The second-largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan and the second metropolitan city of the state- Jodhpur can be well described as the most princely city of Rajasthan.

It features the princely places, forts, and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.

Such as Jaipur is famously known as ‘The Pink City’, this city is popularly known as ‘The Blue City’.

Everything either has a spiritual or scientific reason. Well, an established belief that the shade of the Blue is for the Brahmins, and Jodhpur has a population of the Brahmins and properties for the same. This shade was generally from the dye of indigo that was being painted.

From the Mehrangarh Fort, a lane leads up the 125-metre high which the ancient fortress is built. The walls are as high as 36 feet. From here, you can look out the city painted all in blue.

In addition, there is also a science behind this blue tint. Jodhpur faces a high temperature in the summer receiving the highest solar power per unit area. The colour blue is a good reflector of sun rays that keeps the houses comparatively cool.

Mythically spealing, there is another reason why the people of Jodhpur still follow this tradition to paint the city in blue. Being a Shiva Bhakt, and the blue colour which is a dedication to Lord Shiva being ‘neelkanth’, the city gets paint in the shade blue.

This city of Blue-tint is extremely unique in its culture, tradition as well as architectural contribution.


  1. Mehrangar Fort
  2. Jaswant Thada
  3. Ghanta Ghar
  4. Mandore Garden
  5. Bhim Bhadak Cave

Mehrangarh Fort

An uprise of 125 meters above making the city’s main landmark. It is an epitome of glory and royalty. This majestic fort was built by Rao Jodha around 1400.

From the Mehrangarh Fort, a lane leads up the 125-metre high which the ancient fortress is built. The walls are as high as 36 feet. From here, you can look out the city painted all in blue.

The fort sits on a Mountain cliff which was known as Bhakur-cheeria which means the ‘Mountain of Birds’.

This fort holds lot of horrific stories from the past. Very roughly the fort was cursed by a hermit to face many droughts. Another story sits here that relates to HUMAN SACRIFICES inside the fort. It is said that four people were buried alive at the four corners of the fort in the belief that those four souls will protect the fort for ever. While these sacrifices were given without the prior notice to that particular person whose life would be sacrificed by the king.

The ideal time to visit this royal architecture is mostly during the winters. October to March is the perfect time to explore this magnificent fort as the weather remain pleasant and it becomes comfortable to explore the fort all over.

Another add on to visit during this period is that you can also be a part of the royal vibrant festivals that take place here.

Must try samosas in Cafe Mehran, which is located inside the fort.

Mehrangarh Fort Entrance Fee: INR 50 – 100

Mehrangarh Fort Timing: 9AM – 5PM (All days)

Festivals celebrated internationally in The Mehrangarh Fort

  • Rajasthan International Folk Festival
  • World Sacred Spirit Festival

Jaswant Thanda

Built by Maharaja Sadar Singh, this place is a cenotaph that serves as a cremation ground for the royal Rajput families. The foreground of the building is a memorial to 1800s Rajput maharajas till date.

Ghanta Ghar

Built by Maharaja Sadar Singh, the ghanta ghar or the clock tower has a massive height of 100 feet with intricate carvings on its exterior. The dome just above the clock is carved in an impressive Rajasthani style of architecture.

This serves as a landmark of the whole city as it sits exactly in the middle of the city at Sadar Market.

Mandore Garden

This garden holds its significance for its rich flora and architectural style. Do visit “Hall of Heroes”, “Government Museum”, “Kaylana Lake” and Balsamand Lake here in this Garden.

Entrance Fees: 100 per person.

Visiting Time: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

 Bhim Bhadak Cave

Totally an adventurous place for adventure lovers. It is 2km away from the Kalyana Lake and 10 kms away from the Ghanta Ghar.

This cave has a very ancient historical and mythical characteristics. The cave got its name from Bhim(one of the 5 brothers of the Pandavas from the epic ‘THE MAHABHARATA’)

If you want to get a beautiful view of how the sun plays with colours while he sets down, climb to the topmost part of the cave after your adventure inside the cave and check out the playful nature of the sun with splashes of colours.

Time to Tantalise your Taste in this City of Blue

A few cafeterias and restaurants you should definitely give a try

  2. R.I.E.N.D.S CAFE

For Street Food Lovers these spots are for you

  1. Shastri Circle
  2. At Jalori Gate
  3. At Sojati Gate
  4. Sardarpura Road
  5. Near Ashok Udhyan
  6. Air Force Road

This is now something you shouldn’t miss out even if you miss the above two tongue taste destinations. Rajdhani Food is the one cooked in Jodhpuri style. A few mouth-watering destinations to drop your tongue –

  1. Gypsy Thali (Location: 689, 9th C Rd, Sardarpura, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003)
  2. Janta Sweet Home (Location: 3, NaiSarak, opposite Priya Hotel, Chauraha, Jodhpur)
  3. Nirali Dhani (Location: Siddhanath Circle, Near Chopasni Filter House, Chopasni Road, Jodhpur)
  4. Bhawani Dal Bati Churma (Shop No.77, 1st Chopasni Rd, I.D.B.I Bank, Sardarpura, Jodhpur)
  5. Shandar Restaurant (Jalori Bari Rd Jalori Gate Bari, Ratanada, Jodhpur)

Desert after your master stroke in the main course is a crave for many. Craving for a Sweet Tooth, end your destination here-

  1. Chaturbhuj for Gulab Jamun
  2. Cafe 651 for Cheese Cake
  3. Belgian Waffle for waffles
  4. Suncity Icecream for ice-creams
  5. Sri Mishrilal for Lassi

What we Offer?

We, Inbound Tours keeping in mind the magnificence, the authenticity, sprituality and proper knowledge about every inch of architecture, significance of every religious place and festival in the city of Royals- JODHPUR, where the bases of truth sits, will provide you the most delightful packages accordingly.

Inbound Tours will also offer and deliver you the best package according to your bucket list. Inbound Tours will also deliver you the ancient stories and truths associated with your visits as a proper guidance and speciality of the visits.

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