Boasting of its glorious history, architectural marvels, diverse cultures, rich heritage, colourful fairs and festivals, Jodhpur, the Sun City, will fascinate any traveller. Here’s why you should pack your bags and explore the intriguing Jodhpur.
Ziplining above Splendid Vistas
Take on an adventurous aerial ride with zipline tour in Jodhpur, guided by Flying Fox. It is one of the most exciting things to do in Jodhpur. Zip your way past spectacular views of Mehrangarh Fort, and experience extreme wilderness. Fly high above the treetops, and as the gravity pulls you from one zip point to another, get mesmerised by the lakes lying unperturbed and unaware of what’s happening above.
This one and a half -hour Jodhpur zipline tour consists of 6 ziplines spanning more than 1 km, ranging from easy to extreme difficulty level. It helps you conquer your acrophobia amidst lots of fun and thrill. You will be accompanied by experts who will take care of your safety and ensure an enjoyable zipline activity.
In fact, zipline tour of Jodhpur is an ultimate package of splendid vistas with several landscape forms giving you a magnetic appeal. You get to zip high above the sprawling greens of fragrant Chokelao Garden lying within the premises of the fort; gaze out the breathtaking Jodhpur countryside, glide high over Ranisar Lake and Balsamand Lake, cross a deep rocky ravine, and land like a superhero into the Rao Jodha eco-Park, while beholding the architectural marvel of Mehrangarh Fort.
The Majestic Mehrangarh Fort
After your aerial entry, explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, located on a hilltop. The fort means ‘Fort of the Sun’. You can get a bird’s eye-view of Jodhpur city from here. There are several attractive palaces inside including the Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Daulat Khana, Phool Mahal, and Sileh Khana. The gates – Jai Pol and Fateh Pol are other striking features. One of the heritage museums inside securely guards the sword of Mughal Emperor Akbar and the gold howdah. Daulat Khana museum stores several belongings of Rathore rulers. Every autumn, the fort comes alive with the Rajasthan International Music Festival hosted by the Maharaja.
Other places of interests in Johdpur are Jaswant Thada, aka the Taj Mahal of Marwar, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Clock Tower, and Mandore Garden. Seek divine blessings in the incredible temples of Jodhpur – Chamunda Mata temple, Baba Ramdeo Temple, Achal Nath Shivalaya Temple, and Kunj Bihari temple to name a few.
Shopping in Colourful Bazaars
If you don’t visit narrow bustling bazaars of Jodhpur, you are missing something really big. Each bazaar is unique in its own way – Sardar Market for bandhini work, Mochi bazaar for Jodhpuri jooties, Sojati Gate Market for tie and dye sarees. Get exquisite Rajasthani fabrics from Kapra bazaar, leather items from Station Road, and local handicrafts from Tripolia bazaar. One can also shop for souvenirs, carpets, jewellery, beautiful silk, bangles, traditional paintings, antique pieces, and spices.
Bet, these reasons are enough to make Jodhpur your next stoppage!