Guide for booking hotels in Jodhpur:
Set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is famous for palaces, forts, temples and lakes. Because of the several homes, guesthouses and shops painted in shades of blue; the city is popularly called “Blue City”. For a unique and memorable experience of the majestic Thar desert, a stay at one of the desert camps is a must.
Hotels in Navchokiya and near Stepwell in the old city are the top picks for accommodation for your first visit to Jodhpur. The neighbourhoods are close to tourist attractions like Clock Tower and Mehrangarh Fort and allow maximum time to soak up the remarkable history and heritage of the city. The areas have many budget hotels and backpacker hostels that are easily accessible from all parts of the city through local transport. But, a significant highlight of the regions is staying at one of the numerous havelis spread across the city. With plenty of rooftop cafes, dozens of markets and a lively ambience, this part of the city is the best option to explore the colourful and bustling side of the city. Besides hotels and havelis, the neighbourhood is sprinkled with rooftop cafes and restaurants offering stunning fort views.
Desert camping sites on the Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway and the city’s outskirts are ideal choices for adventurous travellers looking forward to the experience of camping amid the vast desert wilderness. The camping sites offer private tent stays with decent amenities and hospitality. Other inclusions include delicious delicacies and a stunning sunset view amidst the golden sands, jeep or camel safari and cultural shows. The camping sites are located far from the city’s centre and are only accessible through private vehicles. However, a few camping sites also provide pick up and drop facilities from the city’s centre and selected hotels.
If luxury hotels and resorts are what you are looking for, Ratanada is the best area to book your accommodation. The hotels and resorts feature Rajput architectural styles and offer state-of-the-art amenities, high standards of hospitality and delicious Rajasthani cuisine. Unlike the Old City, the neighbourhood is less crowded and suitable for a pleasant getaway. The area is also an excellent choice for accommodation when travelling for work as it is close to the Jodhpur airport.