Area : 75.50 sq. km.
Altitude : 230 mts.
Languages : Marwari, Hindi & English.
Temperature : Max. 42°C and Min. 27°C in Summer. Max. 27°C and Min. 9°C in Winter.
Rainfall : 31 cms.
Clothing : Light Tropical in Summer. Light Woollen in Winter.
Best Season : October to March.
Set at an edge of Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 A.D. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 mts. above the plains. A high wall encompasses the city – 10 km long with eight gates and innumerable bastions. Shopping in Jodhpur bazaars is a heady experience with a colourful display of the rich collection of exquisite handicrafts. Countless festivities celebrate the rich past and culture of the princely state. The Marwar festival held annually in one such spectacular bonanza.
Air: Indian airlines flights are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur. Major airport is Jodhpur.
Rail: Direct rail connections with many important cites of the country. Major railhead is Jodhpur.
Road: Jodhpur can be reached through a dense network of road connections. Frequent bus and taxi services are available within the states.
Local Transport: Metered taxis, cycle-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws. Cycles are also available on hire.
Umaid Bhawan Palace: The palace build in 20th century under the famine relief project. The palace was completed in 16 years. This opulent edifice in sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers with a part of it running as a hotel and remaining part as museum.
Jaswant Thada: It is the memorial of Maharaj Jaswant Singh II, which was built in 1899 A.D. with white marvel. It is a very beautiful peace of architecture. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers.
Mehrangarh Fort: The majestic fort was built in 15th century AD. The 5 km long fort on a 125-meter high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures.
Government Museum: This museum is enriched with collection of weapons, textiles, local crafts and images of Jain Thirthankar. It is situated in the middle Umed Public garden.
Balsamand Lake and Gardens: Balsamand Lake and Gardens is situated 5 km from Jodhpur. A pretty lake built in 1159 A.D. A splendid Summer Palace stands by the lake side surrounded by beautiful gardens. An idyllic spot for excursions.
Mandore: Mandore is situated 8 km. of Jodhpur. The ancient capital of Marwar has cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. The hall of Heroes has 15 figures curved out of the rock on the wall. Its beautiful gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular picnic spot.
Mahamandir Temple: Mahamandir Temple is located 9 km from Jodhpur. Built in 1812 A.D. Its a noteworthy temple with 84 carved pillars.
Guda, Bishnoi: Guda, Bishnoi is situated 25 km from Jodhpur. The villages are inhabited by the Bishnoi tribes who are believers in the sanctity of plant and animal life. Villages are marked by Khejri trees and dears.
Luni: Luni is situated 20 km away of Jodhpur. The fort is now converted into a heritage hotel. Luni fort and its surroundings are worth a visit.
Rohit fort: Rohit fort is situated 40 km from Jodhpur. The fort can be a worth visit to the tourist. Now it has converted into a heritage hotel.
Dhawa Wildlife Sanctuary: Dhawa is situated 45 km from Jodhpur, which is a Wildlife Sanctuary with the largest number of Indian Antelopes.
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