What this tour is about: In the 1400s, Jodhpur was founded as the new capital of the Kingdom of Marwar, ruled by the Rathore Rajputs. Since the 1400s, the Rathore kings have ruled continuously. The kings became subordinates of the Mughals in the 1500s, the British in 1818, and finally gave up their power to the Indian nation in 1949. Over the centuries, Jodhpur amassed wealth due to its strategic location on the silk route. It remains a major economic and cultural centre in Rajasthan to this day.
On this walk we will visit the old city of Jodhpur, which came up at the foothills of the imposing Mehrangarh fort. The Rathores' legacy lives on here, in the residential and commercial heart of their kingdom. There are exquisite stepwells, tall towers, serene lakes, and local tales of valour. The traditional markets bustle with commerce, housing merchants who have lived and worked here for generations. Street vendors here sell delectable sweets and savouries that will delight foodies. Please ask the guide if you would like to sample them.
A highlight of the walk is the neighbourhood of Brahmpuri, where many houses are painted a lovely blue shade (Jodhpur is often called the "Blue City"). We will visit a local home here for tea and a chat, and for panoramic views of the city and fort.
INR 750 per person for 7-10 persons
INR 1000 per person for 5-6 persons
INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
INR 3000 for a solo traveller
Starts: At the Clock Tower at 10 am or 3 pm, any day of the week
Duration: 3 hours
Includes: English speaking guide, all taxes