**Updated : April 2023**
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During our month in India we had the pleasure of visiting Jodhpur with our Intrepid group, although it was only a short stay, it immediately became one of our favorite places in India! Known as the Blue City of India or The Blue Heaven by some, this city is infamous for its indigo painted homes and buildings. Originally, these houses were only painted blue for a variety of reasons - if a priest of the followers of Lord Shiva lived there, to keep mosquitos at bay, and to keep houses cool in the summer heat. Scroll to the end of this post to see our best recommendations of what to do in Jodhpur!
Where to Stay in Jodhpur
During our short time in Jodhpur we stayed at the Jagat Vilas Heritage Home Stay - which was perfect for us in a variety of ways. The location was great, a bit out of town but we'll take the trade for the peace and quiet we experienced there. The wifi worked well, breakfast was great, and the rooms were spacious and clean (not always common in India) with a beautiful garden courtyard in the middle of the building. Depending on the dates you visit, the price can range from about $18 per night all the way up to $80 per night. Some other places we would recommend are :
Places to Eat in Jodhpur
If you're exploring the Old City of Jodhpur (where the blue part of the Blue City is) then you'll see PLENTY of small cafes that are great for grabbing a bite to eat or just to get a drink! There are two spots we would recommend finding and stopping at though that are just outside of the Old City near Ghanta Ghar. The first is supposedly the BEST Lassi place in ALL OF INDIA, too good to be true? Maybe. If you're not sure what Lassi is, then we should share that Lassi is basically a yogurt based drink with a smooth consistency that comes in different flavors like strawberry, mango, or just plain. Head to the bottom of the Shri Mishrilal Hotel and try one of their 50 ruppee ($0.61!!) Lassi drinks and decide for yourself! Looking for something with more spice? Head across the street to Shahi Samosa to try one of their fresh (and cheap) samosas! For only 20 ruppee ($0.24!!) you can try their famous samosas - which may or may not be a little spicy...see the video below. LOL.
If you're looking to try some of the cafes in the Blue City, we recommend the following :
Things to Do in Jodhpur
Although our time exploring Jodhpur was short, we put together a list of our favorite things to do in the area! We highly recommend checking these out whether you're here for a long time or a short time - we even added a few extra things our guide recommended that we didn't quite have time for!
Watch our Adventures in Jodhpur here!
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