Jodhpur is a city in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. It is the second largest city in the state (by area). A majority of the city’s buildings are painted in blue color (a mixture of copper sulphate and limestone – this was actually used to mainly wards off bugs, but also added a pleasant look) and hence the city is also often referred to as the “Blue city”.

And yes, this is where Jodhpur pants got their name from - these baggy breeches/pants which are now famous across the world were originally designed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur's son, Pratap Singh, and were worn by his polo team when visiting the Queen of England in 1897.

Places to Visit in Jodhpur

Also known as ‘The Blue City’, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and is home to some of the most magnificent and grand architectures in India. Adorned with innumerable imprints of chivalry, architectural marvels, and nature’s bounties, Jodhpur welcomes you to behold the charisma and charm of the past. Founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha, the city has been a witness to several kingdoms, kings, and legendary tales, and treats its guests with the opulence of the past and a peek into the erstwhile era through its many historical wonders. Amongst much-preferred places to visit in Jodhpur, here are some of the best places categorized as historical, religious, gardens, and museum to visit in Jodhpur.

Historical Places and Monuments in Jodhpur

Religious Places in Jodhpur

Gardens and Lakes in Jodhpur

Biological Parks in Jodhpur


Some of the popular festivals celebrated in Jodhpur are:


Some great museums to check out in Jodhpur are:


Jodhpur also has a scintillating shopping scene – esp. street markets.  From various kinds of traditional clothing like saris, to small décor items for the home and handicrafts, there is a lot to shop for at Jodhpur. Here are some of the best places for shopping in Jodhpur:



Rajasthani food is of course predominant in Jodhpur, along with few other delicacies from neighboring lands. Some of the best dishes to try in Jodhpur are:


Some of the best restaurants and eateries to eat at in Jodhpur are:


Following are some of the best hotels to stay at in Jodhpur:

Luxury hotels:



Jodhpur also has some good nightclubs and bars for people who look for some lively activity or entertainment during the late hours:


Jodhpur city STD Code – 02931 (to be used before dialling numbers from a device that is not locally registered).

Common emergency numbers:


Hindi is the official language of Jodhpur but languages like English, Marwadi, Rajasthani and Sindhi are spoken as well.




Displaying a rich amalgamation of vibrant culture, impressive history, and luxurious heritage through captivating architecture, pious places, and the distinct ethnicities, Jodhpur is a city of erstwhile kingdoms and power wrapped in the hues of colors and opulence that is a splendid sight to behold.

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