Jodhpur is famous for his Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, buns, and snacks, which are also known as the Blue City, Sun City, Gateway to Thar. Besides the fort, there are many temples, lakes, shopping streets that are like a mirage of the past. The town is called the Blue City since its blue walls and blue houses are all blue from aerial views. In the old town itself, however, the magic lies with hundreds of shops, guest houses, food shops, and sellers, which make it an exciting city, particularly close to the landmark clock tower and Sardar Market.
HOW TO REACH
By Air: The city center is just 5 km from Jodhpur Domestic Airport. Jodhpur is linked with other major towns in and around Rajasthan by daily flight services. Jodhpur is a prime tourist destination linked by both domestic and private airlines. The following locations offer famous flights to Jodhpur: Surat, Kullu Raipur Udaipur, Leh and Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is Jodhpur’s closest international airport.
By train: Jodhpur has good rail connections. There are omnipresent trains to subway cities like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Rajasthan Sampark KrantiExpress, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Jaisalmer Delhi Express, Suryanagari Express, Bangalore Jodhpur Express, and Chennai Jodhpur Express are common trains operating from Jodhpur Railway Station.
By Road: Jodhpur has good road connections to India’s main cities. The highway has good connectivity from Jaipur (330 kilometers), Delhi (585 kilometers), Jaisalmer (307 kilometers), and Agra (563 kilometers). Rajasthan State Transport and luxury coaches will take you to Jodhpur. Together with Ahmadabad, Delhi, they work from all of Rajasthan major cities.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The Royal town of Jodhpur has many visitors, with a lot of palaces, forts, and temples that make it a popular tourist destination. It is the second largest town in Rajasthan. The perfect time to enjoy the sunny city of Jodhpur is from October to March. The fun winter months will be characterized by events outside the desert, sightseeing, and honeymooning. The peak tourist season for Jodhpur is between October and March. There are nice temperatures between 7 ° C and 25 ° C.
PLACES TO VISIT
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the nation known as Mehran fort founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 in Jodhpur. It is located on the top of a hill, 410 feet high, with huge walls, guarded. One of the most easily recognized fortified builders in Jodhpur. On top of the hill, the entrance to the fort is magnificent with seven doors. Every gate has been designed at various times and serves a very specific function. The other has spikes, which can deter elephant and animal attacks, while one has marks of cannonballs.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Entry Fee: International GuestsGuests (Includes the Audio): INR 600
Domestic Guests: INR 70
Jaswant Thada is the magnificent marble cenotaph monument which is situated in the royal state of Jodhpur. It is a mausoleum for the Marwar kings. The memorial was created in the honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899 and still operated as crematory grounds by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh. The lovely building is made of complexly sculpted marble which vibrantly offsets the red steps up to the entrance.
Timings: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The time required: 1-2 hours
Entry Fee: Indian Tourists: INR 20
Foreign Tourists: INR 30
Still Camera: INR 25
Video Camera: INR 50
Known for their large green areas, exquisite architecture, and royal cenotaphs, Jodhpur Mandore Garden is indeed a sight to look at. The Mandore Garden is located in Mandore, once the dominant residence of a Pratihara family, just 9 kilometers from Jodhpur. The garden is part of the larger Mehrangarh Fort and also houses the renowned Hall of Heroes and the Three Hundred Million Gods Temple. The most impressive characteristic of the garden is the splendid cenotaphs or deals scattered across the Mandore.
Timings: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Time Required: 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee: Garden: No entry fee,
Museum: INR 50
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Established in 1943, Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhaván Palace is a splendid combination of fascinating history and luxury. It is simultaneously a historical hotel, a museum, and residence of the present owner Raja Gaj Singh, Royal Family. The prizewinning hotel is renowned for its hospitality
and the feeling of luxury.
Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Time Required: 3-4 hours
Indians: INR 30, Foreigners: INR 100, Children: INR 10
Ghanta Ghar is a splendid watchtower in central Jodhpur designed about 200 years ago by Maharaja Sardar Singh. It is a famous landmark that marks the start of Old Jodhpur, known as the clock tower of Rajasthan. The tower has a magnificent panoramic view from the top of the town. The region around this imposing structure is full of locals who present all kinds of goods and services, making it Jodhpur busiest and largest marketplace. Travelers wishing to see and experience Jodhpur culture and people must visit the markets and tour.
Timings: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Time Required: Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee: No entry fee