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Jodhpur

 

Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. The main attraction is the Meherangarh Fort, one of the most impressive forts in Rajasthan. Inside the fort, there is a whole series of court yards and palaces. They house a fantastic collection of the trappings of Indian royalty, including an amazing collection of elephant howdahs, miniature paintings, superb folk music instruments, furniture and costumes.

            Among Rajasthan's many princely settlements, Jodhpur is one of the most distinctive. This five hundred year old settlement was the headquarters of the Rathore Rajputs celebrated for their tales of daring. This princely state is also referred as "The Blue city". One of the beautiful  indian city,  the land of royalty is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands of barren desert landscape & now a major export centre of handicrafts.. The light that reflects of the golden sands engulf a land renowned for its vibrant colours, people in the bright clothes and beautiful jewellery, living in city dotted and dominated by towering fort and palaces that rise from sand like a mirage.

  Location: Situated in West of Rajasthan.

Distance: New Delhi (597 km), Jaipur (332km), Udaipur (260 km), Ajmer (211 km)

STD Code: 0291

Population: .77 millions

Area: 75.50 sq km.

Language: Hindi, English & Marwari

Altitude: 230 metres / 790 feet above sea level.

Clothing: Summer light tropical (cotton) for summer & Light woolen for winter

HOW TO REACH ?

By Air
Indian Airlines, Jet Airways connect this city with Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Bombay.

By Rail
Suncity is connected by rail with Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Abu Road, Bombay via Ahmedabad Barmer and Udaipur via Marwar. To - Japiur - Delhi - Agra- Calcutta - Chandigarh and To - Ahmedabad - Baroda- Bombay are well connected routes. Train service is also available to Chennai (Madras), Bangalore, Jammu directly.

By Road
By road distance to Agra is 577 kms, Ajmer 198 kms, Barmer 220 kms, Bikaner 240 kms, Bombay 1073 kms, Delhi 592 kms, Jaipur 343 kms, Jaisalmer 290 kms, Mount Abu 264 kms, Udaipur 275 kms, Ranakpur 175 kms. Car Taxis, Car Hire are easily available.

By Bus
Regular bus services available from this ethnic city to Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ranakpur and Nathdwara, Kota, Ranakpur Jain Temples. Also many other locations are covered by Interstate bus services.

 





      PLACES OF INTEREST
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel & Museum
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Clock Tower & Sadar Bazaar
  • Kaylana lake



      EXCURSIONS
  • Mandore Gardens
  • Osiyan Jain Temples.
  • Sardar Samand Lake Wildlife Centre.
  • Khimsar Fort
  • Nagaur Cattle Fair in January
  • Nagour fort
  • Ranakpur Jain temples
  • Shopping for antiques, handicrafts carvings, paintings and rugs in city itself.
 

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