Places to Visit in Jodhpur in One Day - 2020 (Updated)

The Blue City of India is virtually impossible to explore in a day, but there are many places to visit in Jodhpur in one day if you are running short on time and do not want to miss out exploring. Jodhpur reflects the royal essence of Rajasthan. Adorned with historic places, Jodhpur boasts of the rich heritage and grandeur alongside its blue-washed houses and colourful markets.

Rajasthan is known as the land of forts and palaces, and Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest you will ever see. Witness the majestic views of Jodhpur from the fort, or visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace which redefines luxury and grandeur.

The city is also popular for local handicrafts and finger-licking food, which you will find in plenty while exploring the narrow lanes of Ghanta Ghar and Sardar Market.

Here is a list of places to visit in Jodhpur in One day:

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Bishnoi Village Safari

Bishnoi Village Safari

It’s time to try some authentic Rajasthani cuisine and explore the culture of Marwar. Whether you are a culture buff or a nature lover, a visit to Bishnoi Village will keep you hooked. Enjoy bird watching at the Guda Bishnoi Lake, located in the village, and try a camel safari.

You will also spot blackbucks and chinkaras on your excursion in the village. Spend your day most interestingly by discovering the way of living of the tribal and their culture as the village, set in the dense city of Jodhpur, takes you back in time.

Location:
Near K N Hall Girls College, Raika Bagh

Highlights: 
Camel Safari, Village Safari, Birdwatching

Entry Fee:
Starts at Rs 750 per person

Distance from Railway Station: 3 km.

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Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Perched atop a hill, the Mehrangarh Fort is so huge and it is visible from almost any part of Jodhpur. The fort is a symbol of strength and grandeur 400 feet above the skyline of the Blue City. After Rao Jodha laid the foundation stone in 1459, the construction of the fort took over 500 years, which reflects in the various architectural styles in different parts of the fort.

Revisit history behind these fortifying walls which house unparalleled weaponry and tales of valour. The view of the blue-painted houses from the top of the fort is unmatchable.

Location: Sodagaran Mohalla

Highlights: 
Sheesh Mahal, Chokhelao Bagh, Phul Mahal, Takhat Vilas, Moti Mahal, Arms and Armour, Mehrangarh Museum, Chamunda Devi Temple

Entry Fee: Rs 100 for adults, Rs 50 for students, Rs 600 for foreigners (all prices exclude photography charges)

Distance from Railway Station: 4.6 km.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

This symbol of grandeur also holds the reputation of being the world’s largest private residence, housing the royal quarters of Maharaja Gaj Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Umaid Singh. While a part of the palace has been converted into a hotel and another into a timeless museum, Umaid Bhavan Palace stands as a symbol of luxury overlooking the Blue City.

The palace was constructed from 1928 to 1943 by Maharaja Umaid Singh, and it is one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur in one day for its peek into the rich heritage and culture of Rajasthan.

Location: Circuit House Road, Cantt Area

Highlights: 
Royal Residence, Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum and Gift shop

Entry Fee: Rs 30 for adults, Rs 10 per child (5-11 years), Rs 100 for foreigners

Distance from Railway Station: 4.8 km.

04

Mandore Garden

Mandore Garden

If you are looking for places to visit in Jodhpur in one day in the lap of nature, visit the Mandore Gardens, which is a popular picnic spot for families and groups. The garden is studded with temples and galleries depicting Hindu gods. Visit the iconic temple which is dedicated to the 330 million Gods.

The government museum houses several artefacts of a bygone era, while the Hall of Heroes has mythical figures intrinsically carved on the walls. Stroll in the garden by the refreshing fountains as the garden provides respite from the bustling city of Jodhpur.

Location: Mandore, Jodhpur

Highlights: 
Hall of Heroes, Mandore Palace, Cenotaph of Maharaja Ajit Singh, Government Museum

Entry Fee: No fee for the garden, Rs 50 for museum

Distance from Railway Station: 9.5 km.

05

Osian

Osian

With a 1.5-hour drive from the main city, Osian town ranks amongst the best places to visit in Jodhpur in one day without having to stay overnight, especially if you are looking for adventure. Experience a camel safari in the sand dunes of Osian, which is an oasis of Thar Desert. The Osian town is dotted with several century-old temples which have been intrinsically carved and beautifully constructed.

The main attractions here are the Jain temples and the Brahmanical temples, in addition to Sachiya Mata Mandir and Harihar Temple. Due to its numerous temples, the place is also called as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan”.

Location: It lies in the north of Jodhpur district headquarters

Highlights: Sun Temple, Shivaliya Temple, Jain temples, Surya Mandir, Shiv Temple, Vishnu Temple, camel safari

Distance from Railway Station: 60 km.

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Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899, Jaswant Thada is the marble marvel of Jodhpur, also known as the Taj Mahal of Mewar. The sight of the white beauty constructed on the lakeside is unmissable.

The monument reflects a beautiful blend of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Surrounded by lush greenery, the white monument is adorned with intrinsically carved walls and paintings and pictures of the erstwhile rulers. You can also witness the spectacular sight of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort and the Umaid Bhawan Palace from Jaswant Thada.

Location: Lawaran, Near Mehrangarh Fort

Highlights: 
Mughal and Rajput architecture, White cenotaph with red-painted stairs, Intricate carvings, Lush greenery

Entry Fee:
Rs 15 for Indians, Rs 30 for foreigners

Distance from Railway Station:
4.5 km.

07

Ghanta Ghar and Sardar Market

Ghanta Ghar and Sardar Market

Built by Maharaja Sardar Singh, Ghanta Ghar is also known as the Clock Tower and is a popular landmark in the Blue City. If you are looking for places to visit in Jodhpur in one day, you can visit both Ghanta Ghar and the adjacent Sardar Market, which is a bustling market with thousands of shops offering artefacts, handicrafts and local delicacies. The market lightens up in the evening, and the glowing Ghanta Ghar is a sight to behold while you collect your Jodhpur memoirs from the market.

Location: Nai Sarak

Highlights: 
Shopping, Food

Distance from Railway Station: Ghantaghar 1.7 km, Sardar Market 1.5 km.

08

Kailana Lake

Kailana Lake

Jodhpur is a lot about its narrow lanes and throbbing markets, but if you are seeking tranquillity in the lap of nature, Kailana Lake is the ideal destination for you. A man-made lake constructed by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1872, Kailana now offers options of boating and spending a laidback day by the lakeside.

If you are a wildlife enthusiast or a nature lover, the lake water and the sight of birds flying above the lake will enchant you as cool breeze hits your face. This place is an ideal place for family picnics as you can go boating with your family and group and enjoy in the lap of nature.

Location:
8 km west of Jodhpur, on route to Jaisalmer

Highlights: 
Boating, Birdwatching, Picnic with family

Distance from Railway Station:
7.3 km.

09

Rao Jodha Desert Park

Rao Jodha Desert Park

Spread over an area of 70 acres, the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is one of the best places to visit in Jodhpur in one day if you want to spend it exploring nature. Set in the foothills of the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park houses 80 exotic plant species from the Thar Desert.

The natural ecology of the rocky wasteland was restored by systematically eradicating unwanted thorny shrubs and planting rock-loving plants. Spend some time learning about the conservation of these plants against the backdrop of the impressive Mehrangarh Fort.

Location: Near Mehrangarh Fort

Highlights: Nature, Photography, Ecotourism

Entry Fee: Rs 100 for adults, entry free for school students

Distance from Railway Station: 3.7 km.

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RAAS

RAAS

RAAS Hotel redefines dining with a view. Overlooking the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, this 19th-century pleasure pavilion for dining is designed to create a warm ambience for the visitors. While the interiors are a blend of local architecture and contemporary décor, the wide range of options for exquisite cuisine includes Thai, Mediterranean or authentic Rajasthani cuisine.

While the Darikhana offers spectacular views of Mehrangarh, the Stepwell House Café opens a private door on to the stepwell, enabling you to enjoy lunch and dinner with a view.

Location: Toorji ka Jhalra, Makrana Mohalla

Highlights: 
Darikhana, Stepwell House Café, Multiple Cuisines, Private dining at the poolside

Distance from Railway Station: 1.8 km.

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20 September 2019
Excellent
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
Excellent
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!
"Excellent tour special thanks to Sumer and family for very nice Camel ride and homely tasty food. "
21 October 2019
Excellent
Wow, it was such a nice experience, the desert safari, and the camping all was so fantastic. The view of the sunset and then stars in the night was so mesmerizing.
Magnificent. We got a very good tour guide for the whole trip. Megarath fort is remarkable. The tour guide did an excellent job of explaining everything in so detailed as well as the Indian culture. He is good in English speaking.
02 March 2020
Excellent
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.
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"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
Excellent
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 ????
17 November 2019
Excellent
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.
05 November 2019
Excellent
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.

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