Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, Jodhpur is like an oasis in the vast desert. One of the most fascinating cities of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is encompassed by a 10 km long and high wall with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the valiant Rathore clan, in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors like the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort, beautiful palaces and temples. Jodhpur is also known for its unique art and culture. The exquisite handicrafts, colorful and vibrant festivals and folk dances of Jodhpur never fail to impress its visitors. Visit and discover this fascinating city of Rajasthan on your Jodhpur tour with About Palace on Wheels and get rewarded with an unforgettable holiday experience.
Jodhpur has a number of enchanting tourist attractions. The magnificent 15th century Mehrangarh Fort is the most famous tourist attraction in Jodhpur. The Fort houses a number of beautiful palaces in its complex including Moti Mahal, Janaki Mahal, Chandan Mahal, Royal Durbar Takht, Rang Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Umaid Vilas and Maan Vilas, all showcasing royal grandeur of the bygone era. The enchanting Umaid Bhawan Palace is another beautiful tourist attraction in Jodhpur. The Palace has been partly converted into a luxurious heritage hotel and a stay here promises to be a lifetime experience. Other famous tourist attractions around Jodhpur include the Kaliana Lake, Balsamand Lake and Gardens and Mahamandir Temple.
Jodhpur is also famous for its colorful festivals including the colorful Marwar Festival, held in October every year. During festivals whole city becomes vibrant and colorful with decorated camels, colorful crafts, camel carts, bejeweled women and colorfully turbaned men, offering a spectacular view to visitors. Other not to be missed attraction in Jodhpur is an exciting Village Safari. Enjoy an open jeep ride, traversing deep into the Bishnoi tribal villages to get an insight into the unique tribal life of the region. Jodhpur also offers exciting shopping experiences to its visitors. On your tours to Jodhpur, you can shop for exquisite handicrafts, tie and dye fabric, embroidered jutis made of camel skin among hundreds of other exquisite item.
How to Reach
By Air: Jodhpur is well connected by regular flights with Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
By Rail: Jodhpur is well connected by rail with major cities in north and west India. Jodhpur is also covered by the prestigious luxury train - Palace On Wheels.
By Road: Jodhpur has a good network of roads. The city is well connected by frequent Rajasthan State Transport buses from major cities and towns of Rajasthan and north India.
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