Jodhpur – Blue City Rajasthan

Jodhpur is known as the blue city of Rajasthan. I loved the city and I want to visit the place again. All the necessary information could be googled about this place. My experiences and tips are as follows.

1. If you wish to stay in splurge then the blue city and clock tower area would be quite distant.I stayed in Moti Chowk as any other backpacker in a guest house named Hem Guest house. The manager helped me to arrange all the tours around Jodhpur. The guest house is situated inside the market area so the noises could be disturbing.Also their hot water and bathroom facilities weren’t upto the mark. Though they have a beautiful rooftop cafe and restaurant with a view of the Mehrangarh Fort.

2. Rajasthani people are vegetarian so you need to respect the customs in order to have a trouble free stay.

3. Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India and one needs a whole day to explore it and also Jaswant Thada which is close by. Your accommodation provider can arrange taxi or car rentals for it. Costs around 1500INR onwards depending on how many people are going.

4. Umaid Bhawan Palace and Mandore Garden can be covered in one day if you head after breakfast. I have skipped Umaid Bhawan because I was tired and woke up late, so I visited Mandore Garden which is a heritage site with several temple ruins .

5. In order to have a Camel safari or desert safari, the closest village named Osian stands 1.5hour drive from Jodhpur city. For the Camel safari one needs 4-6 people and the total cost of the day trip including traditional lunch in the village and sunset Jeep ride in the desert starts from 16000INR onwards depending on the number of people.It must not be missed.

6. Keep one day extra just to walk around the blue city, it’s beautiful.

7. It’s a conservative City in terms of clothes and people barely speak English fluently.

8. If you are traveling alone, skip late nights outside. Better to be safe than to regret.

For further queries feel free to comment .

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