Jodhpur is Rajasthan 2nd biggest city, and you can come and plan a 2 days holiday to explore India’s largest privately-owned Fort and Palace, try some amazing Rajasthani Sweet & Spicy Snacks, and enjoy in a desert safari tour nearby.

View our list of best places to visit in Jodhpur in 2 days, and feel free to contact is for more details at 8209351141.

1. Arrival in Jodhpur

#1st arrive in Jodhpur
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Getting to Jodhpur is easy! You have three options: by road, train and flight. If you prefer the train or flight, you’ll land at Jodhpur Airport or Jodhpur Junction.

If you choose the road, then hire a cab and enjoy a scenic drive, like if you’re coming from Delhi, you can stop by Ajmer& Pushkar along the way, and if you’re traveling from Ahmedabad, visit sites at Udaipur and Jaisalmer before reaching Jodhpur.

2. Plan your breakfast in Jodhpur

#2 things to do in Jodhpur
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We suggest all our guests visiting Jodhpur to skip their hotel complimentary breakfast and try local local food of Jodhpur likr:

  • Pyaz Kachori, Mirchi Vada, and Masala Chai at Janta Sweets & Choudhary Namkeen.
  • Aloo Paratha & Poha at Shri Mishrilal Hotel in Sardar Bazar.

And there is no shortage of cafes in Jodhpur, and for a  relaxed breakfast, check out


  • Café Coffee Break, Saraswati Nagar
  • The Book Café, Cyber Park

They’re perfect for a leisurely start to your day. Enjoy your breakfast adventure!

3. Mehrangarh Fort

#3 Place to visit in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort is best place to visit in Jodhpur, and is visible from every rooftop of the old city. Its construction started in 1459 by King Rao Jodha, who wanted to relocate his capital from Mandore to a more secure location.

Inside the Fort, you’ll visit Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takht Vilas, & a collection of precious artifacts, beautiful paintings, ancient weapons, along with seven tall gates, built to protect all the palaces inside the Fort.

  • Entry Ticket: Rs 100 per person
  • Separate rates for Camera

4. Jaswant Thada

#4 Place to visit in Jodhpur
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Just next to Mehrangarh Fort, is Jaswant Thada which is a stunning white marble-made memorial complex, referred to as the Taj Mahal of Jodhpur.

This memorial site built in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh, for his father & all his ancestors who ruled Jodhpur.

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Rao Jodha Statue

You can come here to visit this temple-like complex built between beautiful gardens, next to Gulab Sagar lake, and also has a statue resembling Rao Jodha on a horse.

  • Entry Ticket: Rs 30 per person

5. Umaid Bhawan Palace

#5 Place to visit in Jodhpur
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The second most iconic landmark in Jodhpur after Mehrangarh Fort is Umaid Bhawan Palace, built for a noble cause to provide employment for more than 5000 families suffering from the 1930s Jodhpur famine.

Umaid Bhawan Palace is also the Umaid Bhawan Palace, and whose 2/3rd area serves as a luxurious 5-star hotel, though, one-third as a museum by its owner, Mr. Gajj Singh, who is from the Jodhpur royal family.

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Heritage Cars at Umaid Bhawan, one of many

Inside the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, you’ll discover a collection of pictures, paintings, artifacts, and impressive vintage cars, offering a fascinating glimpse into the royal heritage of Jodhpur.

  • Entry Ticket: Rs 30 per person

6. Mandore Gardens

#6 Place to visit in Jodhpur
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Mandore is like a little part of Jodhpur, kind of on the edge of the city. It was going to be the big capital of Jodhpur before they made Mehrangarh Fort.

Now, it’s a pretty nice garden area & you need to get a ticket to enter it & go see its attractions like Mandore Fort, which is all historic and cool. There are also these special memorial temple-style buildings called cenotaphs to remember the old kings of Jodhpur.

And the whole area has a lovely garden to relax in, especially in the evening.

Plus, there’s a museum that shares info on old Jodhpur history and statues from the past & and it even has a special place called the “Hall of Heroes” that tells stories about local gods and heroes. Such a neat place to visit!

  • Entry Ticket: Rs 30 per person

7. Clock Tower Market

#7 Place to visit in Jodhpur
Jodhpur Clock Tower


The Clock Tower Market, also called the Ghanta Ghar Market, is right in the heart of Jodhpur. It’s a buzzing place!

In the middle of the market, there’s a tall Clock Tower which was built a long time ago, back in the 19th century, by Maharaja Sardar Singh. Then, the market grew all around it.

Now, this market is where everyone goes, locals, and visitors like you to find all sorts of colorful things like bangles, cool handmade stuff like pottery, jewelry, wooden items, etc, for which Jodhpur is famous for.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to try local treats like Mawa Kachori – it’s like a sweet version of Pyaz Kachori we talked about for breakfast. Yum!

8. Toorji Ka Jhalra

#8 Places to visit in Jodhpur
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Rajasthan is famous for its stepwells and in Jodhpur one of the most famous ones is “toorji ka jhalra” or Toorji ki Bawdi.

It is said that in 18th century this stepwell was built by Maharaja Abhay Singh, to store rainwater and he did an amazing job here.

The mere architecture of this stepwell is so unique that you will just stare for quite some time, and will be tempted to jump it its clean transparent water, but please don’t do that.

As per me, it’s a hidden gem of Jodhpur which many travelers miss as this stepwell is located deep inside the residential area of Jodhpur, so you need to walk here a bit.

9. Osian Sand Dunes

#9 Places to visit in Jodhpur
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Osian, is a small town near Jodhpur and is a hidden gem that promises an unforgettable desert adventure. Just 65 kilometers away, it offers activities like camel safari, and jeep safaris across its 30-40 meter tall sand dunes, offering a taste of the majestic Thar Desert.

The evening here is amazing, with breathtaking sunsets here os truly something special, and you also get the opportunity to spend a night under the star-studded desert sky, with live music and luxury desert camps.

Usually Jaisalmer is famous for it desert safari & camping touts, but for those short on time, Osian is a perfect destination to enjoy the same, as they can get the same experience here in Osian.

10. Osian Mata Temple

#10 Places to visit in Jodhpur in 2 2days
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Visit the Osian Mata Temple near the Osian Sand Dunes, not far from Jodhpur. This temple is more than 1200 years old and dedicated to goddess Sachiya Mata. To get her blessings, you have to climb around 70-80 steps.

People here really believe that Mataji is also the Kuldevi of Oswal Community, and that’s why they come to this temple. The climb will felt like a journey, both physically and spiritually.

You can visit this temple before or after your desert safari in Osian, and its definitely a must-visit place to visit in Jodhpur in 2 days.

11. Nirali Dhani

#11 Places to visit in Jodhpur in 2 2days
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Live Musical Dance Performance

Similar to Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur, Jodhpur has Nirali Dhani. You can visit in the evening and enjoy musical and dance performances by local Jodhpur artists, puppet shows, magic performances. Jodhpur is famous for its magicians; one of them even became the Chief Minister of Rajasthan!

Additionally, Nirali Dhani offers accommodation as it has hotel services. You can also plan a wedding or an event here as they have ample banquet space. And don’t forget to try the local Rajasthan food here, with dishes like Dal Bati Churma, Thali, and more.

12. Masuriya Hill Garden

#12 Places to visit in Jodhpur in 2 2days

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Masuriya Hill Garden or Masuriya Hill Park is a garden area but 6-7 km outside Jodhpur. which is a well maintained park, on a hill and gives amazing sunset or sunrise of Jodhpur city, especially Mehrangarh Fort.

You can come here to capture some shots of Jodhpur city in evening and also spend some peaceful time,

So the above are as per me, then Top 10 places to Visit in Jodhpur in 2 days. But there is much more to Jodhpur.  So below we have shared more details on activities, markets, lakes, gardens and day trips that you can plan from Jodhpur.

A practical trip, to explore above 10 and below sites, you might need a 3rd day in Jodhpur, for which you can hire a taxi in Jodhpur from us at Rs 2,000 epr day cab fare. Call at 8209351141 for more details.

FAMOUS temples in Jodhpur

The two temples for which some travellers prefers to visit in Jodhpur are:

11. Chamunda Mataji Temple

This temple is inside Mehrangarh Fort premises, at the back end and only a few travellers visit here who have read about it or heard from some local. This temple is as old as the Fort it self and was built by the local rulers, as a symbol of protection of their kingdom from enemies.

12. Achal Nath Shivalaya Temple

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Achal Nath Shivalaya temple

Achal Nath Shivalaya temple is dedicated to Mahadev Shiv and was built in 17th Century by Maharana Gaga, or some state that this was built by the queen of Maharana Gaga in 1531. The main attraction of the temple is viewing 2 Shivling which is a very rare site.

As per the local priests, these shivlings are known as “Achal Nath” & “Gouri Shankar, and they are the main deity of this temple. You will good crowd here in sawan month & shiv ratri. So plan a here trip as per dates.

13. Shree Pal Balaji Temple

Shree Pal Balaji Temple Jodhpur

Shree Pal Balaji Temple

When I first saw this temple, I was surprise to see such a beautiful temple in Jodhpur, dedicated to hanuman Ji. The unique thing which I noticed here is that in this temple you will see the Hanuman ji have a mustache, I have never seen even a picture of Balaji in mustache.

As per locals this is a 200 year old temple, and locals from Pal village and Jodhpur city come here in good numbers on tuesday & saturday. So if you can travel 8 km from the city, do visit this unique temple.

FAMOUS Lakes in Jodhpur

Though Jodhpur is a desert city, but still there are a few beautiful lake sites that you can visit. These are:

14. Kaylana Lake

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Kaylana Lake

Also known as Mehrangarh Lake, it is located just next to Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. You might not see this lake if you are only visiting Mehrangarh Fort. However, when you leave for Jaswant Thada, located just next to the fort, you will find this lake for sure.

This is an artificial lake, built at the time of fort construction to store rainwater, as water in these desert cities was very precious. Nowadays, everyone gets water from their taps, so Kaylana Lake is now just a tourist spot. Nevertheless, it is still very beautiful, offering an amazing view of the fort from here.

15. Balsamand Lake

Balsamand Lake is 5 km outside of Jodhpur, and is also a artificial lake built in 1159 AD, to story water for Mandore city, the previous capital of Jodhpur. Today is a popular picnic place and a palace hotel has also been built here, Balsamand Lake Palace.

16. Gulab Sagar Lake

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Gulab Sagar Lake

Last n my list of Lakes in Jodhpur, I would like to share my best lake side in Jodhpur which is Gulab Sagar Lake point. I have used the term point here as this is not a lake built near a mountain to store rai water but more as a point created inside the Jodhpur city to collect the water from Balsamd Lake and then to be used by locals.

Today as we all know that we get water from Municipality so this lake point is now a tourist spot and you can also visit the famous Kunj Bihari Ji temple, dedicated to Shri Krishan along with a statue of Mirabai at the entrance.

FAMOUS Markets in Jodhpur

So the best market place in Jodhpur is Clock tower area and below we have shared the names of these markets and what are they famous for:

17. Sardar Market

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Sardarapura Market

So this is the main market of Clock tower area and also one of the oldest market for both locals and tourist like me. If you are here the  do buy stuff like wooden & leather handicrafts. local jewellery, and spices. And do bargin.

18. Tripolia Market

Anther old & famous market to explore in Jodhpur is the Tripolia Market, nit too far from Sardar Market. The market is names after the Tripolia Gate of Jodhpur, which was built in 18the century by Maharaja Ajit Singh of Jodhpur. This market is mostly famous for Antiques, & similar items which you can get from Sardar Market.

FAMOUS Gardens in Jodhpur

Out of top 4 gardens in Jodhpur, we have shared the best one above which is the Mandore Garden, but there are three more sites which are:

19. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

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rao jodha desert rock park

Built in 2006, as a part of Jodhpur tourism, near Mehrangarh Fort, this park was built as a small presentation of natural desert flora like rocks of local area, plants and also a finest places to come & relax. There is an entry fees of around Rs 30 and its worth a visit.

20. Umaid Udhyan Park

Umaid Udhyan Park is a public park built along with the construction of Umaid Bhawan Palace in 1943, and its still one of the best place for locals to spend some time in evening.

FAMOUS Stepwells of Jodhpur

Stepwells are now on decline in Jodhpur but still, Toorji Ka Jhalra which is now a popular tourist place, make many travelers thing that there might be some more sites like this in Jodhpur and there are:

21. Mahila Bagh ka Jhalra

Just 10 minutes walk from Toorji ka Jhalra, there is Mahila Bagh ka Jhalra which we have no idea when it was built. But there is a nice story attached with this place that took place in 2015. An Irishman name Caron Pierre, along with some locals took the responsibility to clean this stepwell and made this place famous.

FAMOUS Restaurants of Jodhpur

We have shared some popular breakfast spots in Jodhpur, and below, we are sharing a list of restaurants to try, along with some local suggestions::

22. Shahi Samosa Arora Namkeen

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Shahi Samosa Arora Namkeen

Add this place to your list of things to try in Jodhpur, as you will get the best samosas here, along with some namkeen.

The owner of this shop, Anand Prakash Arora, said that he once had a samosa while looking at the grand Mehrangarh Fort and came up with the idea of selling a samosa with a dry fruit filling. He then opened a samosa shop in 1984 named Shahi Samosa.

Today, he sells more than 2000 samosas a day at Rs 22 per piece.

23. Chaturbhuj Rameshchand Sweet Shop

This is a 125-year-old sweet shop in Jodhpur, famous for their gulab jamun, which, according to the shop staff, they prepare in desi ghee. I like them because they are not overly sweet, more soft, have cardamom and saffron in them, and are priced around Rs 500 per kilo.

24. Gulaab Halwa Wala

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Gulaab Halwa Wala

Located in Sardarpura, Jodhpur, but originally from Pali city near Jodhpur, Gulaab Halwa Wala is an invention of Mr. Gulabji of Pali. This halwa has dry fruits, is made from milk, khoya, cardamom, and not with any grain. Prices start from Rs 260 per kilo.

25. Arora Chat Bhandaar

Famous for their Palak Chat or Patta at Rs 65 with a besan fried tikki with fried palak, and a mixture o curd, onion, tomato, and sweet & tangy chutney. A very unique flavor which is quite a surprise to taste in Jodhpur.

FAMOUS Hotels of Jodhpur

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You know, there are plenty of hotels, guest houses, and even Havelis in Jodhpur. You can take a look at our list below to pick the one that suits you best, depending on your preferences.

  1. Umaid Bhawan Palace, Luxury
  2. RAAS Hotel
  3. Taj Hari Mahal
  4. Radisson Jodhpur
  5. Ajit Bhawan
  6. Zone by the Park, 3 star
  7. Chandra Imperial Hotel
  8. Hotel Mapple Abhay
  9. Indana Palace Hotel
  10. The Umeed Palace

BEST Day trips from Jodhpur

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The best day trip from Jodhpur is Osian, details shared above, where you can visit Osian Mata ji temple, enjoy desert safari and even stay at a desert camp, But there are a few more palces which you can visit in a same day trip. These are:

  1. Ranakpur & Kumbhalgarh Fort
  2. Ajmer & Pushkar
  3. Khimsar desert & camp
  4. Ramdevra Temple & Pokhran
  5. Bikaner

FAQ on Places to visit in Jodhpur in 2 days

Q1. Which is the best month to visit Jodhpur?

Answer: Months from October to February have decent weather and thus it makes then the ideal time for travellers. Though you will still find travelers in the month of August, September & March. Months from March to July are low season dates and also a time to plan a Jodhpur tour package at less cost.

Q2. Are two days enough to explore Jodhpur?

Answer: In 2 days you can easily explore all the popular sites of Jodhpur, and taste some amazing local food. Though you can always add 2 more extra days and visit Jaisalmer. Have a look at our Jaisalmer tour packages for more details.

Q3. What is Jodhpur famous for?

Answer: Jodhpur is famous for its forts and palaces, namely Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace, both of which are privately owned by the Jodhpur royal family.

Additionally, Jodhpur’s sweets are renowned, so much so that you can find Jodhpur Sweets shops in every city of Rajasthan, and even in Delhi. Lastly, Jodhpur is celebrated for its handicrafts, particularly in wooden work, bangles, and leather products.

Q4. How to reach Jodhpur?

Answer: You can reach Jodhpur by flight, but it has its limitations as it’s connected only with Tier 1 cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, etc. However, there is always a one-stop flight available for Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is well-connected by highway roads to all major nearby cities, and it boasts a major train station with daily trains from all Tier 1 and 2 cities.

Q5: Why there are son many Blue homes in Jodhpur?

Answer: Jodhpur is known as the “Blue City of India” because of its blue houses. There are two theories regarding this phenomenon. First, during the Maharaja’s rule in Jodhpur before 1947, all Brahmins used to paint their houses blue. The second theory, which appears to be more practical, is that the blue color, which is actually indigo, serves as a mosquito repellent, so it was wiser for health to paint your house with blue color.

Q6: What are popular activities I can enjoy in Jodhpur?

Answer: You can enjoy a zipline experience at Mehrangarh Fort, organized by a private company called Flying Fox. Afterward, you can plan a Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari tour where jeeps pick you up from your hotel in Jodhpur for a day trip to the Bishnoi village near the city. This tour provides insight into real rural life near Jodhpur and the Bishnoi community, which worships natural elements and regards animals as divine.

Q6: What are popular activities I can enjoy in Jodhpur?

Answer: You can enjoy a zipline experience at Mehrangarh Fort, organized by a private company called Flying Fox. Afterward, you can plan a Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari tour where jeeps pick you up from your hotel in Jodhpur for a day trip to the Bishnoi village near the city. This tour provides insight into real rural life near Jodhpur and the Bishnoi community, which worships natural elements and regards animals as divine.

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