Jodhpur

Jodhpur "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar.

Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city.

Popular Places To Visit In Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur Flying Fox

Jodhpur Flying Fox

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Clock Tower and Old City

Clock Tower and Old City

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens

Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary

Jalore Wildlife Sanctuary

Balsammand Lake

Balsammand Lake

Fairs and Festivals

Marwar Festival Jodhpur

Marwar Festival Jodhpur

The most popular Jodhpur festival is the Jodhpur Marwar Festival. It is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. Marwar Festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was originally known as the Maand Festival. The festival is held in the month of Ashwin.

International Desert Kite Festival

International Desert Kite Festival

The International kite festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan began only a few years. However, even in such a short span of time, it has become quite popular. In the Jodhpur International Desert Kite festival, the best kite flyers from India as well as rest of the world take part.

International Desert Kite Festival
Nagaur Fair

Nagaur Fair

The Jodhpur Nagaur Fair is the second biggest fair in India. The fair goes on for eight days. Nagaur Fair of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is held every year during the month of Jan-Feb.

What to do

Flying Fox

Flying Fox

This is a great opportunity to fly across the grandeur of forts and catch a glimpse of the vivid landscapes in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The zip line tour, also called the Flying Fox, presents to you a sensational new perspective on the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort.

Bishnoi Village Tour

Bishnoi Village Tour

No trip to Jodhpur is complete without a visit to the Bishnoi Village Safari. The best (and only) way to get a glimpse into the rich cultural life of the state of Marwa, this safari is the brainchild of the Rajas and Maharajas of Jodhpur.

Bishnoi Village Tour
Desert Camel Safari

Desert Camel Safari

There is no better way to explore the vastly enchanting desert of Rajasthan than with a Camel Safari. Traverse through desert sand dunes, past ancient havelis, temples and even historic landmarks. The safari has options to suit the needs of the visitors.

How to Reach here

Jodhpur has its own domestic airport which is just 5 kilometres from the city centre. This airport is well-connected to other major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab which will charge around Rs. 100. In case you are looking for an economical option, you can hire autos. The nearest international airport to Jodhpur is IGI airport in New Delhi which is well connected with different cities across the globe.

Jodhpur is well connected by buses from Delhi. There are numerous private buses, Volvo coaches and deluxe buses that ply between Delhi and Jodhpur throughout the day. You can also take a bus till Jaipur and then board another government operated bus to Jodhpur from there. Government operated buses like AC Goldline and Silver Line Express also run between the two places.

Jodhpur railhead is well connected by Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Even the luxurious 'Palace on Wheels' also visits the city of royal splendour. Some of the popular trains that run from the Jodhpur railway station are Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express, Suryanagari Express, Jaisalmer Delhi Express and Yesvantpur Bangalore Jodhpur Express.

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