Discover the secrets of the Blue City
If you want to experience India at its most colourful, Jodhpur is not to be missed. There’s something about the Blue City that captures the imagination. Take a Jodhpur holiday and you’ll discover a place that’s as rich in history as it is awash with colour.
So named because of the vibrant blue colours that decorate many of the houses in the old city area, Jodhpur is a photographer’s paradise. The city is dominated by the imposing 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India. Inside its fortifications are ornate palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. Nearby lies the ancient capital of Mandore with its beautiful gardens, temples and memorials.
Whether you’d prefer to stay in a small boutique hotel or luxuriate in the grandeur of what is one of the last of the great Indian palaces, Jodhpur has something for everyone. And, you could be in good company. The Umaid Bhawan Palace with its golden-yellow sandstone walls and sumptuous rooms, is both a lavish hotel and the home of the current royal family.
We’ll help you plan your dream Jodhpur holiday down to the last detail. Whether you want to book a private viewing of Mehrangarh museum’s royal collection or explore the tribes around the ancient desert village of Osian with its 6th and 8th-century temples; we’ll provide the expert guidance, insight and first-hand experience you need to make the most of this colourful city.