Prepare to lose yourself in a whirlwind of colors and smells as you step into this city of glittering medieval streets, monuments and royalty. Jodhpur is a city whose streets will never lead you to experiences you’ve already known and imagined. It’s a city of explorations and embraces, for whatever you do see will surely delight you.
Engulf yourself in the crowded bazaars and feel the balmy sun on your face. The distinct dialect of the dwellers of this Rajasthani city will reach your ears and charm you. Depending on what time of the year you decide to go, you may even find yourself pulled into the city’s celebrations. The Jodhpuris take their festivals and their hospitality quite seriously.
The city isn’t conventionally fancy, but that’s what makes it so attractive. The smell of roses and food will drift toward you, and you’ll find shops selling anything from clothes to decorations. This city is truly an adventure you don’t want to miss.
The Mehrangarh Fort should be the priority of all visitors in Jodhpur. One of the most magnificent forts in India, this is one definite way to start your exploration of this beautiful city with a bang. You may continue your journey down the history of the famous Rathore clan with Jaswant Thada and the Chamunda Mata Temple. There is also the magnificent Umaid Heritage Art School for the artist in you. This school may even exhibit your work if you are an artist. Don’t forget to take note of the interesting blue houses scattered all around, traditionally signifying the home of a Brahmin.
Continue your trip with the various temples that stand in Jodhpur and experience firsthand that bit of the city which influences so many of its citizens and their practices. And when, finally, you have had enough of the hustle so characteristic of Indian cities, visit the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park for some much-needed rest and breathing space and be ready to start anew in no time at all.
The public transport system in the city consists mainly of older city buses that are usually crowded. They may also be running irregularly. They are, however, the cheapest way to get around the city. You may also travel by auto-rickshaws or taxis which are readily available. Lanes in Jodhpur are particularly narrow and hence are best navigated by auto-rickshaws, bicycles or motor scooters.
A good option to travel distances that are relatively longer is to hire a car. You can also hire a driver who can double up as a tour guide.
On a daily basis there are approximately 4 flights that operate at Jodhpur Airport.Air India is the popular airline brand that fly frequently to this airport.
Besides flying you can also reach Jodhpur through train.Raika Bagh, Bhagat Ki Kothi, Marwar Mathanyaare some of the most popular train stations in Jodhpur.On an average about 49 trains pass through Jodhpur on a daily basis.Jodhpur to Jodhpur, Jaipur to Jodhpur, Merta City to Jodhpurare some of the most popular routes to Jodhpur with 77, 41, 41 trains weekly respectively.
By road Jodhpur is surrounded by Pali, Sojat, Balotra which are 38.27 km, 47.0 km, 57.41 km away respectively. These places are ideal spots for people to plan their short weekend break.
Jodhpur has a total of 152 hotels.There are 152 hotels in Jodhpur with the popular ones being Devi Bhawan, Vivanta By Taj Hari Mahal, The Kothi Heritage, Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace, The Ajit Bhawan-A Palace Hotel, Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli etc.
'Mehrangarh has been the headquarters of the Rajput clan, the Rathores for over five centuries. Maharaja Gaj Singh II is the current head of the clan and the custodian of this fort, which stands ab...Know More →
'Situated about half a kilometer away from the Mehrangarh Fort, this beautiful white marble structure is a royal memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II of the Rathore clan, built in 1899 AD by his s...Know More →