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Jodhpur

  • About Jodhpur

    Travel to Jodhpur, a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan and experience the beautiful foregrounding of a rich cultural legacy against the rugged majesty of the desert locale. Founded by Raja Jodha of the Rathore clan in 1459,Jodhpur is today the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan.

    The history of Jodhpur is a chequered one. Numerous battles have been waged by the neighboring states to possess the wealth of Jodhpur. Eventually, the ruler of the city signed a treaty with the British in 1818,to ensure the safety of the people and the city.

    The tourist attractions in Jodhpur are the palaces and the forts, which are sentinels of history.

    A must see attraction in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort, which was built by Rao Jodha in 1806. It displays the second largest cannon in Asia. Another attraction is the Umaid Bhawan Palace with a museum that has rarities, antiques and relics of the past like costumes, tea sets, clocks, timepieces and paintings. The palace has now been turned into a heritage hotel though part of it is still royal residence.

    How to Reach Jodhpur

    The Sun City, Jodhpur is popular for several palaces, forts and temples that adorn the city. All the tourists visiting the state of Rajasthan make it a point to visit Jodhpur. If you are planning a visit to the city, 'How to Reach Jodhpur' provides the following guidelines to aid you in getting there conveniently by air, rail or road.

    By Air - Jodhpur airport is located in the cantonment area. It is well connected with the metropolitan cities in India through direct flights.

    By Train - Jodhpur Railway Station is located on station road and come sunder the Northern railway network of India. It is directly connected with the major cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other cities.

    By Road - Jodhpur has a good road connection .You can reach Jodhpur from Delhi via Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ajmer, Beawar and Pali. If you are on a Rajasthan Tour and then you can make a trip to Jodhpur from Bikaner or Jaisalmer by bus or by hiring a cab.

    Places to Visit in Jaisalmer

    Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan, Balsamand Lakes, Mandore, Mahamandir Temple, Kailana lake,