Jodhpur

The largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur is Jodhpur which is dominated by a massive fort atop stark rocky ridge right in the middle of the town. Founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, his descendants ruled the huge area of Marwar. From the precincts of the fort, you can view the indigo-coloured houses in the old town give, which give the city it's another epithet of the 'Blue City". Among other names it is also called the Gateway to the Thar Desert.

Jodhpur's Tourist attraction the City Lights – Tourism in Jodhpur

Umaid-Bhawan

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Enchanting is the Chittr Palace or the Umaid Bhawan Palace, today part hotel, part museum and part royal residence. Situated on a steep hill, is Mehrangarh Fort, the beauty and grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hoard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpur sculptor. Courtyard and intricately carved latticed windows in Palace is a prominent feature inside the fort. Jaswant Thad is the memorial in white marble t Maharaja Jaswant a singh Ii. The cenotaph, was built in 1899, and tree other cenotaphs also stand nearby. If you have the time, do visit the Mandore Gardens.

mehrangarh fort

Mehrangarh Fort:

Jaswant Thada:

Clock Tower:


Jodhpur City Culture – Rajasthan or Marwar Culture exemplified.

Jodhpur-Culture

On the evening of the 20 the day in a month, you can watch cultural shows at the Sangeet Natak Academy while the Ramdeoji Cattle Fair at Nagaur and the Marwar festival , are good event to visit.



Gourmet's Delights at Jodhpur – Popular Restaurants of Jodhpur

Dal-bati Choorma is the unique speciality of Rajasthan, and the best place to sample the hot and spicy fare is the sojati Gate area where restaurants like Priya and Poonam serve authentic fare. Kalinga is another reliable name of restaurant However connoisseurs can head for the array of deluxe and heritage hotels where world-class cuisine awaits them.

Jodhpur the new Shopper's Paradise

Jodhpur-Paradise

Go to Kapda Bazaar near Sojati Gate for the best choice in tie and dye saris and fabric, Antique furniture items, lines the entire High Court and Umaid Bhawan roads. There is Complete Mochi bazaar for juttis while a one -stop-shop could be the National Handloom Emporium where four floors preset a minboggling ranged useful items for homes at very reasonable prices. The best part is that your souvenirs can be couriered anywhere you want them to be sent.

Excursions around Jodhpur

Rajasthan-Popular-cities

Head 65 km for Osian, the caravan staging post of yesteryears. Famous for temple ruins, two of these, the Sacchiyamata and Jain temples are well preserved. You can also take Jeep Safaris which jodhpur is famous for, to a nearby village, to meet weavers, potters and craftsmen. Packages available with us. Please ask for it at tours@sterlingvacations.co.in.

Jodhpur - Facts at a Glance

Access:

Jodhpur by Air: Most of the Indian Airlines operate flights from Jodhpur to Delhi, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, and Mumbai.

Jodhpur by Rail: connections Delhi, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Kota, Bikaner, Ahmedabad and Delhi.

Jodhpur by Road: Services to Delhi, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Delhi.

Getting Around in Jodhpur: You can hire taxi / Private cars for sightseeing or excursions from us or the travel desks at hotels or travel agencies in the main area Auto rickshaws too abound.

Jodhpur City Code: 0291

Indian Airlines: 2636757, 2512617(airport)

Jet Airways: 2434379, 2515551(airport)

Rajasthan Tourism - Tourist Reception Centre: 2545083

Banks in Rajasthan: State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur: 2654191, Punjab National bank: 2654383

Hospitals in Rajasthan: Mahatma Gandhi Hospital: 2636437 Goyal Hospital: 2432144 Sun City Hospital: 2545455

Home Away From Home – Hotels in Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Bal Samand Palace, Taj Hari Mahal, Ajit Bhawan, Karni Bhawan, Best Western Ranabanka, Fortune Ummed Jodhpur, Shree Ram International, Hotel Kalinga, Hotel Suncity, Hotel sandhu Palace, Hotel Beniwal Palace, Hotel Ratan Vilas at Jodhur.

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