If Jodhpur's already on your bucket list, go straight to our guru's list of recommended hotels. If you're not sure here are some good reasons to visit, and some of the best places to stay in Jodhpur to enjoy them.
Jodhpur has been known by several names. Here are the literal ones:
This city is beautiful, historic, thriving, colourful and, as many more people are discovering each year, fascinating.
Trade once drew people to this desert town. On the ancient silk route, Jodhpur is still the region's central market for camels, cotton and cattle. And trade is in this town's blood. It feels like you can buy anything and everything in the mass of shops and stalls which spread out from the Clock Tower in the centre of town.
The Mehrangarh Fort, with its epic stone walls and many palaces inside, and the 20th Century sandstone palace of Umaid Bhawan are Jodhpur's two other main landmarks. This is due to their impressive scale and beauty, but they're by no means the only grand buildings worth closer inspection.
The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Jodhpur offers a wide range from unbelieveably good value guesthouses to Maharajah's Palaces turned luxury hotels. We cater for all budgets, but what none of our properties lack is the same attention to detail and ethos of great service.
It's not always easy to find a peaceful haven in this city of frenetic movement, but if you're looking for the best places to stay in Jodhpur to escape the crowds then try these:
In Jodhpur you're not limited to visiting cultural treasures during business hours. Many of the city's great palaces are now grand hotels and some of the best places to stay in Jodhpur.
If you love local colour and history, but prefer to stay somewhere a bit more modern, these are some of the best places to stay in Jodhpur for you.
Jodhpur (Nai Sarak)
This Blue City family-run historical guesthouse would have European boutiques begging for the same charm, antique furnishings and intimate atmosphere. Charming, unique rooms with access to a rooftop restaurant. A prime spot for panoramic views of Jodhpur and the 15th Century Mehrangarh Fort.
Jodhpur (Ramdeo Ji ka chowk)
A 560-year-old haveli in the midst of Jodhpur’s Old City. Set apart from most of the other guesthouses and hotels, and yet still a five-minute walk from the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Family-run and full of character. Individual and colourfully decorated rooms complete the stay.
Delightful, boutique property showcasing the best in Rajasthani interiors and Rajput hospitality. Colourful stained glass windows create a beautiful effect against its alabaster walls whilst antique furnishings complete the look. Mughals dishes are a feast and Ayurvedic massages a treat.
Charming, idiosyncratic collection of rooms and suites in 1930s Art Deco style. Lovely pool, garden and verandahs for dining. Comfort and character in a peaceful residential neighbourhood. Great value for money. There is a delightful pool plus in room massages are available.
Jodhpur (Defence Laboratory Road)
Delightful old world charm and lush gardens in the centre of town at good value for money. Rooms overlook the garden and are decorated period furniture and Indian textiles. Lots of shady terraces to dine on. A characterful spot with warm hospitality.
Traditional old haveli elaborately and colourfully decorated. Beautiful intricate bedrooms and suites with artefacts, furniture and old family photographs. Shady courtyards and two restaurants - one on the roof terrace with lovely views and great food. Understated elegance and romance.
Jodhpur (Near Bhaskar Circle)
Built in 1920 by the present owner’s polo-playing great-grandfather. A family home boasting charming old world elegance. Bright spacious rooms with Indian fabrics and period furniture surround a central courtyard. Cookery lessons and traditional Rajasthani entertainment.
An utterly romantic summer palace overlooking a 12th century lake in 300 acres of landscaped grounds. The bedrooms are large, airy and elegant, and the dining room has the most sublime view across the lake. Sandstone waterways and pergolas, Mawari horses to ride in the hills. A regal experience.
Jodhpur (Dist. Pali)
A welcoming haven in traditional Rajput style. Landscaped gardens, beautiful verandas, exquisitely decorated rooms, and a host of fantastic activities - desert riding safaris, flora and fauna, and relaxation in the spa to name a few. A wonderful taste of Rajasthan.
This Maharaja's royal residence is an oasis of hospitality and Rajput charm. A lovely garden hosts separate accommodations - you can choose between cottages, tents, or lavish rooms in the main property. Old-world elegance with all the modern comforts.
Jodhpur (District Pali)
Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933 this former hunting lodge is still a favourite retreat of the royal family. Located on the edge of a picturesque lake, large, art deco style rooms make the most of the views. There is an Oriental Garden plus an outdoor pool and tennis courts. A charming stay.
Following a twenty year renovation by the Maharajah of Jodhpur this collection of havelis is a chic oasis in the heart of the Thar desert. Film set worthy rooms and impossibly romantic candlelit dinners make it ideal for couples. One of the best places to embark on a horse or camel safari.
Jodhpur (Makrana Mohalla)
Wow factor around every corner in this luxury, contemporary designed hotel. Stunning views of the Fort from exquisite sun-dappled rooms and a beautiful infinity pool and indulgent spa. Lots of clever design features. A very special place to explore the magical Jodhpur from, right in the heart of it.
This hotel is designed like a traditional palace, but aimed at younger and more modern Maharaja. Elegant rooms with equally fantastic technology, beautiful central courtyard with pool, and fantastic gourmet options. Heritage feel with a contemporary twist.
The only way to experience the real magic of Jodhpur. This exquisite Maharaja's palace is the ultimate in grandeur and luxury. Elegant rooms with Art Deco trappings, swimming pools, spa, billiards, yoga - the list goes on. A truly romantic and old-world setting.