Have you ever been to Jodhpur? This Blue CIty mostly known as Suncity has a lot to offer to tourists. Best season to visit Rajasthan is winters. Visit here for Forts, lakes, Palaces, Museums and Royalty. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan palace are the best heritages to watch at Jodhpur. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #blogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge #forts #palaces #umaidpalace #mehrangarhfort #india
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Jodhpur : A mixed bag of emotion

Jodhpur: The Royal blue Suncity

For 16 years I woke up looking at the panoramic blue hues of Suncity. This place has always pervaded a sense of warmth in me. Well, Jodhpur, the most quintessential town of Rajasthan, is my native place, where I’ve been brought up for 16years. Now, it has been exactly 16 years that I have moved out of Jodhpur, initially for higher studies and now for a better future.

What amuses me is the fact that I have a Love-Hate relationship with this place. Its warmth and sensitiveness have always pulled me while the weariness it has, blows me out completely. While Delhi has a lot of things on the move, Jodhpur looks quite a laid-back and calm place to be at. At times, its sluggishness kills, but at the same time, I see myself drowning in the chaos of Delhi too. Jodhpur has got all the fame this year due to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wedding ceremony here.

As I walk through the memory lanes, those childish laughs, teenage attentions, star gazing nights, not-so-bragging life, rips my heart. Rubbing off the dust from my lens, I still yearn for those innocent days.

Those days, when we used to climb the hillocks of Jaswanthada for hours, with sheer pleasure.

I feel for those hours when even pulling out water from the well, felt like an adventure.

I miss those lanes, which used to get flooded and merrily we used to sail our paper boats.

Those shops, where the aroma of Kachori, used to pull us every now and then.

If I get a chance, I would like to live back those past days, under the same royal blue hues, but with no eyes there to judge me!

Jodhpur has its own Royal vibrancy in the form of rich heritage, forts, and culture. But my memories are attached to a few places, which as a tourist, you must visit.

Have you ever been to Jodhpur? This Blue CIty mostly known as Suncity has a lot to offer to tourists. Best season to visit Rajasthan is winters. Visit here for Forts, lakes, Palaces, Museums and Royalty. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan palace are the best heritages to watch at Jodhpur. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #blogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge #forts #palaces #umaidpalace #mehrangarhfort #india

Must visit places of Jodhpur :

1. Jaswant Thada :

Built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, this marble architecture has quite intricate carvings. This white adorable piece has a lovely garden as well, to relax and admire the intricacy. The view of Umaid Palace from Jaswant Thada is a must watch. Well, I remember, during our vacations and on Sunday’s, I used to go with my grandpa, from the back of the route which had so many hillocks and was free of any crowd. Calm, peaceful, full of fresh air, those morning walks were fun to me as a child. It’s a perfect Instagram site, next time, It’ll be on my grid too:). You can follow me on Instagram here.

Jaswant Thada is open for visitors from 9 am – 5 pm, during weekdays.

Have you ever been to Jodhpur? This Blue CIty mostly known as Suncity has a lot to offer to tourists. Best season to visit Rajasthan is winters. Visit here for Forts, lakes, Palaces, Museums and Royalty. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan palace are the best heritages to watch at Jodhpur. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #blogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge #forts #palaces #umaidpalace #mehrangarhfort #india

2.  Mehrangarh Fort :

Rudyard Kipling rightly said, ”A Palace that might have been built by Titans and colored by the morning sun”

No place can describe the blue hues of this Suncity better than the top of Mehrangarh Fort. This red sandstone fort, rising from a rocky hill, is one of the largest and best-preserved Forts in India. One of the exits of this Fort (Fateh Pol) leads to the lane, where we used to stay 20 years ago.

When we were small, this fort just seemed as a fun place to us. Now what gets enchanting is the rich history, beautiful palaces, vivid historical collection in the Museum, beautiful Chokelao Bagh.

Must Do: Stand over the rock to gauge the panoramic view of Jodhpur, which looks like a blue carpet (I wonder at times Jodhpur should be called “Blue City”). How about having a Royal dinner at this fort as the city glitters up in the night? Try out Chokelao Restaurant, Mehran Terrace, if you’re there for the day.

Mehrangarh Fort is open all days a week to embrace visitors. 

Have you ever been to Jodhpur? This Blue CIty mostly known as Suncity has a lot to offer to tourists. Best season to visit Rajasthan is winters. Visit here for Forts, lakes, Palaces, Museums and Royalty. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan palace are the best heritages to watch at Jodhpur. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #blogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge #forts #palaces #umaidpalace #mehrangarhfort #india

3. Umaid Bhawan Palace :

One of the most popular attractions, this palace is located on the highest point of Jodhpur. What makes it unique is, It is one of the world’s largest private residence, which houses 347 rooms. A brilliant work of architecture, it encompasses a museum, hotel, and a billiards room too. The lush green outdoors will keep you spellbound at the beauty for sure.

4. Balsamand Lake :

We used to visit Balsamand for our religious reasons, but over time, the beauty of the place left me astounded. 5kms away from the city of Jodhpur, amidst the nature with complete ignorance towards the city crowds, the entry itself will lure you. During the rainy season, you could spot dancing peacocks as well. Housed with ample Mango, pomegranate, guava trees, the complete walkway has lush green gardens. This lake is around 1km long and acts as a water reservoir for Jodhpur.

Have you ever been to Jodhpur? This Blue CIty mostly known as Suncity has a lot to offer to tourists. Best season to visit Rajasthan is winters. Visit here for Forts, lakes, Palaces, Museums and Royalty. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan palace are the best heritages to watch at Jodhpur. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #blogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge #forts #palaces #umaidpalace #mehrangarhfort #india

The Balsamand Lake Palace is an architectural marvel, and the surrounding gardens, add to the magic of this place. You can also engage in horse riding here (which I’ve always cherished).

Have you ever been to Jodhpur? This Blue CIty mostly known as Suncity has a lot to offer to tourists. Best season to visit Rajasthan is winters. Visit here for Forts, lakes, Palaces, Museums and Royalty. Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Mandore Gardens, Umaid Bhawan palace are the best heritages to watch at Jodhpur. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #blogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge #forts #palaces #umaidpalace #mehrangarhfort #india

The rich heritage of Jodhpur attracts people across the world and to me, the childhood days spent here fascinate me! Visit this marvel during winters (December – January) and live a calm, peaceful life, simply gazing and reading!

Have you ever visited Jodhpur? Share what did you love there (Eating Kachori can also be highlighted)!

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Jhilmil

Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.

This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

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8 Comments

  1. jodhpur is a beautiful city, you have shared great details and beautiful places.

  2. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    You’ve conveyed your mixed emotions well through this post. I’ve had a wonderful holiday in Jodhpur once but I know it’s very different being a tourist than a resident.

  3. Jodhpur is a beautiful city with rich cultural heritage. Will save this post as reference whenever I visit.

  4. I will surely travel to you homecity very soon dear. Your emotional weave has enticed me enough

  5. Priyanka Nair says:

    Beautiful narration of your journey with amazing pictures,

  6. I want to visit here

  7. Kachori and history! Of course I want to visit! A beautiful post, Jhilmil!

  8. I’ve been to Rajasthan quite a few times but a Jodhpur visit is still pending. These places are just so beautiful in pics, I cannot imagine how the experience of seeing them for real would be. Lucky you, for being brought up in such a lovely and historical place.

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