As wealthy as in heritage and Culture, The city of Jodhpur offers various outward adventures as well. Apart from the forts, palaces and Hotels there are other places to tour including several things to do in Jodhpur.
While staying in Jodhpur, there are day trips to go around the city. Be a part of one of these tours and get a closer look at the city, ancestry, history, old buildings etc. There are cycle tours, tuk-tuk rickshaw tours, and on-foot city tours. The cycle tours start early morning from inside old city going through the hustle bustle of city, old walls, and monuments. Go along small lanes see the blue houses around the fort. Its about 60-80 min cycle ride, you can also hire a local guide if required. There are rickshaw tours take you around the city, places of interest and local sightseeing. It’s a pay as you go service so you can hire the rickshaw for a day or for few hours. The driver will drive around the city introducing you to some of must visit places in the city. On-foot city tours are common among visitors who want to explore the city by themselves; it is favored by the visitors especially as the city lanes are compact and easy to walk on foot instead of going through traffic and vehicle blocking the lanes.
As Jodhpur is situated near Thar Desert, it is comparatively hot. During the day time there are Desert Safaris Camps, experience most thrilling jeep rides on desert and stay amidst of deserts in camps. There are tented camps providing desert experience, including dinners & comfortable stay. The Candle lit view is mesmerizing. Nearby is the Osian Camp, located in a desert which is a place of interest nearby Jodhpur. Aside from desert camps there are also Camel safaris in desert, there is free pick up available to reach the location. Camel Safaris can be 2-3 hours take tour of the desert, meet the locals and visit the very famous temple situated there. For those who are interested in Wildlife and Bird watching there are private tours, jungle safaris hosted. A small village Bera is located near Jodhpur, housing species of Wild animals. The Jeeps take you around these small sanctuaries, early mornings are usually preferred as some tourists have spotted Leopards, tigers & deer’s. The Demoiselle Cranes of Khichan villages are very popular; also there is a Bird sanctuary. Tourists generally prefer visiting here during winters.
Village tours are also hosted, for travelers to experience the lifestyle, traditions, cultures and Customs of Villagers. Few popular among such are Bishnoi Village tours this village has artificial lake, natural birds & furthermore it is known for its history and past, Salawas Tours which is a famous village for its weavers, Carpets, rags are locally handcrafted there; Also there is another village Singhasni which famous for pottery, visit the village and meet local craftsman who are experts in pottery & clay making also they provide workshops to tourists who want to learn Pottery. All these villages are located in out skirts of Jodhpur, about 20-25 Kms away.
Moreover this city offers some of the most exciting adventure sports, which can give you Adrenalin rush. The Meherangarh Fort offers Zipline tours, Get a panoramic view of the Blue city, fly above the fort going through all the battle areas, slide over the lakes located near fort & ultimately trek through Rao Jodha Park. The zipline tour roadmap constitutes flying through six different locations in 2 hours. The instructors give safety information, safety gears and practice zip to ensure the safety standards are maintained, through each tour. Everyone is recommended to try zipping once.
There are Arial sports activities held outdoors. For those who want to participate in air sports can enjoy parasailing, fly 1000-2000 ft above the ground, experience flying like never before. The passenger sits along with the instructor dressed in a safety uniform. Imagine being attached to a Kite fastened with a harness and the other end of it is hitched to a vehicle. As the vehicle drives off you are in air within seconds also there is a cam provided by the team so you can capture the moments while in the sky. Arial sports also include Parachute flying, area is outspread 500m. Attach bag behind your back and fly anywhere, enjoy total freedom & joy of flying. Training courses are also provided for Paragliding, where hand gliding, landing and launching skills are taught. It’s a week course starting with the basic then to intermediate level where you are comfortable flying alone.
There are several adventure sport events as well, constituting Mountaineering, trekking etc if you’re a fan of on –foot journeys, hiking’s it is advised to sign up for these tours. They also teach you surviving tactics at worst conditions, preparing mentally and developing physical strength. Incredible Jodhpur has much more to offer just besides the view, do visit for an unbelievable escapade.
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