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Jodhpur

3 nights stay

Itinerary
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Jodhpur
3 nights stay
 
Day 1

Transfer From: Jodhpur Airport( Jdh ), Jodhpur, India To Umaid Bhawan Palace, Near Circuit House Road
Checkin: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

 
Day 2

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Day 3

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Day 4

Transfer From: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342011 To Jodhpur Airport( Jdh ), Jodhpur, India

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Visit Arna Jharna

This museum houses an exciting range of brooms used by various rural communities. All of the artefacts housed in the Arna Jharna presents excellent insight into diverse cultures’ various socio-ecological aspects. Visitors can participate in several workshops conducted on the premises and enjoy the music and dance performances held in the museum.

Enjoy Badla Work

If you are acquainted with the famous zardozi needlework, you might know about ‘Badla’, its renowned embroidery. In Badla work, slans of metal are melted and pierced through steel sheets, then drawn into wires and finally beaten into a refined shape. This unadorned wire is known as badla. Along with kasav (thread), Sitara (spangles) and mukaish (small dots made of metals), badla produces astonishingly beautiful fabrics that somebody can use for many occasions. Apart from Rajasthan, badla work has become quite famous in other parts of north India as well. The history of badla needlework is traced back to legends, Mahabharata and Ramayana, and it was particularly prevalent during the Mughal period. During this time, badla became a thing of its own, with intricate designs adorning heavy materials, like velvet, becoming the favoured choice for the kings and queens of old. Therefore, these kinds of badla work came to be associated with luxury and wealth, becoming a symbol of richness. In modern times, badla needlework is used to embellish plain kurtas, sarees, curtains and bedcovers. However, during the wedding season, the finest Badla lehengas and bridal wear appear in shops across the state.

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Jodhpur,India

Umaid Bhawan Palace

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Palace Room, 1 King Bed

Free Breakfast,Breakfast Included,Free WiFi,Free wired Internet


Transport


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Transfer

Jodhpur Airport( JDH ), Jodhpur, India - Umaid Bhawan Palace, Near Circuit House Road

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  • Transfer from: Jodhpur Airport( JDH ), Jodhpur, India to Umaid Bhawan Palace, Near Circuit House Road

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Transfer

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342011 - Jodhpur Airport( JDH ), Jodhpur, India

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Includes

  • Transfer from: Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342011 to Jodhpur Airport( JDH ), Jodhpur, India

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Things to do in

Jodhpur


Visit Arna Jharna

This museum houses an exciting range of brooms used by various rural communities. All of the artefacts housed in the Arna Jharna presents excellent insight into diverse cultures’ various socio-ecological aspects. Visitors can participate in several workshops conducted on the premises and enjoy the music and dance performances held in the museum.

Enjoy Badla Work

If you are acquainted with the famous zardozi needlework, you might know about ‘Badla’, its renowned embroidery. In Badla work, slans of metal are melted and pierced through steel sheets, then drawn into wires and finally beaten into a refined shape. This unadorned wire is known as badla. Along with kasav (thread), Sitara (spangles) and mukaish (small dots made of metals), badla produces astonishingly beautiful fabrics that somebody can use for many occasions. Apart from Rajasthan, badla work has become quite famous in other parts of north India as well. The history of badla needlework is traced back to legends, Mahabharata and Ramayana, and it was particularly prevalent during the Mughal period. During this time, badla became a thing of its own, with intricate designs adorning heavy materials, like velvet, becoming the favoured choice for the kings and queens of old. Therefore, these kinds of badla work came to be associated with luxury and wealth, becoming a symbol of richness. In modern times, badla needlework is used to embellish plain kurtas, sarees, curtains and bedcovers. However, during the wedding season, the finest Badla lehengas and bridal wear appear in shops across the state.

Visit Balsamand

On the outskirts of Jodhpur, you can witness a serene lake bordered by verdant gardens, where trees such as mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum grew in abundance, lending a sweet and fruity aroma to the environment. Lake Balsamand is also home to many animals and birds like jackal and peacock. Although many of you might not know this, lake Balsamand is an artificial lake built by Balak Rao Parihar in 1159 AD as a reservoir to meet the needs of the people of Mandore. On its shores stand a small summer palace made of red sandstones, a perfect panorama of Jodhpuri architecture set against the Aravalli Range, with an expanse of water echoing the tower in all its glory.

Enjoy Bandini

Rajasthan’s famous bandini or bandhej cloth and sarees is celebrated across India. These tie-and-dye fabrics are created in a riot of colours, with a host of products available across Jodhpur. Here, you can find kurtas, chaniya choli and even bags made with bandini work. Mostly, bandini clothes are made using block clours like yellow, red, blue, green and black. This fabric comes in various styles. However, leheriya, mothra, ekdali and shikari patterns being the most common. The origin of bandini can trace back to over 5,000 years ago. There is literal evidence suggesting that it was used during Bana Bhatt’s Harshacharita in a royal wedding. Early representations of bandhej were even found in the Ajanta caves.

Visit Bhadrajun

Located 91 km away from jodhpur, Bhadrajun village is famous for Bhadrajun Fort, constructed on a hill and strategically protected by an enclosed horse-show shaped valley with only one entry. Just looking at its pale yellow walls and stained glass windows is enough to transport you back to the old times. During the Marwar dynasty, the fort was the true testament to wealth and luxury, with a rich and colourful history that speaks significantly of Marwar Kings. The defence is currently owned by Ratan Singh Rathore, son of Maharaja Maldeo, the 16th successor of Marwar ranas. Historically, the Bhadrajun village’s existence can be traced back to the Mahabharata era, some 5,000 years ago, and its name alludes t Subhadra and her husband, Arjun.

Visit Bishnoi Village Safari

Far from the vibrant markets and royal palaces of the central city, if you want to have a glimpse of the rural life of Rajasthan in an expanse of desert and swaying trees? The village of Bishnoi would be a perfect choice. Book a jeep safari, and you can explore the scenic beauty of the area and mingle with the local tribes. Jodhpurs rajas and maharajas introduced this safari tour to glimpse Indian and foreign guests’ Marwar culture.

Buying Breeches

Famously known as jodhpuris, breeches are a type of pants that are primarily worn for horse riding. These churidar pants are flared at the top and tapered at the bottom. However, as time passes, just like most fashion, Jodhpuris have evolved. Now the baggy fit became tighter, along with a few other subtle alterations.

Enjoy Camping

Camping is one of the most exciting parts of every trip, and luckily Jodhpur boasts an undulating landscape ruled by golden dunes. If you want to absorb the charm of the city, then indulge yourself in a three-day camp full of thrill, fun and excitement. Relax, rewind and spend a leisure time amidst the bases in the Thar Desert.

Enjoy Chari Dance

Representing the Rajasthani women’s integral activity, the chari dance represents the essential part of these women coving long distances to collect water in small pots and walking back to the village with said pots balanced on their heads. During the dance, performers don colourful outfits accented with heavy jewellery and swaying to the melodic songs’ beats with a chari, or pot, balanced in their heads.

Enjoy Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated at the city’s edge, Dhawa Doli Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several blackbucks, cheetal and sambar, partridges, desert rats, antelopes, desert foxes and nilgai. If you want full enjoyment, visit at the crack of dawn or dusk. Set out on a safari at the brink of dawn to witness the sun towering over the trees and birdsongs reverberates through the lush forests. Inside the jungle, there are many small water bodies, where you can easily witness Dhawa Doli residents during the hot afternoons.

Enjoy Ghoomar

Most of you must have known this already, the famous folk dance of Rajasthan—Ghoomar. This folk dance displays the vibrant and rich culture and heritage of the land. Ghoomar is said to symbolise womanhood for the tribes of Rajasthan. Its name is derived from the word ‘ghoomna’ of ghaghgra, which means a long skirt of Rajasthani women.

Visit Jaswant Thada

A 19th-century royal cenotaph located to the Mehrangarh Fort Complex left, Maharaja Sardar Singh built Jaswant Thada to commemorate his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. This cenotaph is a true epitome of architectural excellence. Carved out of marble sheets, this white marble memorial faade seems to shine when hit by sunlight.

Enjoy Kamaicha

An ancient instrument popularly used in Rajasthan, Kamaicha is the heart and soul of Rajasthani folk music. Kamaicha plays a vital role in the vibrant music of the Manganiyar community and can be heard and found more in the Jaisalmer-Barmer region.

Visit Kaylana Lake

On the outskirts of Jodhpur lies a picturesque Kaylana Lake that has become a popular sightseeing spot that offers a vista of stark waters and spectacular skies. This human-made lake is spread over 84 sq km, which offers boating facilities, an ideal way to witness the entire surrounding beauty. The lake is enclosed by a garden known as Pratap Sagar. A bird watchers paradise during sunsets. Igneous rock formation flanking the shores, interspersed by babool trees, the panoramic view of Kaylana lake presents a stark picture to the visitors.

Visit Khichan Village

Located about 3 km away in the Phalodi district, to the northwest of Jodhpur, the village of Khichan is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers. They are popularly known as the village of migrating birds. More than 20,000 cranes fly to Khichan in August and stay on till March.

Visit Khimsar

Situated amidst the golden dunes of the Thar desert, the village of Khimsar is a perfect place to take a ride to the blackbuck reserve. The most famous attraction of Khimsar is the Khimsar Fort that was built in the 18th century. The fort once housed a small kingdom within its premises, established by the ruler of the house of Jodhpur.

Visit Mandore Gardens

Locates just a stone’s throw from the central city, mandore Gardens are a beautiful tourist spot to visit. This lush, verdant garden is well-planned, with leafy trees that foster a pleasant and serene ecosystem. Tourist can also admire the dewals or cenotaphs, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Visit Mehrangarh Fort

One of the largest forts in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is a renowned landmark. If you want to witness the panoramic view of Jodhpur, then this fort is an ideal vantage point for it. Trek to the top and witness the entire city spread like a blue ocean at the shores of the hill. With exquisitely latticed windows, carved panels, intricately decorated windows, and the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal walls, this fort is the true beauty of astonishing architecture.

See Morchang

Also known as a Jew’s harp. A morchang is a Rajasthani folk music instrument. When played right and with familiar chords, this is the heart and soul of Rajasthani music.

Visit Nagaur

Lying about 140 km from Jodhpur, Nagaur is steeped in history. Tourists can visit the various forts, temples and monuments, and this place is an absolute paradise for history lovers. Known for its spacious campus, palaces and temples, the main attraction of this place is Nagaur fort. The legend is that the home was built by the Nag dynasty rulers in the 2nd century and was rebuilt in the 12th century. This place has witnessed several battles over the century, a story of Rajput and Mughal conflict.

Visit Nimaj

Home to the temple of Nimaj and the Nimaj Palace, Nimaj is located 109 km away from the central city. Built in the 9th century, Nimaj Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. It also has a unique gallery that showcases some of the sculptural art of Rajasthan.

Visit Pali

Located almost 70km away from Jodhpur, Pali tells a story of the regions rich heritage in a smattering of beautiful Jain temples and historical monuments. Visitors can witness the well-manicured Lakhotia gardens, which tranquil Lakhotia Lake surrounds. If you want to see the multi-coloured sunset of Jodhpur, then this is the place for you.

Visit Phalodi

Just 141 km away from the central city, Phalodi is an old caravan centre in the Thar Desert. If you are interested in a fascinating historical tour with scattered forts and palaces, then this place is a must-visit. However, the main attraction is the Phalodi Fort, known for its marvellous architecture, constructed in 1448 by Rao Hammir Ranawat, the grandson of the King of Marwar, Rao Suja. Another important place to visit here is the Lal Niwas, a red sandstone marvel.

Watch Pichwai Paintings

It will not come as a shock if you already know about this, as the vibrant Pichwai paintings of Rajasthan are known across the country. Large eyes, a broad nose and a heavy body, these painting characteristics features are similar to those of the idol of Shrinathji, a form of Lord Krishna.

Visit Ranakpur Temple

One of the most beautiful spiritual sites in India demands an ideal day trip if one is travelling between Udaipur and Jodhpur. Ranakpur Temple is located in the village of Ranakpur and is surrounded by the magnificent Aravalli Hills. The main temple of Ranakpur, Chaumukha Mandir, is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. Therefore an important shrine for the Jain community.

See Ravanahatha

The land of Rajasthan still cultivates and respect its old traditions, and when it comes to musical instruments, there is no shortage in the state. Ravanahatha is one of the state’s oldest musical instrument, is majorly used by the local and street musicians. It is an ancient bowed, stringed instrument and is also known as the ancestor of the violin. Even the method of playing is almost identical for both of the devices.

Visit Sardar Samand Lake Palace

Located on the Sardar Samand Lake banks is Sardar Samand Lake Place. Constructed by the Maharaja Umaid Singh in the year 1933, initially, it was a hunting lodge. Even after decades, it remains the preferred abode of royal families and travellers and recently been converted into a hotel.

Go Shopping

A paradise made of vibrant bazaar lined with big and tiny shops, Jodhpur is a bustling trading centre of handicrafts and a true shoppers haven. Here you can buy unique Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery.

Visit Umaid Bhawan Palace

Built and named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the ruler of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the most wealthy and largest homes ever built. Displaying a balanced blend of western and eastern architectural influences, the palace boasts large viewing balconies, tall ceilings and sturdy stone pillars.

Watch Vintage Car Display

Umaid Bhawan Palace also displays the grandeur of the royal history of Rajasthan through its vintage car display. This collection belongs to the House of Mewar and has been curated to provide a fantastic experience to vintage car lovers from India and worldwide. Today, 22 splendid vehicles on display, including a seven-seat 1938 Cadillac complete with purdah system, the 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom and the Cadillac convertible.