6 Forts In Jodhpur Symbolising Past Glory To Visit In 2021
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Local Experiences Of Jodhpur

Jodhpur Forts

1. Mehrangarh Fort
2. Umaid Bhawan Palace
3. Rohet Garh Fort
4. Fort Chanwa
5. Fort Khejarla
6. Mandore Fort.

Talking about the land of royals, one can think of majestic forts in Jodhpur along with its enriched history and architecture. The captivating beauty of these forts is enough to catch the attention of any visitor at once. Most of these forts date back to decades and their structure speaks up for themselves.

Exploring the Jodhpur Forts takes you back to time where you can treat your eyes with the remains of the royalty that resided here. Mehranagarhh fort is one of the extravagant forts that stands as an epitome of grandeur in Jodhpur. The mesmerising sagas of the place will leave you awestruck.

Presently, these Forts near Jodhpur like Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and others are a major tourist attraction in the state of Rajasthan. Many forts located here are turned into palaces with a broader perspective of getting the world acquainted with the rich culture of the area. Array of popular personalities have even hosted their wedding in the magnificent forts of Jodhpur that have been the talk of the year too.

Here is a list of forts in Jodhpur:

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COVID-19 : JODHPUR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 14 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to JODHPUR?

Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing of masks in mandatory when out in public.
  • Thermal screening is mandatory for all passengers upon arrival
  • No e-pass required for inter-district or intra-district travel.
  • COVID-19 tests to be conducted for symptomatic travellers
  • Travellers are required to download the Aarogya Setu App on their phones.
  • A self-healthcare declaration is required to enter Jodhpur.
  • COVID-19 related night curfew has been lifted in Jodhpur
  • No "minimum number of passengers" rule in any vehicle.
  • Malls, markets, shops, parks and attractions are open to public.
  • 14 days of voluntary home quarantine for all travellers to Jodhpur.
  • In case a passenger is showcasing COVID-19 symptoms, they shall be isolated and admitted to the nearest health facility.
  • Travellers who are going to Jodhpur for less than 7 days are exempted from home or institutional quarantine if they have a negative RT-PCR test certificate.
Flights

Flights to Jodhpur airport are running from Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

Trains

A special train is running from Jodhpur to Jaipur.

Local Transport

Buses, Taxis, cab aggregators and autos are allowed in Jodhpur.

The state government of Rajasthan has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while tourists to visit Jodhpur. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

No e-pass required to visit Jodhpur for intra-state and inter-state travellers Updated: 14 Sep 2020

Visitors from districts in Rajasthan as well as other states do not need an e-pass to travel to Jodhpur anymore.Read more

Night Curfews, Weekend Lockdowns Lifted in Jodhpur Updated: 14 Sep 2020

According the MHA guidelines for Unlock 4.0, the state government of Rajasthan has lifted all night curfews and weekend lockdowns in Jodhpur and neighbouring districts.Read more.

Places of Worship Allowed to Open in Jodhpur Updated: 14 Sep 2020

As per the recent MHA guidelines for Unlock 4.0, all places of worship in Jodhpur have been allowed to open with strict safety measures.Read more.

Hotels and Resorts in Jodhpur are Functioning Now Updated: 14 Sep 2020

Several resorts and hotels in Jodhpur have begun operations with strict safety measures as per the Unlock 4.0 guidelines from the MHA.Read more.

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Mehrangarh Fort

The breath-taking robust structure of Mehrangarh Fort nestles at 400 feet above the skyline of Jodhpur. It had been the abode to Rajput’s for over 5 centuries that now stands as an epitome of power and prestige.

It was built during the rule of Rao Jodha in the year 1459. It sits on a 125 m high hill and is spread over an area of 5 sq. kilometres. The seven gates residing in the Mehrangarh Fort were constructed by different rulers who ruled here. It is one of the huge and exquisite Jodhpur Forts that tons of visitors explore every year.

Location: P.B # 165, The Fort Rd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006.

Timing: 9 AM-5PM.

Entry fees: For Indian Tourists: INR 60 per person; For foreign nationals: INR 400 per person.
02

Umaid Bhawan Palace

This fort is named after the renowned Maharaja Umaid Singh who was the grandfather of the present owner of this Fort, Gaj Singh. It is one of the most beautiful Forts in Jodhpur that includes three parts, private residence of the royals, a museum and some parts for hospitality managed by Taj Hotels.

In the hospitality space of this Palace, 347 exquisite rooms are offered for the guests to taste the lifestyle of royalty. In the private residence, principal royal Jodhpur family stays at this palace. This fort has received prestigious awards like World's best hotel at the Traveller's Choice Award.

Location: Circuit House Rd, Cantt Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Timing: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Entry fees: For Indian Tourists: INR 30 per person; For foreign nationals: INR 100 per person.
03

Rohet Garh Fort

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This is one of the spectacular forts in Jodhpur turned hotel where royal vibes float in the air. Thakur Dalpat Singh 1 generations has been residing at this fort from 1622 AD. This place has been serving as a World’s best small, boutique, charming luxury Hotel for the guests visiting.

The place resides luxury royal accommodations along with tents at its premises to offer its guests the feel of all types of accommodations at its place. The fort itself is 400 years old and is a treat to the eyes to watch its every corner.

Location: Village Post Rohet, Rohet Garh, Rajasthan.
04

Fort Chanwa

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This 18th century fort turned hotel is made of the popular red sandstone of Jodhpur. It is one of the luxury heritage hotels in Jodhpur Forts that is a key attraction for every visitor to find their accommodation in.

The excellent architecture and royalty can be seen fused in everything. Maharaja Manish Soni got it constructed in the first place and today it is owned by his generation’s royalty Maharaja Manish Soni and Rani Madhu Devi. It sits in the spectacular backdrop of Thar Desert and is located close to the main attractions like Urban Haat, Mehrangarh Fort, Luni Rivera and more.

Location: Luni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
05

Fort Khejarla

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An ancient monument among the splendid beauty of the desert stands one of the exquisite Forts near Jodhpur, Fort Khejarla. It was constructed in history with the purpose of safeguarding the city from its boundary.

The architecture of the fort is Rajput-Mughal inspired and the robust structure of the fort will capture your heart. This fort had saved the Rajput’s during their rule from an array of Muslim attacks. Presently it is running as a hotel catering to the desires of visitors to spend a day or two in royalty on their vacation.

Location: FORT, Khejarla, Rajasthan.

Timing: 10 AM-5 PM.
06

Mandore Fort

This fort was constructed by King Nahar Rao Panwar in the 6th century who belonged to the Gurjara -Pratihara dynasty. This exquisite Forts in Jodhpur is located just five-and-a-half miles from Jodhpur in an ancient village named Mandore. The town was abandoned decades back by the people and presently only the remains of the city can be seen around.

Although the Mandore Gardens in the fort have well preserved the beauty of this fort of the bygone times. One can also catch a glance of the remains of Durga Temple, huge Brahma Mandir and others in the fort. Another main attraction of this fort is the Hindu temple that is often renowned as the ‘Temple of 33 crore gods‘.

Location: Mandore Fort, Mandore, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Timing: 10 AM-5 PM.

Entry fees: INR 50 per person for visiting the museum in the fort.
Newly Added Jodhpur Experience
05 November 2019
Excellent
It is a great deal. Beautiful place to stay. Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful person. Food was tasty & ample. The provided unlimited mineral water for us as and when required. Camel safari was also good & enjoyable. We enjoyed true Rajasthani folk cultural program at night. It was diwali on that particular day. They had arranged some in-house fireworks. Dark starlit sky, campfire, fireworks, folk music & wines - the whole ambiance was ecstatic. Overall a very good & comfortable stay. Only thing I would like to remind you that the region where the camp is located is named Osiyan. Here, you won't find complete desert like Jaisalmer. It is more like a terrain covered with thorny bush. Sand dunes are limited though the camel will take you to a nearby one. But, it's not a fault of owner. You will get compensated with their warm & humble hospitality.
20 September 2019
Excellent
Rajasthan > Jodhpur > Osian Desert > Safari Camp > Camel Safari When I heard of Camel Safari Activity in Thrillophilia first thought which came into my mind was of Sand Dunes & Sunset. Thrillophilia arranged the activity to such an extent that it was like dream became reality. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset upon reaching the summit of our 30 minutes hip-hop Camel Ride. An experienced guide accompanied us explaining the flora and fauna of the desert along the ride and he took few pictures also to memorize this event. Everything was perfect from the evening sun to the delicious meal that one can enjoy afterwards at the camp (at extra cost).
14 December 2018
Excellent
My mom and I really enjoyed this camel ride. The guide, Dhanna was fantastic and took us back to his place for a home cooked meal made by his wife. It was so peaceful riding the camels in the Thar desert to disappear from the hustle and bustle of the India cities. We couldn't have loved the tour any more. Absolutely fantastic!
17 November 2019
Excellent
A really great time! We very much enjoyed the cultural experience in the local village. We also took a jeep safari which showed the local wildlife; our guide Minaj was sweet, friendly and took extra time to be sure we really enjoyed it. Can't wait to come again! The Bishnoi people were inviting and helpful, and the sweet and quiet time in desert was a great reprieve from the cities. We wish them well and to see again.
"Excellent tour special thanks to Sumer and family for very nice Camel ride and homely tasty food. "
16 December 2019
Excellent
Samsara Resort is a really great place to spend quality time with family. Staff is really cooperative and helpful. Best part was jeep safari. Food is really awesome, We experienced the cultural festival and dune bashing provided by the resort.
17 January 2020
Excellent
Samsara Desert Camp And Resort was very well maintained. Rooms were nice and spacious. We had a great time especially the desert safari and the cultural program organized by resort. Do try Rajasthani thali at their restaurant and spa I am sure you will not regret it. I loved the Thrillophilia platform for making the activities inclusive of stays. Must visit place!!
02 March 2020
Excellent
It was an amazing stay. The booking through Thrillophilia was super smooth. The owner of the place Mr. Mahaveer is very helpful and welcoming person. All staffs of this place are very very well behaved and courteous. They served us all inclusions, written in booking voucher. The Camel Safari, Rajasthani Folk Music & Dance, food (lunch, dinner and breakfast) were awesome. The Rajasthani dishes were so delicious. We've enjoyed every bit of stay at this place!! Definitely recommenced place.
Excellent
"Experience was awesome...????... never thought such experience as I kept expectations low and then what I saw n feel over there was some different level and full of excitement.\nrecommend to everyone. with or without family... doesn't matter."
The awesome tour we had! We enjoyed the camel-ride, jeep-safari, and bonfire with cultural programs... Both the place has amazing sightseeing. We enjoyed this tour every time. Nice accommodations, food, & transportation... The coordinator was supportive. Such a wonderful experience.

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People Also Ask About Jodhpur

  1. What are the famous forts near Jodhpur?

    1. Mehrangarh Fort: This magnificent fort stands 400 feet above the skyline of Jodhpur that is a charm to watch. It narrates the story of bygone times from its each corner.

    2. Umaid Bhawan: One of the private residences of the royalty of Jodhpur and a part turned Hotel, Umaid Bhawan exquisite structure and interesting history is worthy to explore around.

    3. Rohet Garh Fort: This fort turned hotel is a 400 years old fort. It is one of the forts near Jodhpur where one can catch a glance of the lifestyle of the people in the bygone times here.
  2. What are the best places to stay near Mehrangarh Fort?

    1. Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace: A part of this exceptional royal fort is managed by the Taj group where they offer their remarkable hospitality services close to the main attraction of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort.

    2. RAAS: This boutique hotel in Jodhpur has a breath-taking structure, interiors and exteriors that offer captivating distant views of the Mehrangarh fort from its place. The robust structure of the hotel is made from red sandstone.

    3. Hari Mahal: With a Mughal inspired structure and exquisite architecture to lay your eyes, Hari Mahal will surpass your expectation with its phenomenal hospitality, dining, rooms and more.

    4. Indana Palace: This hotel near Mehrangarh Fort received the Excellence award for its exceptional hospitality. It has a perfect blend of modern living and facilities along with ancient architecture.

    5. Bijoli Palace: One of the plushest hotels in Jodhpur, Bijolai Palace is an epitome of excellent artwork, hospitality, stunning interiors and exteriors and unmatchable charm.
  3. What is the best time to visit Jodhpur?

    The best time to plan for your vacations to Jodhpur is in the months from October to March. The temperature dips down during the winter season here as compared to the melting hot temperatures of the summer season.
  4. Which fort is best in Jodhpur?

    One of the best forts in Jodhpur that one should definitely pay their visits to is Mehrangarh fort. Other renowned forts in Jodhpur that one can explore are Umaid Bhawan, Rohet Garh Fort and others. These forts truly reflect the grandeur of the rulers that ruled the city in history.
  5. What is Jodhpur famous for?

    Jodhpur is well known for its ancient heritage that is well preserved in its magnificent forts. The traditions, culture and luscious Rajasthani cuisines will captivate your heart. The royal palaces dating back to centuries are also worth exploring.

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