There are plenty of places to visit in Jodhpur to keep you busy on your visit to the Blue City! Jodhpur has been one of our favourite cities in India due to the nice chill vibes which can be hard to come across in India. We had 2 days to explore Jodhpur and spent every evening enjoying the sunset from the many rooftop cafes. This blog is perfect for those looking for the best places to visit in Jodhpur in two days.
Where to stay in Jodhpur
The best and most popular area for tourists to stay in Jodhpur is close to Mehrangarh Fort or around the clock tower. We stayed at Shivam Paying Guest House and found it to be the perfect distance from the fort. We also didn’t need to go out for food because the guesthouse has a restaurant on the rooftop. If you’re looking for something more luxury, you can check out RAAS Jodhpur. They have beautiful classic Indian architecture, a pool, and are also located close to the fort.
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Best Places To Visit In Jodhpur
1. Mehrangarh Fort Viewpoint (Singhoria Hill)
The Singhoria Hill Viewpoint in Jodhpur (Mehrangarh Fort Viewpoint) was one of our favourite views. The viewpoint looks over the barren landscape and you’ll also be able to spot the massive fort in the distance. Additionally, we noticed that this spot was a little lesser-known to tourists as we saw no one else around. This spot is perfect to enjoy some of the best views in Jodhpur all to yourself. We enjoyed spending the afternoon climbing along the fort wall and surrounding rocks, taking some epic photos along the way.
For more information about the viewpoint and how to find it, check out our full blog post here.
2. Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort can be seen from anywhere in Jodhpur as it towers of the city. It’s one of the most popular places to visit in Jodhpur, making it the most touristy. The fort has a large museum where you can view various artefacts as well as weapons that were used in war. Plenty of tourists visit the fort daily to learn about the history of the city and its previous rulers. It’s definitely a bit crowded with tourists, however the fort is large enough that you can wander off and explore on your own. There is also a viewpoint towards the back of the fort that is perfect for viewing the blue houses from above.
For more information about Mehrangarh Fort, check out our full blog post here.
3. Explore the Blue Houses
Jodhpur is widely known as the Blue City, so another popular activity is to explore the blue houses. When you first arrive, you’ll notice a common theme as there are a variety of houses that are painted blue from top to bottom. These blue houses are a quirky and fun backdrop to take photos. Additionally, some parts of the city are better than others when trying to find the best spot. We were told by our hotel that the best spot and bluest part of the city is on the other side of the fort. If you decide to visit the fort, you’ll be able to get a better view of the city and decide which area is best to explore.
4. Toorji-Ka-Jhalara Stepwell
The Toorji-Ka-Jhalara stepwell is located right in town and you can find it next to the Stepwell Cafe on Google maps. It’s a popular spot amongst locals to cool off in the heat. You’ll often find kids jumping into the water from the different levels of the stepwell. When we visited, the water was a bit dirty so we didn’t end up swimming and instead took photos of the cool stepwell architecture.
5. Clocktower Markets
The clocktower is located in a central area and there’s definitely a lot going on due to the markets. We were even lucky enough to witness a festival that took place around the clock tower. The clock tower is a busy market area where you’ll be able to find everything from textiles, gems, jewellery and souvenirs. There are also a few food stores where you can try some iconic Indian snacks.
6. Try a Lassi From the Famous Lassi shop
Located in the clock tower markets, there is a famous Lassi shop that we were recommended to try. It was one of our favourite places to visit in Jodhpur as the drinks were delicious and cheap. The sign literally says Famous Lassi Shop so you’ll know you’re at the right one! The small local store sells various drinks at very affordable prices. The Lassis start at 20 Rupees ($0.40 AUD) and they also serve milkshakes and fruit drinks for around the same price. We ordered a Lassi and a milkshake and they both tasted amazing. You can sit outside the store and enjoy your drinks with the locals while watching the hustle and bustle of the markets nearby.
7. Enjoy Sunset from a Rooftop Cafe
Another popular thing to do in Jodhpur is to watch the sunset while dining at a rooftop cafe. There are plenty of good rooftop places to visit in Jodhpur, each offering their own views of the fort. We tried the rooftop cafe at our hotel ‘Shivam Paying Guest House’ and ended up eating there every night. The food tasted great and the rooftop also offered some incredible views of the fort. You’ll definitely want to find yourself a nice rooftop cafe so you can enjoy the evening sun and relax after a full day of exploring.