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Jodhpur Travel Guide

Suitable For
  • Languages:
    Hindi, English and Rajasthani
  • Best Time to Visit:
    September to April
  • Temperature:
    Summer (36°C to 46°C) & Winter (10°C to 24°C)
  • Seasons: Summer (March-June), Winter (October-February), Monsoon (July-September)
  • Climate: Extreme
  • Nearest Railway: Jodhpur
  • Nearest Airport: Jodhpur

Also known as “Sun City” – Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha (the chief of the Rathore clan) in the year 1459. This city actually derived its name from the founder ruler itself. It served as capital for many places and later divided into the old city and the new city. The landscape of this city is mesmerizing and scenic. All the tourists coming here can enjoy stunning sights, traditional songs, folk dances and amazing palaces. Even the bazaars of Jodhpur are known for carpets, antiques, lacquer-ware, embroidered leather shoes and tie & dye textiles. So, “Golden Triangle Holiday” is offering this Jodhpur Travel Guide to see some wonderful tourist attractions without any kind of difficulty.

Major Tourist Attractions / Tourist Places in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort

It is one of the largest forts in India and located on a steep hill that gives panoramic view of the whole Jodhpur city. The foundation of this grand fort was laid by a Rathore ruler – Rao Jodha in 1459. It also houses a big museum that showcases big collection of folk musical instruments, paintings, cannons, furniture and palanquins.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

It is one of the world’s largest private residences having 347 rooms. The foundation of this palace was laid by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 and was completed in the year 1945.

Jaswant Thada

This monument was constructed in 1899 by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the memory of his father. It is also popularly known as “Taj Mahal of Marwar” and features a Rajputana style of architecture. This memorial has been constructed like a temple with stunning pillars, domes, frescos and sculptures.

How To Reach

By Air
Jodhpur has its own airport and well-connected through major Indian cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and many others. It is considered as the best option to reach Jodhpur and you can hire a car after reaching this city to explore the major places of interest.

By Rail
Jodhpur is its own railway station and well connected with all the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and many others. After reaching Jodhpur by train, you can hire a car to explore major things to see.

By Road
Jodhpur is well-connected by road with all the major Indian cities like Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and many others. It has very good bus connectivity and you can hire a car after reaching this city to explore the major tourist attractions.

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