Jodhpur the second largest city of Rajasthan is also known as the Blue City of India. This city is located in the western part of Rajasthan. The city is known as blue city as most of the architecture forts, palaces, temples and houses are built in vivid shades of blue colour. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination. It houses many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. So, it is a well-liked tourist attraction. Jodhpur is also known as the Sun City of India as it enjoys the bright and sunny weather all around the year.
The city is divided into two parts, the old city and the new city. The old city is bounded by a wall having eight gates leading out of it. The new city is situated outside the walled city. The old city is of traditional culture while the new city is of modern culture. So, here we will get the blend of cultures.
Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Umaid Bhawan Palace, ChamundaMataji Temple, Ghanta Ghar are some of the tourist attraction in Jodhpur. Visiting these Jodhpur attractions and places will give you a diverse experience of the city.The Rathore kingdom was also known as the Marwaris the largest in Jodhpur. Due to the name of Marwar the people of Jodhpur and surroundings are known as Marwaris.
The elegant forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, the handicrafts industry, all together make this historic city worth a visit and memorable. The climate of Jodhpur is hot. Other attractions in Jodhpur are the antique items, food items, traditional clothes, traditional shoes, jewellery etc. The city is also famous for food items mostly for sweets. One should visit the scenic and mesmerizing landscape.
Best time to visit Jodhpur is during winter season, i.e. from October to March, when the temperature ranges from 7 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius.
By Air: The Jodhpur Airport is 5 km from the city center. Regular flight services connect the city with other major cities in and around Rajasthan. There are daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
By Train: Jodhpur is well connected by railway lines. Trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are easily available. The ‘Palace on Wheels’ also visits this city of royal splendor.
By Road: Another convenient mode of transportation to Jodhpur is by road. The main highway between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer is via Agoli and Pokaran. The highway is well connected with Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur by bus.