Jodhpur: My Travel Register

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  • Jodhpur is strategically located at the centre of Rajasthan and any part of Rajasthan from here takes at the max. of 5-6 hours
  • 10 hours is the travelling time from New Delhi to Jodhpur in Mandore Express
  • It requires a maximum of 3 days to complete the visit to popular tourist attractions and a proper utilized trip would require a perfect 2 days. Nothing more. Nothing less.
  • Non vegetarian food is very uncommon in Jodhpur and in Rajasthan in general. So kindly do not waste time searching for one.
  • It is advisable to find an accommodation near the fort as this is the most centric attraction of Jodhpur
  • Do not forget to have a close look at the “so-called-well” near the fort where the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” was taken. (Remember the scene where Wayne comes out of the underground prison. You got it ???…Yup…it was shot here)

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  • Lots of economical accommodations are available in Jodhpur. So the issue of accommodation is not a threat at all. Check out lonelyplanet.com for a wide variety of choices.

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  • Trek your way towards the Mehrangarh fort instead of taking an auto/cab. This small trek of 2 to 4 km would be really amazing as it takes you through the alleys of Jodhpur. You would be able to listen to the voices (noises) of the true India
  • Rajasthan footwear, Jodhpur footwear in specific, is widely famous and it is a very good idea to purchase a pair or two while leaving Jodhpur. Search it out in streets, instead of malls.

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  • Flying fox, which is an adventurous sport, within Mehrangarh fort is definitely the #1 thing to do in Jodhpur. It takes hardly 75 minutes to finish the 6 zip line which stretches across the various directions surrounding the fort. Get ready for some adrenaline rush.

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  • Jaswant Thada, which is a stone’s throw away from Mehrangarh Fort, is definitely a place to visit but kindly do not waste much time there. For taking photography of the Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada is the best place.

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  • Jodhpur has its own chain of classical luxury hotels. So luxury lovers are in a treat too. But, these are far away from the fort and you would be wasting your precious time in travel.
  • A Rajasthani Thali is a must try. Nirali Dhani (quite far away from the city) is one of the ideal places to experience it. Spicy food lovers may not find it amazing, as they are very less in spices.
  • Umaid Palace is an another place to watch out for. It is a private residence of a Maharaj, part of which is now functioning as a hotel. About 10 km away from the fort, this place enables you to experience a bird’s eye view of the city.

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  • Umaid Palace is adorned with a showcase of vintage cars. So car lovers, be ready for the joy awaiting you there.
  • Mandore Gardens which requires a 10 km travel is another popular tourist destination. In here you can see the memorials of various kings of the Mewar Region. It is also an popular film shooting spot and notably, Mr. Salman Khan (a popular Indian actor) was arrested at this place for hunting down an endangered species.

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