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  • Blue houses in the city of Jodhpur, India
  • Meherangarh fort, Jodhpur, India
  • Local houses at sunrise, Jodhpur, India
  • Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, India
  • Clock tower and Umaid Bhawan palace in morning mist, Jodhpur, India



Jodhpur, Rajasthan’s second largest city after Jaipur, is also known as the ‘sun city’ due to its all year round sunny days and the ‘blue city’ for all the blue painted houses. The significance of the colour blue is that it historically represents the Brahmin caste and is also thought to keep away insects!
The city itself is encircled by a high 10 km long wall and home to a number of interesting forts, temples, gardens and lakes. Jodhpur’s most significant feature is the huge red sandstone Mehrangarh Fort which overlooks the city and houses an impressive collection of artefacts including miniature paintings, Rajput armoury and antique furniture.
In the shadow of the fort lies the city’s colourful and vibrant market which features an impressive collection of bustling stalls selling leather goods, spices and beautiful silks in every colour imaginable. The historic grandeur, intricate handicrafts, music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic atmosphere to the city and make it a worthwhile stop on any journey through Rajasthan.

For those that prefer a quieter location there are some spectacular heritage properties in the rural areas surrounding Jodhpur that can easily be incorporated into any of our itinerary’s.

Jodhpur Hotels

$$$ Raas Jodhpur

Character Boutique, Directors favourites, Historic Hotel

Situated in the walled city of Jodhpur, at the foot of the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and a stone’s throw from the Clock Tower; stands Raas. This exquisite boutique hotel was the brainchild of...

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$$$$$ Umaid Bhawan Palace (Taj) Jodhpur

Forts & Palaces, Luxury

Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens and regarded as the last of the great palaces of India the Umaid Bhawan Palace  (managed by luxury hotel group Taj) is a truly breathtaking property. Set above the...

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$$$ The Ajit Bhawan Jodhpur

Located just 1km from the heart of Jodhpur, the Ajit Bhawan was one of India’s first heritage properties. The original palace was built in 1927 for the Maharaja of Jodhpur's younger brother and later...

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