The city of Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the vast desert. Jodhpur is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Rajasthan. People from India as well as all over the world visit Jodhpur every year. There are a number of tourist attractions in Jodhpur, enchanting the tourists.
The city is known as the “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.
The forts, palaces and havelis of the city are complemented by the various vibrant fairs and festivals that draw a large number of people. Some of the popular events of Jodhpur are Marwar Festival, Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival, Nagaur Fair etc.
MAIN TOURIST SPOTS IN JODHPUR
THE UMAIDBHAWAN PALACE
HOW TO REACH
Jodhpur is well connected to major cities in India by rail, road and air. The airport is very close to the city and has regular connections to major cities in the country. To reach the city centre auto rickshaws and taxis are available. Located centrally, the Jodhpur Railway Station has trains bound to big and small cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Indore, Bangalore and Hyderabad among other destinations.
To reach Jodhpur from cities within and outside Rajasthan, state-run buses are widely available. Services are also offered by private buses which leave from the bus stand on Pal Road and from Kalpataru Cinema.