Two days exploring the maze-like streets of Jodhpur’s city center and then a tour of the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the grandest hilltop fortresses in Rajasthan State, India. Jodhpur was famously known as the “Blue City” because of blue-painted houses sprawling all over the city.

Itinerary Rundown

  • Ranakpur: Ranakpur Jain Temple and Countryside Walk
Day 1
  • Ranakpur
  • Jodhpur
  • Ranakpur to Jodhpur by Bus
  • Jodhpur Hostel Check-in
  • Jodhpur City Center Walk
    • Mehrangarh Fortress and City Palace
Day 2
  • Jodhpur
  • Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by Train
  • Jaisalmer: Golden City Fort and the Thar Desert
  • Northern India
  • South and Southeast Asia

Trip Date — October 2013

Itinerary Notes & Tips

Day 1

Ranakpur to Jodhpur

  • Ride bus from Ranakpur to Jodhpur – R89
  • Arrival at Jodhpur Bus Station
  • Ride auto rickshaw to Yogi Guest House – R30

Jodhpur Hostel

  • Check-in at Yogi Guest House
    • Double fan room – R400

Jodhpur City Center

  • Jodhpur walking tour
    • Sardar Market and Clocktower
    • Eat at Omelette Shop
      • Masala cheese on toast – R60
    • Mehrangarh Fort
      • Entered through eastern gate
      • Admission fee for City Palace museum with free audio guide – R400
      • Moti Mahal
      • Sheesh Mahal
      • Phool Mahal
      • Zenana Deodi
      • Chamunda Mataji Temple
      • Exit through western gate
    • Eat at Kerala South Indian Restaurant (outside train station) – R100

Day 2

  • Check-out

Jodhpur to Jaisalmer

  • Ride autorickshaw to Jaisalmer-bound bus station – R80
  • 10:00am to 3:34pm – Ride bus from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer – R200