The Colourful City - Jodhpur
Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, is situated at the edge of
the Thar desert. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the
Rathore clan of Rajputs. Jodhpur city in Rajasthan is dominated by the huge
Mehrangarh fort on a rocky hill is fascinating with its wealth of historic
attractions and colourful markets which specialises in antiques. Jodhpur is
still one of the major centres of wool, cattle, camels and salt.
How to Approach
: Jodhpur has its own airport that links it with major
tourist destinations of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
: The railway network connects Jodhpur with Delhi, Jaipur,
Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
: Jodhpur can be easily reached by road as well. There are
well-maintained roads linking it to tourism destinations like Delhi (597
km), Udaipur (260 km) and Jaipur (336 km).
The Most Popular Sights to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort or the Majestic Fort is one of the largest forts in India.
Located at the heart of the city, the fort sprawls over 5km atop a 125m high
hill. The fort was originally started by Rao Jodha in 1459, but most of the
fort which exists today dates from the period of Jaswant Singh (1638-78).
The fort with walls up to 36m high and 21m wide houses some of the most
intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels, latticed windows
and brilliant stained glass. There are three gates, (originally seven) each
built to commemorate a particular victory. Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool
Mahal (Flower Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Sileh Khana and Daulat
Khana are some of the important palaces and apartments in the fort complex.
This is a collection of royal crematorium including that of Maharaja
Jaswant Singh II, in white marble, is based near to Mehrangarh fort at
Jaswant Thada. Built in 1899, the cenotaph also houses the portraits of the
rulers of Jodhpur. Some beautiful marble lattice work can be seen heres.
Umaid Bhavan Palace & Museum
Built by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 and completed in 1943, this
impressive palace also known as Chhittar Palace is a spectacular example of
Indo-Colonial art deco style of 30s. The palace was designed by HV
Lanchester and was originally started as a famine relief project which gave
employment to more than 3000 people, for 16 years. Part of this magnificent
sand stone and marble palace containing over 300 rooms have been converted
into a museum, deluxe hotel and a royal residence.
Things to Buy
The rich cultural heritage of Jodhpur offers a wide variety of items that
are worth buying while in the city. traditional jewelry like the bajuband,
bala, gajra and gokhru are some of the famous products of Jodhpur. Jodhpur
riding breeches, colorful hand-printed cotton fabrics and traditional
Rajasthani mojri slippers.
Passage to Jodhpur - Made Easy
Travel to Jodhpur in Rajasthan - one of the most vibrant cities of
Rajasthan, India. Jodhpur attracts a major chunk of tourists in Rajasthan
from all over the world.
You too have decided to travel Jodhpur in Rajasthan...! then be fast and
book you tickets to Jodhpur in the airlines or railways. Jodhpur has well
defined routes from Delhi, the capital city of India. You can pick either of
the three - air, rail or road.
You can also make your Jodhpur travel little comfortable by halting in
between. Starting from Delhi, you can either pick the route,
Delhi-Jaipur-Jodhpur or Delhi-Alwar-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur. All these places
are well-linked to Jodhpur either by rail or by road. These long routes with
charming halts will make your tour to Jodhpur easy and comfortable. You can
also enjoy some of the most fascinating sights located in these places of
Jodhpur is connected to all the cities of Rajasthan by state transport
buses. You can easily reach Jodhpur from other parts of Rajasthan.
If you are confused than, consult a travel agent, who would help you in the
entire tour to Jodhpur and nearby places.