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About Rajasthan
It's a land that's a shade different than the rest. The mesmerising gold of its desert. The vibrance of its fair and festivals. The brillant hues of the costumes worn by the people. The rich colour of its wildlife Where ever you look in Rajasthan, you'll be greeted by a roit of colours.



Rajasthan - Jodhpur City


Rajasthan City - Jodhpur

» Jodhpur General Information
Jodhpur is one of the most important city lying on the edged of the That Desert in western Rajasthan. This region earlier known as Marwar also has Bikaner and Jaisalmer as a part of the Desert Triangle. Interestingly, it originally belonged to the Rathors of Kanauj (now in modern Uttar Pradesh) who shifted after the city was sacked by Mohammed Ghori in 1193 AD.

The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by 10 kms long wall, built about a century after the city was founded. From the fort, you can clearly see where the old city ends and the new begins. It's fascinating to wander around the jumble of winding streets in the old city, out of which eight gates lead. Jodhpur is affectionately referred to as the ' Blue City ' because of the indigo-coloured houses in the old town. These can be seen from the ramparts of the mighty Mehrangarh, which looms high above the buzzing city.
» Facts and Figure
Area 75.5 sq km

Hindu, Muslim, Jain


Hindi, English, Marwari

STD Code 0288
Best Time to Visit November to March
» Jodhpur History

Jodhpur was founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459. The city was the erstwhile capital of the Marwar state. A 10-km-long wall made of stone surrounds the city. Eight doors stand all through the wall leading to different places of Jodhpur. The city has about 100 towers most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. The guards' chambers, constructed high up above the ground and fitted with iron spikes on top, could be seen alongside these walls.

» How to Reach Jodhpur

Air : Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur lie on the Airlines route that links Delhi and Mumbai.
Rail : Jaipur is well connected by train to main cities of India. Indian Railway reservation office opens from Monday to Saturday. There are several trains from Jaipur to Agra, Bombay, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kota, Chittorgarh, Alwar, Shekhawati and Delhi. There is a Shatabdi Exp. between Jaipur and Delhi and continue to Alwar and Shekhawati.
Road : The state Roadways coaches link most tourist places and business centres in and around the state. Chauffeur-driven airconditioned cars can be hired thourgh the State Tourist Offices and other approved operators.

» Jodhpur Festivals
Marwar Festival Nag Panchami Kite Festival
» Jodhpur Sightseeing
Girdikot and Sardar Market Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada
Goverment Museum Umaid Bhawan Palace  
» Jodhpur Excursion
Dhawa (Dholi) Kailana Lake Mandore Gardens
Phalodi Khichan Osian  
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