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Jodhpur Tourism

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Jodhpur, is the second largest city of Rajasthan and earlier was the capital of the Marwar state. The city is dominated by indigo-coloured houses in the old town and is sometimes fondly referred as the ' Blue City'. The colossal Mehrangarh fort reigns the city. Since the 16th century the place has been the hub of trade and even today, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centres of wool, cattle, camels and salt .

Prime Attractions:

Taj Mahal
Umaid Bhawan Palace:
This exquisite palace is an architectural splendor. Constructed in magnificent sand stone and marble, it is now converted into a luxury hotel.
Jaswant Thada
Jaswant Thada:
This white marble cenotaph was built in the memory and honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

» Mehrangarh Fort: Located at the very centre of the city, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Over a 125m high hill this is one of Rajasthan's three great hilltop forts. The fort houses the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana that are worth a visit.

Clock Tower and Sardar Market: A popular attraction of the city, is the Clock Tower and the colourful Sardar Market. This place witnesses the hustle and bustle of daily bazaar in its narrow alleys.
Mehrangarh Fort
Climate Of Jodhpur:
Jodhpur is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert. It has a typical desert climate i.e. dry and hot. The ideal time to visit this place is the period between November and March.

Shopping Points:
The place is a delightful treasure for shoppers. The city is famous for bandhani and lahariya, block printed textiles that can be brought from the Kapra Bazaar. The Mochi Bazaar is renowned for embroidered Jutti (footwear). Carpets and durries can be found on the Umaid Bhawan Palace road. Silver jewellery, antique furniture, wood and metal handicrafts are the other specialities of the place that can be bought.

Wheels to jodhpur:
» 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.

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