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Set on a steep rocky outcrop, Jodhpur's fort provides an outstanding vantage point overlooking the sprawling blue and whitewashed houses scattered below.

The fort

The Meherangarh Fort, or 'Majestic Fort', is one of the most impressive in Rajasthan.

Lining the ramp climbing up to the fort are a number of enormous stone gateways, the last of which shows the hand prints of the royal satis, the former wives of the Maharajas who jumped onto their husband's funeral pyres before the British outlawed the practice.

The market

In the shadow of the fort, Jodhpur's colourful and vibrant market is an atmospheric collection of bustling stalls selling leather goods, spices and silks.

Visiting Jodhpur

A few hours wandering provides a vivid insight into the daily life of Jodhpur's residents and may result in some interesting souvenirs.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Jodhpur

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Jodhpur, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places near Jodhpur

    Accommodation choices for Jodhpur

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Jodhpur. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • A heritage building at Raas that houses their spa and family rooms, Jodhpur

      Raas Jodhpur

      First Class

      Raas perfectly blends old and new, with parts of it dating back to the late 18th century and its rooms housed in modern buildings. Situated beside Jodhpur’s incredible Mehrangarh Fort, it’s ideally placed for exploring the Blue City’s many attractions.

    • Pal Haveli, Jodhpur

      Pal Haveli

      Medium

      Dating to the 19th century, Pal Haveli served as a family home for many years and retains its homely ambiance. Its intimate size means you feel truly welcomed as a member of the household, and its central location makes it ideal for exploring Jodhpur’s old city.

    • Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

      Umaid Bhawan

      Opulent

      Designed by the British Institute of Architects, this fantastic palace is set in enormous grounds.

    • Ratan Vilas, Jodhpur

      Ratan Vilas

      Medium

      This friendly guest house is owned and run by a family of polo enthusiasts whose memorabilia fills the drawing room.

    • Ajit Bhawan swimming pool

      Ajit Bhawan

      First Class

      Formerly the palace of the Maharaja of Jodhpur's younger brother, the Ajit Bhawan was one of the first concept heritage hotels.

    Ideas for experiencing Jodhpur

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Jodhpur, and which use the best local guides.

    • Evening cookery demonstration in Jodhpur
      Dried chillies at a market stall

      Evening cookery demonstration in Jodhpur

      Evening cookery demonstration in Jodhpur

      Experience a typical Rajasthani meal with a local family in their home. You will be able to get involved and will be given the recipe to take away with you.

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