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Jodhpur Tourism



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.

Flights to Jodhpur

From New Delhi
  • Air India
  • Jet Airways
  • Jet Airways Konnect

From Mumbai
  • Jet Airways
  • Jet Airways Konnect

From Kolkata
  • Jet Airways
  • Jet Airways Konnect
  • Air India

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.

Trains to Jodhpur

From New Delhi
  • Delhi Jaisalmer Express
  • Mandore Express
  • Rajasthan Sampark Kranti Express

From Mumbai
  • Suryanagari express
  • Bangalore Jodhpur Express
  • Ranakpur Express

From Kolkata
  • Howrah Jodhpur SF Express

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.

Distance to Jodhpur
  • From Delhi - 589 KM
  • From Jaipur - 331 KM
  • From Jaisalmer - 308 KM
  • From Pune - 1099 KM
Jodhpur Distance Chart

Places to Visit in Jodhpur
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Umaid Bhawan
  • Balsamand Lakes
  • Mandore
  • Mahamandir Temple
  • Kailana lake
More on tourist attractions of Jodhpur

Shopping in Jodhpur

If you want to do a colorful shopping, then you should go shopping in Jodhpur.The city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan is famous for its ethnic clothes, exquisite handicrafts and intricately carved furniture.

A walk through the markets of Jodhpur selling mirrors, sequins, beads, lehengas and turbans will be a peep into the world of glitz and color and ethnic splendor. While shopping in Jodhpur remember to buy a pair of mojiris or traditional Jodhpuri shoes at the Mochi Bazaar as a beautiful souvenir from the city of Jodhpur. For textiles, you can choose from the bales of brightly colored cloth, bandhini, tie and dye and block prints at Kapra Bazaar. The government emporiums like the National Handloom Corporation, Salawas Durry Udyog are places to check out for quilts, carpets and wooden furniture and handicrafts.

Do not be surprised by the heaps of red chilli on the pavement stalls in Jodhpur market. Besides creating a colorful hue against the Jodhpur desert landscape, it is also renowned as the best red chilli in the region especially the Mathaniya red chilli.



Last Updated on : July 30, 2013