Jodhpur is situated at a distance of 335 km from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the ‘Sun City’ due to the bright sunny weather it experiences throughout the year. Moreover, many people call it the Blue City due to the blue coloured houses that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. The city is built around the fort and is bound by walls. The city was once a part of the princely state which was also called Jodhpur and its capital city was called Marwar.

The handicrafts industry of Rajasthan has witnessed a boom in the past few years. The cottage industry of this region is famous for its glass bangles, carpets, cutlery and marble. Furthermore, a major contributor to the economy of this region is tourism. Due to the splendid architectural specimens in the city that stand out against the starkness of the Thar Desert, hordes of tourists are drawn to Jodhpur every year.

Some of the major attractions of the city of Jodhpur include Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Besides being tourist hotspots, these beautiful monuments have also been used in film shootings and have served as backdrops for celebrity weddings and events.

The cuisine of Jodhpur is another important tourist attraction. The Makhaniya Lassi, Makhan bada, Pyaaj Kachori and Mawa Kachori are some of the authentic delicacies of the region.

Due to its significance as an important tourist destination, the city is well connected to the other parts of the country by rail, road and air. The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur station and the nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport, which is the most powerful air base in South Asia. While travelling by road, Volvo buses run by Rajasthan Roadways are an ideal way to commute.

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Situated on a cliff top, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest and most impressive forts in Rajasthan. A classic example of the prosperity and wealth of the Rajputs, this fort stands among the best-preserved forts in India. It was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the ruler of Mandor and the founder of Jodhpur city. The fort is secured by 120 ft high walls where you can still see the marks of cannon.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace, located in Jodhpur, India, is a magnificent heritage hotel with a rich history. Completed in 1943, it was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh to provide employment during a severe famine. The palace boasts stunning Indo-Art Deco architecture, lush gardens, opulent interiors, and offers guests a royal experience.

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RAAS Haveli in Jodhpur seamlessly blends heritage and luxury, offering a captivating stay in the heart of the Blue City. This boutique hotel, nestled within the walls of the historic city, features meticulously restored architecture, elegant rooms, and modern amenities. Guests experience the charm of Rajasthan with impeccable service, rooftop views of Mehrangarh Fort, and a tranquil courtyard, making RAAS Haveli a unique and unforgettable retreat.

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The Kaylana Lake is an artificial lake located in the premises of the Machia Biological Park. The best part of this lake is that this place is rarely explored by tourists when they visit the Machia Biological Park. So you have a high chance of having the entire lake and its premises to yourself. 

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Guda Lake in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is a serene oasis nestled amid arid landscapes. Encircled by lush greenery and rocky hills, it offers a tranquil escape for nature lovers and photographers alike. Visitors can enjoy boating in its pristine waters or simply unwind amidst the picturesque surroundings. With its calm ambience and scenic vistas, Guda Lake is a must-visit destination for a peaceful retreat in Jodhpur.

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Padamsar Lake in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is a beautiful place that's perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature. It's a big lake with clear water, surrounded by green trees and plants. People have been coming here for a long time to enjoy its peaceful atmosphere.

Legend says that a king named Maharaja Umaid Singh built the lake to help the nearby villages and farms have enough water. So, it's not just a pretty sight but also a place that helps the community.

When you visit Padamsar Lake, you'll feel calm and happy. The water looks like a mirror reflecting the blue sky and the trees around it. You can see many different kinds of birds flying around or swimming in the water. Sometimes, birds from far away places come here too!

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Built in the 18th century, the Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi is known to be one of the iconic step wells of Jodhpur. This is a stunning architectural marvel not only for its architecture but also for being a major water source. The Toorji Ka Jhalra Bavdi is known for its intricate carvings that feature Hindu deities from Mahabharat and Ramayana. 

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The Mandore Garden is an extraordinarily beautiful heritage site located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With its laid-back beauty, grandeur and sanctum, this Jodhpur icon is at par with any of the remarkable gems that the city houses. The Mandore Garden is known across the world for its marvellous plantation and greenery, with scenic views all around. All across the garden are built a number of structures of immense historical and architectural importance

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Jaswant Thada is a majestic white marble structure, nestled in the beautiful ‘Blue City’, Jodhpur. Also referred to as the ‘Taj Mahal of Mewar’, it was built in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh. This monument was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II who was the most beloved ruler of Jodhpur, known for his bravery and generosity.

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The Machia Biological Park is a bird lover's paradise located 8.5 kilometers from Jodhpur city. It is located close to Kaylana Lake and is a home to a variety of bird species. Known to be a prominent spot for birdwatching, you can also spot animals like lions, tigers, bears, and crocodiles. Apart from the variety of animals present in the park, there is also an exhibition gallery for herbs and plants. 

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Osian is a small town located in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district close to an oasis in the Thar desert. This town is known for the numerous Hindu and Jain temples dating back to the 8th and 12th century. These temples were developed by the Marwar kingdom during the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty. All of these temples are dedicated to Jain and Hindu deities and they stand out as architectural marvels. 

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Mahamandir in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is a stunning architectural marvel renowned for its intricate craftsmanship and spiritual significance. Built in 1812, this magnificent Hindu temple boasts of 84 intricately carved pillars adorned with mythological figures. Its grandeur and historical significance make it a must-visit destination for tourists and devotees alike, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

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The Clock Tower of Rajasthan, or Ghanta Ghar is located near the main Sardar Market in Jodhpur. It is a historical landmark built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. The 70-foot tower, built in the 19th century, was the only way locals could track time in the past. The tower is built of red sandstone, typical of Jodhpur's architecture. It features clocks on all four sides and intricate carvings in the traditional Rajput style.

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The Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is spread over 72 hectares near Jodhpur’s iconic Mehrangarh Fort. This park is home to some of the ecologically restored desert and arid land vegetation. Ever since 2006, this park has been in the forefront of restoring the natural ecology of this region. The region is home to some unique rock and sandstone formations. This park also has a visitors centre and interpretation gallery worth visiting to know more about its premises. 

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05 November 2019
It is a great deal. Beautiful place to stay. Owner Mr. Mahaveer is very humble and helpful person. Food was tasty & ample. The provided unlimited mineral water for us as and when required. Camel safari was also good & enjoyable. We enjoyed true Rajasthani folk cultural program at night. It was diwali on that particular day. They had arranged some in-house fireworks. Dark starlit sky, campfire, fireworks, folk music & wines - the whole ambiance was ecstatic. Overall a very good & comfortable stay. Only thing I would like to remind you that the region where the camp is located is named Osiyan. Here, you won't find complete desert like Jaisalmer. It is more like a terrain covered with thorny bush. Sand dunes are limited though the camel will take you to a nearby one. But, it's not a fault of owner. You will get compensated with their warm & humble hospitality.
20 September 2019
Rajasthan > Jodhpur > Osian Desert > Safari Camp > Camel Safari When I heard of Camel Safari Activity in Thrillophilia first thought which came into my mind was of Sand Dunes & Sunset. Thrillophilia arranged the activity to such an extent that it was like dream became reality. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset upon reaching the summit of our 30 minutes hip-hop Camel Ride. An experienced guide accompanied us explaining the flora and fauna of the desert along the ride and he took few pictures also to memorize this event. Everything was perfect from the evening sun to the delicious meal that one can enjoy afterwards at the camp (at extra cost).
14 December 2018
My mom and I really enjoyed this camel ride. The guide, Dhanna was fantastic and took us back to his place for a home cooked meal made by his wife. It was so peaceful riding the camels in the Thar desert to disappear from the hustle and bustle of the India cities. We couldn't have loved the tour any more. Absolutely fantastic!
17 November 2019
A really great time! We very much enjoyed the cultural experience in the local village. We also took a jeep safari which showed the local wildlife; our guide Minaj was sweet, friendly and took extra time to be sure we really enjoyed it. Can't wait to come again! The Bishnoi people were inviting and helpful, and the sweet and quiet time in desert was a great reprieve from the cities. We wish them well and to see again.
"Excellent tour special thanks to Sumer and family for very nice Camel ride and homely tasty food. "
16 December 2019
Samsara Resort is a really great place to spend quality time with family. Staff is really cooperative and helpful. Best part was jeep safari. Food is really awesome, We experienced the cultural festival and dune bashing provided by the resort.
17 January 2020
Samsara Desert Camp And Resort was very well maintained. Rooms were nice and spacious. We had a great time especially the desert safari and the cultural program organized by resort. Do try Rajasthani thali at their restaurant and spa I am sure you will not regret it. I loved the Thrillophilia platform for making the activities inclusive of stays. Must visit place!!
02 March 2020
It was an amazing stay. The booking through Thrillophilia was super smooth. The owner of the place Mr. Mahaveer is very helpful and welcoming person. All staffs of this place are very very well behaved and courteous. They served us all inclusions, written in booking voucher. The Camel Safari, Rajasthani Folk Music & Dance, food (lunch, dinner and breakfast) were awesome. The Rajasthani dishes were so delicious. We've enjoyed every bit of stay at this place!! Definitely recommenced place.
"Experience was awesome...????... never thought such experience as I kept expectations low and then what I saw n feel over there was some different level and full of excitement.\nrecommend to everyone. with or without family... doesn't matter."
The awesome tour we had! We enjoyed the camel-ride, jeep-safari, and bonfire with cultural programs... Both the place has amazing sightseeing. We enjoyed this tour every time. Nice accommodations, food, & transportation... The coordinator was supportive. Such a wonderful experience.

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