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Jodhpur City Guide

Beautifully sited on the foothills of a sandstone hillock, the charming city of Jodhpur gives an appearance of an oasis in the vast desert. With such gleaming appearance in the sun, Jodhpur is often quoted as the 'Sun City'. It is the second largest city (after Jaipur) of the state of Rajasthan, thus, any Rajasthan trip is not complete without a visit to this historic city. The city is named after its founder, Rao Jodha who was a chief of Rathore clan and established Jodhpur in 1459. One can experience the glorious past of Jodhpur with its magnificent forts, palaces and several other historic monuments. Read on to know more about Jodhpur.

Tourist Attractions
Mehrangarh Fort

Beautifully located on the Jag Niwas Island in the middle of serene Lake Pichola, it is a famous tourist spot in Udaipur. It was established by Maharana Jagat Singh in the year 1743 and now has been converted into a five star hotel.



Umaid Bhavan Palace

Another famous place to visit in Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhavan Palace. It was constructed in 20th century by Maharaj Umaid Singh in an effort to help famine victims. It is prime residence of the royal family however, some part of the palace converted into hotel and museum.


Jaswant Thada

Situated adjacent to the Mehrangarh fort complex, Jaswant Thada is a immensely beautiful royal cenotaph crafted out of white marble.


Rai Ka Bag Palace

Constructed by Hadiji, the queen of Maharaja Jaswant Singh I, Rai ka Bag Palace is a popular tourist spot in Jodhpur.


Best Time to Visit

Like other cities of Rajasthan, Jodhpur also experiences extremely hot and dry summers. There, the best time to enjoy a visit to Jodhpur is from October to March.

How to Reach

Jodhpur offers an excellent connectivity to other major cities of Rajasthan and across India via different modes of transportations.

By Air: Jodhpur Airport (just 5 km away from the city centre) connects the city to major cities in and around Rajasthan like Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur via regular flights.
By Rail: The city has its own railway station connecting it to various major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata with direct trains.
By Road: Jodhpur is well connected with nearby cities and states with excellent road network. One can hire private cars and inter-state transport buses.

Shopping in Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a perfect shopping destination for travelers who want to take enchanting souvenirs back home. Some of the most special items that one must buy during the trip are Bandhini (tie & dye fabric), footwear (mainly mojris), handicrafts, handlooms, genuine antiques, marble inlay work and most importantly, Mathaniya's Red Chillies. Sojati Gate, Station Roa, Tripolia Bazaar, Mochi Bazaar, Clock Tower, Sarafa Bazaar are some of the popular market areas of Jodhpur.

Excursions

Apart from exploring various attractions in Jodhpur, one can go for excursion tours to nearby destinations like Ossian, Mandore, Balsammand Lake and Palace, Sojat City, Pali, Nagaur, Khimsar Fort Palace etc.