is the second largest city of the state Rajasthan after Jaipur popularly
known as the Blue City. It is situated on the edge of Thar Desert & was
founded by Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459. This city is surrounded by a tall
stonewall of about 10 km which has eight gates in different directions.
As the city is situated near the Thar Desert, its climate is typically
desert type. In summer the temperature varies between 36 to 42 degrees C and
in winter it is arround 15 to 27 degrees C. The maxium rain fall is about 32
cms. November to March is the pleasant period to visit the city.
The important festivals of this region are Gangaur, Teej & Marwar which
show Rajasthani culture through folk songs, dances & music.
Attractions in Jodhpur
The major attractions of the city are various historical monuments
including forts, palaces & temples which symbolizes the region's
religious, cultural past.
Mehrangarh Fort : The majestic fort is situated on a
hilltop & spread over an area of 5 km. This was built by Rao Jodha in
1459 AD. This has seven gates like Jayapol, Fateh Pol & Loha Pol. There
is a museum inside the fort which houses various antique objects like
ornaments & weapons.
Jaswant Thada : This white marble monument was built in
1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant II.
Umaid Palace -
This palace built up of red sandstone &
marble is now the residence of the royal family of Jodhpur. A part of the
palace has been converted into a luxury hotel and in the other side there is
a excellent museum housing several antique objects.
Government Museum :
The museum is located in the middle
of Umaid garden which has a large collection of weapons, textiles,
manuscripts, paintings, portraits, local art & crafts.
How to get there
Jodhpur is easily accessible by Air, Rail, & Road from major Indian
Jodhpur has its own airport and regular flights
connect it with other major cities of Rajasthan & India.
Jodhpur is well connected by the railway lines and
trains are available for the major Indian cities from here.
All types of land transport connects the city with
other major cities within & outside Rajasthan.