Jodhpur Travel Guide
Jodhpur, once the capital of the former princely state
of Marwar, it is the second largest city of Rajasthan, after Jaipur. The
royal heritage of the Jodhpur city is evident in the hilltop eyrie,
Mehrangarh fort that has seen the various phases of its history. Today, the
Jodhpur city is a part of the Desert Tourist Triangle and offers exquisite
palaces, forts, temples and havelis, which stand testimony to the imperial
How to Reach
Air : Jodhpur has its own airport and regular flight services conect
the city with other major cities in and around Rajasthan.
Rail : The city is also well connected by the railway lines and
trains are available for other major cities in the country from here. The
'Palace on Wheels' also visits this city of royal splendour.
Road : The state transport has bus services from other cities of the
state and some services are interstate too.
City Travel Attractions
On the other side of the city, facing the fort is the Umaid Bhawan Palace
also known as Chhittar Palace built as a famine relief project. It is said
to be one of the finest surviving examples of Indo-colonial style of
architecture in the world. It now runs as a hotel, though, a part of it has
been retained as a museum and part as royal residence.
Located at the very centre of the city visible from the surrounding area is
Mehrangarh literally meaning "Majestic Fort. A collection of
musical instruments, palanquins, furniture and cannons on the fort's
ramparts are well - preserved.
Marwar Festival is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan.
The festival is held in the month of Ashwin (September-October) in Jodhpur,
for two days during the full moon of Sharad Poornima.
Jodhpur has extreme type of climate with very high temperature variations.
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