We all want to see the world, don’t we? The impulse that comes over us, from time to time, to just pack our bags and head off on a journey, without telling anyone, an escapade that can take us to places.
Such is the joy of exploring the world that mere visualizing my future trips gives me goosebumps and that’s why I like to image myself, in a travel context among other scenes, in my creative visualization sessions, and let me tell you, it feels very therapeutic. Try it sometime.
It’s wonderful to have a travel bucket list, most of us do have one, but when is it ever possible to squeeze the world into a small list ? That’s why, besides that “places to visit” inventory you have, be receptive to every opportunity that opens the door to a place, not seen and explored before. Trust me, there’s always so much, around the corner, to explore that you will never fall short of travel destinations.
So, if you have managed to get a whiff of where I am headed to with the intro, you know I am trying to tell you that our own country is a treasure trove of some of the most phenomenal places that are waiting to be rediscovered by you, in your own singular way. And while you dream about traveling internationally, keep some space for our indigenous wonders, on your list, too.
One such wonder is JODHPUR.
Let’s Get A Little Familiar With Jodhpur, IfYou Aren’t Already:
Jodhpur, popularly known as the Blue city, is located in the northwest region of the state of Rajasthan. It’s one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in India and why wouldn’t it be, Jodhpur is just like a colorful dream; its markets, houses, forts, everything about it is vibrantly quaint and inviting.
If you ever get an opportunity to explore those narrow lanes, running between the tightly packed traditional houses, the doors painted with bright hues, the markets displaying those beautifully crafted handloom items, I bet you wouldn’t be able to look away. Such is the charm of this place.
Jodhpur, like a perfect destination, is a full package deal. It has something for everyone. An ideal place for history lovers, who can enjoy investigating the fascinating history of Rajputana heritage, through its forts, palaces, and monuments.
And it’s okay, if you aren’t a fan of history, I am certain, you won’t say no to an evening spent in the colorful, rustic markets of Jodhpur. Handloom fabric and furnishing items, apparels, fashion accessories, you name it and Jodhpur has it. In my experience, it’s a haven for the people, who are always on a look out for interesting home décor.
Another element that makes Jodhpur special is it’s luxurious and royal-looking hotels. Who doesn’t like the feel of staying in an almost palace like place, if not palace? Thanks to its tasteful culture, even budget hotels, in Jodhpur, have intricate interiors and a classic essence to them.
How To Reach Jodhpur? It’s Easy!
By Flight: There are direct flights from every major city to Jodhpur. The main city of Jodhpur is approximately 3.2 km away from the Jodhpur International Airport.
By Road: You can drive to Jodhpur from Delhi or take a bus, if your wish. The travel distance between Delhi and Jodhpur is around 627km, which is approximately 10hr 30 min of road travel.
Where Did I Stay?
It goes without saying that Jodhpur is a home to beautiful heritage resorts and hotels, and probably that’s the reason, choosing one is often not an easy choice. On one of my travels to Jodhpur, I was also faced with the same challenge, but I ended up making the right choice, because I chose the Pal Garh Heritage Resort!
Located in a small hamlet of Jodhpur, named Pal Village, Pal Garh Resort is only 15 minutes’ drive from the main city. If you don’t want to stay in the city and not far off from it too, then Pal Garh Resort is for you.
This place is a treat for your eyes, with rooms that welcome you with their exquisite interiors and a nicely kempt garden, maintained right in the middle of the property.
There is an outdoor pool and a game area in the resort for your recreation, so if you don’t feel like stepping out on any given day, you can stay in and have some relaxing time.
An open-air dinning arrangement, at the resort, was one of the highlights of my travel. Having dinner, under the stars, especially when it’s served by the courteous hotel staff, made my night.
Jodhpur has varied experiences to offer to its travelers. Attractions like Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan, Ghanta Ghar and the flea market around it, and one of the most famous sports, the flying fox, for the adrenaline junkies.
And if you have enough days on your hands, places like Ajmer and Pushkar, aren’t that far too! See, it’s all about hitting the road now!
I know, we can’t DO travel right now, but we can always TALK about it, right!