Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan, and it has been drawing the attention of tourists from across the world. Some people say, if you have not visited Jodhpur, you have not felt the fragrances of Rajasthan culture. Actual Rajasthani culture you can see only visiting the Jodhpur city. Jodhpur is famous for its palaces and forts. If you are planning to explore Jodhpur, you can have the authentic Rajasthani cuisine over here. It is one of the popular travel destinations of Rajasthan, and it was the former capital of Mewar.

Now let us know more about it. Jodhpur city revolves around the Rathore Clan, and Rao Jodha is the leading chief of the Rathore clan, and he was the founder of the town Jodhpur in 1459. Jodhpur is also known as the “Gateway of Thar” and with some unique features; it is also known by other names such as “Sun City” and “Blue City”. A 10 km wall is surrounded the city made up of stone for security purposes.

You can enjoy the Mewar festival with great fun and joy. You can enjoy the festival for two days with dance and folk music.

There are several tourist attractions in Jodhpur that you should not miss while visiting the city.

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Ummaid Bhavan
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Mandar Garden
  • Giridkot and Sardar Market
  • Balsamand Lake and Garden
  • Mahamandir Temple
  • Kailana Lake
  • Osian sunset point
  • The wildlife sanctuary at Dhawa

Apart from the places mentioned above, there are some other places you can explore and taste authentic Rajasthani Food like Pyaz ki kachori and Dal, Bati and Choorma.

Though Jodhpur is the desert place, it is advised to visit Jodhpur in the rainy or winter season, and the best time to visit is October to March.