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The second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. Jodhpur is a popular travel destination of Rajasthan India. There are many travel attractions in Jodhpur which includes beautiful palaces, forts and temples that bring back the splendor of the past. The elegant handicrafts, folk dances and music creates an ambiance of romantic city. Jodhpur lies at the edge of the Thar desert, yet it has an abundance of parks, gardens, artificial lakes and ponds, and rich houses with lawns and gardens. Newly added travel attraction of Jodhpur is Rajasthan International Folk Festival to boost tourism in Jodhpur and reveal the cultural heritage of the region.
- LOCATION: Approx 320 KMs from Jaipur (West)
- BY ROAD: Well connected to major cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Ahmedabad through RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) buses.
- BY TRAIN: Well connected to major cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Agra, Mumbai, Indore, Ahmedabad.
- BY AIR: Jodhpur Civil Airport is connected to quite a few cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore.
- AREA : 233.5 sq km
- BEST TIME TO VISIT : October to March
- LANGUAGES SPOKEN : Rajasthani, Hindi, English
- MAJOR ATTRACTIONS : Beautiful fort And Temple’s
PLACES TO VISIT
Ummed Bhawan Palace
Umaid Bhawan Jodhpur is an exquisite building that houses a museum showcasing the artifacts that date back to the time immemorial. According to a legend, this place was built during famine in order to provide employment to the workers.A splendid example of Indo-colonial and the art-deco style of the thirties, Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world. The palace was built between 1929 and 1943 and over 3000 artisans worked over 14 years to create this magnificent edifice.A splendid example of Indo-colonial and the art-deco style of the thirties, Umaid Bhawan is one of the largest and grandest private residences in the world. The palace was built between 1929 and 1943 and over 3000 artisans worked over 14 years to create this magnificent edifice.
This is a must visit place while on Jodhpur travel. The diameter of the fort is 5 km and is perched on a 125 meter high hill. The palace has a unique architecture with exquisitely carved panels, lattice windows and evocative names.
Girdikot & Sardar Market
This is popular colorful market located in the heart of the city and displays array of handicraft luring the buyers towards them. There are many shops and outlets of Rajasthan Tourism department showcasing the art and crafts of the region.
Mandore Garden was the ashram of Rishi Mandu. This garden has a gate known as the Ajit pole. It is decorated with paintings of the gods and goddesses of Indian mythology