Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of Jodhpur on this walking tour of the Blue City. Discover why the historic centre is known for its colour as you explore its beautiful streets and monuments.
Blue City Walking Tour Itinerary
Begin your walking tour of the Blue City from your meeting point in the historic Navchokiya district. One of Jodhpur's most picturesque neighbourhoods, this part of the old town is home to beautiful temples, bustling bazaars and of course, the havelis - typical indigo blue houses for which the city has been nicknamed.
As you stroll through the labyrinthine streets, admire the distinct colour of these houses, originally painted blue to show that brahmins, or Hindu priests, lived there, as was custom. However, over time, the practice extended to the houses of many other residents of the city too, as the vivid blue paint was said to have insect-repelling and heat-insulating properties.
Continue your route around Jodhpur, reaching the Ranisar Lake, an artificial reservoir constructed more than 500 years ago to store water. Your guided walking tour of the Blue City will finish in the area surrounding the incredible Mehrangarh Fort. Located on a rocky hilltop almost 400 feet (120 m) above the city centre, it is one of India's most magnificent fortresses, and its location affords unique panoramic views over the blue houses below.
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Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Local professional English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).