Jodhpur Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Jaikishore Sharma
    Mumbai, India182 contributions
    Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park represents a unique opportunity to explore a rocky, arid landscape characterized by thorny shrubs and plants by walking along marked trails. The marked trails aspect of the park makes it unique in India. Even if it is not the sole example of its kind, it must be part of a small group. Having explored two of its trails over a morning, my wishes are for its ilk to grow!

    Do make room for this unique place while in Jodhpur. Beyond the Mehrangarhs, Umaid Bhavans and Jaswant Thadas, this place offers true value. In fact, I'd recommend this after you're done with Mehrangarh, perhaps the day after. One of the joys of exploring this place is to soak in different views of the monumental fortress!

    Here are some pointers for this place:
    1. The price of admission was Rs.100 (Oct 2019) which, given what the place has to offer, is a steal.
    2. Guided Walks in the company of naturalists are available for Rs. 200. We didn't opt for this so I am unable to share my experience in this context.
    3. They are open all days of the week from 7 AM to 6 PM. The best time to visit, naturally, is to be there at the opening hour and make the most of the 5 hours until noon. In winter, you could consider shifting this to 8 AM if you're sensitive to the morning cold but I'd imagine 7 AM is doable with the right winter gear.
    4. There are 4 trails named after colours: Yellow, Green, Red, Blue.
    5. Red Trail: Do this if you're short of time and only have about an hour. It isn't the most memorable of the four but should still provide a glimpse of what the park has to offer. This is less than a km long and is doable in 60 minutes at a leisurely pace.
    6. Green Trail: This is a must do trail if you have 1.5-2 hours given that it offers great exposure to the rocky habitat along with superb views of the fort. We did this trail and got to climb the ramparts of the fort wall.
    7. Yellow Trail: We did this trail along with the Green Trail and in some places, these trails do overlap. They share a similar character in that they provide a fascinating glimpse of unique flora, the rocky habitat and views of Mehrangarh.
    8. Blue Trail: I'm told that is the trail you should do if you're a birdwatcher. It is unique among the four in that it includes a lake as part of it and most of the birdwatching is to be done on the shores of the lake. We didn't get to do this trail and hope to do it someday.

    Give this park a full day for an immersive experience and half a day at the very least. Anything less will not do justice to this place.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Dunni F
    1 contribution
    I had a great time at the Umaid Hertigate Art School. Vijay, the owner, (aka Mr Lentil man - know for being able to draw detailed art on a lentil) started the school to preserve the art techniques in the area. I had a fun experience trying my best to also create art using the same techniques and take home the finished piece (see in photo). Vijay, himself was very hospitable and made me feel very welcome and comfortable.

    He also showed me some of the art his students had made, as well as many of his own. He is clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about preserving the art form. Will definitely be visiting again if I’m in the area!
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • priyanka s
    12 contributions
    the kabab platter portion is damn tasty. candlelight makes a beautiful atmosphere. a must visit if you are looking for a peaceful dinner.
    Written 26 March 2021
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  • Jan J
    1 contribution
    I had both the opportunity to join a cooking class at Rekha's place in Jodhpur as well as an online class three years later.
    Even though an online class obviously cannot recreate the magical evening we had in Jodphur, we had a fantastic time nevertheless. We made Lemon Rice, Aubergine Curry, Matter Paneer, and Chickpea Flour Chila. The latter one was my favorite, but everything was delicious. Rekha knows the possibilities and limitations of western kitchens, so everything is well feasible.
    Communication before and during the event went very smoothly, and Rekha is very fluent in English, as well as an entertaining and funny personality.
    The live cooking event was fantastic, as mentioned before: It was a completely organized evening, with pick-up from and return to the hotel in rikshaws, an introduction to the spices, preparation of snacks and beverages (so you won't get hungry or thirsty while cooking), the cooking itself and - of course - eating a wonderful meal together. At the end, you can also buy packaged spice mixes, which I can also recommend (my favorite being the Chaat Masala).
    One of the highlights of my trip to India, and certainly the best thing we did in Jodhpur.
    Written 21 February 2022
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  • Tommaso C
    1 contribution
    Really caring driver. Bhanwar nice advice and smooth travelling have maie it the perfect way to travel through this region. And really interesting guide and site visit in Jodhpur.
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • saket p
    1 contribution
    Amazing Experience ! Professional and cooperative attitude of team members.
    enjoyed a lot. want to go again.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Adam
    2 contributions
    Very good store, learnt a lot :) very honest, I'm filling up words for this last section, but recommend this shop for buying and your questions for an honest answer
    Written 6 December 2019
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  • Carlos
    10 contributions
    In addition of the great flexibility about when to start, what to do and how much time to spend, it's a great combo! Nice wildlife! Sunset was incredible! Meeting the locals, a great moment
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • ChrisW_JHB
    Mumbai, India17 contributions
    We had a wonderful afternoon cooking with Rekha in her home. She taught us the basics of cooking with Indian spice and herbs and we learnt about the types of Ayurvedic cooking and the preferred style of Sattvic cooking. We found this to be eye opening and it will surely benefit us ordering meals at restaurants in the future and making our own food. In the class we prepared and enjoyed enjoyed Chai, aloo Gobi and paneer curries, briyani and raita that we prepared with fresh ingredients. The food was some of the best we have had on our entire trip. We finished off with a delicious saffron lassi! Highly recommend this experience.
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • Melissa D
    Fairfax County, VA171 contributions
    I've been zip lining before but never in such a remarkable location. It felt so adventurous zipping in and out of the fort and its surroundings. The lines are long so you get to ride for a while. The instructors were helpful and made everything safe and secure.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Rebecca A
    New Delhi, India1 contribution
    We had a fantastic time - great way to see this beautiful city. Vishal is a wonderful guide - very knowledgeable and passionate. We felt very safe - all covid precautions observed. Vishal took us into nooks and crannies that we'd never have found ourselves and were stunning. The bikes were all in good condition. It was a gentle ride - not too strenuous. Just perfect.
    Written 29 September 2020
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  • Monica J
    Luzon, Philippines1 contribution
    wide range of collections. reasonably priced. friendly people. whether u r looking for clothing or home decor they have good range of items.
    Written 14 April 2022
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