Jodhpur is one of the fascinating cities of Rajasthan ,popular due to its forts and palaces. It is the second largest city of the desert after Jaipur.Jodhpur has got two names which are mentioned as “The Sun City” and “Blue City” due to its unique features. It got its name “The Sun City” due to the sunny weather of Jodhpur and blue city is derived due to the houses painted with blue color in the surrounding of Mehrangarh fort. It is further mentioned as the Gateway to Thar. It was founded by the leader of the Rathore family named “Rao Jodha” in the year 1459. The centre of Marwar is one of the vibrant locations to explore in the history.
How to reach Jodhpur?
The city is having well established routes with respect to every mode of transports whether it be air, rail and road. It is well connected with all modes of transports. The best time to visit Jodhpur does starts from the month of October and does lasts till February.
- Via Air
It is one of the prominent locations of airport in Rajasthan. It needs to be transformed into the international airport and for that the work is going to start soon. In the present situation, they are having daily flights from Mumbai and Delhi to the city which is operated by either by the Air India or the Jet connects.
- Via Train
It is the divisional headquarters of the NWR (North Western Railways) and is well connected with major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kota, pune, Hyderabad etc. If you need to have the royal experience of Rajasthan then there are two luxury trains which are running on jointly by Indian Railways and RTDC which are named as Palace on Wheel and Royal Rajasthan on wheels.
- Via Road /Car
With respect to roads as well it is connected to all major cities of India. In recent times, BRST has been launched in the city with the semi-floor and low floor buses which are plying on the major routes. It is connected to the NH (National Highway) with the 3NH and to the 10 Rajasthan State Highway network with 10 state highways. Some of the NH which are passing from Jodhpur are- 62,112,114 etc.
Top 10 places to visit in Jodhpur
- Mandore Gardens
- Shastri Lake
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock park
- Ummed Garden
- Science Park
- Kaylana Lake
- Masuria Hill Garden
- Iskon Temple
- Science city
- Machiya Safari Park
Where to Eat and Stay?
There are number of cuisines which have been originated in Jodhpur. To name some of them let’s explore and they are known as- Mawa ki Kachori, Makhaniya Lassi, Pyaaj ki Kachori, Dal Bati Churma, mirchi ka Kutaa, Lasan ki Chutney, Aate ka halwa etc. It is quite famous for its sweets and there is the tradition that user need to have some sweets and then proceed with any other stuff. Some of the shops where you could get quality food are- Janta Sweet Home, Pokhar Sweets and Jodhpur Sweets Home. The hospitality of Jodhpur is known as “Mithi Manuhar”
The issues with respect to stay in Jodhpur could be easily tackled as there are numerous Hotels available in Jodhpur. Some of the renowned hotels in Jodhpur are- Hotel Karni Bhawan, Hotel Ajit Bhawan, Ghoomar Hotel, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rajputana Palace and Raj Basera.