You will be picked up from your hotel in Jodhpur in a Tuk Tuk. The green and yellow taxis are found throughout Jodhpur. Taking a Tuk Tuk ride is something everyone should experience. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. This city has a few nicknames: “Gateway to Thar” as it is on the edge of the Thar Desert, “Sun City” as the sun shines very bright and hot almost every day of the year, and “Blue City” as most houses in the old city are shades of blue.
Your Tuk Tuk will take you to the one of Jodhpur’s markets. Here you can see skilled craftsmen as well as tailors who make the classic Jodhpur Breeches (pants for horseback riding). The market is a rich source of authentic Rajasthani antiques that cannot be found anywhere else. You will also walk through the blue part of the Old City; some of the places are not accessible even by small cars.
Your Tuk Tuk will take you to Mehrangarh Fort, a former palace. The Fort stands on a perpendicular cliff overlooking the walled city of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the best preserved forts in India. Rudyard Kipling described it as “the Work of Giants”. The Fort is now a museum, which hosts a collection of musical instruments, furniture, paintings, canons and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs).
You will also visit the Jaswant Thada, an immaculate white marble mausoleum overlooking a small lake in the heart of the city. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 to commemorate his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Jaswant Thada offers a serene escape within the bustling Jodhpur city.
Your Tuk Tuk will bring you back to your hotel in Jodhpur.