The city bathed in shades of the ocean and the sky! Jodhpur is an architecturally delightful and historic city situated at the base of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur, also know as the Gateway of Thar Desert, is a very popular tourist destination. Set on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue. Jodhpur was historically the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar, which is now part of Rajasthan.
The majestic Mehrangarh Fort, elegant Umaid Bhawan Palace, vibrant festivals like Marwar Festival, Gangaur & Teej are some of the reasons to visit Jodhpur Rajasthan.
- Arrive at Jodhpur Airport
- Enjoy the colorful roads of Jodhpur
- Check-in to Royalty of Jodhpur hotel
- Relish your tastebuds with a regal spread of Royal delicacies at the hotel
- Fun evening at the Sand Dunes, amidst The Great Indian Thar Desert.
- Have an unforgettable dinner beneath the stars
- Overnight stay in the hotel
- Start the day with a breakfast fit for royalty
- March through the Mehrangarh Fort
- Have the traditional style Rajasthani lunch at fine dine venue.
- Get ready to experience the royal Gala Night
- Gala Dinner in the hotel.
- Overnight stay in the hotel
- Start your morning with a lavish breakfast
- Check-out from the hotel
- Depart to airport and fly back with royal memories
- Accommodation in well appointed rooms for 2 Nights on Double occupancy
- Return airfare
- Transfers in AC coach on shared basis
- 02 Breakfast, 01 Lunch at Bal Samand Lake Palace and 01 Dinner at Khimsar Dunes
- 01 Gala dinner at the hotel includes:
- 2 Veg + 2 Non-Veg starters for 2 hours
- Free flow of alcohol for 2 hours
- DJ with light and sound
- Any Expenses of Personal Nature
- Any services not mentioned in the inclusions or any optional services
- Any kind of transfers not mentioned in the inclusions
- Early check in and late checkout will be at additional cost / subject to availability
- Any extra meal apart from the mentioned in the inclusions
- Event setup/ Tech Rider of Artists
- Licenses on actuals
- Venue rental
- GST as applicable
PLACES TO VISIT
Rising perpendicular and impregnable from a hill which is 125 metres above Jodhpur’s skyline is the Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh Fort still bears the imprints of cannonball attacks courtesy the armies of Jaipur on its second gate. Chiselled and sturdy, the fort is known for its exquisite latticed windows, carved panels, intricately decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.
UMAID BHAWAN PALACE
Built between 1928 and 1943, this grand yellow sandstone palace spreads over 26 acres of gardens, this elegant hotel in a grand building was once home to the Jodhpur royal family. the Umaid Bhavan Palace, one of the largest residential palace of the world. Maharaja Umaid Singhji was very fascinated by western lifestyle and architecture so he marshalled the services of Henry Vaughan Lanchester, a well-known English architect to construct the Umaid Bhavan Palace.
This milky white memorial built towards the end of the 19th century as a tribute to the leader Jaswant Singh is a huge tourist attraction. Jaswant Singh, who ruled Jodhpur, invested well in his state. Jaswant Thada is a perfect example of architectural brilliance. The architecture is made of white marbles which are so fine that the outer surface of the whole building emits a warm glow during sunlight. Currently it exhibits a variety of paintings and portraits of Jodhpur rulers.
Towards the north of Jodhpur is the ancient capital of Marwar, Mandore. This area is of major historical importance and you will find the dewals or cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers. Unlike the original chhatri-shaped cenotaphs that are typical patterns of Rajasthan architecture, these are built along the lines of Hindu temples. Prominent among them is the chhatri of Maharaja Ajit Singh, built in 1793.
CLOCK TOWER & SARDAR MARKET
The clock tower is a popular landmark in the old city. The vibrant Sardar Market is close to the tower, and narrow alleys lead from here to a bazaar selling vegetables, spices, Indian sweets, textiles, silver and handicrafts. It is a great place to ramble around at leisure.
Balsamand Lake is about 5 kilometres from Jodhpur on the Jodhpur-Mandore Road. Built in 1159 AD, it was planned as a water reservoir to cater to Mandore. The Balsamand Lake Palace was built on its shore later as a summer palace. It is surrounded by lush green gardens that house groves of trees such as mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum. Animals and birds like the jackal and peacock also call this place home. This lake is now a popular picnic spot with tourists and locals.
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This ancient dance form is performed by women of the Kalbelia community who, by profession, are snake charmers and trade in snake venom. This ancient dance form has dance movements similar to the movements of the serpents and hence, even the costumes are black colored. This is an extremely sensuous dance form which completely enthralls the onlookers.
Traditionally, out of bound of men, this dance form was performed solely by Rajput women on auspicious occasions. Only the women perform it with their faces covered by a veil. They dance while singing traditional songs and perform circular movements gracefully and charmingly.
This traditional dance form requires lots of skill and patience as this dance is performed with pots on the head and lamps in the hand of the dancers. In such a state, the dancers perform several flexible and graceful movements of the body. This dance is performed on gay occasions, like marriage or birth of a child.
Kacchi-Ghodi, or the dummy horse dance, originated from the bandit regions of Shekhawati. The dancers are elaborately dressed, and so are the dummy horses, which perform sword fighting sequences with utmost vigor. A ballad singer usually sings the tales of chivalrous men. This dance form is generally performed on gay occasions.
This is an extremely difficult dance to perform which is carried out by the Banjara community. The dance involves breathtaking fire stunts wherein the dancers perform by holding fire rods in their hands and filling up their mouths with kerosene. The fire rods are also moved on their heads and legs by the dancers.
TERAH TAALI (THIRTEEN BEAT) DANCE
The Terah Taal dance is a beautiful musical dance in which the dancers place manjeeras (little brass discs) on their waist, legs, hands and forehead, at least thirteen places on their body. This dance is performed as a kind of ritual to please Baba Ramdeo, a local deity of Rajasthan.
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These paintings were tinted by Rajasthani painters who portray the royal and romantic life of Mughal’s in their paintings. Another style of painting found in Rajasthan is the Rajputana painting that depicts the royal lifestyle of Rajasthan along with the incidents from Ramayana or Mahabharata.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 2,000
When it comes to famous art works, the blue pottery in Rajasthan comes on top of the list. They are used to enhance or liven up the beauty of home. At earlier times, it augmented the appearance of mosques, tombs, and palaces and was introduced by the Mughals.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 2,500
Known as the heartland of block printing, tie-dye work, bandhani, color-riot, embroidery, and applique, Rajasthan offers some most famous patterns that can allure anyone.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 1500
Available in innumerable colors, patterns, and range, the Jodhpurijuttis are quite popular. Made up of pure leather, these beauties add a tinge of royalty in any apparel. Termed as ‘Mojaris’, there is a lot of skill involved in making these Mojaris as they undergo several processes.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 700
Minakari can be described as the art of colouring and ornamenting the surface of metals by fusing over it brilliant colours that are patterned in an intricate design. Mina was popular both with the Mughals and the Hindu princes of Rajasthan where it was used for enriching jewellery and for creating other precious objects.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 500
Rajasthan is the only ideal place where you will get extensive range of carpets in India as the state is the prime manufacturer. Diverse patterns like; charkona, mehrab, dushala, and shikar on finest quality of woolen fibers. The dazzling colors of the carpets catch the eyes of the tourists.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 500
Crafted from wood, clay, stones, and other easily available materials, toys and dolls in Rajasthan are not just meant for children but also for religious rituals and festivals. The puppets, better known as ‘kathputli’, they are the handmade puppets which can be found in vibrant colored with attached strings.
Approx. Cost – Starting from INR 350
A trip to Rajasthan cannot be completed if you have not tasted any of the famous sweets. These sweets are made up with pure desi ghee, sugar, and milk. Kachori is a delicious and crunchy delight, Straight from the heart of Rajasthan probably originated in Jodhpur but is pretty popular among Indian households.
Approx. Cost – Varies
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