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The mere mention of Jodhpur brings alive the images of magnificent palaces, majestic forts, old temples, and the vibrant Rajasthani tradition and culture. The city also holds historical importance as it was once the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar. 

Besides, the city lies in almost the centre of Rajasthan. Therefore, it also serves as the base for tourists exploring different parts of Rajasthan. So, it’s crucial to find out the best time to visit Jodhpur before you finalise your tour plan. If you are planning to visit Jodhpur for a family, here is a complete guide. The gives you valuable information on  

  • Best time to visit Jodhpur
  • Best places to see in Jodhpur
  • Where to stay in Jodhpur

Best Time to Visit Jodhpur

If you’re planning a trip to Jodhpur, the best time to visit is during the winter. However, you can choose a suitable time to visit based on Jodhpur's climatic conditions, as discussed below. 

March to June

The summer season in Jodhpur begins in March and lasts till June. The hot arid climate of Jodhpur results in a very hot summer. Sometimes, the temperature can soar above 40°C in late April and May, making the weather unbearably hot for any outdoor activities. So, very few people visit the city during the summer. 

July to September

This is the monsoon season in Jodhpur, although the average rainfall can widely fluctuate every year. While the humidity levels are high during this period, the temperature is certainly more bearable than the scorching summer heat. August or September can be the best month to visit Jodhpur if you’re on a shoestring budget. It is the off-season in Jodhpur, and with fewer tourists around, you can bargain for discounts and great deals on accommodation, shopping, etc. 

October to February

The winter season begins in October and stays until February's end. The temperature hovers at 10°C and 25°C during this period. Therefore, this can be the best season to visit Jodhpur with your friends and loved ones. The clear sky and comfortable weather are perfect for a desert safari or a sightseeing tour. 

Moreover, winter is also a festival season for Jodhpur. The Marwar festival and Rajasthan International Folk Festival are organised in September-October. The Jodhpur International Desert Kite festival and Jodhpur Nagaur Fair are organised in January-February. 

Best Places to Visit in Jodhpur

  1. Mehrangarh Fort
  2. Sheesh Mahal
  3. Chamunda Mataji Temple
  4.  Chokhelao Bagh
  5. Umaid Bhawan Palace
  6. Moti Mahal
  7. Phool Mahal
  8. Ranisar and Padamsar Lakes
  9. Jodhpur Government Museum
  10. Jaswant Thada

Where to Stay in Jodhpur

Pratap Niwas Palace Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate property, is one of the most majestic resorts in Jodhpur. The heritage property, with its magnificent Rajasthani architecture and great services, makes you feel like a royal. The elegant rooms can come with a private balcony from where you can have an unhindered view of the beautiful surroundings. 

Moreover, you can enjoy some traditional Rajasthani delicacies in the multi-cuisine restaurant in the resort or spend the day lounging in the pool. 

Jodhpur has so much to offer if you plan your tour carefully in advance. The city still holds its bygone glory close to its heart, and the old forts and palaces are eager to tell a story or two to a wishing listener. So, choose the right time to visit Jodhpur as per the details mentioned above and begin your Jodhpur travel diaries.

 

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