50 Places to Visit in Jodhpur: Explore Blue City of Rajasthan
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Last Updated: 14 Sep 2020
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Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing of masks in mandatory when out in public.
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  • No e-pass required for inter-district or intra-district travel.
  • COVID-19 tests to be conducted for symptomatic travellers
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  • A self-healthcare declaration is required to enter Jodhpur.
  • COVID-19 related night curfew has been lifted in Jodhpur
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  • 14 days of voluntary home quarantine for all travellers to Jodhpur.
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  • Travellers who are going to Jodhpur for less than 7 days are exempted from home or institutional quarantine if they have a negative RT-PCR test certificate.

Flights to Jodhpur airport are running from Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.


A special train is running from Jodhpur to Jaipur.

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The state government of Rajasthan has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Jodhpur. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Night Curfews, Weekend Lockdowns Lifted in Jodhpur Updated: 14 Sep 2020

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Places in Jodhpur:

Mehrangarh Fort: It depicts the rich culture and heritage of Jodhpur
Umaid Bhavan Palace: One of the last constructed palaces in India, this palace is a mirror to the princely era of Jodhpur
Ghanta Ghar: It is one of the mighty landmark located just next to Sardar Market within the city premises
Jaswant Thada: It is a cenotaph or an empty commemorative tomb built in the honour of Maharaja Jaswant Singh
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park: The artificially created park was constructed with an objective to preserve the rocky trails of Jodhpur around the fort
Bishnoi Village: Ideal place to experience Bishnoi culture and village is famous for scenic landscape and wild animals.
Mandore Gardens: Scenic, landscaped grounds featuring tomblike monuments, a temple, statues & the ruins of Mandore.
Kaylana Lake: It is an artificial lake, built by Pratap Singh in 1872
Toorji ka Jhalra: This architectural wonder was built by the queen-consort of Maharaja Abhaya Singh

For that perfect traditional touch of royalty and ethnicity, you can never miss out these places in Jodhpur. Jodhpur, the Sun City of India, is one among the many popular royal thrones situated in the Thar Desert Region of Rajasthan. Jodhpur city is a refreshing reflection of the princely era of Rajasthan and takes us back in time, till the 15th century. Located in the largest state of India, Jodhpur is the second-largest city in the state of Rajasthan.

While you are in Jodhpur you can visit some of the places like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Ghanta Ghar and Kalyan Lake. The Sun City of India is decorated with palaces and princely destinations that enthral every tourist that visits this city.

The charm of the pre-historic times of Jodhpur city is wonderfully embedded in the art, architecture, and infrastructure of this city. Jodhpur is a blissful experience to those tourists that love to experience the royalty and take a look back at the princely era of India. With a number of historic attraction and cultural heritage sites, the list of also accommodates innumerable temples and educational destinations. 

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Must Places to Visit in Jodhpur


Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Undoubtedly, Mehrangarh Fort is the best tourist places in Jodhpur city, as it is the most explored one by the tourists that visit Jodhpur. It hence tops the list of places to see in Jodhpur. This royal abode, earlier was one of the most majestic palaces in this city and is now turned into a museum that depicts the rich culture and heritage of Jodhpur. It is one among the largest forts in the country and accommodates several mahals within it.

This mighty fort is considered to be a work of architectural brilliance and hence is the most visited place in Jodhpur. The intricacies of the fort and architectural splendour is enough to engage tourists that visit this fort. It is located on a hill top which is about 410 feet about the city and gives a majestic view of the Blue City as well. The fort is symbolic of the glorious princely era of Rajasthan and rich culture of Jodhpur city. This tourist destination, hence is one of the major attractions in the city of Jodhpur. 

Location: The Fort, Paota, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 60 per head

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Umaid Bhavan Palace

Umaid Bhavan Palace

Umaid Bhavan Palace is one of the last constructed places in India. It is hence also popular for it designs and architecture, which is of great attraction to the tourists of Jodhpur. Located within the city premises, this palace is a mirror to the princely era of Jodhpur. Currently, Umaid Bhavan Palace is divided into three areas, one of which is still owned by the royal family of Jodhpur city.

Among the other two, one is converted to a heritage hotel which is known for providing a rich royal experience to its visitors; the other is a museum that showcases the art pieces of the royal age. The palace and its surroundings are considered to be brilliantly constructed. Watching the details of this master piece is the best thing to do here. This place should hence definitely qualify to every tourist’s list of places to visit in Jodhpur

Location: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: Rs 15 per head

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Ghanta Ghar

Ghanta Ghar

Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower is an important and most popular landmark in the Blue City or Sun City of India. Jodhpur places to visit cannot finish without ticking off this mighty landmark located just next to Sardar Market within the city premises. The tall colossal tower was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh during his rule between 1880 and 1911. This place then turned out to become the most popular landmark in the city. The close proximity to one of the famous markets in Jodhpur, adds to the tourist value of this place.

One can indulge in shopping and witnessing the charm of the city after sunset at this place. It is a great way to explore the regular life of people of Jodhpur. At night the Clock Tower is lit up with beautiful lights and looks even more amazing and enthrals tourists with its charm. Buying artefacts and local ethnic artistic things from the nearby Sardar Market and trying out the famous chat delicacies is the best thing to do at this spot. The splendour of this landmark surely makes it to the top of places to visit in Jodhpur’ list. 

Location: Nai Sarak, Ghantaghar Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Entry Fee: No entry fee

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Bishnoi Village

Bishnoi Village

It is a small Village near the Jodhpur city of Rajasthan state known for its cultural activities. It’s truly a popular tourist spot where one can take the fun of Camel Trek, Desert Excursion, Cane spotting, Village walk and much more. Art and Handicraft with other artistic activities is the main reason why one should pay a visit to this wonderful destination.

Excellent Safari tours and other private tours are few of the key reasons which attract several visitors here. Amidst the environment of typical village lifestyle, you can live in luxury accommodation and experience some unforgettable moment of the lifetime. A nature lover who loves to explore various aspects of natural beauty will come across some finest glimpse of a remarkable cultural life of Marwar- the real community of Rajasthan. There is no reason for a tourist who visits this part of the world to skip a tour to such wonderful rich and cultural heritage of India. 

Location: 1st old public park near K.n Hall GIRLS College, Raikabagh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: No entry fee

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Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Considered to be one among the many brilliant architectural landmarks in the city of Jodhpur, Jaswant Thada is located next to the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. The location of Jaswant Thada itself is a well-equipped tourist spot as it gives a bigger and better picture of the mighty Mehrangarh fort. Among the many Jodhpur tourist places that are known for being artistic wonders, Jaswant Thada is one of its kind. It is a cenotaph or an empty commemorative tomb built in the honour of Maharaja Jaswant Singh.

This cenotaph was constructed in the year 1899 and is decorated with precious white marbles. The mahal consists of many other portraits of kings of Ranthore that add to the charm of this place. It is hence one of the best artistic marvels one can witness in the Blue city of our country. Rising above the great architecture and intricacies of construction, Jaswant Thada is embedded with beautiful outlook and picturesque view of the mighty majestic Mehrangarh Fort. This makes the place an easy and relaxing abode for visitors of Jodhpur to tick off.

Location: Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm 

Entry Fee: Rs 15 per head

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Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake
Kaylana Lake is yet another artificial lake located in the west of Jodhpur city. It is considered to be one of the most visited lake destinations in Rajasthan state. This lake is spread over a land of 84 sq. kilometres and is a picturesque tourist place in Jodhpur every tourist must explore. This lake is surrounded with lush greens and is home for some of the exotic species of birds. Birdwatching is one of the best activities one can engage in at this location.

Constructed by Pratap Singh during the princely era of Jodhpur, the surroundings of the lake is also known for being equipped with wild bears and other animals. It was also one of the hunting grounds for the royalty back then. This hence makes the place much more charming and exuberant and is definitely worth a visit while in Jodhpur city. This birdwatcher’s paradise is also popular for giving the best view of sunrise and sunset in the city and exploring them in amidst the charm of nature in Kaylana Lake is undoubtedly a blissful experience and also famous places to see in Jodhpur.

Location: Jaisalmer Road, Jodhpur

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee: No entry fee
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Tripolia Market

Tripolia Market
Tripolia Market in Jodhpur is the business sector offering grouped and exhibit of products from conventional antiques and wooden handiworks, batik sarees, high quality papers, metal things, metal furniture and souvenirs, marble statues and models, beautiful array and fabrics, silver gems, well known compositions of Rajasthani floor coverings.

You can shop here for local Handicrafts and Textiles. The stock is amazing, the shopkeepers are lively and always smiling and it is an ideal shopping hub with reasonable price tags.

Location: Tripolia Road, Jodhpur

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens
Popular among the tourist spots in Jodhpur, Mandore Gardens is one of the best parks to visit to relax on any given day. Mandore has a history dated back to the times of 6th century, even before Jodhpur was established. It accommodates great traditional values and is a masterpiece of architecture in its own. A true and pure form of gate away that will take tourists back to the glorious princely era of Jodhpur city. Mandore Gardens host a museum, a ‘Hall of Heroes’ and a temple dedicated to the 33 crore Gods.

These depict the royalty that is embedded in the city and speak of the rich cultural heritage that is embedded in the roots of Jodhpur. The architecturally wonderful domes and structures constructed within the premises of Mandore Gardens are the biggest attraction to the tourists. This place all in all is the best abode to learn about the historical importance and get a glimpse of Jodhpur city. It hence qualifies to the list of best places to visit in Jodhpur.

Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: 9 am to 10 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 50 per head

Balsamand Lake

Balsamand Lake
Located within five kilometres from Jodhpur city, Balsamand Lake is situated on the Jodhpur- Mandore route. This destination is hence an easy reach to every tourist that visits Jodhpur city. Balsamand Lake was artificially constructed in 1159 AD by Balak Rao Parihar and since then is a great tourist attraction site in Jodhpur. This lake was earlier a water reservoir for the villagers of Mandore but now is transformed to an artificial lake.

It is surrounded with lush greenery that adds to the existing charm of the place. It is decorated with a charismatic royal pathway which enhances the natural beauty of the lake. A palace was then constructed next to the lake which was a summer getaway to the royalty back then. All these factors of little royal details that are carved in this location make is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Jodhpur city.

Location: Mandore Road, Jodhpur

Timings: 5:30 am to 6:30 pm

Entry Fee: No entry fee
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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Located at the foot of Mehrangharh Fort, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was constructed in the year 2006. The artificially created park was constructed with an objective to preserve the rocky trails of Jodhpur around the fort. An additional effort was made to restore exotic plant species that belong to the Thar Desert area.

This park is spread over 200 acres and showcase some of the exquisite plant collections. It also adds to the beauty of the fort as it is decorated with lush greenery. This rock park is one among the exclusive creations in Jodhpur city and also is one of the most visited tourist places in Jodhpur. The charming terrains of the park make it one of the best place to visit near Jodhpur city. 

Location: Paota, Jodhpur

Timings: 7 am to 6:30 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 100 per head

Toorji ka Jhalra

Toorji ka Jhalra

This famous ‘kund’ or stepwell is among the most well-known places to visit in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is built keeping the spirit of the royal architecture prevalent across the state of Rajasthan, the Land of the Rajput. This stepwell has a deep history and has been a celebrated spot for the festival of Gangaur, which is solely for women.

The stepwell was recently excavated and has since then been turned into a popular tourist spot which has been modernized with the establishments of cafes and small shops around it. It is one of the well preserved ancient structure that depicts the traditional system of water management in Jodhpur.

Location: Toorji ka Jhalra, Sutharo Ka Bass Road, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee


Raas Haveli

Raas Haveli
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Raas Haveli is one of the most popular Jodhpur Tourist Places. It has a range of options that you could pick from which includes the Mediterranean, Thai as well as the delicious indigenous menu. Baradari is one such names, and it gives an excellent vantage point to enjoy the view of the fortress and is placed in the very calming effect of the courtyard.

The ingredients used are organic and ensure that the flavours and textures are wholesome and delicious. The other alternative is the Darikhana which offers a majestic view of the Mehrangarh Fort. The meals are prepared with the traditional style of Rajasthani cooking. 

Location: Tunwar Ji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

Timing: Open 24 hours throughout the week

Price: Rs 6000/- for 2 people


Sardar Government Museum

Sardar Government Museum
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Located within the premises of Umaid Public Park near Rajasthan High Court, Sardar Museum is yet another place to discover the olden days of Jodhpur city. The museum is quite old and showcases portraits of kings and other historical things. It is a great place to unwind the tales of Jodhpur’s history.

It is nothing less than walking back in time to get a glimpse of pre-historic times of Jodhpur city. One can also laze around in the park, which is a good place to do nothing but relax. This museum can be one of the simplest and easiest places to visit in Jodhpur.

Location: Maliyo St, Baldev Ram Mirdha, Paota, Sri Ganganagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 

Timings: 9 am to 7 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 5 per head


Ranisar Lake

Ranisar Lake
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Built in 1459, this lake is one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur city. The main purpose to build this lake was natural water conversation. The best part of this lake is that it rarely runs out of water in its parched landscape. The lake was built by Queen Jasmade Hadi, Rao Jodha’s wife. It is located just around 5kms from the center of the metropolis.

As a visitor, you will surely get mesmerized by the tranquil waterside environment having the scenic fort view glooming in close proximity. The most mesmerizing sight for a sightseer in this attraction of the town will be the scene of the amazing sunrise which happens from the back of fort Mehrangarh and sunset which happens down opposite mountain. Clearly, for a peaceful and relaxing time amidst some natural scenic beauty, this place is one the best which the wonderful city of Jodhpur offers to its tourists.

Location: Fate Pole Road, Near Meharana Garh Fort,Chand Bawari, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee


Rai Ka Bag Palace

Rai Ka Bag Palace
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Located in old Jodhpur city, Rai Ka Bag Palace is one of the most popular jodhpur attractions. It is noted to be the best of ancient attraction in this city and hence attracts several tourists every year. Rai Ka Bag Palace was constructed in the year 1663 by one of the royal queens. The intricacies of the palace are an evidence to the great architectural abilities of ancient times. It is also believed that this palace was, the then king, Raja Jaswant Singh’s favourite spot and would spend maximum of his time in this palace.

The dome style architectures, marble finished rooms of this palace add to the existing beauty of the palace. Today this palace is used by the government of Rajasthan but yet is a great place to visit and take a look at the architectural skills of pre-historic days. Among the many Jodhpur Tourist places, this palace is also quite renowned for its architectural splendour.

Location: Rai Ka Bagh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee


Masuriya Hill Garden

Masuriya Hill Garden
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Surrounding the statue of Maharana Pratap in Jodhpur, located is this beautiful and charming park called Masuriya Hill Garden. The statue is a major piece of art work which is the biggest attraction in the garden. The garden area is a great place for small family picnic or an evening visit. This place is relaxing and a mind soothing experience for those of you that love to spend time amidst nature’s beauty. One can also witness wonderful sunsets and relish the splendour of the hill garden.

Not so far from the city, this abode is tailor made for a calm and soothing outing. One can take a break from temple hopping and visiting the historical destinations in the city and rejuvenate themselves amidst the greens of this park. The garden may not be something exclusive, but the experience can be a great one, and hence this also can be one of the places to visit in Jodhpur during leisure time.

Location: Balaji Rd, Masuria Colony, Baldev Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 

Timings: 7 am to 9 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 30 per head


Machiya Safari Park

Machiya Safari Park
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Located in close proximity to Kaylana Lake, Machiya Safari Park is yet another popular tourist place to visit near Jodhpur. This destination is a great abode to explore for nature and animal admirers as this park accommodates several species of wild animals. Blue bulls, desert fox, deer, monitor lizards, rabbits, wild cats and mongoose can easily be spotted here in their natural habitat. These animals engage and enthral all age groups and hence Machiya Safari Park is a great place that accommodates every kind of tourist.

This park also consists of an exclusive birdwatching point treating the eyes of avid birdwatchers. The safari park premises is also home for a fort which provides picturesque view of the city and nearby terrains. All in all this location is a thrilling as well an enchanting experience to every tourist. With so much to offer, this safari park is a great Jodhpur place to visit.

Location: HI Area Phase II, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 30 per head


Nirali Dhani

Nirali Dhani
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This place with its fantastic Rajasthani menu condenses the cultural bonanza of the state in a single plate. Among the most visited tourist places in Jodhpur, this place has a traditional setting. The thali served here is like nowhere else across Jodhpur and serves unlimited food for as much as you wish to eat.

It displays the true essence of Rajasthani architecture, and the dining options are divided into Jiman, Padharo Sa and Jo Hukum bar. Touted as one of the most famous 3-star village resort, it has thirty-four wifi-enabled rooms and banquet hall. The food tantalizes the senses and fulfils the hunger for the culture, life, vigor, and texture of Rajasthan.

Location: Siddhanath Circle, Near Chopasni Filter House, Chopasni Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001, India

Timing: 7 pm to 11 pm throughout the week.

Price: At highly subsidized rates starting at just Rs. 100/-


Padamsar Lake

Padamsar Lake
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One simple sentence which describes all about this lake is that it is situated adjacent to the Ranisar Lake discussed above. Thus everything mentioned earlier for Ranisar Lake is applicable to Padmasar Lake also. It was made by Queen Padmini of Rao Ganga who as also beloved offspring of Rana Sanga of Mewar in the same year which is 1459 with the same intention which is natural water conversation.

Although the water of the lakes may not be suitable for drinking purpose the best part which is also mentioned above is that its water barely dries out despite located in a dry area. Alongside, Ranisar Lake it offers one of the best scenic views in the wonderful conurbation of Jodhpur. If you are looking to spend some time lonely or with some companion then this is one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur.

Location: Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee


Takhat Sagar Lake

One of the surreal and peaceful abodes situated near the city of Jodhpur is Takhat Sagar Lake. The lake is located in the outskirts of Jodhpur and is a great place to drive to. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery and is a quite abode. Many tourist visit the place just to place the areas around the lake. This not so popular destination is a refreshing break from visiting the heritage sites in this city of palaces. One can witness mesmerising sunset and unravel in the mystic beauty of this place. It would not be wrong to say that this lake is one of the many charming lake destination that surround this Blue City of India.

Among several tourist spots that one can tick off in this city, this destination is a unique addition to the list of Jodhpur tourist places. In addition to the charm of environs around this lake one can also delve into some ethnic food dishes that are served in the nearby food stalls and restaurants. Great food and location make Takhat Sagar Lake a complete destination to rejuvenate oneself. 

Location: Takhat Sagar Hills, Jodhpur

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee


Sardar Samand Lake

Sardar Samand Lake
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The city of palaces has a different charm to itself as it is also a home for several enchanting lake destinations. Sardar Samand Lake is one such place to visit in Jodhpur that will redefine the meaning of tranquillity for its tourists. This lake is situated close to the city and offers great environs to its visitors. The lake and nearby areas are known for accommodating exotic species of migratory birds which enhances the beauty of the lake. It is hence a home for great bird watching activity.

Apart from this it is also blessed with different species of animals that one can spot while at this abode and also while getting there. Exotic animals like chinkara, black bucks and neelgai enthral tourist beyond limit. This destination hence is the most enchanting lake destination in the Blue City which one cannot afford to abort from their list of places to visit in Jodhpur. This lake hence is a beautiful and peaceful retreat from the busy metropolitan life.

Sardar Samand Lake, Tehsil Sojat City, District Pali

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No Entry Fee


On the Rocks

On the Rocks
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Located in the magnificent Blue City of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, this beautiful restaurant is ideal for dining in with your friends and family in the mesmerizing interiors. The menu is versatile and serves Indian, Continental as well as Pan Asian food. It also offers a wide range of refreshing cocktails and drinks.

This is one of the most opulent places to visit in Jodhpur. This place strikes the perfect balance between modernity and tradition. On the Rocks resonates with the high royal culture, tradition, and grandeur of the state of Rajasthan.

Location: Ajit Bhawan, National Highway 65, Near, Circuit House Rd, Ajit Colony, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006

Timing: Opens throughout the week between 12 pm to 3:30 pm and 7 pm and 11 pm. 


Umed Garden Zoo

Umed Garden Zoo

Exploring the wilderness of any place is always a great experience. This also can be ticked off, while in Jodhpur city. The land that own innumerable historic locations and heritage sites is home form some of the exotic wildlife destinations as well. One can explore and witness migratory birds, relax amidst the greens and spot animals at this abode. The migratory birds that are accommodated at this Garden zoo are believed to be from African and Australia. This location is hence of great educational values and is perfect to visit with children.

The place is beautifully equipped with trees and plants that add to the overall experience of a family picnic. The park has minimal entry fee which makes it all the more simpler to explore the garden. Both children and adults can watch exotic animals at this spot as there is an opportunity to visit the ‘Walk-in Aviary’ at the zoo and also best Jodhpur sightseeing place.
Location: Sardarpura, Jodhpur

Timings: 10 am to 4:30 pm

Entry Fee: Rs 3 per person

Places to Visit near Jodhpur



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Encompassed by brilliant sand ridges and villages, Osian, found 65 km north of Jodhpur, is well known for its Hindu and Jain temples and is known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan because of the sensual figures on the temples.

An unmistakable exchanging focus on the Silk Route from the eighth to the twelfth century AD, Osian was additionally a noteworthy journey site amid the Gurjara Pratihara administration, who administered a lot of northern India from the sixth to the eleventh century and was known as Upakesapura.

Among the most acclaimed vacation spots of the town are the 16 temples that incorporate Sachiya Mata Temple, Sun Temple, Mahaveera Jain Temple, and so on going back to the eighth to the eleventh century. With their mind-boggling carvings, the Sun Temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the Jain Temples are devoted to Lord Mahavir emerge in their beauty and engineering.

Distance from Jodhpur: 68 km

Timings: Temple is open from sunrise in the morning to 1 hour after sunset in the evening

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Khichan Bird Sanctuary

Khichan Bird Sanctuary
Khichan is a village in Rajasthan in which is located this magnificent bird sanctuary which attracts a number of tourists every year. The sanctuary is situated in next to a lake in Khichan village and accommodates a number of bird species that migrate from other regions. One cannot afford to miss this picturesque location on the way to Jaisalmer from Jodhpur, but witness the splendour of it.

This sanctuary is the best places to visit near Jodhpur  for those of you that love bird watching activity.  Apart from witnessing the splendid view of different kinds of birds, one can also relish the charm of the picturesque location around the lake. This destination is an easy going place to laze around and witness the best of sunset at this nature’s abode. Take a bow to the magic of nature that brings the birds here and relish its charm in your own way.

Distance from Jodhpur: 142 km

Timings: 12 am to 12 pm

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Chandelao Village

Chandelao Village
The village and Garh of Chandelao have since a long time ago had an impact on the historical backdrop of Rajasthan and the Kingdom of Marwar. This region of Rajasthan is famous for its savagely free individuals, its beautiful attire, its painstaking work, and its conventional lifestyle.

Chandelao is a town of around 2,000 individuals, and like most towns in Rajasthan, most of the general population are included in farming. A considerable lot of the houses are still developed of the customary mud blocks, with a weatherproof covering of dairy animals excrement, painted white, red or blue. In a few spots, more up to date houses developed of excellent red Jodhpur sandstone are being constructed and also 
best places to visit near Jodhpur.

Distance from Jodhpur: 42 km

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Om Banna Temple, Pali

Om Banna Temple, Pali
The Om Banna Temple in Pali is known for a motrcycle baba (Om Banna), and the neighborhood used to worship him. They think doing as such will avert accidents around there. Story behind this Baba is, there was a Guy named Om Singh Rathore assumed name Om Banna of town Chotila, in 1988 Om Banna smashed on the same site while riding on his bullet.

After that cops seized Om Banna's motrocycle, yet the following morning it was absent from the police headquarters, they sought the bike and found that the bike is remaining on the accident site, they took it back to the police headquarters yet again next morning they found it at the same spot. They trusted that this entire demonstration is finished by Om Banna (really his spirit). So they fabricated a temple there in his memory. From that point on, individuals love Om Banna as an accident preventer. So this is the tale of om Baana which is known as the 
best places to visit near Jodhpur.

Distance from Jodhpur: 46 km 

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee


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Located on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rustic India lies this exceptional sixteenth-century Khimsar Fort, which is one of the most beautiful places to visit near Jodhpur and offers experience subsequent to invigorating background.

Many years of history unfurl as you look at its fight scarred dividers and walk around its bulwarks. As you taste tea on the porches you understand the magnificence of being encompassed by sections of land of rich green greenhouses.

A genuine uncommonness of any desert on the planet!! Peacocks, parrots, pigeons and upwards of forty-six assortments of winged animals welcome you to add to the appeal and quality of this antiquated post.

Khimsar Fort has been granted the 'NATIONAL GRAND HERITAGE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE' (this being the most noteworthy acknowledgment presented upon any legacy property by the Department of Tourism, Government of India).

Distance from Jodhpur: 98 km

Timings:  Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Jaswant Sagar Dam

Jaswant Sagar Dam

Jaswant Sagar Dam is located in Pichiyak village of Jodhpur. The dam was constructed in the year 1892 by Maharaja Jaswant Singh and is hence named after him. Back then the dam was constructed keeping in mind the need for water and fulfilment of irrigation requirements in Jodhpur. Today, the dam is transformed to become of the most visited recreational spots in Jodhpur city. Surrounded with scenic environs the dam provides boating facilities to its visitors. It is a great abode to unwind yourself and relax in the arms of Mother Nature.

Evenings are the best time to explore this location as it is quite popular for the picturesque sunset. It is that time when the crimson hued sun shimmers on the water gently enhancing the visiting experience of the tourists. Apart from all these, this Jodhpur sightseeing place is quite popular for being one of the finest abode for educational trips. It is seen that a number of schools and college from around the city choose this destination for a great recreational as well as educational trip.

Distance from Jodhpur: 71 km

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No entry fee




It is a renowned village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan state of the country. It has numbers of resorts and hotels which itself is an indication that despite being termed as the village, it is a very popular places to visit near Jodhpur.

The main attractions of the village are Old Wells and Sand dunes. You can also try to reach to reach the top of Sand Dunes by the road available for the purpose. Other destinations of the place where tourists frequently visit are Baba Ramdev Temple, The Pokaran Fort, Salim Singh Haveli and more. Apart from the sand dunes, there are high and long rock series.

The only setback you will have is reachability. There no major Railway Station or Bus nearby. Thus, one needs to opt for a cab or bus to reach this part of the country. But this little inconvenience is worth giving to enjoy a memorable holiday. 

Distance from Jodhpur: 123 km

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: No entry fee




It is an ordered Heritage Hotel situated in Jodhpur. Throughout fifteen years it has been supported and created with extraordinary love and care by the family into one of the finest hotels in the country.Situated on the banks of a lake and set amidst rustic environment, it is an asylum of peace and quietness.

Manicured Gardens and Sprawling yards, which welcome a large number of flying creatures and moving peacocks, proclaim your entrance into this desert spring where the feathered creature tune is the main sound you will hear. A great swimming pool with four enchanting structures tempts you for an invigorating plunge. Regularly supper is served by the poolside as society artists’ breathe life into the night air. A rich wonderfully delegated relax, quiet verandahs and porches with stunning perspectives, make consummate scenes for unwinding.

Distance from Jodhpur: 38 km

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: Varies everyday

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05 November 2019
It is a great deal. Beautiful place to stay. Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful person. Food was tasty & ample. The provided unlimited mineral water for us as and when required. Camel safari was also good & enjoyable. We enjoyed true Rajasthani folk cultural program at night. It was diwali on that particular day. They had arranged some in-house fireworks. Dark starlit sky, campfire, fireworks, folk music & wines - the whole ambiance was ecstatic. Overall a very good & comfortable stay. Only thing I would like to remind you that the region where the camp is located is named Osiyan. Here, you won't find complete desert like Jaisalmer. It is more like a terrain covered with thorny bush. Sand dunes are limited though the camel will take you to a nearby one. But, it's not a fault of owner. You will get compensated with their warm & humble hospitality.
20 September 2019
Rajasthan > Jodhpur > Osian Desert > Safari Camp > Camel Safari When I heard of Camel Safari Activity in Thrillophilia first thought which came into my mind was of Sand Dunes & Sunset. Thrillophilia arranged the activity to such an extent that it was like dream became reality. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset upon reaching the summit of our 30 minutes hip-hop Camel Ride. An experienced guide accompanied us explaining the flora and fauna of the desert along the ride and he took few pictures also to memorize this event. Everything was perfect from the evening sun to the delicious meal that one can enjoy afterwards at the camp (at extra cost).
14 December 2018
My mom and I really enjoyed this camel ride. The guide, Dhanna was fantastic and took us back to his place for a home cooked meal made by his wife. It was so peaceful riding the camels in the Thar desert to disappear from the hustle and bustle of the India cities. We couldn't have loved the tour any more. Absolutely fantastic!
17 November 2019
A really great time! We very much enjoyed the cultural experience in the local village. We also took a jeep safari which showed the local wildlife; our guide Minaj was sweet, friendly and took extra time to be sure we really enjoyed it. Can't wait to come again! The Bishnoi people were inviting and helpful, and the sweet and quiet time in desert was a great reprieve from the cities. We wish them well and to see again.
"Excellent tour special thanks to Sumer and family for very nice Camel ride and homely tasty food. "
16 December 2019
Samsara Resort is a really great place to spend quality time with family. Staff is really cooperative and helpful. Best part was jeep safari. Food is really awesome, We experienced the cultural festival and dune bashing provided by the resort.
17 January 2020
Samsara Desert Camp And Resort was very well maintained. Rooms were nice and spacious. We had a great time especially the desert safari and the cultural program organized by resort. Do try Rajasthani thali at their restaurant and spa I am sure you will not regret it. I loved the Thrillophilia platform for making the activities inclusive of stays. Must visit place!!
02 March 2020
It was an amazing stay. The booking through Thrillophilia was super smooth. The owner of the place Mr. Mahaveer is very helpful and welcoming person. All staffs of this place are very very well behaved and courteous. They served us all inclusions, written in booking voucher. The Camel Safari, Rajasthani Folk Music & Dance, food (lunch, dinner and breakfast) were awesome. The Rajasthani dishes were so delicious. We've enjoyed every bit of stay at this place!! Definitely recommenced place.
"Experience was awesome...????... never thought such experience as I kept expectations low and then what I saw n feel over there was some different level and full of excitement.\nrecommend to everyone. with or without family... doesn't matter."
30 December 2019
Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful, great experience of my life, they provide high class service. Tent is very comfortable. Cultural program is Osm. Food is very tasty and yummy. Thank you mahaveer ji ????

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  1. Which are the best resorts in Jodhpur?

    Here is the list of best resorts in Jodhpur:

    1. Umaid Bhawan Palace - Starting @ 30,000 INR
    2. Hari Mahal - Starting @ 2,700 INR
    3. Marugarh Venture Resort - Starting @ 1,800 INR
    4. Lariya Resort - Starting @ 1,700 INR
    5. Bal Samand Lake Palace - Starting @ 2900 INR
  2. How to reach Jodhpur?

    There are three primary ways to visit Jodhpur:

    By Air – Jodhpur Airport is located at 3.2 km from the main city. It is connected with all the major cities of India. Taxis from the airport cost around 300 bucks.

    By Rail – The city is well-connected to the entire country via railways. The train journey from Delhi to Jodhpur is the best mode of transportation. If you are travelling from any other city, however, then air transport may be more comfortable.

    By Road –You can drive to Jodhpur by car, if you are travelling from Delhi, Haryana, or other nearby states. Bus service is also available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi to visit this beautiful city.
  3. What is the best time to visit Jodhpur?

    Jodhpur is one of those alluring cities that can be visited at any time of the year. However, if you must choose, then visit this old city between October and March.

    Being a desert area, Jodhpur gets quite humid and dry during summers. So, it is advisable to make the most of your trip during the winter season. The temperature usually lies between 7-degree Celsius to 25-degree Celsius, which is quite pleasant for Jodhpur.

    Even monsoon is a good time to visit the city. Jodhpur experiences rainfall between July and August, and the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold at this time of the year.
  4. How many days should I spend in Jodhpur?

    Three days are quite enough to visit the main tourist spots, forts, and bazaar of Jodhpur. When visiting this resplendent city, do not forget to get a glimpse of these places—Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Clock Tower, Jaswant Thada, Osian and Mandore Garden.
  5. Is Jodhpur worth visiting?

    Jodhpur has everything that a tourist seeks—traditional food, old-world charm, humble people, umpteen number of places to visit, rich history and culture, pleasant weather, and a safe environment—you name it and this city has it! There is no reason why one wouldn't want to visit it.
  6. Is it safe to travel to Jodhpur?

    Jodhpur is one of the safest cities in India to travel and to stay. Even foreigners visit this place often and feel a sense of safety in this region. The people of Jodhpur are friendly, humble and helpful.

    One must always be aware of his or her safety all the time, but in most cases, Jodhpur is a peaceful city.
  7. How can I spend 2 days in Jodhpur?

    From visiting traditional forts to eating culturally-rich food to camel rides and watching the moonlight shining on the waters of the pristine Kaylana Lake — Jodhpur has a variety of options for you to explore.

    You can start your first day with some mouth-watering Pyaaz ki Kachori before stepping out. Then, you can visit historically-rich buildings of Jodhpur, such as Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake, Chamunda Maa temple, etc.

    Do not forget to taste the blissful Makhaniya Lassi and Mave ki Kachori. For the next day, you can plan to roam in the Bazaar and try more traditional cuisines and hang around with the locals.
  8. How to reach Jodhpur from Delhi?

    You can either drive your vehicle from Delhi to Jodhpur or book a cab for the journey. The approximate distance between the two cities is somewhere around 605 km via NH 48. There are also buses available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate as well as other bus stations in Delhi. One can fly from Delhi to Jodhpur too. The journey takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. You can also book a train ticket from Delhi to Jodhpur. It takes about 12 hours to reach Jodhpur from Delhi via train.
  9. What is famous in Jodhpur?

    Jodhpur is famous for quite a lot of things, but it is the town’s legendary status as the Blue City which makes it so popular. The name can be traced back to the houses near the centuries-old Mehrangarh Fort. It is said that in 1459, the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha ordered the homes near the fort to be painted blue. Some people say that the colour was chosen because of its association with Brahmins. On the other hand, some others state that this may be because of the termite infestation which forced the locals to paint their walls indigo with copper sulphate to counteract the problem. However, there is no way to know for certain why the city is doused in this lovely colour. Perhaps this mystery is what makes Jodhpur so famous.
  10. What is special about Jodhpur?

    It is more than 500 years old, and the architecture of its forts and other buildings is simply mind-blowing. Besides the rich culture and vibrant artworks, the houses painted blue in the old parts of the city make it a curious attraction. The best way to enjoy the unique view is to head up to the Mehrangarh Fort.

    Looking over the flat roofs of these indigo coloured houses from a height of 125 meters, you will realise what is so special about this town - for not all cities may deserve their monikers, Jodhpur certainly lives up to the name.

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