Popularly described as the Sun City of India, Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha Ji in the year of 1459. The city enjoys Jodhpur City Guide, Jodhpur Travel Guidesunnyweather all around the year so it is called as the Sun City of India. Also known as the Blue City of India, Jodhpur was formerly known as Marwar. Presently the city of Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, India.
Jodhpur is one of the most popular travel destinations and important cities in Rajasthan, India. It plays a major role in the boom of Tourism in Rajasthan. During your tours to Jodhpur tours you will have a glorious opportunity to visit magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and amazing markets. If you really want to observe Rajasthan Tourism, you must be a part of Jodhpur tour. One cannot imagine complete Rajasthan tours without having a travel in Jodhpur.
Set on the edge of the world famous vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan, the sun city of Jodhpur is like a retreat in the vast desert. The city of Jodhpur is predominantly famous for its massive Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most formidable forts in India. Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10 km long wall with 8 gates and numerous fortresses. It is dotted with remarkable architectural brilliances including fantastic forts, elegant palaces, grand havelis, terrific temples and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. The city is also known for its superb handicrafts, exotic festivals and folk music & dances. It is capable to impress everyone with its various attractions. You can too to enjoy its attractions on your tours to Jodhpur city with Swagat Tours & Travels. Read more about attractions of Jodhpur on this Jodhpur City Guide article.
Some Major Attractions in Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort : Mehrangarh is the most major landmark of Jodhpur. One can’t imagine Jodhpur without Mehrangarh Fort. It isa living testimony of the military might of Rajputs. This mammoth fort is located on a 125 m high hill. It is 5 km long. The forts contain several elegant palaces which are also strongly capable to enchant its visitors. Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Janki Mahal, Royal Darbar Takht, Rang Mahal (Color Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Chandan Mahal and many more are some major attractions of this mammoth Mehrangarh Fort. The majestic Mehrangarh Fort also houses a rich museum.
Umaid Bhawan Palace : Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Now it has been turned into a 5 star heritage palace hotel. The elegant palace was built in the 20th century. It was constructed to provide employment for 3000 famine stricken population of Jodhpur. The palace also houses a rich museum, called Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.
Jaswant Thada : Like Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada is also popular among tourists. It is the 19th century royal cenotaph. It is a shrine which was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in the year of 1899. Jaswant Thada is enriched and impressive with its breathtakingly beautiful gardens.
Government Museum : Enriched with a rich collection of armory, textiles, local crafts, miniatures and images of Jain Tirthankaras, the Government Museum is located in the breathtakingly beautiful Umaid Garden.
Girdikot and Sardar Market : Jodhpur tour also offers you a brilliant shopping opportunity in the markets of Jodhpur. Girdikot and Sardar Market are famous shopping areas of Jodhpur. Here you can purchase handicrafts, jewellery, and many Rajasthani goods.
How to Reach Jodhpur
By Air : The Blue City of India, Jodhpur is well connected by air with Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai.
By Rail : Being a popular tourist destination, the city of Jodhpur is well-linked by railway network with all the major cities of India.
By Road: There is a good network of roads which connect Jodhpur from all the major cities of Rajasthan and North India.
Jodhpur Fast Facts
Founder : Rao Jodha - chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs.
Also Known as : Sun City of India, Blue City of India.
Location : Situated in Western Rajasthan, India.
Distance : Ajmer (210), Barmer (225 km), Jaisalmer (290 km), Jaipur (325 km), Bikaner (245 km), Devigarh (223 Km), Kishangarh (244 km), Khimsar (90 Km), Mandor (9 km), Mount Abu (264 km), Pali (85 km), Ranakpur & Rawla Narlai Hotel (190 km), Udaipur (275 km), Agra (563 km), Delhi (589 km).
Area : 75.5 sq km.
Population : 650,000 (approximately).
Climate : Extreme climate and scanty rainfall in Jodhpur conforms to the typical desert climate.
Languages : Hindi, Rajasthani, Marwari and English
Major Attractions : Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Girdikot and Sardar Market, Museum, etc
Best Time to Visit : September to March.
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