Explore the city of forts- Jodhpur, taking a plunge in the realms of the Rajputs. Though it’s a part of the desert state yet you will find more colours than ever on your platter while going around this place. The palaces, the forts, the market places and above all the food manifold your joy to the utmost. Here’s a small detour from the city life of Jodhpur with a few steps into the colours that this city has to offer.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Sprawling upon an area of about 26 acres, this majestic palace is a treat to the visitors’ eyes. The banquet hall, the plush green gardens, the polished black floors of the lobby, the frescoes – this palace spells the word ‘lavish’ with each stone of it. It takes around ten minutes to reach this heritage spot from the ‘Civil airport’ of Jodhpur and you can avail the Jodhpur cab booking services for your travel. The gorgeous vintage cars displayed on the plush green gardens are one of the valuable collections of the museum, housed in this palace. The miniature paintings, porcelain wares, elegant murals and the collection of antique miscellaneous stuffs used as royal household utilities- all displayed here will render you in awe much of the regal sort that your eyes would cherish a lifetime.
Nothing can be more refreshing than the fresh cool breeze by the side of a lake. At a distance of about 5 kilometers from Jodhpur lies this lake palace of Balsamand. While you spend a few moments at this place, the purpose it used to serve to the royalties of Jodhpur will step into your minds as well. This summer palace has now become a much-loved picnic spot owing to the tree-groves and gardens it houses. While exploring the city of Jodhpur, a road trip to the calmer lap of this place can be one of the best hideouts from the cacophony.
The delectable cuisine Jodhpur offers will melt your hearts in a go! It is the best place for the spice-lovers. The much talked about ‘dal batichurma’ is the must-have when you are in Jodhpur. ‘Lasanki chutney’ is another from the city’s local kitchens. For the meat lovers, this one dish Laal Maas in Rajasthani style is a must-have of the city. Every gulp of it is ought to render you overjoyed with the spicy meat melting in your mouth. Once done with the maincourse, do make it a point to have the special desserts of this city. This place has a number of desserts to serve your sweet tooth cravings. The best of which include the Mawa kachori, a khoya stuffed kachori loaded with sugar-syrup and dry fruit toppings. Another delicacy that you will find mostly in this part of Rajasthan is the ‘Ker Sangri’ served along with ‘bajreki roti’ and tastes more or less like a tangy pickle.
Though most of the Rajasthani tie-and-died colour worked fabrics are available here, yet this city has something special for its tourists as well. ‘PukhrajDurryUdhyog’ is a must-visit of Jodhpur. The routes to these market places are better known by the residents and local taxi service in Jodhpur can take you to the right place for the authentic items within shorter time. The handwoven rugs made by the traditional durry weaving portray various colourful designs. On your way back, this can be a souvenir from your trip.