses or hiring a private taxi from major cities in India and important towns in Rajasthan.
Places to visit in Jodhpur
Despite being nestled in a desert, there’s many other things to do in Jodhpur ranging from visiting beautiful historical forts to adventure activities, retail therapy, culinary classes and much more. Here’s a comprehensive list.
One of the largest forts in India with an astonishing history, Mehrangarh stands tall over a mountain top overviewing the beautiful city of Jodhpur. This majestic fort is enclosed with thick walls and has seven gates namely Victory Gate, Gopal Gate, Bhairon Gate, Marti Gate, Fateh Gate, Dedh Kamra Gate and the strong Loha Gate. Each gate in the list was built to serve different purposes. The fort is home to some opulent palaces known for their baroque carvings and sprawling courtyards, gracious balconies, enormous galleries and beautifully decorated residences. The Sheesh Mahal and Phool Mahal are a piece of royalty and beauty. This ancient fort is also famous for its gigantic museum and galleries which exhibit the heritage of the royalty and sing songs of its history through its paintings, armours and sculptures.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
A beautiful blend of an interesting past and a lavish present, Umaid Bhawan Palace is home to the royal family of Jodhpur. An example of culture, royalty and history, this palace was the last palace that was built in India. This mesmerising palace consists of a heritage hotel, an enormous museum and a luxurious mansion of the royals. Housing some rare artifacts, vintage cars and brilliant paintings, this Palace is a must visit for every traveler during their Jodhpur holiday. To add to the beauty of this structure, it is surrounded by a lush green garden which is elegantly decorated with a variety of colourful flowers.
If you wish to step away from the bustling city and relax at a serene where you are greeted with cool breeze and stunning beauty, Kaylana Lake is the place you should head. This is a manmade lake which was constructed by Pratap Singh in 1872 and till date, it serves as a primary source of drinking water for the residents in Jodhpur. An amazing view can be witnessed during the sunset as the golden rays of the sun spreads all over the blue lake and as the night sky approaches, the waters glitter as a reflection of the million stars shining up high.Surrounded by pristine trees and mountains, this lake is like a magical painting on a canvas.
Jaswant Thada is a mesmerising building constructed in memoriam of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by his son. The alluring white marble monument offers a peaceful backdrop away from the hustle of the city. The architecture of this cenotaph tells a story about the past through its carvings and paintings. The entire structure resembles a temple like construction with an enormous garden by its side. The sunrays bring out the vibrant colours of this marble monument and adds to the elegance of this place. At the entrance, one can encounter local musicians and fold dancers that entertain everyone with their culture and amazing skills.
Jantar Mantar is an array of enormous unique sculptures that are instruments used to gauge astronomy built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century. If you are curious about celestial objects, this is the place to be during your trip to Jodhpur. As symmetrical as the inside of a geometry box, this observatory also houses the tallest sundial in the world. The Vrihat Samrat Yantra helps measure, calculate and interpret the local time.
Dilwara Jain Temple
Wish to soak in the culture and understand a bit more about the religious teachings of the Jains? Head to this divine pilgrimage site, the Dilwara Jain Temple. This monument is located in the beautiful city of Mount Abu and is approximately 5 hours away from Jodhpur by road. You can hire a private taxi or hop in a bus from Jodhpur to this architectural wonder. This monument is made of white marbles and it tells a story about the Jain preaching through its carved pillars. This place is a must visit during your Jodhpur holiday due to its divine grace and astonishing pieces of work.
What to eat in Jodhpur
Feast like the royals in the land of the Maharajas. Jodhpur is a place for sweet tooth, namkeens and globs of ghee. With its delicacies, Jodhpur raises the bar for other cuisines. From traditional shops to A-class restaurants, here are a few irresistible dishes one must try during their trip to Jodhpur.
If you wish to indulge in a sweet treat, this Jodhpuri delicacy is just the thing for you. Stuffed with mawa and fried in oil, this is a perfect dessert if you have a sweet tooth.
Want something to eat while sipping some hot tea? Try this crispy sider that is a bit salty and spicy which makes a perfect evening snack. This delicacy is made of spicy potato stuffed in green chilli peppers which is batter fried. It tastes best with tamarind chutney or green chutney.
Dal bati churma
This lip smacking Jodhpuri dish is loaded with the goodness of spiced lentils, ghee and are best had with little, deep-fried dough balls. This dish is a treat to your taste buds and stomach. The dal is cooked with lentils and spices, which is garnished with cumin and coriander.
Please your taste buds by munching on some pyaaz kachori. This delicacy is a crispy and flaky deep-fried snack which is made of plain flour and spicy onion stuffing.
Who doesn’t love a chilled lassi? It is an incredibly luscious dessert made of curd and is flavoured with cardamom, rose and saffron water topped with dry fruits and saffron. Your Jodhpur holiday is incomplete if you miss to try out this lip-smacking delicacy.
Things to do in Jodhpur
Jodhpur is brimming with rich culture, heritage and enlightening activities. Our Jodhpur packages make sure that they encase every kind of experience. Here are some things to do while you are in Jodhpur. Make sure you add them to your shortlisted Jodhpur tour package.
Sail the desert sea
Take a ride on the colourfully dressed camels amidst golden sand dunes of the Thar desert. Spend the night camping in the middle of the desert sea and witness the beautiful night sky full of stars glistening and brightening up the dark desert. Experience the beauty of dusk and dawn and evoke the photographer in you by clicking some ravishing pictures of the scenic desert. Soak in the culture and enjoy some mesmerising folk dance and music performances by the locals. If you wish to seek some adventure and thrill, go dune bashing over the broad heaps of sand. Either drive the SUV or hire the car for a perfect escapade. Get a bird’s eye view parasailing in the clear blue sky and experience an amazing activity.
Shop for souvenirs in the City market
Walk down the street of Jodhpur and come across the most colourful and lively market, Tripola market, with shops beautifully arranged. Hued souvenirs, Rajasthani jootis, authentic handicrafts, colourful carpets and wall hangings, silver trinkets, Bandhej apparel and traditional Rajasthani jewellery are some things you will want to take back home after your Jodhpur trip. And how can you forget to try on some local authentic delicacies while taking a stroll in the market? Walking through the market, you will be distracted by the ambrosial fragrances of the famous Mawa kachori, delicious Gulab jamuns and jalebis, spicy samosas, mirchi vada and kachoris, the lip smacking lasun chutney and lassi and the grand Rajasthani thali. Sounds delicious right? Don’t forget to try these scrumptious items on your Jodhpur holiday.
Be royal at the Mehrangarh Fort
Take a stroll through the beautiful Mehrangarh Museum and learn more about the cultures of Jodhpur. Walk down the history lane of this beautiful fort through its paintings and artifacts. Seek some blessings at the Chamundi Mataji Temple and the Nagnechiji Temple which are nestled within the Mehrangarh fort. Climb on the top of the fort and get an opportunity to feed wild kites and eagles, a ritual done by the Maharajas during their era. For an adrenaline rush, one can try the thrilling Flying Fox zipline activity at the Mehrangarh Fort.
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