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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 the fort’s 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 …
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. These are the best in town, probably in all of Rajasthan, possibly in all of India.
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. And if you're feeling hungry the pancakes here are gaining legendary status.
Street Food in Jodhpur

Omelette Shops

On your right and left as you leave Sadar Market through its northern gate, these two omelette stalls compete for the attentions of passing travellers by knocking up seemingly endless numbers and varieties of cheap,…
Food in Jodhpur

MV Spices

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

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Take an autorickshaw to this hilltop palace, 3km southeast of the old city. The royal incumbent, Gaj Singh II, still lives in part of the building. Built in 1929, the 365-room edifice was designed by the British arc…
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…
Historic Building in Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada

This milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, sitting above a small lake 1km northeast of Mehrangarh, is an array of whimsical domes. It’s a welcome, peaceful spot after the hubbub of the city, and …