Jodhpur, India: Travel Tourist Information Guide
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Jodhpur, known as “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha who was a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him. Jodhpur was previously known as Marwar and it was the largest in Rajputana. It was cuilt as the new capital of the state of Marwar to replace the ancient capital Mandore which the ruins of it can be seen near what is now the Mandore Gardens. It is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is also the second “Metropolitan City” of Rajasthan. It is divided in two parts such as the old city and the new city. It is a popular tourist destination that features many sights, fort and temples. It is set in the stark lanscape of the Thar Desert.There are many sights such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. The city is known as “The Sun City” because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. It is also referred as the “Blue City” because of the vivid blue painted houses around Mehrangarh Fort. There are some local festivals in Jodhpur which interests many travellers such as Nag Panchami, Marwar festivals, Nav Sati, Gangaur, Veerpuri fair, Holi and Diwali. The city is connected with its old traditions and culture. Polo has been the royal sport of Johpur since centuries. The city also interests polo enthusiats to participate in the events that are held here. Jodhpur also boasts a unique cuisine, and there are lots of local eateries in Jodhpur to taste this cuisine.
How To Get There
The city is well connected by road, rail and air to all major cities and towns. By plane, Jodhpur airport is located in the cantonment area which is also 5 km from the city centre. It is well connected with the metropolitan cities in India through direct flights. It is also possible to take a taxi or auto-rickshaw from the airport to the hotel. Another option is by train that Jodhpur is an important division of the North Western zone of the Indian Rail netweok. It is well connected by direct trains from all metros and major cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Alwar, Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gaya, Kolkata, Indore and many more. In addition, after arrival to Jodhpur, there are taxi and auto-rickshaw stands located near the exit of the railway station. Next, Jodhpur can be easily reached by taxi because some tour operators and travel agencies offer chauferred car-taxi services. The last option to get Jodhpur is by bus and Jodhpur can be reached by buses and private luxury buses which operate from all major towns and cities in Rajasthan as well as the cities of Ahmedabad and Delhi.