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Jodhpur City

Facts at a Glance

Country: India
State: Rajasthan
Location: Central part of Rajasthan
Altitude: 231 metres
Population: 1,220,000
Language: Hindi, Rajasthani
Known for: Desert Forts & Palaces
Nearby Cities: Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner

Hot Attraction

Located in the western part of India, Jodhpur is one of the major cities of central Rajasthan. The historical city was the former seat of princely state of Jodhpur with its kingdom name Marwar. Like all other royal city, it was also surrounded by the huge walls and entry had been made through various huge gates. However, over period of time, city has also started expanding outside of the wall.

By virtue of its geographical location i.e. in the Thar Desert of central Rajasthan and also being a royal place, initially, the city was largely used as the stopover for various tourists and traders. People used to take halt here and then again start their journey.

With having desert landscapes of Thar Desert, city has semi arid climate and it receives bright and sunny weather during most months of the year. Because of this reason, it is also known as ‘Sun City’. Secondly, many of the houses of the city are blue painted hence it is also popular as ‘Blue City’.

Moreover, camel safari in desert landscape of Jodhpur city is one of the most fascinating adventurous activities. You can hire camel for your camel safari in Thar Desert.

Jodhpur Tourism

Located amidst foothills and Thar Desert, the city Jodhpur is wonderful place that fascinates thousands of tourists every year. People from India as well as from different parts of the world visit this city round the year. In fact, the city Jodhpur is an amazing place of long traditions, rich culture and various mesmerizing tourists sites including forts, places, temples, lakes and bare natural landscapes.

Important Tourists’ Attractions in Jodhpur

Fort & Palaces

• Mehrangarh Fort: Built in the year 1459, Mehrangarh Fort is the most magnificent fort of Jodhpur. Located in scenic landscape, you can enjoy here beautiful palaces, museum, galleries and many more.

• Umaid Bhavan Palace: Constructed by Maharaja Umaid Singh during the 20th century, it is a wonderful place to visit. However, now it is transformed into a luxurious heritage hotel.

• Jaswant Thada: Built of white marble, it is a royal cenotaph. It is built to honour Maharaja Jaswant Singh.

Temples in Jodhpur

• Chamundaji Temple
• Raj Ranchhodji Temple
• Siddhanth Shiv Temple
• Rasik Bihari Temple
• Achal Nath Shivalaya
• Udai Mandir
• Rameshwar Mahadev Temple
• Kunj Bihari Temple

Museums in Jodhpur

• Government Museum
• Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum
• Mehrangarh Fort Museum

Lakes in Jodhpur

• Balsammand Lake
• Kaylana Lake
• Sardar Samand Lake

Gardens in Jodhpur

• Mandore Garden
• Umed Garden
• Nehru Park

Shopping Centres in Jodhpur

• Sojati Gate
• Station Road
• Tripolia Bazaar
• Mochi Bazaar
• Nai Sarak
• Clock Tower

How to Reach??

By Road: In spite of its location in the middle of the desert, Jodhpur has well maintained road network and connected with various cities and towns of Rajasthan and also with the major cities of neighbouring states. Likewise, the frequent bus services are also available from the state capital Jaipur and the national capital New Delhi. Besides, you can also hire private car and SUV to enjoy your holiday the fullest.

By Rail: City has well maintained Railway Station connected with many cities of Indian including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kota, Kanpur, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Trivandrum.

By Air: Jodhpur has its own airport that directly connects with the cities Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Udaipur.

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