Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and it is also called the “sun state” as it has fantastic weather throughout the year. This blue city, Jodhpur is a beautiful destination where you can see several boxy blue colored houses stretch for around 10 kilometers creates an incredible contrast in the dusty desert town. Jodhpur usually known for its rich cultural heritage, furniture shops, textile industry, mouthwatering cuisines, bustling markets, forts, and the magnificent Jodhpur hotels, and all these things make it a hot tourist destination. If you want to escape from the hustle-bustle, then you should book flight to Jodhpur and explore some lesser-known gems in Jodhpur.
1. Visit the Magnificent Mehrangarh Fort
Rajaram Meghwal who was a commoner who lived in the Jodhpur region buried himself alive in the base of the Mehrangarh Fort to break a curse. To honor his great sacrifice he was honored by the title “Amar Shahid” which means eternal martyrdom. The king’s family still takes care of Meghwal’s descendants who live in the area.
You can have breathtakingly beautiful views from the fort. When you look down from a high vantage point, it will be one of the breathtaking views you’ll see. Apart from all that, you’ll be amazed to know that the film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was also filmed here.
2. Visit Medieval Stepwell
Just a short distance away from Mehrangarh Fort, you can head to the Mahila Baag Jhalra. It is a subterranean stepwell that’s so self-effecting that you might not notice it even when you stand a few steps away. It is crammed between shops and dwellings, so you can easily get there by bike or electrical lines. This beautiful, multi-layered & hued structure can’t be found in any guidebook or tour. It offers an amazing array of pyramidal stairs and a bewildering experience when you look down into architecture. Descending stairs looks quite a disoriented as well as enjoyable experience to enjoy there.
3. Explore the local blue houses
Jodhpur tour is incomplete without exploring its blue houses. You can walk in the mazelike markets around the Clock Tower of Jodhpur and also explore the Jodhpur’s elusive blue houses known as old quarters. You can ask the locals for directions to get there. The origin of these houses is still a mystery. Some people say that blue color wards off the intense heat of the desert and some of them argue that it is to denote upper-class residents. These blue houses form the perfect backdrop for beautiful pictures especially, for Instagram lovers.
4. Engage in Desert Safari
One of the most amazing experiences to have in life is opting for desert safari and Jodhpur fulfills this wish amazingly and beautifully. You can find sand dunes all around, various beautiful hutments of rural Rajasthan, some hamlets, and also you can spot blackbucks, dozens of graceful and colorful birds. You can spend time in the tiny villages and spend some time with the locals and also gain an insight into the lives of villagers in Jodhpur. Some Jodhpur Safari tours allow the tourists to introduce to the families of Bishnois, which is a niche sector of Hinduism that promotes an environment-friendly lifestyle. You can also get the chance to try Bajra Rotis smeared with pure desi ghee, and various Marwari mouthwatering delicacies made by Rajasthani locals.
So, what are you waiting for? This winter is the best time to visit this amazingly beautiful historical city, Jodhpur. Just look for the affordable Rajasthan tour Packages and explore this city and enjoy its various attractions.