The blue city city of Rajasthan located on the edge of the Thar desert is bustling with culture, history and legacy. From cafes to forts, it has hidden gems waiting to be explored nestled in the blue walls. Here are top 5 things to do while you’re in Jodhpur:
1. Mehrangarh Fort
It is one of the largest forts in India, perched on a height of 400ft on a rocky cliff. This fort was built in the 15th century by Rao Jodha which houses 2 temples, palaces, gardens and expansive courtyards.
Timings: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Entry fee: ₹100
2. Indique Restaurant
Have a meal at this gorgeous rooftop restaurant located near the Clock Tower. It is part of the Pal Haveli which was built in the 18th century by the Thakur of Pal, Idan Singh Pal. It offers gorgeous rooftop views of the Mehrangarh Fort and panoramic views of the Palace and Clock Tower. It makes for a perfect date night spot under the gaze of the Mehrangarh Fort.
Address: pal haveli, Opp. Clock Tower Near, Gulab Sagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Phone: 0291 263 8344
Timings: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Cost for two: ₹1,000 (Approx.)
3. Flying Zip Lining
Fly high over the majestic Mehrangarh Fort and get to witness the hidden views of the blue city by taking this adventurous activity. Organized by Flying Fox, it will give you an adrenaline rush for 90 minutes divided into 6 zip line tours.
Where: Inside Mehrangarh Fort
Timings: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
4. Stepwell Cafe
Stepwell Cafe built in 2016 restores the old stepwell, Tunwarji Ka Jhalra as part of the JDH Project. Dig into the Indo-European menu as you take in the views of the old stepwell. They have alfresco sitting above with English Classics playing from a Marshall speaker.
Address: Tunwarji Ka Jhalra Makrana Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Timings: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Cost for two: ₹600 (Approx.)
5. Bhavani Dal Bati
You can’t leave Rajasthan without indulging in some traditional dal bati. Bhavani Dal Bati located on Chopasni Road serves ghee soaked crushed wheat dough in delicious dal served alongside five kinds of chutneys to spice up the dish.
Address: 77, 1st Chopasni Road, Opp. IDBI Bank, Sardarpura Khurd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003
Cost fro two: ₹250
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