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Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Set at the fringe of the Thar Desert, the royal city of Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination. Once the capital city of Marwar state, Jodhpur was founded by King Rao Jodah in 1459 A.D. Its massive forts, palaces, temples are major attractions. Jodhupur is called the Sun City, because the sun can be seen shining here almost in every season.

Transportation
  • Air : Indian  Airlines connect Jodhpur with Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Bombay.

  • Rail: Jodhpur is  connected by rail with Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Abu Road, Bombay via  Ahmedabad Barmer and Udaipur via Marwar.

  • Road: By road  Jodhpur to Agra 577 kms, Ajmer 198 kms, Barmer 220 kms, Bikaner 240 kms, Bombay 1073 kms,  Delhi 592 kms, Jaipur 343 kms, Jaisalmer 290 kms, Mount Abu 264 kms, Udaipur 275 kms,  Ranakpur 175 kms.

  • Bus : Regular bus  services available from Jodhpur to Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner,  Ranakpur and Nathdwara.
What to see

Mehrangarh: One of the most stunning hill forts of Rajasthan, Mehrangarh appears to rise from the bluff-coloured sandstone hill itself, so well built into the base that it is difficult to tell where the hill ends and the walls begin. Umaid Bhawan Palace: Umaid Bhawan Palace can qualify for several firsts: the largest private residence in the world, the finest extant example of art-deco, the only palace to have painting from the Ramayana painted by a Polish artist, the first to use air-conditioning, electricity and elevators, and the most impressive for its size and dimensions. Jaswant Thada: A cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers. Government Museum: Located in the Umaid gardens on High Court Road, it has a large and fairly interesting collection. Mehrangarh Fort Museum: This is an excellent museum with rare and interesting artifacts, textiles, paintings, transport items etc. laid out with utmost care and thought. The Palanquin Gallery and Howdah Gallery display a superb collection of old and costly specimens of great historical value. Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum: Recently the ruling family of Jodhpur has converted a part of the gigantic Umaid Bhawan Palace as a Palace Museum. Government Museum, Mandore: About 8 kms form Jodhpur; Mandore was the capital of Marwar. This enchanting place having beautifully carved cenotaphs, halls of heroes, palaces and old fort, is of immense historical importance. Excursions Balsamand Lake and Garden (5 km), Mandore (8 Km), Sadar Samand Lake (55 Km), Guda Bishnoi (25 Km), Mahamandir Temple (9 km), Kailana Lake (11 Km), Jhalamand Garh (10 Km), Luni Fort (35 Km)


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Excursions
Balsamand Lake and Garden (5 km), Mandore (8 Km), Sadar Samand Lake (55 Km),
Guda Bishnoi (25 Km), Mahamandir Temple (9 km), Kailana Lake (11 Km), Jhalamand Garh (10 Km), Luni Fort (35 Km)



Altitude:  238.0 mtrs.
Best Season: Oct - Feb
Climate: Summer
Mean Max. 40.0 'C
Mean Min. 30.0 'C
Winter Mean Max. 25.0 'C
Mean Min. 11.0 'C 
Clothing: Summer light tropical or cotton Winter Woolen. 

Distances from Jodhpur :
Delhi 597 Kms.
Agra 568 Kms.
Ajmer 208 Kms.
Alwar 483 Kms.
Bharatpur 478 Kms.
Jaipur 340 Kms.
Jaisalmer 305 Kms.
Jodhpur - Kms.
Mt. Abu 326 Kms.
Ranthambhore 481 Kms.



Rajasthan Travel Destinations
Jaipur Jodhpur Jaisalmer Kota
Udaipur Bikaner Ajmer Mandawa
Mount Abu Bharatpur Ranthambore Bundi
Pushkar Dungarpur Rohet Garh Kumbalgarh
Ranakpur Sariska National Park    


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