What is the best area to stay in Jodhpur?
Between the Mehrangarh Fort and the Clock Tower, just next to the bazaars and market you will find the best place to stay in Jodhpur. Just 15 minutes from the airport, it offers striking and narrow streets, full of blue houses and warm people who greet visitors with a “Namaste”.
You can begin your tourist trail at the clock tower, which asides from exploring this, the most remarkable part is experiencing the social surroundings around it: with dozens of markets, a lively atmosphere, as well as being colourful and bustling. We recommend you spend some shopping time in the Blue Bohemian Antique shop and then head on to the Ali Baba House, where you can buy a bit of everything. Another attraction in the area worth visiting is the Toorji Ka Jhalra (Step Well), which boasts impressive architecture and over two hundred feet of hand carved treasure. Nearby you will find many restaurants and cafés, including Stepwell Café, a place to suit all the family.
Don´t miss out on a visit to the important Mehrangarh Fort, which first started being built in the XV century, and where you can find the sovereign palace, many temples and a large garden. A little bit further out you will come across the Chamunda Mata, a small but beautiful temple where you can enjoy some impressive views over the blue city. You can then go on to visit the Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph located on the banks of a small lake. Just 6km away you will also find the beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace.
For shorter distances you can get around on foot, although you can also travel by tuc tuc, autorickshaw, or if you prefer, by taxi.