Jodhpur is the second popular tourist city in Rajasthan, India. It is the second metropolitan city of the state. It is the seat of a princely state of the same name. The capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur features many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.
The city is also known as the “Sun City” for the bright and sunny weather. The old city circles the fort and bounded by a wall with several gates. Jodhpur also known as the “Blue City” because of the blue colors of the houses in the old city area.
Tourism in Jodhpur
Most famous attractions are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ghanta Ghar or Clock Tower, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Tourists are also within proximity to Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple (Mandalnath), Ratanada Ganesh Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak (monument, park and museum), Bhim Bhirak Cave and Ravan Ka Mandir.
Places of recreation in Jodhpur
|Mandore Gardens||Science Park|
|Kaylana Lake||Ummed Garden|
|Shastri Circle||Chokelav Baag|
|Masuria Hill Garden||Machiya Safari Park|
|Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park|
Fairs and Festivals in Jodhpur
|Marwar Festival||Nag Panchami Fair|
|Gangaur||Sheetla Mata Fair|
|Baithmaar Gangaur Mela||Baba Ramdev Pir Mela|
|Teej||Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF)|
Temples in Jodhpur
|Siddhanth Shiv Temple||Achal Nath Shivalaya|
|Chamunda Mata Temple||Raj Ranchhodji Temple|
|Rasik Bihari Temple||Ganesh Temple|
|Baba Ramdeo Temple, Masuria hill||Shiv Temple|
|Udai Mandir in city area||Kunj Bihari Temple|
|Dauji Temple, Hathi Ram ka Oda||Ravan Temple|
Cuisine in Jodhpur
A number of delicious dishes originate in Jodhpur, such as Makhaniya Lassi, Hot and Spicy Mirchi Bada. Others are Dal Bati Churma, Lasan Ki Chutney, Mirchi Ka Kutaa, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Ker Sangri Sabzi, Raab, Lapsi, Aate Ka Halwa, Kachara Mircha Sabzi and Kadhi Pakoda with Baajre Ka Sogra.
Jodhpur is known for its sweets ranging from traditional Makhanbada, Mawa Ki Kachori, Malpua, Ghevar, Motichur Ke Laddu, Besan Barfi, Thorr and Gulab Jamun.
How to reach Jodhpur?
There are daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur ,Jaipur and Bangalore to the city by Air India and Jet Airways and Spicejet.
It is well connect with railways to major Indian cities. Luxury train service- For experiencing the true magnificence and royal opulence of Rajasthan. The luxury trains like Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are run by RTDC and Indian railways. Jodhpur is one of the destinations of both of the trains.
Jodhpur is well connect by road to all major cities in Rajasthan and neighboring states like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra etc. Apart from deluxe and express bus services to cities within the state.
Rajasthan Roadways provides Volvo and Mercedes Benz bus service to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer. Recently, Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) is launch in the city with low floor and semi low floor buses plying on major routes.
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