Here are the top 43 tourist attractions to see in Jodhpur:

1. Mehrangarh Fort

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7 km
from city center
1 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. The fort encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459.

2. Jaswant Thada

3.5 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Jaswant Tada is a royal cenotaph built in white marble. It has a small pond and a pretty garden next to it. This structure is just a few minutes downhill walk from the main fort, so there is no need to take a ride.

3. Mandore Garden

3.5 /5

13 km
from city center
3 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Mandore Gardens is located about 10 kilometres from the city of Jodhpur. The garden contains cenotaphs which are built like traditional Hindu temples unlike other cenotaphs. The garden also contains a ruined fort and palace.

4. Umaid Bhawan Palace

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5 km
from city center
4 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. In 1944, it was the last of the greatest palaces built in Jodhpur. It is named after the then Maharaja of Jodhpur, Raja Umaid Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It is one of the largest private residences in the world.

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5. Flying Fox Jodhpur

3.0 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Flying Fox is India's premier ziplining agency. The Flying Fox Zipline Tour Jodhpur, spread across ziplines around the Mehrangarh Fort, couples surreal views of the walls, the bastions and the lakes of the fort and the blue city with an adrenaline rush like never before.

6. Ghanta Ghar

3.3 /5

6 km
from city center
6 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Ghanta Ghar in Jodhpur is a magnificent clock tower in the centre of the city which offers a brilliant panoramic view of the city from the top, surrounded by the busiest and largest marketplace of Jodhpur.

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7. Toorji Ka Jhalra

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
7 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Toorji Ka Jhalra, commonly called stepwell of Jodhpur, is an intricate design of stepwell, one of the few remaining structures depicting the traditional water management systems of Jodhpur.

8. Kaylana Lake

3.0 /5

8 km
from city center
8 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Kaylana Lake is a massive manmade lake on the outskirts of Jodhpur city. It serves as the primary resource for drinking water for the citizens of Jodhpur and other neighbouring settlements. It also serves as an excellent viewpoint for sunsets.

9. Balsamand Lake

3.7 /5

9 km
from city center
9 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Famous for being the site of the Bal Samand Lake Palace, a heritage hotel, Balsamand Lake was built way back in 12th century. Located just 5km away from Jodhpur, it is a world away from the crowds and hustle of the city. The lake was created in 1159 AD by the Gurjara-Pratihara rulers to save the city of Jodhpur from droughts. The Maharaja Sur Singh, who was the creator of this artificial lake was honoured by the title of Sawai Raja in turn of his impeccable services. Surrounded by lush gardens, it contains a large variety of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, etc. Balsamand Palace, built in the 17th century on the lake, is a red sandstone architectural marvel which overlooks the lake.

10. Umaid Heritage Art School

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
10 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Umaid Heritage Art School is an art gallery as well as an art school located in the centre of Jodhpur. It is the ideal place to view and learn the world famous Rajasthani miniature painting style, along with other fascinating art and painting styles.

11. Phool Mahal, Jodhpur

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6 km
from city center
11 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Phool Mahal is the most lavish hall present in the Mehrangarh Fort. It served as a pleasure dome for male members of the royal family. The idea of the design was to make it look like a beautiful flower, thus the name 'Phool Mahal'.

12. Hanwant Mahal

5 km
from city center
12 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Situated in close vicinity to Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Hanwant Palace is a five star luxury hotel which provide a royal dining experience to its guests. Originally considered to be the hunting palace of the Rajas. The kings used to retreat here after their hunting expeditions and stop here for meals and drinks etc. Spread over three storeys, the Mahal also conducts dinners in the beautiful garden on the other side of the hotel adorned with flower beds and fountains. Offering delicious Rajasthani and North Indian cuisine in the heritage setting and decor is going to remind you of the bygone era in addition to giving you a taste of the regalia. Plus, if you decide on the rooftop, you can have an enchanting bird’s eye view of the entire city below. Besides, Hanwant Mahal also lets you enjoy soothing music from the live band and folk dance performances by the Rajasthani dancers and artists.

13. Khejarla Fort

3.7 /5

9 km
from city center
13 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Khejarla Fort in Jodhpur is an ancient monument that has since been converted into a heritage hotel. Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for the royal kings and queens of ancient India to live in their magnificent castles? If so, the Khejarla Fort is an experience worth trying out. Originally built in the 17th century by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, the 400-year old edifice has since been turned into a hotel, with amenities that exhibit contemporary luxury laid out against the backdrop of the royal fortress. The Khejarla Fort Hotel is the place to be for a close look at the rich Indian heritage, without giving up on the convenience offered by modern-day hotels. The royal hospitality provided at the hotel is quite literally the cherry on top of the cake! Khejarla Fort offers an experience far beyond the ordinary!

14. Sardar Market

3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
14 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

This is the most famous shopping zone of Jodhpur and attracts customers from all parts of the world. The marketplace is abundant with everything a shopper could dream of buying, with locals selling all sorts of products such as local fabric, clay figurines, silver jewellery, grains, spices, marble, pottery, vegetables, and many more products.

15. Mahamandir Temple

3.1 /5

4 km
from city center
15 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Located two kilometres away from Jodhpur on the road towards Mandore, it is a very big temple with he fantastically carved 84 pillars which are a sight to behold.

16. Marwar Festival

3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
16 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Marwar Festival showcases the amazing talent that Marwar has, what with the numerous folk musicians and dancers residing in it. The folk artists are given a chance to show their talent to the tourists visiting this festival. Apart from the musical events, the Marwar festival also has other events like - Puppet shows, Horse Polo, Camel Tattoo show and much more! This festival takes place over the course of two days between September and October.

17. Nagaur Fair

3.5 /5

129 km
from city center
17 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Where the Nagaur Fair is concerned, it happens to be the second largest one in all of India. It is conducted in the town named 'Nagaur' and is primarily known as a Cattle Fair. This fair is all about the trading of animals, wherein the animals are presented with colorful accessories upon them. But, this fair is much more than that. It is particularly popular because of its sporty activities like the tug of war, and bullock and camel racing that it showcases. The Nagaur Fair is an eight-day affair, which takes place between the months of January and February.

18. World Sacred Spirit Festival

3.4 /5

7 km
from city center
18 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

While this is a world festival, the World Sacred Spirit Festival is going to be held in Jodhpur in 2018. This festival has a number of Sufi performances and is a major crowd puller. What could be better than witnessing a divine performance with the Mehrangarh Fort in the backdrop? This is one event which no music lover can miss out on. It will be conducted in the Nagaur Fort (12th, 13th, and 14th February), and the Mehrangarh Fort (16th and 17th February).

19. Om Banna Temple

3.3 /5

42 km
from city center
19 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Bullet Baba Temple is dedicated to Om Banna, a traveller who passed away at his site, and his mysterious bike, a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet. Nearby villagers and devotees come to pray for a safe journey while travelling. This temple is especially popular among Royal Enfield enthusiasts.

20. Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
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places to visit in Jodhpur

This festival is a major celebration for all of the kite-flying enthusiasts. In its inaugural ceremony, at the Polo Ground, a number of helicopters release a number of kites, along with children releasing a number of balloons. There are two major competitions held during this festival: the Fighter Kite Competition and the Display Kite Competition. The final round of the competition is held in the Umaid Bhawan Palace. So, if you are planning to visit Jodhpur in the month of January, do plan it around the 14th of January (Makar Sankranti)!

21. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
21 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park was created out of a large, rocky wasteland by the side of the famous Mehrangarh Fort to restore and reflect the natural ecology of the region. It is home to over 200 species of rocky and arid plants.

22. Rajasthan International Folk Festival

3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
22 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Jodhpur RIFF - (Rajasthan International Folk Festival) is an annual festival which is held in October (Sharad Purnima).

23. Sardar Government Museum

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
23 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Jodhpur Government Museum lies in the centre of Umaid Bagh. One can find a variety of weapons, textiles, miniature paintings, inscriptions, sculptures, metallic objects, arts and crafts at the government museum that help understand the life led by the past generations of Jodhpur.

24. Phalodi Jodhpur

3.2 /5

119 km
from city center
24 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Phalodi is a delightful little town located between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. It is known as the salt city as it is densely populated by salt industries, and is home to some notable historic structures such as the Lal Niwas and the Phalodi fort.

25. Masuriya Hill Garden

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
25 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Masuriya Hill Garden lies on top of the Masuriya Hill, offering a 360-degree panoramic view of the city of Jodhpur. Inside, one can find a statue of Veer Durgadas Rathore, a temple of Baba Ramdev, and one of the largest TV towers in India.

26. Shastri Circle

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
26 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

A lively and vibrant part of the city, it is considered a relaxing hangout spot by the locals. The evenings see a musical fountain show with lights to jazz it up.

27. Sheesh Mahal, Jodhpur

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
27 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Sheesh Mahal in the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur, known as the Glass Palace of Jodhpur, is a marvellous piece of historic architecture is decked from ceiling to floor with fanciful mirror work. It is said to be the bedchamber of Maharaja Ajit Singh between the 17th and 18th centuries.

28. Sardar Samand Lake Palace

3.0 /5

46 km
from city center
28 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The man-made Sardar Samand Lake is a favourite among those looking for a weekend getaway from the city. Countless migratory birds approach its banks to enjoy this serene location. Atop the hill overlooking the lake is the Sardar Samand Lake Palace, the former summer palace of the royal family now converted into a heritage hotel. The route trip from Jodhpur to the lake is quite a picturesque description of the countryside here.

29. Pali

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60 km
from city center
29 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Pali is a city of great beauty and historical significance 70 km south of Jodhpur. One can find many temples, industries and scenic sights here. The infamous Om Banna temple is close to this city.

30. Guda Bishnoi Village

3.0 /5

10 km
from city center
30 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Approximately 22 km from the city of Jodhpur, the Guda Bishnoi Village is a hotbed for scenic beauty and exotic wildlife. The Guda Bishnoi Lake, an artificial lake by the village serves as a watering hole for a large number of birds and animals.

31. Moti Mahal Jodhpur

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5 km
from city center
31 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Moti Mahal is the largest and brightest room of the five historic rooms present in the Mehrangarh Fort. The materials used for the surface of the hall give it a pearly look, hence the name palace of pearls. The Maharaja would hold private audience with his subjects in this room.

32. Ranisar Padamsar

3.0 /5

7 km
from city center
32 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Ranisar and Padamsar lakes are two artificial lakes situated at the rear of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. They were constructed on the orders of two different queens of Jodhpur as a consistent water source for the residents of the city.

33. Chamunda Mata Temple

3.0 /5

7 km
from city center
33 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Located at the end of Mehrangarh Fort, the Chamunda Mata Temple is a great place to get a panoramic view the sunset over the blue city. It was built along with the Mehrangarh fort when Jodhpur was founded.The Goddess is considered the main deity of the inhabitants of Jodhpur.

34. Mahamandaleshwar Mahadev

3.0 /5

18 km
from city center
34 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Considered the oldest temple of Jodhpur, the Mandaleshwar Mahadev Mandir was built in 923 AD by Mandal Nath. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and has been beautifully decorated with various exquisite paintings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

35. Camel Safari

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
35 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

With Rajasthan being the desert state of India, camel safaris across the Thar desert are ever present through the region. The city of Jodhpur offers multiple packages of varying durations for its visitors.

36. Machia Biological Park

3.0 /5

9 km
from city center
36 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Machia Biological Park is located about 8.5 km from Jodhpur, close to the Kaylana Lake. It is a host to varied species of flora and fauna as well as a nature interpretation centre and the Machia Fort. Along with the enclosures for the animals, one can also find a birdwatching point, proof of the site’s fantastic biodiversity.

37. Bishnoi Village Tour

3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
37 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

The Bishnoi Village tour comprises four villages where one can absorb and witness the authentic traditions and lifestyles of rural Rajasthan, a continuing tribute to the original way of life present in Marwar. As Bishnois are staunch protectors of the environment, many animals and birds are seen naturally coexisting in and around the areas of the villages.

38. Fort Chanwa

27 km
from city center
38 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Fort Chanwa is one of the best heritage hotels of Jodhpur. The former palace has been now restored by the owners Maharaja Dalip Singh and his wife Rani Madhu into an elegant luxury home. Carved in red sandstone, the highlight of the palace are the elaborate "jharokas" and the striking architecture.

39. Rai ka Baag Palace

6 km
from city center
39 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Constructed in 1663 by the queen of Maharaja Jaswant Singh- I, Hadiji, Rai ka Baag Palace is one of the popular tourist attractions of Jodhpur. The palace is octagonal in shape and currently it houses the income tax office of Jodhpur

40. Fun World Jodhpur

7 km
from city center
40 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Situated on the Chopasni Road in Jodhpur, Fun World Resorts is one of the most loved and visited water parks cum resort in the city. The park boasts of a separate pool section for kids. Besides, the canteen serves amazing mouth-watering food dishes to tend to your hunger pangs.

41. Splash - The Fun World

369 km
from city center
41 out of 43
places to visit in Jodhpur

Splash - The Fun World is situated on the Sarkhej Sanand Road near Jodhpur. Spread over an area of 12 acres, the park offers the peaceful environment much needed in the hustle of the busy city. It receives a large influx of localites and holiday-goers alike.

42. Jodhpur Flamenco And Gypsy Festival

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places to visit in Jodhpur

Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival (JFG) is a cultural festival that merges the west and east folk and cultures of India and Spain. A colourful and musical festival celebrated in the sands of Rajasthan, this eclectic festival aims to initiate and establish a link between Rajasthani folk music as well as traditional Gypsy culture and flamenco dancers of Spain. It is a platform that helps the artisans from the corners of the world to explore each other's cultural heritage. Musicians, dancers, singer and other artists add charm to this festival. The majestic Mehrangarh Fort plays host to this festival each year and this year it will be held from 3rd - 5th April 2019.

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