Jodhpur City Map

Jodhpur gets its name from its founder, Rao Jodha, teh Rathode chieftain. The Rathodes are believed to belong to the dynasty of the sun god himself (Surya Vansha) which has produced scions such as Lord Rama and King Harishchandra. It is believed that the city came into being in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur has been an important trading center of Rajasthan even in ancient times and is currently the second largest city of the state.

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Jodhpur boasts of an airport, located a mere 5 km from the heart of the city. Regular flights connect Jodhpur airport with the major cities of India such as Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi. Jodhpur is also a major railway junction and is well connected by the Indian Railways network to the rest of the state and country. A good number of RSTC buses and private luxury buses ply between Jodhpur and places such as Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Delhi.

A number of festivals and fairs such as Nag Panchami (August-September), Marwar Festival (October), Nav Sati, Veerpuri Fair (July-August), Gangaur, Holi (March) and Diwali (Oct-Nov) are celebrated in the town amidst much gaiety and cheer. Vendors set up small shops on either sides of the street. A range of colorful fabrics, textile and dresses are put up on display. Ghagras embroidered with multi hued threads, sequins and mirrors, blockprinted durries, bandhani sarees, chunky tribal and silver jewellery, brass artifacts and colorful glass and lac bangles are one display. To commemorate the Marwar or the Maand Festival a number of events such as horse riding and polo are organized. Folk music and dance recitals are held all over the city. Kacchi Ghoodi and Jhoomar are the favorites for these festive celebrations. The city is the hub of a flourishing handicraft industry. The teeming bazaars and the attractive sweet shops are almost irresistible. The historic fort and the quaint charm of the old city make Jodhpur a tourist paradise.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Jodhpur are

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Girdikot & Sardar Market
  • Museum
  • Balsamand Lakes & Gardens
  • Mandore
  • Mahamandir Temple
  • Kailana Lake
  • Osian
  • Luni Fort
  • The Dhawa
A number of excellent accommodation facilities await the tourist at Jodhpur. Hotel Karni Bhawan,Hotel Ajit Bhawan, Ghoomar Hotel, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ratanada Polo Palace, Taj Hari Mahal Jodhpur, Rajputana Palace and Raj Basera are all excellent hotels to live in. A number of budget hotels and other accommodation facilities are also easily available.

Jodhpur Facts



City NameJodhpur
NicknameMarwar, Sun City, Blue City, Gateway of Thar
StateRajasthan
DistrictJodhpur
District HeadquartersJodhpur
Tehsil/TalukJodhpur
Ward(MC) 65, 2 (OG)
Lat Long26.23615,73.021889
Area112.40 km2 (43.40 sq mi)
Population as per 20111,033,918
Sexratio900
Official LanguagesHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
STD Code0291
TransportAir, Road, Rail
Vehicle registrationRJ-19
Food and CuisineMakhaniya Lassi, Pyaaj Ki Kachori, Mirchi Bada, Dal Bati Churma, Lasan Ki Chutney, Mirchi Ka Kutaa, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Ker Sangri Sabzi Raab, Lapsi, Jaggery, Aate Ka Halwa, Kachara Mircha Sabzi, Kadhi Pakoda, Baajre Ka Sogra, Makhanbada, Mawa Ki Kachori, Malpua, Ghevar, Motichur Ke Laddu, Besan barfi, Thorr and Gulab Jamun, Bengali Rasgulla and Ras Malai ect.
ReligionHinduism, Muslim, Jainism
Festival Marwar Festival, Gangaur, Baithmaar Gangaur Mela, Teej, Nag Panchmi Fair, Sheetla Mata Fair, Baba Ramdev Pir Mela, Holi, Dipawali etc.
MonumentsMehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar and Flying Fox, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple (Mandalnath), Ratanada Ganesh Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak, Bhim Bhirak Cave etc.
Places of interest Ganesh Temple, Government Museum, Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Rai ka Bag Palace, Raj Ranchhodji Temple, Siddhnath, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Umaid Garden, Osian Temple, Palette Raj Gallery, Mehrangarh Fort Museum etc.
MarketsSojati Gate, Station Road, Tripolia Bazaar, Mochi Bazaar, Nai Sarak, Clock Tower, Sarafa Bazaar, Lakhera Bazaar, National Handloom, Shopping at Bhandari Exports, Shopping at Ganesh Handicrafts, Sardar Market, Ansal Royal Plaza, Blue City Mall, District Shopping Centre, Ashapurna Mall, Sun City Spices, Nitisha - The Designer Boutique, Johri Plaza, Minarva Centre, Kothari Complex, Hukumraj Mall, Indiabulls Mega Mall , Ansal Royal Plaza Mall, National Handloom Corporation, Vishal Mega Mart, Samsung Plaza etc.
HospitalAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mathura Das Mathur Hospital, Rajasthan Hospital and Research Centre, Rajasthan Cancer Cure Hospital, Shri Ram Hospital, Suncity Hospital and Research Centre, Goyal Hospital, Vasundhara Hospital & Fertility Research Centre, Bone and Joint Hospital & Research Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Military Hospital , Preksha Hospital, Rajdadiji Hospital etc.
HotelUmaid Bhawan Palace, The Ajit Bhawan Palace, Park Plaza Jodhpur, Ranbanka Palace, Kalinga Hotel, Hotel Sachdeva Excellency, Hotel Residency Palace, Hotel Suncity International, Shree Ram International, The Gateway Hotel etc.
Industries Guljag Industries Limited, Synco Industries Limited, Chemical & Mineral Industries Pvt. Ltd, Uma Plastic Industries, Shri Uma Plastic Industries Pvt Ltd, Manglam Industries, Swastika Chemical Industries, Rishi Industries, Rahul Industries, Rollers for Bearings Stone Processing - Chemical & Mineral Industries Private Limited, Guljag Industries Limited, Gehlot Industries, Synco Industries Limited, Shree Chanchal Industries Pvt Ltd, Organo Snacks & Cereal Industries, Jainsons (India) Industries, Qualitech Metal Industries etc.
University/CollegeIndian Institute of Technology Jodhpur (IITJ), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, National Law University, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jai Narain Vyas University, Dr. S.N. Medical College, MBM Engineering College, Footwear Design and Development Institute, Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Sardar Patel University of Police Security and Criminal Justice, Agriculture University, Urdu University, Petroleum University, Government Polytechnic College, Government College of Physical Education, Jodhpur National University, Marwar Engineering College & Research Centre, S.L.B.S Engineering College, Mayurakshi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Raj Engineering College, Aishwarya College of education etc.
Notable peopleMaharaja - Hanwant Singh, Jai Narayan Vyas - Chief Minister of the Indian state of Rajasthan, Barkatullah Khan - Politician, Justice Kan Singh Parihar, Justice Chand Mal Lodha, Justice Guman Mal Lodha, L. M. Singhvi - Politician, Ashok Gehlot - Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Major Shaitan Singh - Awarded Param Vir Chakra, Mahipal - Actor, Chanda Kochhar - Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank, Shanno Khurana - Hindustani Classical Singer etc.


Last Updated on : July 7, 2014