Previously known as Marwar, the city of Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha of the Rathore clan in the year 1459. With the mighty Mehrangarh Fort towering over it, the Blue City, as Jodhpur is sometimes called, is an architectural masterpiece. Listed by Lonely Planet as one of the most extraordinary places to stay in 2014, this city is set in the desolate landscape of the Thar desert. Jodhpur has kept its rustic flavors alive in the historical old city protected by a 10 feet long 16th century wall. The picturesque forts and monuments of Jodhpur have been attracting tourist from all over the world for many years. The traditional music and arts have also been preserved and appreciated over the years keeping the legacy of this culturally rich city alive.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It can be divided into two parts:
Getting to the city from the Airport
Tipping is not expected but appreciated in India.
Jodhpur is known on one hand for its super spicy savories, while on the other hand, it religiously follows the tradition of ‘meethi manuhaar’ which means treating your guests with loads of sweets. Sojati Gate is one of the main areas in the city where you get the aromas and flavors of all these delicacies.
Some notable restaurants serving the local specialties include:
Though Jodhpur does not particularly boast of any premium wine manufacturing culture, the wine appreciating culture has always been a part of the royal traditions of Jodhpur. The city is known for its sophisticated taste for wines from around the globe.