Ride the Jodhpur Flying Fox
Adventure lovers cannot pass up the unique opportunity to go zip-lining with Mehrangarh Fort as the backdrop. The circuit has six zip lines and takes around 90 minutes to complete. Groups of up to 12 people depart at appointed times. It is located on the north side of the Mehrangarh Fort.
Camping is the most mesmerizing thing to do on any holiday. And if it is Jodhpur, it is going to be more fun as you will be staying amidst the sand dunes! Believe us, it is very enthralling experience. The camps are provided with all the amenities and that too lavish. You will also get to have dinner under the stars and enjoy various activities like dance during camping.
Wander in the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
A little-known gem situated right next to the rocky expanse of land next to Mehrangarh Fort, the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is an ecological restoration site that was converted to a public park in 2006. Years of neglect caused the area to be overrun by a thorny shrub, turning it into a wasteland. Today there are 80 species of flowers growing in the park, and an ancient aqueduct called the “gully” now runs peacefully throughout the entire park. Visitors come here for the relaxing sounds of running water and chirping birds, because you will not hear much else in this quiet oasis.
Stroll along the streets of the Blue City
Unlike the crowded clock tower area, the blue part of Jodhpur behind the fort, known as Navchokiya, is refreshingly quiet and devoid of tourists. Do not miss spending some time leisurely strolling along its streets. It is also possible to go on a guided walking tour of the area to learn more about it. You can even stay amid the blue houses, some of the top options in the area are Singhvi's Haveli, Jewel Palace Haveli, Rani Mahal, and Jaswant Bhawan Homestay.
Marvel at Umaid Bhawan Palace
Magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace, completed in 1944, was one of the last grand palaces to be built in India. The royal family of Jodhpur still occupies a section of it. Most of the remainder has been converted into a luxurious palace hotel and unfortunately, it is off-limits to anyone who is not staying there.
If you cannot afford $600 or more per night for a room, you can still get a glimpse inside the palace by having a pricey dinner at one of its restaurants or visiting the museum. The museum mostly displays old photos of the Maharaja and his family. There is a vintage watch and car collection as well. If you are into that kind of thing, it is worthwhile going there. Otherwise, you may be disappointed as you will get to see very little of the palace.
Savor Lip-Smacking Snacks
Savoring local snacks is one of the best things to do in Jodhpur. Relish a flavor burst with Mirchi vada (big green chilies stuffed with chillies and potato and coated with gram flour). The spicy snack is served with tamarind chutney that enhances your gobbling delight. Pamper your sweet tooth with the luxurious Mawa Kachori (puffed pastry stuffed with sweetened milk solids and dried fruits, coated with fragrant sugar syrup).