Places to visit
A chief of the Rathore clan by the name of Rao Jodha laid the stones of Jodhpur way back in 1459. Today it serves as the second largest city of Rajasthan where mild golden desert, historical monuments, old narrow alleys and small villages narrate the culture, custom and geography of the state. The sight of vivid blue-painted houses and roadside jalebis cast their own distinguished spell to visitors. Both are to be seen, tasted and experienced during a stay in the “Blue City of India”. With the names of many attractions in Jodhpur reaching the ears of foreign tourists, the city has attained international fame and glory. In short, Jodhpur is a labyrinth of medieval streets, bazaars, modern city walls, architectural masterpieces and lip smacking cuisines that delight travellers with their utmost grace and elegance.
The city looks no less than a photograph from the top of Mehrangarh Fort. Again, the elevated road to Umaid Bhavan Palace raises an excitement to see its architectural marvel. Before drawing a Jodhpur tour map, do not forget to add the following:
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Umaid Bhavan Palace
- The Jaswant Thada
- Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) and
- Mandore Gardens.
To cater to an ever increasing population of international tourists, hotels in Jodhpur have expanded from basic budget to sheer luxury categories. They are known for their traditional hospitality and artistic artworks apart from all other leisure and business facilities. The tales of Rathores are beautifully embellished and preserved till date on the walls of this historical city.
Best SeasonOct - Mar
LANGUAGESHindi, English, Rajasthani
Jodhpur by Air
Nearest Airport : Jodhpur Airport, Jodhpur