Jodhpur City Sightseeing Day Tour
- Explore the historic sites of Jodphur, including the majestic 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort complex
- Visit the Jaswant Thada shrine and its stunning gardens, learning of its history and origins
- Marvel at the elegant Umaid Bhawan Palace, now a luxury hotel, and see its incredible design
- See the Clock Tower, a landmark through all Rajasthan, and shop at the colorful Sadar Market
- Get priceless insight into local culture and customs, seeing the locals go about their every day lives
What to expect
A day spent entirely in Jodhpur gives you a real chance to see the city and the life that lies behind the charming blue exterior. Should your hotel be within Jodhpur city limits, you'll be able to enjoy a pick up from the hotel and your first destination will be for Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most historic areas of the city. This imposing structure overlooks the rest of the city, standing strong since 1460. After learning of the history behind this fort, you head to the city proper and sample some of the local food. After quaffing down some famous Tapri Tea and local snacks, the drive to Jaswant Thada begins. The structure is what is called a “cenotaph”, or a monument, and it had been erected by one of the mahajarahs in the 1800s to commemorate his father, for whom the building is named. At the Umaid Bhawan Palace, you will see the old world and the new one meet, as you behold the incredible ornate architecture of the palace itself. Standing on 26 acres, this grand structure that is currently a hotel had once been home to the royal family of Jodhpur. This is followed by a break for lunch at a local restaurant (at your own expense) so you can sample some local cuisine. And then it's a visit to the Jodhpur Clock Tower, a structure that stands as one of the most visible landmarks on the cityscape. Called the Ghanta Ghar, this is also known as the Clock Tower of Rajasthan. From here, you head to the Sadar Bazaar, the local marketplace, where the locals are busily selling wares of all varieties (vegetables, spices, textiles, silver, local handicrafts and more), and you can have a look at how they buy, sell, and negotiate in the market. Your tour ends with a drop off back at your hotel, all the richer for the cultural experience.