Is One Day in Jodhpur Enough?

#1 Apr 29th, 2010, 03:37
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My initial itinerary allowed only for an overnight stay in Jodhpur. When I found out that so many buildings there are painted blue, I added another day for taking pictures. I can easily spend an entire day almost anywhere doing nothing but taking photos.

Is only one day in Jodhpur enough, or should I add one more day? Is there anything else in the city itself to see or do?
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I think one day will be a little hectic. Mehrangarh Fort itself will take quite some time. then there is Umed Bhawan Palace Museum and other monuments and lakes. Doable in 2D 1 N but 2 nights stay will be better. You may cover Osian or other nearby places as well.
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Thanks very much for your response!
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I agree that one day would be hectic, but it can be done. The major sights are the Mehrangarh Fort and Umed Bhawan Palace, as mentioned above. To that I would add the central marketplace. If you hit the fort early and then taxi to the Palace, it's easily doable. I spent around four hours at the fort and two hours at the palace and felt that I covered both quite leisurely. The market is really just a place to wander about and soak up the local flavor; an hour is enough and if you skipped it altogether, there are other markets in India

It really depends on how deep you want to go vis a vis visiting other sites in Jodhpur.
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I concur - Jodhpur I think is a little unappreciated! we arrived as a stop on the way to Jaisalmer and really regretted we didn't have more time to spend. The old bazaar of the city is pleasant and the people friendly - a real pleasure to spend a leisurely walk -about. Much less pressure than we encountered elsewhere in Rajasthan. The fort of course is wonderful and deserving of many hours - I would try to have 2 or more days
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I stayed 1 day (actually not even a whole day). I think 1 day is sufficient for the city itself, 2 is probably better, but I wouldnt give Jodhpur 2 at the expense of other cities like Jaisalmer. If I had an extra day, I would have seen Osiyan or take a village safari.
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Jodhpur

I was there for one day, but I could have stayed for one more. The fort was incredible,but my biggest surprise was the market. I stayed in a wondeful little hotel injside the "Blue City" and loved the location. Jodhpur was perhaps my greatest surprise on my 2 week trip around Rajasthan
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Jodhpur has a lot of charm and if for the picture is a real gem. Take at least a couple of days. By the way, don't forget that bishnoi's area is quite close to Jodhpur and is a very interesting visit as well as the cenotaphs of Mandore and the hidden gem of Ossiyan.


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Hate to be the heretic, but I though Jodhpur was a disappointment. The fort is OK, but there are many forts in Rajasthan.
Other than that.....a day was plenty.
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Each to his own. I found Jodphur extremely faschinating, and i only spend one day there
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I'm scheduled for two full days in Jodhpur. I've seen photos of it, and I think it's fascinating! I leave tomorrow.

Thank you all for your replies.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dude57 View Post I was there for one day, but I could have stayed for one more. The fort was incredible,but my biggest surprise was the market. I stayed in a wondeful little hotel injside the "Blue City" and loved the location. Jodhpur was perhaps my greatest surprise on my 2 week trip around Rajasthan

wondering about this "wonderful little hotel inside the Blue City"...name?
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Well i would suggest that one day for me may not be sufficient.
But again if you want to spend time visiting and feeling the place then surely one day is not at all sufficient. On contrary if you just be there at the place physically for a presence then sure one day is sufficient.
If you plan to return again then dont go for another extra day...Else just feel the resonance of the "Rang Rangilo Rajasthan" means "Colourfull Rajasthan"
Its up to you...
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One day no way!

No way! I was there 21 days and sad to leave, my buddy David 40 days and he had to tear himself away. We're both photographers. It's the best city in Rajasthan for photography, and the best city overall in my opinion. Love love Jodhpur so much.

The heart of Jodhpur are the streets with 1km of the fort on all sides. It is the friendliest and most interesting city. Such awesome people there everywhere and so many people working with their hands - blacksmiths, sword makers, cobblers, toy makers, tailors, painters, instrument makers, etc. etc. Go to the Pouta and Savanchi markets to see the real Jodhpur. The fort is fine but it's really far from the best part of Jodhpur.
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There are a hundred great little guest houses near the clock tower, inside the blue city. Plenty to choose from, Rs. 400-500 for something pretty nice. Can get a hot shower, wi-fi, nice bed for 500
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