Also known as the “Blue City,” “Sun City” and “Gateway to Thar,” Jodhpur is renowned for its Mehrangarh fort, its blue houses, temples, sweets and snacks. The magnificent forts, ancient ruined temples, grand palaces and endless stunning deserts make a great holiday with friends, family or your other half. A popular travel destination formerly the capital of the Marwar Kingdom in Rajasthan Jodhpur was. In olden days, a town developed beyond the limits of the fort. A proper Jodhpur holiday guide will encourage you to plan your next holiday, where there’s so much to experience and enjoy.
The majestic architecture of Jodhpur is what catches tourists’ eyes when they are sightseeing. The mighty Mehrangarh Fort situated on an outcrop and stunning Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is now one of the best heritage hotels in the country, undoubtedly offers a glimpse of what this famous Rajasthan attraction is all about. Jodhpur will be an enriching and satisfying experience for family vacations, honeymoon tours, lovers of history, students and even for solo travellers. For those who want to enjoy Jodhpur’s culture and tradition, during the fairs & festivals such as the Marwar Festival, the Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival and the Nagaur Fair, they can schedule their holiday best.
The top places to explore in Jodhpur are Jaswant Thada white marble, Mandore Garden, which is very popular among local tourists, and Masuria Hills, famous for offering panoramic city views. There are also a large number of Hindu temples in Jodhpur to beckon to be an perfect pilgrimage tour destination. The Government Museum, which exhibits desert birds, wooden military biplane models, and battleships, is a must see for children and students to visit. A Jodhpur tour package is not complete without shopping for beautiful jewellery, bandhej work, and spices, particularly the red chilies available at the colorful, vibrant Clock Tower Market, which is also one of the top tourist destinations.
Best time to Visit Jodhpur
The best time to enjoy the sun kissed town of Jodhpur is October through March. This marks the fun winter months during which outdoor desert sports, sightseeing, and honeymooning are becoming a major feature. Also, October and March offer good weather for a trip to Jodhpur. Being in an arid state, however, Rajasthan and even Jodhpur are extremely hot during summers, so it is important to avoid April through September.
How to Reach Jodhpur
By Road – Jodhpur is well linked by road to the major Indian cities. From Jaipur (330 km), Delhi (585 km), Jaisalmer (307 km), Bikaner (250 km) and Agra (563 km), the highway has strong connections. Jodhpur is reachable by buses and luxury busses from Rajasthan State Transport. They work with Ahmedabad and Delhi from all important towns and cities in Rajasthan.
By Train – Jodhpur is well linked by rail. Trains are frequent to metro towns like Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. Not to mention the well-known ‘Palace on Wheels.’ Rajasthan Sampark Kranti Express, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Jaisalmer Delhi Express, Suryanagari Express, Bangalore Jodhpur Express and Chennai Jodhpur Express are famous trains that run from Jodhpur Railway Station.
By Air – Jodhpur Domestic Airport is only 5 km from the center of the town. Daily flight services connect Jodhpur to other major cities in Rajasthan and around it. As a prime tourist spot Jodhpur is linked by both private and national air carriers. The following locations are popular flights to Jodhpur: Surat, Kullu Raipur Udaipur, Leh and Mumbai, and New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.