An Insight :Jodhpur... the blue city - An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourists. It not only offers tangibles, in terms of what you can see and buy, but also fills one with a sense of history and the splendours of an era gone forever. The hospitality of the locals, the demure women, the colourful turbans -all set against the unmerciful desert is something to feel, not just see.
|Lets Explore Jodhpur Sightseeing
in Jodhpur :
Mehrangarh Fort -'Mehrangarh', meaning the Majestic Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Located at the center of the city, the fort spreads over 5km atop a 125m high hill. The magnificent fort was originally started by Rao Jodha in 1459, but most of the fort which stands today dates from the period of Jaswant Singh (1638 to 1678). Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana are some of the important palaces and apartments within the complex.
Jaswant Thada - A collection of royal crematorium including that of Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, in white marble, is situated near to Mehrangarh fort. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses the portraits of the rulers of Jodhpur. There is some beautiful marble lattice work.
Umaid Bhavan Palace & Museum - Built by Maharajah Umaid Singh in 1929 and completed in 1943, this exquisite palace also known as Chhittar Palace is a splendid example of Indo-Colonial art deco style
|Fairs & Festivals :
Marwar festival : Jodhpur celebrates the Marwar festival during October each year, with great fun and joy. It is a two-day program of fun, folk music, folk dance and folklore.
Nagpanchami - the worship of the king of the serpents, is also celebrated with enthusiasm during the months of July / August each year.
|Where is Jodhpur?
By Air -Jodhpur is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
By Rail - Jodhpur is connected by an excellent overnight train service from New Delhi. There are also regular Intercity trains connecting Jodhpur with Jaipur and Jaisalmer.
By Road -Jodhpur is well connected by road to Jaipur (330 kms), Jaisalmer (290 kms), Udaipur (275 kms), Khimsar (90 kms) and serves as the gateway for many tourists destinations in Rajasthan.