The city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan was at one time a major trade centre of the 16th century AD. The second-largest city in the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was established in 1459 by Rao Jodha, who claimed to be the descendant of Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is must in a tourist’s Rajasthan tourism diaries. The city has been divided into Old Jodhpur and New Jodhpur and remains surrounded by a 10-km-long commodious wall, which is supported by 8 entrances. Sightseeing in Jodhpur tour, takes you on an exciting artistic and cultural journey where you come to see majestic palaces, forts, temples and havelis. Not only culture enthusiasts but adventure seekers also can have a lot of fun during their Jodhpur tour packages.
Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Your trip to Jodhpur is definitely going to be a wonderful experience, as there are a number of tourist attractions in Jodhpur for you to see and explore. From grand Rajput-Mughal architecture to picturesque lakes, there is a lot in store for you.
The fort is one of the colossal forts of India perched on the Aravalli Ranges. The 5-km long Meherangarh Fort looks like an impregnable structure, housing some amazing designed array, trellis windows, majestic palaces, mammoth barricades and the seven gates to guard the fort. The unique accumulation of palanquins, miniature paintings, ancient musical instruments, royal costumes, cannons, royal furniture and variety of turbans tied in Rajasthan makes the fort even more precious.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Built in 20th century Umed Bhawan Palace has now been transmuted into a hotel. The royal family of Jodhpur still lives in a part of the palace. The fabulous looking Umaid Bhawan Palace was actually built for the purpose of providing employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long drawn famine. Palace also houses a well-maintained museum, exhibiting the belongings of Maharaja and the royal family – weapons, antiques and fascinating clocks, carved crockery and trophies.
The Marwar festival comes normally in the 2nd week of October during the full moon. It is a festival devoted mainly to music and dance of the Marwar region, and is celebrated for two days. The festival is full of music, folk dances, colors and traditions. One can also enjoy live performances by artists who come here from all over India. Along with music and dance other fun activities like camel tattoo show, horse riding, magic & puppet shows and Polo are also organised. The festival takes place at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort.
Village Safari in Jodhpur
Village Safaris by Jeep are very popular in Jodhpur. Visit a Bishnoi village on the outskirts of Jodhpur, to get a glimpse into the life of the villagers. Mingle with the local folks to see their way of life, culture, traditions etc. You can choose Half Day & Full Day Safaris.
Adventure in Jodhpur
While you are in Jodhpur, you can also indulge in some exciting adventure.
To give your adrenaline a rush, you can go for a Zipping experience at Mehrangarh Fort. The Fort has been equipped with 6 Zip lines that take you across the fort, each experience will take about 2 hrs, and the bird’s eye view of the Jodhpur city from the Fort which is 400 Ft above the ground level, is something that you will cherish forever.
Popular Shopping Centres in Jodhpur
Jodhpur is a celestial home to Shoppers. It is famous for its tie and dye work, hand woven carpets, leather shoes with embroidery work, and puppets. The Sadar Market near the clock tower is a main shopping hub for local as well as foreign visitors. Here one can buy exquisite Rajasthan textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery.
How to reach
Jodhpur is well linked with Jaipur, Delhi and Bombay through Indian Airlines Flights.
The city is connected by rail with Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai via Ahmedabad and Jaisalmer.
It has well built roads. It is connected by road from Delhi 592km, Jaipur 343km, Agra 577, Bikaner 240 kms, and Mumbai 1073 kms.
Best time to visit
October to March are the best months to visit, with the weather getting very pleasant for your sightseeing forays. In the winter season which starts in the month of November, the temperature can sometimes drop to 10 degree Celsius, but would not rise beyond 24 degree Celsius, thus making Jodhpur a preferred destination in those months.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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