11 Mar What does the magical city of Jodhpur in India offer honeymooners
You were the cynosure of all eyes and felt like the queen and king in all the fineries at your wedding! Continue feeling like a royal even after the nuptials by honeymooning in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in India. The exquisite place offers a unique experience with heritage sites, magnificent palaces, and rustic locales. Known as the blue city of Rajasthan, it offers a mesmerising view that compliments the shimmering vastness of golden sand. If you are keen on visiting Jodhpur as a part of your honeymoon package, here are a few things you should do together in the royal city of India.
Explore the forts
Jodhpur is home to a host of Forts that you can walk through and discover a past that has been long standing as part of India’s heritage. The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most famous places to visit and is known to provide a panoramic view of the city. It houses a museum along with a professional museum shop that has an outstanding collection of fine and applied arts belonging to the Mughal era. Thrill-seekers can even go zip-lining at the north side of the fort. Crafted from red sandstone, the Khejarla Fort gives a stunning example of the Rajput architecture.
Developed in 2006, the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park has over 200 hectares of land and a walking trail that takes you through the foliage of over 80 native species of rock-loving plants that belong to the Thar Desert. This rocky area is situated at the foot of the Mehrangarh Fort. The artificial lake, Kailana Lake offers a beautiful view of the sunset and is a paradise for birdwatchers. Another artificial lake, Balsamand Lake is a location where you can visit and enjoy lush greenery around. The lake served as a summer retreat along with the Balsamand Lake Palace to the royal family.
A honeymoon tour to Jodhpur is incomplete without experiencing true royalty by visiting the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It comprises of 347 rooms with Indian and European style architectures. Couples can find peaceful respite at the commemorative tomb, Jaswant Thada, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The two of you can even indulge a little and feel like a part of the heritage by staying at the Ranbanka Palace that offers a fine living experience for newlyweds.
The Old City
A great place for couples to have fun and feel the real roots of Jodhpur is by visiting the bustling Old City. The cityscape itself is painted in colours that provide an amazing view of certain forts and other landmarks around. Visit the clock tower that stands tall at the heart of the city. And if you both want to take away a part of the city with you, visit the Sadar Market that has a traditional village bazaar feel and sells authentic Rajasthan items such as handicrafts, spices, saris, and more.
Experience the Desert
Set out on an adventure hand-in-hand by taking a desert safari. The trip itself will offer you an ecstatic view of rural Rajasthan. You can drive through various villages, explore nature, and maybe spot some black bucks and colourful birds on the way. Together, honeymooners can experience vivid beauty of the desert by camping there, taking a camel ride, and sitting near a bonfire at midnight.