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Jodhpur

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Jodhpur Tour Packages by Taj Holidays

The historic blue city of Jodhpur is a gateway to the seemingly endless Thar Desert. The impressive Mehrangarh Fort looms large over the bright blue homes, and is the crown jewel of the city’s many architectural gems. Jodhpur also has terrific shopping options and delicious local foods.

D2WAMP Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the largest forts in India.

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Umaid Bhavan Palace
Open :9:00 am-5:00 pm
The residence of Maharaja Gaj Singh II, Umaid Bhawan Palace counts among the most opulent homes ever built, with over three hundred and fifty rooms placed in between acres of splendid gardens. One wing houses the iconic Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel, allowing guests to get a taste of the royal life.
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Glide above Mehrangarh Fort
Open :9:30 am-5:00 pm
Ride the exciting zip-lines that run over the cliffs and ramparts of Mehrangarh Fort. Enjoy stunning aerial views as you soar over the striking fort and nearby Chokelao Gardens, over the gorge’s lakes and Jodhpur’s characteristic blue roofs. The longest zip-line measures 300 metres.
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Delight In Vintage Treasures
Open :9:00 am-7:00 pm
Browse through gorgeous handicrafts and antiques at Lalji Handicrafts. This store has a marvellous collection of carved jharokhas, brass furniture, vintage posters and more. With the assistance of efficient and knowledgeable staff, the shopping experience is bound to be memorable.
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Shop for a Cause
Open :9:00 am-5:00 pm
The atmospheric Museum Shop at Mehrangarh Fort has a rich collection of beautiful contemporary souvenirs and royal attars (essential-oil perfumes), local handicrafts and textiles, several of which are sourced from rural artisans. The shop’s profits support the ongoing restoration at the Fort.
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Jaswant Thada
Open :8:00 am-5:00 pm
Carved from thin sheets of marble, this royal cenotaph is a tranquil memorial that offers glorious views over Jodhpur. Built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the pretty domes shelter tombs and portraits, and even a memorial to a peacock that reputedly flew into the Maharaja’s funeral pyre.
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Immerse Yourself in Nature
Open :8:00 am-6:00 pm
Ask for a local guide to help you explore the walking trails of the restored Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park at the foot of the fort. Carpeted in a vibrant green, this extraordinary biodiversity park is home to over three hundred species of native plants and scores of exotic birds and butterflies.
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Buy some Bangles
Open :11:00 am-8:00 pm
It is impossible to leave Jodhpur without picking up a set of signature ethnic bangles. Jodhpur royalty and international celebrities favour the amazing selection of glass bangles available at Bibaji Churi Wale near Manak Chowk, a simple, family-run store that is over a hundred years old.
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Mehrangarh Fort
Open :9:00 am-5:00 pm
The mighty Mehrangarh Fort is as stunning as it is invincible. Its exquisitely-carved, stone-latticed courtyards are wonderful examples of Rajput architecture. The museum also houses fabulous galleries of art and armour, a superb collection of elephant howdahs and other stunning royal artefacts.
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Feast and Shop through Local Bazaars
Open :9:00 am-9:30 pm
Find great food and stores brimming with antiques and spices in Jodhpur’s bazaars. Stroll past Clock Tower Market toward Nai Sarak, sample the famous mirchi bada – fried chilli, at Janta Sweet Home, pick up lac bangles at Sadar Market and choose from an array of spices at the original MV Spices.
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