jodhpur Travel Guide

Welcome to Jodhpur

Jodhpur,The Sun City 

Introduction 
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan which is also known as Sun City because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. It was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and it's beautiful Umed garden.

Accomodation 
The tourists can have various options for stay in the city of Jodhpur. Several Budget hotels and guest houses are available at affordable cost. Some of the most popular Jodhpur hotels are Hotel karni Bhawan, Hotel Ajit Bhawan, Ghoomar Hotel, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Rajputana Palace etc. Apart from these, there are a number of low budget hotels also for accommodation. Still other options for staying include Guest houses. Anywhere you stay in Jodhpur, you will always feel at home.

Festivals

Desert Kite Festival
Kite Festival is one of the prominent festival among the various festivals in Jodhpur. It is celebrated here in the month of January. People across the world come here to take part in this festival with great enthusiasm.

Places to visit 

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort is the largest citadel in India. It is just 5 Km away from the heart of Jodhpur and is considered as the most alluring place amongst all the excursions from Jodhpur.

Jai Pol
Jai Pol is located 5 Km away from Jodhpur. The name of the place means the gate of victory. Its structure stands for the past Glories of the region. The construction of Jai Pol is the most famed amidst the seven gates of the Mehrangarh castle.

Mahamandir Temple
Mahamandir Temple is situated at a distance of around two kilometers away from the city of Jodhpur on the highway towards Mandore. The name of the shrine means huge temple. The most amazing thing about the place is its 84 pillars.

Area 112.40 kmĀ²
Population 1290000
Language Hindi , Marwari
Pin Code 342001

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