Padharo Mhare Desh and if you are, then make sure you make a footfall in Jodhpur to unravel the gems it proudly and aesthetically flaunts.
While January is one of the best times to travel to Kashmir – or maybe Himachal Pradesh – to experience the best of winter. But if frost scars the hell out of you, then Jodhpur in Rajasthan is likely the best option you can choose to quench both your love for traveling and wish to see the sun (Delhiites will understand).
So if inspired enough to travel to Jodhpur any time soon, then here is a list of things you can do there to make your trip a memorable one.
1. That one compulsory thing that you need to do when in Jodhpur is visit the marvelous Mehrangarh Fort. The largest fort in India will lure you with the aesthetic view of the whole of Jodhpur.
2. This place in Jodhpur called Navchokiya will ward off all your blues with the blues it has to offer. Location – Navchokiya, Ramdeo Ji ka chowk, Navchowkiya, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
3. Bishnoi Village Safari is one of the most famous safaris in Rajasthan. The Guda lake, close to Bishnoi village, is visited by various wandering birds and animals including cranes, blackbucks and chinkara that you can spend time with.
4. If you seek some calm amidst the sound of flowing water, visit the artificial Kaylana Lake, which is 8 km west of Jodhpur.
5. Looking for a place to stay? Camp at the majestic Thar desert with a starry sky staring right back at you.
6. Kicchan in Rajasthan is a famous site for bird watching. The place hosts a lot of Demoiselle Cranes every year in the month of August. These birds make their way to Jodhpur from Eurasia and Mongolia.
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7. Osian is a place in Rajsthan famous for its sand dunes, sunsets and camel safaris
8. A romantic candlelight dinner in the middle of the desert could be the first great thing you do with your love in 2021.
9. This stepwell called Toorji ka Jhalra is an example of phenomenal medieval architecture commissioned by a queen of Maharaja Abhay Singh in 1740s.
10. Another stepwell in Jodhpur from ancient India is Chand Baori. Built in the 9th century, the place is a treat for the eyes and also your Instagram feed.
11. Located near Kaylana Lake is Machia Biological Park where you can spot animals like wild cats, desert fox, deer, monitor fox, mongoose, monkeys, and many more.
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12. Get yourself a souvenir from the Sardar Market. The place is famous for handicrafts, hand-embroidered fabrics, flavoured teas, and antiques. Also, don’t forget to bargain.
13. The famous Lord Shiva temple, Mahamandir Temple, has these decorative 84 pillars depicting different yoga poses. The temple is visited by many people who seek to get closer to spirituality.
14. Masuria Hills Garden is one of the must-visit places in Jodhpur. Set atop a hill, the garden entertains serene beauty besides offering 360-degree views of Jodhpur.
15. Pay your respect at Chamunda Mata Temple while overlooking the beautiful Jodhpur city.
16. The area around Gulab Sagar Lake hosts multiple tourist spots like Kunjebehari Temple, Raj Mahal Garden Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Rameshwar Mahadev Temple and more that you can invest your time visiting.
17. Ask anyone who has ever been to Jodhpur and they will tell you that soaking in the beauty of Balsamand Lake is the best thing they have done here.
18. Aging aesthetically with time is the century-old Ghanta Ghar amidst the unique smells of Sardar Market.
19. Never you ever miss trying the servings of Jodhpur especially the Masala Tea, Makhani Lassi or the famous six-course Rajasthani feast.
20. If you can afford $600 or more per night for a room, you can get a glimpse of the Umaid Bhawan Palace from the inside. A section of this beautiful palace still houses the royal while the other has been converted into a hotel.
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So padhar-ing mhare desh?