HISTORY OF JODHPUR
Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, the most famous chief of Rathore clan in 1459. The Rathores came to Pali, near present day Jodhpur after a bloody war with Afghan invaders. The leader, Rathore Siahaji married sister of a local prince which helped them get a foothold in the region. Within a few years, they gained control of Mandore and made it their capital. But by 1459, they felt the need for a bigger and more secure capital which led to the foundation of Jodhpur, the Sun City by Rao Jodha.
Maharaja Umaid Singh helped modify Jodhpur in to a beautiful picturesque city during his rule. Marwari traders from the region have traveled all over the world and prospered every where.
Jodhpur is a great destination in Rajasthan to taste the traditional Marwari cuisine in it’s original form. There are a number of old and famous eating joints which have been serving great food for many generations. Like most Rajasthani regions, cuisine of Jodhpur is equally famous for it’s spicy as well as sweet dishes. Most people in Jodhpur will eat something sweet first then move on to main course. Due to this love for sweets, the traditional hospitality of Jodhpur is called Meethi Manuhar, Some of the more popular Jodhpuri dishes are Pyaaz (onion) Kachauri, Mawa Kachauri, Mirchi Vada, Panchkuta and Makhaniya Lassi. Sweet part is represented by Maakhan Vade, Mava kachauri and Besan chikki
Over the course of it’s history, a number of beautiful attractions have been added to Jodhpur which make it a hugely popular tourist destination for people from all over the world. Some of the more famous ones are:
A magnificent example of traditional Rajput architecture, it’s situated on a 150 m high hill. It was constructed by Rao Jodha, then chief of Rathore clan in 1459. The fort has a large number of must visit attractions like temples, palaces and museum inside it’s premises.
Umaid Bhavan Palace:
It’s a beautiful palace constructing in early 20th century by Maharaja Umaid Singh after whom it’s named. The palace has been converted in to a heritage hotel and a museum.
Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph made of white marble and lies adjacent to Mehrangarh fort. It commemorates lives of some of the best rulers of Jodhpur and contains some extremely rare portraits of some of them.
FOOD TOURS IN JODHPUR
We offer the most memorable and fun tours of Jodhpur which contain the best of food and sights of this beautiful city. Each tour is meant to present the Jodhpur in best possible way and offers some hidden corners of Jodhpur and delicious food which most tourists usually miss. Each food tour in Jodhpur covers one to two meals of the day including snacks and a tour of some great attractions of the city. These tours combine the best of a food walk as well as sightseeing in one attractive package.
FOOD TOUR FEATURES:
1) Transport in air-conditioned vehicle including pickup and drop from hotel.
2) Unlimited food and drinks from best and oldest food joints of Jodhpur.
3) Sightseeing of a few monuments and beautiful attractions included.
4) High focus on safety of food.
5) Customisable according to preferences of the guests and private tours possible on request.
The more serious foodies can also choose to learn some traditional Marwari and dishes from other parts of India in fun cooking classes in Jodhpur. Each class is led by a qualified chef and teaches how to make best use of spices and ingredients to make lip smacking Indian meals.
COOKING DEMO FEATURES:
1) Pickup and drop in air-conditioned vehicle.
2) Classes led by qualified chef or sometimes in home of a typical Indian family on request.
3) Customisable cooking classes.
4) Small groups preferred for maximum focus and attention to detail.
Contact us on info @ jodhpurfoodtour.com