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Jodhpur : Blue City Heritage Walking Tour

1. Jodhpur : Blue City Heritage Walking Tour

Start this tour when you are picked up from your hotel. Proceed towards the narrow yet lively lanes of the Blue City, interact with the locals and discover some of the untold stories and tales about the place. Visit the ancient walls that have played a pivotal role among the natives of Jodhpur. Discover a city that was planned in the form of a human body, where every part of it resembles different organs of the body. For 2-hours walk through the historic lanes of Jodhpur, the Blue City, and witness the history of the city. After your tour is complete be dropped off at your hotel.

Jodhpur: Full-Day Private City Sightseeing Tour

2. Jodhpur: Full-Day Private City Sightseeing Tour

Head out in the early morning with your English-speaking driver on a full-day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. See Mehrangarh Fort, an important historical landmark and a popular Jodhpur attraction. Situated on a 150-meter-high hill, the fort was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan. You’ll find numerous beautiful palaces, galleries, ancient temples, and a museum inside the complex. Visit Jaswant Thada, a 19th-century royal cenotaph. The shrine was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. In addition to the monument, the site features spectacular gardens. Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark in Jodhpur. The elegant palace was built during the 20th century in order to provide employment for 3,000 famine stricken residents of Jodhpur. It has recently been transformed into a 5-star heritage palace hotel.

From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

3. From Jodhpur: Overnight Stay in Desert with Camel Safari

Your tour starts with a pick-up in Jodhpur at around 2:30PM from either your hotel, the airport or the train or bus station. From here you will travel by a private car to Osian where you have the chance to independently visit two famous temples, the Sachiya Mata Temples, which features a vast expanse of intricately carved marble. After taking in the temples, you will go to a desert village where you will be welcomed by a traditional Indian ceremony. Following this you can rest and relax for a couple of hours at a home stay before you head to the starting point for your camel safari. The camel ride is considered a peak experience in Rajasthan, and you can expect to spend between one to two hours riding your camel through the Thar Desert. You can stay to watch the skies and sands change colors during the sunset hour, before you return to your home stay where you will enjoy traditional Marwari food before you spend the night either sleeping under the stars or in a hut. The next morning you will be offered breakfast, before you return to your private vehicle for your transfer back to Jodhpur.

From Jaipur: Private Transfer to Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra

4. From Jaipur: Private Transfer to Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra

Avoid the rush of public transport with pick up by an English-speaking driver from Jaipur Airport, Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jaipur Bus Station, or your accommodation in central Jaipur, Delhi or Agra. Enjoy a comfortable and air-conditioned transfer to Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra Airport, Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra Railway Station, Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra Bus Station or your accommodation in central Jodhpur, Delhi or Agra.

Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

5. Jodhpur: Full-Day City Private Tour & Camel Safari

You will be picked up from your hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, railway station or bus station in the morning to start the exciting full-day tour in Jodhpur.  Explore the beautiful city of Jodhpur by visiting some of the most stunning monuments including the historic Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada with a breathtaking garden, and Umaid Bhawan Palace, a palace that’s been transformed into a heritage hotel. Also learn more about the history of Jodhpur by discovering the palaces and museum inside Mehrangarh Fort.  After some sightseeing, join the sunset camel safari located 60 kilometers from Jodhpur city. Camel safari in Osian is one of the most spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan. Camels are considered the cars or ships of the deserts for the locals and will guide you through the vibrant desert. Spend approximately 1 to 2-hours in the Thar Desert and enjoy the relaxing camel ride while witnessing the mesmerizing sunset in the desert. When the tour concludes, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Jodhpur, Jodhpur Airport, railway station or bus station.

Transfer from Jodhpur to Udaipur via Jain Temple in Ranakpur

6. Transfer from Jodhpur to Udaipur via Jain Temple in Ranakpur

You will be picked up in the morning by an English-speaking driver from Jodhpur Airport, Jodhpur Junction Railway Station, the bus station or your centrally located hotel in Jodhpur. After pick-up, you will leave for Jain Temple in Ranakpur. It is believed that the Ranakpur temple was built in the 15th century under the direction of Seth Dharna Shah, who was a follower of Jainism and a businessman by profession. He constructed the temple with the help of Rana Kumbha, the king of Mewar, whose condition for help was that the temple be named after him. There are four entrances to reach the main chamber, where the idol of Adinath is placed. There are also five pillars in the temple, each holding idols of various Tirthankaras. The biggest pillar, standing in the center of all others, holds an idol of Adinath. After visiting the beautiful Jain Temple, you will be taken to Udaipur, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or preferred location.

Jodhpur: Guided Full-Day Tour

7. Jodhpur: Guided Full-Day Tour

Begin your Jodhpur adventure with pickup from your hotel at 9 AM. Kick things off with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort. Built around 1460 AD by Rao Jodha, the structure is celebrated as one of the most magnificent hill forts of Rajasthan. Next, make a stop at Jaswant Thada, a cluster of majestic cenotaphs built in white marble and dubbed the “Taj Mahal of Marwar”. Discover the beautifully intricate carvings of this stunning monument and explore its spectacular multilevel garden, pond, and exquisite gazebos.  Afterwards, visit Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park spread out over 72 hectares before pausing to treat yourself to an authentic Rajasthani lunch. In the afternoon, continue on to Umaid Bhavan Palace, one of the largest private residences in the globe, and discover the opulence of this cherished landmark as well as the museum housed here. Wrap things up in the evening with a tour of Mandore Gardens, brimming with charming cenotaphs and old temples. Get dropped off back at your hotel at around 6 PM.

Jodhpur: Blue City Walking Tour

8. Jodhpur: Blue City Walking Tour

Your experience will begin as your guide meets you at your tour meeting point. From there you can get ready and fasten your seat belts before being taken on an "infotainment"-style tour which will ensure that you enjoy your experience and don't get bored. Irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour is sure to be a unique, fun, and memorable experience. Your first stop will be to the locality of Navchowkiya, which boasts beautiful temples, busy markets, and famous blue havelis. From there you'll explore the winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, and indigo-blue houses of the area. You'll pass through the narrow yet lively lanes of the "blue city", interacting with locals and discovering some of the untold stories and tales about the area. Following that, head to Ranisar Lake, a historic and man-made lake inside the city wall. Finally, experience the periphery of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, including the garden and accompanying views.

Bishnoi Village Safari Private Half Day Tour

9. Bishnoi Village Safari Private Half Day Tour

Upon arrival at Jodhpur Airport (JDH), Jodhpur Junction Railway Station or bus station, you will be greeted by your English-speaking driver. You can also be picked up at your hotel in Jodhpur and start this Village Safari. Both morning and afternoon departure is available. Visit the Bishnoi Villages where you might be able to spot black bucks, chinkara, blue bulls, desert foxes, hares or partridges. During September and March, sometimes you can even witness thousands of migratory demoiselle cranes near the Guda Lake. On the way, you can also see the local life-style of craftsman and shepherds, farmers. After the tour, you will be dropped off at Jodhpur Airport (JDH), Jodhpur Junction Railway Station, Bus Station, or your hotel in Jodhpur.

Jodhpur: Guided Street Food Crawl

10. Jodhpur: Guided Street Food Crawl

Discover Jodhpur's ancient food culture through the city's many traditional food joints that line the streets. In the company of a local guide, visit the best foodie locations in the city for a feast for your taste buds and a lesson in local gastronomic culture.  During your tour, sample over 6 different mouth-watering and authentic local delicacies and learn more about how these dishes have been influenced by exterior influences over the years. Stroll through narrow and charming streets to finally reach the oldest food shop in Jodhpur, where you will be able to witness the preparation of traditional desserts. 

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What people are saying about Jodhpur

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 35 reviews

I've been to several countries so far and have had a great time fighting for twelve. Walk in the desert on a camel and play volleyball and cricket with local children. We went on a camel to watch the sunset, took pictures like pictures, ate rice, and talked to local people while having a campfire. Finally, I go to bed watching the starry sky. After getting up in the morning, enjoy the wonderful view of the sunrise and wash your head with a little reddish hot water and enjoy breakfast. It was really nice to be able to experience it while you were young! It was the best! It became a very fun and wonderful memory that felt the size of the earth and the world!

Very good tour to get from A to B. Since there is no direct train route from Udaipur to Jodhpur, we have decided on this and it does not regret the route is beautiful and adventurous at the same time! You make a very beautiful impressive fort and visit a fantastic temple! Our driver was very friendly and showed us a lot of things along the way!

This guide is excellent and very attentive to the needs of its travelers. Very good English. Magnificent tour of the most beautiful things to see in Jodhpur. The driver is calm and never honks !! There were three of us and we loved it.

Fantastic experice. So peaceful and calm! Gr8 getaway from the city. And even better with Ray. He is the best & I highly reccomend him. Regards from Lisa, German

Our guide was really nice and eager to provide us with a great experience