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Former Marwar capital, Jodhpur is the live testimony of the Marwar legacy of this region. This dauntless sentinel in the desert is placed on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert. Its regal grace is clearly visible with the exquisite palaces, forts, temples and havelis. It owe to its bright and sunny weather through out the year for its other name 'sun city'. Explore traditional Rajasthani culture, heritage, beauty, wildlife etc while enjoying an exotic safari on the ship of the dessert will give you a complete new experience.
Jodhpur is situated amidst the sand dunes and thorny vegetation of the Thar Desert. It is redolent with exquisite palaces, forts, temples and havelis which stand as a clear sign of its regal grace. Know more about the grand architectural style of the medieval Rajputana period. Collect some souvenir buy some special items of this region which include Bandhini, leather items, lac bangles, spices etc. enjoy the best time of your life in Jodhpur.
¤ Location - In Rajasthan, 336 km E of Jaipur
¤ Go there for - Palaces, Forts
¤ Local tongue - Marwari, Hindi
¤ Literacy - 67%
¤ STD Code - +91 - 291
Jodhpur experiences extremes of weather throughout the year. Mercury keeps soaring between 20 º C to 45 º C in the summers. It dips down to 5 º C to 6 º C in the winter. Best time to visit this city is between October to March.
Places to Visit
» Mehargarh Fort
It means 'Majestic Fort' and a look at this majestic fort would make you imagine why it was so named. Perched at an altitude of 125 m on a hill, this monument measures 36 m x 21 m and houses some aesthetically carved palaces. Some of them include Moti Mahal,
» Jaswant Thada
A white marbled cenotaph to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Jaswant Thada lies on the left of Mehrangarh fort. It looks like a temple and houses a rare collection of portraits of ex-rulers in it.
» Umaid Bhawan Palace
One of the biggest private residence in the world and India's last palatial building, this grand palace was completed just before the independence of the country. Henry Vaughan Lanchester - President of Maharaja British Royal Institute designed this palace as Maharaja Umaid Singh was a big fan of English lifestyle. The palace has everything you can expect...and a lot more than that !
Jodhpur Airport is just 5 km away from the central hub of the city. Regular flights are operated from this airport to other major airports of India. Both of its railheads are outside the walled city. Some of the best trains for the city are Jodhpur-Jaipur Intercity Express, Jodhpur-Kota Express, Jodhpur-Kota Express and Jodhpur-Bikaner Passenger. Newly developed quality roads facilitate a smooth road travel to the city. So, this historic city is easily accessible, doesn't matter which way you choose.
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