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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 Mehrangarh 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 handprints 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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    Our expert guides to exploring Jodhpur

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Jodhpur, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Jodhpur at its best.

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    • The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort
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      The best of Rajasthan: why stay in an Indian fort

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    • Luxury train journeys through India
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      Luxury train journeys through India

      India specialist and former Mumbai resident Alison shares her experiences of luxury train journeys in India. She has picked out some of the most interesting routes and explains why they’re a fascinating way to explore India.

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    • Palaces and regal stays in India
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      Palaces and regal stays in India

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    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.

    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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