Jodhpur City Guide

Popularly described as the Sun City of India, Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha Ji in the year of 1459. The city enjoys Jodhpur City Guide, Jodhpur Travel Guidesunnyweather all around the year so it is called as the Sun City of India. Also known as the Blue City of India, Jodhpur was formerly known as Marwar. Presently the city of Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, India. Jodhpur is one of the most popular travel destinations and important cities in Rajasthan, India. It plays a major role in the boom of Tourism in Rajasthan. During your tours to Jodhpur tours you will have a glorious opportunity to visit magnificent forts, palaces, temples, and amazing markets. If you really want to observe Rajasthan Tourism, you must be a part of Jodhpur tour. One cannot imagine complete Rajasthan tours without having a travel in Jodhpur.

Set on the edge of the world famous vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan, the sun city of Jodhpur is like a retreat in the vast desert. The city of Jodhpur is predominantly famous for its massive Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most formidable forts in India. Jodhpur is surrounded by a 10 km long wall with 8 gates and numerous fortresses. It is dotted with remarkable architectural brilliances including fantastic forts, elegant palaces, grand havelis, terrific temples and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. The city is also known for its superb handicrafts, exotic festivals and folk music & dances. It is capable to impress everyone with its various attractions. You can too to enjoy its attractions on your tours to Jodhpur city with Swagat Tours & Travels. Read more about attractions of Jodhpur on this Jodhpur City Guide article.

Best season to visit: The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival, held in Jan/Feb. every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms. October to February is the ideal season to visit for its climate. Folk dances, exciting competitions and contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colorful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized wit folk artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on the full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.

Distances from Jodhpur :
Delhi 597 Kms.
Agra 568 Kms.
Ajmer 208 Kms.
Alwar 483 Kms.
Bharatpur 478 Kms.
Jaipur 340 Kms.
Jaisalmer 305 Kms.
Jodhpur - Kms.
Mt. Abu 326 Kms.
Ranthambhore 481 Kms.

Some Major Attractions in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort : Mehrangarh is the most major landmark of Jodhpur. One can’t imagine Jodhpur without Mehrangarh Fort. It isa living testimony of the military might of Rajputs. This mammoth fort is located on a 125 m high hill. It is 5 km long. The forts contain several elegant palaces which are also strongly capable to enchant its visitors. Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Janki Mahal, Royal Darbar Takht, Rang Mahal (Color Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Phool Mahal (Flower Palace), Chandan Mahal and many more are some major attractions of this mammoth Mehrangarh Fort. The majestic Mehrangarh Fort also houses a rich museum.

Umaid Bhawan Palace : Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Now it has been turned into a 5 star heritage palace hotel. The elegant palace was built in the 20th century. It was constructed to provide employment for 3000 famine stricken population of Jodhpur. The palace also houses a rich museum, called Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum.

Jaswant Thada : Like Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada is also popular among tourists. It is the 19th century royal cenotaph. It is a shrine which was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in the year of 1899. Jaswant Thada is enriched and impressive with its breathtakingly beautiful gardens.

Government Museum : Enriched with a rich collection of armory, textiles, local crafts, miniatures and images of Jain Tirthankaras, the Government Museum is located in the breathtakingly beautiful Umaid Garden.

Girdikot and Sardar Market : Jodhpur tour also offers you a brilliant shopping opportunity in the markets of Jodhpur. Girdikot and Sardar Market are famous shopping areas of Jodhpur. Here you can purchase handicrafts, jewellery, and many Rajasthani goods.

Altitude:  238.0 mtrs. Best Season: Oct - Feb Climate: Summer Mean Max. 40.0 'C Mean Min. 30.0 'C Winter Mean Max. 25.0 'C Mean Min. 11.0 'C Clothing: Summer light tropical or cotton Winter Woolen.

Excursions

Balsamand Lake and Garden (5 km), Mandore (8 Km), Sadar Samand Lake (55 Km)Guda Bishnoi (25 Km), Mahamandir Temple (9 km), Kailana Lake (11 Km), Jhalamand Garh (10 Km), Luni Fort (35 Km)