Call it by its many names and they will not do Jodhpur justice. An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty.
Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendors of an era gone forever. The hospitality of the locals, the demure women, the colourful turbans -all set against the unmerciful desert is something to feel, not just see.
Every pore of Jodhpur tells its own tales of heroic tales that made legends out of kings and soldiers, romances that continue to warm the heart and a time when epics were lived out on the streets by everyday man.
Jodhpur is on the bulge of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore, Pali, Bikaner and Nagaur. Jodhpur shows the image of royalty of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is one of the favorite destination for the visitors. Jodhpur is popular for its palaces and forts. Jodhpur was established in 1459 by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha. In the earlier time, it was the capital of Marwar state. Jodhpur has rich in culture and traditions of Rajasthan.
We would help to you to make you plan better. Jodhpur covers an area of 78.60 sq.km. The languages spoken by people are Hindi, Rajasthani and Marwari. If you are making plan towards this destination then visit between November to March.
For the first-time visitor, it is an intriguing and unforgettable experience.
How to reach
Air: Jodhpur is connected by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways flights with Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai.
Road: Very well connected to Jaipur (200 km) Delhi (465 kms), Jodhpur also serves as a convenient gateway to the rest of Rajasthan.
Rail: Jodhpur is served by many super fast and express trains linking it with Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranthambhore as well as Mumbai.
Jodhpur Prime Tourist Attractions
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the fascinating fort in Mehrangarh. This fort has number of attraction within the fort such as museum, several palaces and galleries.
Jawant Thada is a royal shrine made of white marble, devoted to Maharaja Jaswant. It was built in 1899. It is footsore parsonage from the outside with mincing mork and excellent carving.
Umaid Bhawan is one of the marvelous palace of Jodhpur. It was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. Now a day this hotel has been changed into a heritage hotel.
Mandore is fascinating place consist of gardens, temples, cenotaphs and sculpture. It was the capital of old Marwar kingdom.
Museum is a hearth of textiles, armory, miniature paintings, manuscripts, arts and crafts.
Excursions from Jodhpur
Mahamandir is temple consist of 84 pillars adorned with certain carvings postures of Yogic,
Kailana Lake is 11 km away from the city Jodhpur. It is an ideal picnic destination enclose to lake, famous for its sun setting view.
Balsamand Lake is located around 7 k from Jodhpur. It's a summer palace on the seawall of serene and calm lake.
Sardar Samand Lake is 55 km long drive by the landscape leads to this blinking lake.
Nagaur is 135 km away from the city Jodhpur. It is famous for its cattle fair which held in the month of January and February.
We makes your tour tantalizing and informative during the Jaipur Tour in Rajasthan
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