Top things to do in Jodhpur

Top Choice Fort in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh

Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a rocky hill that itself stands 120m above Jodhpur’s skyline, Mehrangarh is one of the most magnificent forts in India. The battlements are 6m to 36m high, and as the buildi…
Top Choice Museum in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Museum

The fort's museum encompasses its former palace, and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. The network of courtyards and halls features stone-lattice work so finely carved that it often looks more like sandalw…
Top Choice Indian in Jodhpur

Indique

This candlelit rooftop restaurant at the Pal Haveli hotel is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, with superb views to the fort, clock tower and Umaid Bhawan. The food covers traditional tandoori, biryanis and N…
Top Choice Cafe in Jodhpur

Shri Mishrilal Hotel

Just inside the southern gate of Sardar Market, this place is nothing fancy, but whips up the most superb creamy makhania lassis (filling, saffron-flavoured lassis). These are the best in town, probably in all of Ra…
Top Choice Cafe in Jodhpur

Cafe Sheesh Mahal

Coffee drinkers will enjoy the precious beans and the care that is bestowed on them at the deliciously air-conditioned Cafe Sheesh Mahal. The beans are of South Indian origin, roasted by Lavazza. And the pancakes (₹…
Food in Jodhpur

MV Spices

The most famous spice shop in Jodhpur (and believe us, there are lots of pretenders), MV Spices has five small branches around town, including one at Sadar Market, Meherangarh, that are run by the seven daughters of…
Gardens in Jodhpur

Mandore Gardens

Situated 9km north of the centre of Jodhpur, Mandore was the capital of Marwar prior to the founding of Jodhpur. Its gardens, complete with rock terraces and home to playful grey langurs, contain a variety of dark-r…
Palace in Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Gaj Singh II still lives in part of this hilltop palace, built in 1929 for Maharaja Umaid Singh. It was designed by the British architect Henry Lanchester and took more than 3000 workers 15 years to complete its 365…
Park in Jodhpur

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

This 72-hectare park – and model of ecotourism – sits in the lee of Mehrangarh. It has been lovingly restored and planted with native species to show the natural diversity of the region. The park is criss-crossed wi…
Indian in Jodhpur

Jharokha 360°

The rooftop terrace of Stepwell House hosts this classy restaurant featuring uniformed staff, Indian wine and Spanish beer. The excellent North Indian veg and nonveg dishes include tandoori favourites and Rajasthani…