A quiet stroll down the streets of this historic city, lined with blue painted and white-washed stucco houses, and you will discover Jodhpur- the Blue City. Apt to its name, the skyline of this famous city of Rajasthan emanates an azure hue that blends with the crimson sky of sunrise and sunset. Picture-perfect, isn’t it? But this can be a reality. Provided you look at Jodhpur with an entirely fresh perspective. We highly recommend booking a Jodhpur taxi service to make the most of this city. Here’s a take on offbeat things to do in Jodhpur.
Of course, Jodhpur is known for its forts, palaces, monuments and all things historical. But what if you explore this desert city with a new take.
Here’s how to take an offbeat tour of Jodhpur:
Take a desert safari of the rural hinterland, just outside the city limits. Blaze the sandy trails in a jeep and see how the sandy smoke blends on the horizon.
Be an audience to a wedding parade passing by. You could also hop on the bandwagon and shake a leg if you please. And with a small request, they might even get you clicked with their group. A souvenir money cannot buy.
Embark on a food trail across local eateries in town. If you are a foodie or a culinary aficionado, Jodhpur would top the list of your food adventures in India. On your shopping spree or an aimless stroll, halt at street-side vendors selling lip-smacking sweets and snacks. From Lahsun kofte (garlic fritters) to onion kachori, mava kachori and the classic ghevar (a traditional sweet of Marwar), you can never have
enough of the delectable Rajasthani cuisine. Also, stop by the famous omelet place outside the Clock
Tower and don’t be shy to chomp down the special masala omelets. And, of course, you cannot miss the
quintessential Rajasthani Thali (meal platter).
Capture the daily city moments. For photographers, the lanes, by-lanes, nooks, and crannies of the Blue City offer endless opportunities to store the memories of these cities. The blue houses with ethnic paintings on walls, the indigenous architecture and the uniformity of structures, make for a picturesque travel-log.
Many visit palaces and museums. How about visiting a burial ground? And that too of a commoner who became a legend. The burial place of Rajaram Meghwal is a site you cannot miss. Legend has it that Rajaram Meghwal, a commoner, volunteered to be buried alive on the foundation of this memorial, so a great fortress could be built. Strange as it may sound, the story behind this monument is worth a discovery.
Take a walk through the meandering lanes between rows of blue brick houses. Stop by at a random home and befriend a local. Rajasthan is renowned for their hospitality and practice is that they never let a visitor go back without feeding them sweets and water. Relish these precious moments, which a guided tour can never give you.
Head to the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park or the Clock Tower and watch the color play of the sunset sky.
For those inclined to fitness and healing, join a yoga workshop. Working out with the rising sun will not only rejuvenate you from within but also make the session fun.
On your next visit to the second largest city of Rajasthan, book Jaipur to Jodhpur cabs, make an itinerary you otherwise would never make, go where regular tourists don’t go, eat from places that aren’t on a food blog; experience Jodhpur in its true colors.
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