The land of kings, Rajasthan is like a jewel sparkling in the golden sand. Tourists visiting this place have a great time here exploring the exquisite forts & palaces here. Jodhpur and Jaipur the two major cities of this state have so many historic places to visit, which makes it a favourite tourist destination. In case if you are planning your next trip to Rajasthan and confused if you should add Jodhpur or Jaipur to your travel itinerary, take a look below to know about the places to visit in Rajasthan and what these two cities have to offer:
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is located at a distance of just 275 kilometres from New Delhi. Also known as the Pink City, Jaipur is a cosmopolitan city where tourists might not be able to get the true essence of the real Rajasthan due to rapid modernization and urbanization. However, the easy accessibility of the city from the airport and railway station makes it a convenient location for tourists.
Besides the convenience of accessibility, Jaipur despite of the rapid modernization has many beautiful and mesmerizing places for tourists to visit. The Amber or Amer Fort built from pale yellow and pink sandstones and marbles is a place that will make every historical lover fall in love with the place. The Jal Mahal or Water Palace, Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds are some other destinations where tourists from all around the globe visit.
In case, if you are looking forward to enjoy some nightlife during your Rajasthan tour, Jaipur is the apt destination for you. There are many shopping spots as well in Jaipur for tourists. However, you cannot get any dessert experience during your stay in Jaipur.
This charming city of Rajasthan will give a true essence of the historic and traditional culture of the Land of Kings. As compared to Jaipur, the Blue City of Rajasthan (Jodhpur) is comparatively less developed and hence less crowded. So for individuals who wish to explore the tranquil side of Rajasthan, Jodhpur can be an apt destination for you to include in your Rajasthan tour packages.
There are many breath-taking palaces and forts to visit in Jodhpur. The Mehrangarh Fort is a stunning fort that you cannot afford to miss. This massive fort which was built centuries ago has tourists from around the world visiting the place daily to take a look at the paintings, palanquins, and armoury and small interior palaces. Other places to visit here is the Bishnoi village and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Also you can enjoy the typical Marwar cuisine here that has a delectable taste. Jodhpur is however not an apt destination for tourists who want to indulge in some retail therapy or those who wish to enjoy a good nightlife.
Jaipur and Jodhpur both have their own unique identity. If you wish to enjoy a calm and peaceful tour, we recommend you visit the Blue city of Rajasthan (Jodhpur). But if you want to visit the modern and cosmopolitan city of Rajasthan where you can indulge in some retail therapy and nightlife, the pink city of Rajasthan (Jaipur) is the place for you to be at.