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Jodhpur

Overview of Jodhpur

Popularly known as the blue city Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The houses are painted in different shades of blue and the city houses major forts, palaces, havelis, gardens and temples. The imposing Mehrangarh fort has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with eight gates leading out of the fortress. The fort overlooks the blue city of Jodhpur making the view extremely splendid for visitors.

Popularly known as ‘”The Sun City,” Jodhpur City was founded by Rao Jodha and hence was named Jodhpur. Due to its bright sunny weather, the city was named ‘The Sun City.” One of the famous tourist destinations in Rajasthan, Jodhpur attracts a huge number of tourists every year. The landscape of the city is scenic and mesmerizing that allures many tourists.

Besides, Jodhpur fairs and festivals seem to express the rich culture and traditions of Rajasthan. A number of festivals are celebrated in Jodhpur like Marwar festival, International Desert Kite festival, and Nagaur Fair. All these fairs are very famous in India and people from around the nation come here to take part in these fairs.

Places of attractions

Khimsar

Location: Khimsar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Also located in the vicinity of Jodhpur, Khimsar is located in the Thar Desert. Though Khimsar Fort is the most important attraction here, its location makes it ideal for many other activities. Visitors can have a desert safari or go desert camping.

Things to do at Khimsar: Camel Riding

Mehrangarh Fort

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

The fort lies 125 meters above Jodhpur’s skyline and is situated on a rising plateau on the outskirts of Jodhpur. Chiselled and sturdy, the fort is known for its exquisite latticed windows, carved panels, intricately decorated windows and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal.

Things to do at Mehrangarh Fort: Visting The Place

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Umaid Bhawan Palace is a magnificent Palace built in sandstone and marble with the blend of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is recognised as one of the largest private homes in the world and also one of the more spectacular buildings. It is the only palace built in the 20th century.

Things to do at Umaid Bhawan Palace: Visting The Place

Sheesh Mahal

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Within the compound of Mehrangarh Fort, Sheesh Mahal is a glass palace of Jodhpur which is adorned by mirrors from top to bottom. From magnificent walls to ceilings, Sheesh Mahal is a beautiful Palace superimposed by the mirror work of brightly painted religious figures cast in plaster.

Things to do at Sheesh Mahal: Visting The Place

Jaswant Thada

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jaswant Thada is a whitel memorial built in commemoration of the leader Jaswant Singh in the 19th century and serves as the major tourist attraction in the city. It is a tribute to Jaswant Singh who ruled Jodhpur the right way by bringing down the level of crimes, dacoits and built railways and helped in increasing the economy of Marwar.

Things to do at Jaswant Thada: Visting The Place

Ghanta Ghar

Location: Sadar Bazar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

The Clock tower of Rajasthan is located in Sadar Bazaar, one of the busiest areas of Jodhpur. The Sadar Market is quite popular among tourists, who throng the streets to purchase Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery

Things to do at Ghanta Ghar: Visting The Place

Weather in Jodhpur

The climate of Jodhpur is hot and semi-arid. Temperatures are extreme from March to October while it gets a little lower in peak monsoon seasons.

Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit Jodhpur is between the months of October to March. October marks the onset of peak season in Jodhpur with weather turning pleasant.

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How to Reach

By Air

Jodhpur has its own domestic airport, which is located around 5 km from the city centre. Flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur and other important Indian cities serve Jodhpur on a daily basis. Cabs and autos are available outside the airport and can be hired to travel to any part of the city.

By Train

Jodhpur railway station is connected widely with network of regular trains to important cities of India such as Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, etc. From there you can hire a cab to an auto-rikshaw to reach your destination.

By Road

When it comes to connectivity, Jodhpur is well-connected to almost all other major cities of India by Road. You can hire a taxi or board a private bus to reach Jodhpur by road. Volvo buses from Delhi are quite comfortable to reach Jodhpur.

Places to visit in Jodhpur :
Khimsar, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar
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Camel Safari Tour in Rajasthan

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days

Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Badabagh - Ramkunda - Peerawal - Kanoi - Jeseiri - Deegasar - Kuldhara - ..

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Exciting Rajasthan Tour

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Mount Abu - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner

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Exclusive Rajasthan Tour with Taj Mahal

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra

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Maharajas Trail Rajasthan

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur

Flight Transfer Sightseeing Hotel Meals

Rajasthan Desert Safari

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

Flight Transfer Sightseeing Hotel Meals

Rajasthan Heritage and Culture Tour

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Manvar - Jodhpur - Luni - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur

Flight Transfer Sightseeing Hotel Meals

Rajasthan Motorcycle Trip

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ghanerao - Udaipur - Bassi - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra

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Rajasthan Tour

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Jaipur - Jodhpur - Udaipur

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Rajput Heritage Tour

Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days

Delhi - Samode - Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ghanerao - Ranakpur -Udaipur- Deogarh - ..

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Royal Palaces of Rajasthan

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Samode - Mandawa - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur

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