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The Blue City

Let's first know about the reason for naming Jodhpur 'Blue city'. The houses of Jodhpur are painted in an Iconic shade of blue, especially the NAVCHOWKIYA city. The reason behind painting the building blue is to deter mosquitos, and also it is a soothing color that reflects heat well. Tourists visit Navchowkiya to explore the blue city, local people, and their culture. 


Mehrangarh Fort, the heart of Jodhpur, is another popular destination for tourists in Jodhpur. The Fort is situated on the top of the cliff. The Fort consists of four palaces, Sheesh Mahal which is the mirror hall, where you can see the astonishing mirror works. Moti Mahal which has painted glasses was the courtroom and Zanana Mahal which was dedicated to women. The best part of the fort is 'Phool Mahal'. The entire room is based on a floral theme, where maharajas used to do leisure activities. You can also enjoy the panoramic views of the Blue City from the compound of the back of Mehrangarh Fort. 

Tourists are allowed to visit from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. The entry fee for Indians is INR 60 whereas for foreign tourists it is INR 400. Entry to Mehrangarh Fort is free for all visitors on Jodhpur foundation day, the 12th of May. Tourists are allowed to carry cameras with them but it costs an additional INR 100. An audio guide is also available in Mehrangarh Fort for INR 600 for foreign tourists and INR 400 for foreign students. It is advised to wear comfortable footwear and hats to escape from extreme heat. 


Jaswant Thada, the Taj Mahal of Marwar is one of the beautiful pure white marble cenotaphs, which still retains its allure. You will get to witness Local musicians and folk singers sitting on the steps to welcome the visitors with authentic Rajasthani melodious songs. Tourists are allowed to visit from 9 am to 5 pm. The entry fee for Indians is INR 15 for both adults and children whereas for foreign tourists it is INR 30 for both adults and children. Tourists are allowed to capture the moment; the Still camera costs INR 25 whereas the Video camera costs INR 50. It is advised to explore both Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada on the same day because both the spots are quite close to each other. 


One can find adventure in Jodhpur doing zip-lining. Apart from the culture and history of Jodhpur zip-lining is another thing that will blow your mind. Flying fox zip-lining services are available at Chokelao Garden which offers you a panoramic view of the Blue City. They offer 6 different lengths of Zip-lining, which start from 70 meters and stretch up to 300 meters. One should have a minimum height of 4 feet 7 inches and a maximum weight of 115 Kilograms. The cost of Zip-lining is approx INR 2000. The service is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 am but it is advised to do it in the morning as the weather is pleasant. Make sure to avoid carrying expensive stuff, wear the proper outfit, shoes to prevent sudden jerks while landing. 



Mandore Garden is the best place to explore as well as to relax. The garden includes a collection of temples, cenotaphs, and a small museum. This place also offers you fantastic architecture. The main attraction of Mandore Garden is the single rock on which 16 figures of worries are carved and another attraction is the shrine which belongs to Three Hundred Million Gods. There is no entry fee to visit the Mandore Garden but if one wants to visit the museum there is an entry fee of INR 50. Tourists are allowed to visit from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 


Last but not the list you can take a tour to Ghanta Ghar located near Nai Sadak. There is no entry fee. There are two benefits of visiting Ghanta Ghar. The first thing is you can explore the place and the second is the market surrounding the Ghanta Ghar. The most popular market is Sardar Market, which provides a variety of attire, aesthetic home decor, and delicious food. No doubt from there you can get a perfect affordable souvenir.  


From October to March Jodhpur witnesses winter, this season is considered the best time to visit Jodhpur. These months are peak season in Jodhpur. From March to June summer arrives, and summers in Jodhpur are unbearable. Jodhpur welcomes rainfall between July to September. Although, there is not much rainfall. During these months, hotels offer many discounts. These months have neither hot summer nor much winter and of course not much rain. These will be the best months for budget travelers. 


Hotels and other accommodation facilities near Ghanta Ghar are more affordable than places near Mehrangarh Fort. Most of the tourist spots are located near Mehrangarh Fort. You can choose to stay near Ghanta Ghar which will save your money and for transportation; you can rent a bike from Ridobiko Solution Private Limited. The process for renting a bike is simple and easy, you just need to visit the official website of Ridobiko or you can connect us through 9971770131. The transaction is fully secured. You can even earn points on each of your successful transactions. Explore the Blue City with Ridobiko and earn for the next trip.


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