The city is known as the “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. There are a number of places to see around the Jodhpur, India. Most of these Jodhpur excursions are related to the past of Jodhpur. Balsamand Palace was Maharaja Sur Singh of Jodhpur as a summer pavilion. Similarly, Mandore was the capital of the ancient state of Marwar, before Jodhpur. Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur got the Jaswant Sagar dam constructed. Like this almost every place around Jodhpur has a history attached to Jodhpur itself.

Location: It is located 335 kilometers west from the state capital, Jaipur How to get there: Best accessible place from all modes
Air – Jodhpur – Domestic Airport –New Delhi – 1 hrs 30 Min
Rail: It is mostly connected with railways to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Guwahati, Nagpur, Luck now and Jaipur
Best Time to Visit: October to March, July to September

The Ajit Bhawan

“The Ajit Bhavan Palace is the residence of the family of the Late General Maharaja Ajit Singh, younger brother of the late ruler, Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. Built at the turn of the last century, this stately home served as a residence that attracted Princes and Statesmen, Artists and Hunters, an electric mix of the interesting & the mundane – all drawn its true essence of Rajput hospitality”.

Accommodation: The Ajit Bhavan offers 70 rooms including Executive rooms, Luxury tents, Luxury rooms, Luxury suite and Royal Suites. Conferences & Meetings The Ajit Bhavan offers specially equipped meeting & conference room, royal & serene surroundings, venues, variety of cuisines, special themes for corporate and events meetings. • Specially equipped meeting & Conference room • Lawn for up to 300 guests • Indian, Continental & Rajasthani cuisine for catering events • Theme parties • Cultural shows • Royal and serene surroundings

The Ranbanka Palace

Ranbanka Palace is a heritage hotel in Jodhpur and is the only property in the blue city to be acknowledged as a ‘Classic Heritage Hotel’ by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. It aces every stringent requirement for this prestigious category. Ranbanka Palace is ideal for those who want to soak-in the flavors, history, luxury, dance, music, arts and culture of Royal Marwar. Taking its name from the war cry of the Rathore clan, Ranbanka Rathore – the invincible in battle, this palace hotel regales and grips with its many old world charms and contemporary offerings.

Accommodation 71 fully revitalized heritage rooms ranging from deluxe and club rooms to extravagant suites

Kuchaman Haveli

Jodhpur, capital of Marwar-state has a number of Royal Mansions (Haveli) and one of the best restored is, house of Kuchaman Thakur, now opens its gate to wel-come travellers. This property has not renovated and converted into a heritage hotel. Guest can now experience the famous Marwari hospitality and relive the glory of a bygone age.

Accommodation: 21 well-appointed rooms, including three elegant for those who want to experience the ultimate in luxury
Facilities Royal Welcome Concierge Business Centre Folk Dance and Puppet show on demand Ayurvedic and Traditional Massage Car Rental Doctor and Beautician on Call Desert and Village Safari Pickups from railway and bus stand Attached European style bathrooms Village Safari

Welcom Heritage Khimsar Fort

This magnificent fort is literally off the beaten track. Set in the midst of sand dunes, this amazing fort stands as securely as it did over many centuries of battle and strife. The construction of the fort was begun in 1523 by Rao Karamsji, 8th son of the founder of Jodhpur Rao Jodha, who chose the spot of Khimsar, 90 km from Jodhpur where one brother resided and 150 km away from Bikaner, kingdom of another brother.
Twenty one generations later, a part of this fort is still residence to the Karamsot Rathor direct lineage while the rest has been opened out to royal Rajput hospitality, personally overseen by the family, on a grand and elegant scale.

Accommodation: • 27 Standard Rooms • 20 Superior Room • 20 Proffered Rooms
Conferences & Meetings One of the most exquisite setups in heritage hotels- Place for conference and for celebrating a personal landmark such as a birthday, anniversary or any other private occasion. Welcome Heritage Khimsar Fort will provide you with a unique experience. With various outdoor venues, a 4500 sq ft. conference/banquet hall and the Khimsar Dunes Village, we could plan your event for the venues ranging from 10 persons to 350 persons.

Welcome Heritage Balsamand Garden Retreat, Jodhpur

Jodhpur, erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Marwar, had a chequered history replete with tales of velour, strife, romance and culture. The city was founded by Rao Jodha, Chief of the Rathore clan of the Rajputs in 1459 who shifted there from Mandore. Owned by the royal family of Jodhpur, it represents an epitome of heritage luxury that caters to the holiday maker as well as the business traveler with equal plan. It is surrounded by lush orchards of fruit trees laden with guava, papaya, lemon and wild berry.

Accommodation: 26 Garden Rooms

Welcome Heritage Balsamand Lake Palace, Jodhpur

A mere 5 kilometers north of the city limits of Jodhpur, on the Mandore Road, is the Welcome Heritage Balsamand Lake Palace, overlooking the still and clear Balsamand Lake. Built in red sandstone and employing the typical ornate Rajput architectural style, it was initially conceived as the summer residence of the Jodhpur Maharajas.
The lake itself which was artificially created in the 13th century as a water reservoir that supplied drinking water to the city – now complements the lush green lawns and staggered terraced gardens of the property. This old royal retreat has now been fitted with all modern amenities which however, does not take away from the old world charm of the property.

Accommodation: 10 luxurious Palace Suites

Mapple Abhay

Mapple Abhay, Jodhpur offers a perfect setting to experience the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan. Minutes away from the Umaid Bhavan Palace and Mehrangarh Fort the guests are a handshake away from the magical past. The Rajput chivalry and valour and the vibrant hues of history come alive in the red sandstone city.

Accommodation: Mapple Abhay offers 72 rooms (Standard, Deluxe and Club).

Umaid Bhawan Palace

The Palace was built, between 1928 and 1943, for H.H. Maharaja Umaid Singh ji, Grand Father of our present Maharaja, who had benevolently commissioned a new palace in 1923 to replace Mehrangarh Fort as the symbol of a new Jodhpur and to give employment to the people of Marwar during the period’s great droughts and famines.

Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.

ACCOMMODATION There are 64 rooms in Umaid Bhawan palace including Palace rooms, Historical Suites, Royal Suites, Maharaja Suites, Maharani Suites and Grand Royal Suites.

Vivanta by Taj (Hari Mahal Jodhpur)

There’s a new wow in Jodhpur. Just 3.5 km from the railway terminus and a mere 4 km from the airport. On the prestigious Residency Road. Close to Jodhpur’s business and entertainment areas. Drive in from the airport delighting in backseat surprises (we’re not revealing here). You’ll see how we deliver style in a quiet efficient way from the moment you step in. Our lobby is a unique mix of chic and classic. With its Latitude style architecture and Mogul-inspired domes, enameled murals, slender columns, and grand interiors. Sheer fantasy comes alive.

Accommodation: Hari Mahal offers 93 rooms including Slandered, Superior, Superior pool view, Superior garden view, Superior charm view, Premium suite.
Conferences & Meetings: • Over 28,000 sq ft of banqueting space spread over 6 type of conference rooms, 5,500 sq ft of the Amar Hall, 672 sq ft of the Analysis Mahal, 2135 sq ft of the Meherangarh Hall, and the 20,177 sq ft of Meherangarh Terrace, which can accommodate 1200 guests for a cocktail dinner • Six type of banquet halls and spaces – Amar Hall, Analysis Mahal & Meherangarh Hall. Besides Meherangarh Terrace, Debate & Strategy with seating capacities for up to 120 delegates in board room-style and 600 for theatre-style receptions.

Hotel Raas

Jodhpur’s first boutique hotel comprises three new buildings in addition to the original four; a rare and charming complex that reflects in many ways the Walled City itself. Indeed, with its sensational vistas, different styles and angles, a central water body, square and garden; and an all pervasive warm “organic feel” RAAS is a microcosm of the city. And…like virtually every home here, almost every room in the hotel enjoys the most spectacular view of Mehrangarh, rated in 2008 by Time Magazine as “Asia’s Best Fortress”.

Accommodation: GARDEN ROOMS: The four garden rooms are decorated with the same flair as the luxury rooms, and also offer a private sit-out garden. LUXURY ROOMS: 28 rooms offering stunning uninterrupted views of the Mehrangarh Fort from the bedroom, bathroom and private balcony. DUPLEX SUITES: The four Duplex Suites are located in the modern block, and boast a private balcony and covered seating area offering unparallel high-rise views of the Mehrangarh Fort HERITAGE SUITES: The three Heritage suites sit in the original eighteenth century Rajput residence, but still offer the ultimate in modern luxury, with a large bedroom, separate shower, and a cast-iron bath-tube.

Osian Desert Camp

Osian Sand Dunes Resort and Camp is located in the heart of the Thar desert near the ancient and picturesque desert town of the Osian on the Jodhpur – Jaisalmer Highway. Osian was a great trading centre on the silk route from the 8th to 12th century AD. It boasts of a number of intricately carved Hindu and Jain temples dating back to the 6th century.

Accommodation: Osian Desert Camps offers 51 luxuries Swiss tents.
Conference hall of 72 pax. Conference hall of 72 pax.

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