Jodhpur tours take a tourist to the gate of the great Thar desert. Jodhpur is today a modern, lively and very busy city that has all the comfort of this century and can even take care of its dimensional charm, offering visitors a destination that is difficult to find elsewhere. Jodhpur has many tourist destinations and places to visit. Forts, palaces, shrines, villages, craftsmanship and buzzing bazaar offer a lot to the visitors to explore while travel to Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort, the most popular tourist attraction of Jodhpur, looks over the city below from a cliff, was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD, when he shifted his capital from Mandore.
On Jodhpur tour, visit Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan, a royal palace, still in possession of the royalty and royal family reside in it. Built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899, this very impressive white marble memorial marks the site of royal crematorium. The cenotaphs possessed sovereign successes. These four cenotaphs commemorate the action of bravery & generosity of these four successive sovereigns. Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh and thus bearing its name, this exquisite palace is also known as the 'Chittar Palace'. Located in the middle of Umaid's public garden, Government Museum of Jodhpur has rich collections of armours, textiles, local arts, and crafts, miniatures of paintings.
Trip to Jodhpur will be incomplete without visiting sadar market of Jodhpur. Jodhpur has stores where you can have all the gifts of the world and is also known for its ties and tinted saris. One can also have excellent quality of skin, embroidered shoes and utensils. Always busy with activities, the market, which is near the 'clock tower' has small paths that contain shops where Rajasthani textiles are sold.
Jodhpur boasts of all the facilities for the tourists. Lot of hotel options like heritage, modern, luxury and budget are available in large numbers available. Buses, trains and shared auto-rickshaws and private taxis are available. Tour guides of almost all major languages of the world are easily available.