Planning a trip to Jodhpur? The blue city of India. Very famous amongst photographers and tourists. If you are on a trip to Rajasthan, you cant miss spending a night in Jodhpur. Here is our guide where we suggest a two days itinerary.
When to Travel to Jodhpur?
The best time for planning a trip to Jodhpur will be from October to March. The winter season is the most pleasant time to travel as the city is close to desert it has harsh summer. The temperature sore high above 45 degree celsius and that’s not going to be fun. If looking for budget travel then try visiting the Feb, Mar, Oct and Nov months, but also remember to avoid Holi, Dussehra and Diwali festival dates.
How to Reach?
Yo can reach jodhpur very easily from all the top metro cities in India. Jodhpur has an airport as a result there are regular flights connecting the city to all metropolitan cities of India. As it is a small airport the flight tickets can be pricy if not booked well in advance.
If you are looking for an affordable option, then you can reach the city by train. We have taken train from Mumbai to Jodhpur booked via irctc.
Where to Stay when planning a trip to Jodhpur?
Jodpur being a top touristy destination you will have plenty of options to choose from. New Jodhpur has all modernised hotels and havelis whereas old Jodhpur has plenty of home-stays and hotels with a fort view.
Where to Eat when planning a trip to Jodhpur?
If you are in the blue city, then you have to try local Rajasthani cuisine. We tried two restaurants and will also list down few places as suggested by locals. Therefore, the famous dishes to try are ‘Daal bati Churma'(Lentil with Wheat roasted balls along with Sweet dish), ‘Laal- Maas’ (Spicy Red meat curry cooked in Clay pot).
Indique is a must visit place if you a re planning a trip to Jodhpur. This restaurant is pricy. they serve alcohol and have beautiful view of the Mehrangarh fort. You have to reach there just after sunset to book a table on the roof top. We managed to get to the roof top restaurant, with a beautiful view and lip smacking food.
This restaurant is located just outside the Jodhpur railway station. Its very popular restaurant amongst the locals. This mid budget place you can also try for authentic Rajasthani food.
These places were suggested by locals. If you get to try any of them please let us know in the comments.
Getting Around in Jodhpur
In Jodhpur you can book a full car or an auto-rickshaw to do the sightseeing or getting around. If you are booking any on the fly make sure to bargain. Safest option would be to book Ola or Uber to go to any destination. Remember inside old city hardly any car can go so best option is to walk in midst of chaos.
Planning a trip to Jodhpur Itinerary on a weekend
Jodhpur only take two days to complete unless you are planning on to go for village walks or tours. You can cover it all if you plan a trip over a long weekend. We have done the same during Holi break and covered Jaisalmer as well, you can read here.
Day1: Reach Jodhpur early morning and check into your hotel. After taking some rest go for sight seeing. You can book an Uber or a dedicated car/ rickshaw to show you around. Sight seeing in Jodhpur can take half a day so depending on what time you reached you can do this on the same day of arrival or the next day. After sight seeing, head for dinner near Ghanta ghar at sunset.
Day2: Wake up early to see the Blue houses in jodhpur, walk along the place and it’s perfect for your Instagram pictures. Then you can take a trip to Bishnoi village tour, and enjoy the animal lover village and their culture. After that, have lunch and prepare to leave the blue city with lovely memories.