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      Jodhpur - The City of Rajputs and The Land of Rich Culture and Heritage is a Complete Tourists Paradise

      History And Location
      Jodhpur - the city of the Rajputs, also popularly known as the “Sun city” or the “Blue city” is the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan. It dates back to the year 1459 AD when it was founded by Rao Jodha the chief of the Rathore clan. As the Rathores enjoyed good relations with the then Mughals, Jodhpur grew into a fine modern city.
      How To Get There
      Jodhpur is well connected with most of the major cities by either road, railways or by airways.
      • Jodhpur has excellent roads, which are well connected to most of the major cities in Rajasthan.
      • The airport is also very close to the city centre and has regular flights to major Indian cities.
      • The railway is quiet efficient and has a wide network which connects Jodhpur to various major regions in India. Thanks to its superb surroundings and architectural beauty, Johpur has developed into a tourist's paradise and a great attraction for history lovers.
      The Climatic Pattern
      The famous historical city of Jodhpur experiences extreme climatic conditions. The city experiences extremely hot and dry summers and cold winters.
      • Summer (March to June) – Are extremely hot and the temperature ranges between 36°C and 42°C , which makes it almost impossible to enjoy any kind of outdoor activities.
      • Monsoon (July to September) – Rainfall is generally low and varies every year. Though the temperature becomes bearable, excessive humidity makes it difficult to travel outdoor.
      • Winter (October to February) – Winter is the best time to visit Jodhpur. Pleasant mornings and sunny afternoons give way to chilly evenings - which are ideal to enjoy the mouthwatering dinner spreads and cultural programs. Temperatures here can ranging from 10°C to 24°C.
      The Best Time To Visit
      The best time to enjoy the beauty of Jodhpur is from October to March. The weather is pleasant throughout the day. In addition, you can also come and enjoy various colorful festivals that take place during this time.

      The famous desert kite festival is held here in the month of January. Moreover this is also the most favorable time for enjoying sightseeing and adventure activities.
      Number Of Tourists Every Year
      Jodhpur is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Tourists from India as well as all over the world visit Jodhpur every year. Apart from tourists, history lovers as well as archaeologist visit Jodhpur in large number to explore the forts, palaces, monuments and experience the traditions and culture of this wonderful land.
      Places To Visit
      Located in the arms of the beautiful Thar Desert, Jodhpur is surrounded by the marvelous Aravali hills which are a complete breathtaking sight. The beautiful forts, palaces, temples and their architectural ingenuity enrich the city.
      Few Interesting Places
      The Mehrangarh Fort which is the largest fort of Rajasthan, is located at the top of a hill (at a height of 150 meters) and is now converted into a museum which houses some of the rarest collections of old royal palanquins is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jodhpur.
      Umaid Bhavan Palace
      This beautiful palace made of finest quality marble and sandstone is the biggest private residence in the world. From here, you can enjoy the beauty of the palace hotel as well as the museum.
      • Other tourist attractions include Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) Mandore, Kaylana lake and garden, Balsamand lake, Sardar Samand lake and palace, Masooria hill, Veer Durgadas Smarak (which includes a monument, a park and a museum). These are the places where you can enjoy both the natural as well as the architectural beauty.
      • If you religious minded then there are lot of attractions awaiting you. There are famous temples like Ganesha temple, Baba Ramdev temple, Pal Balaji temple and Santoshi Mata temple that attract thousands of devotees every year.
      • If you are a shopaholic then Jodhpur won’t disappoint you at all. You can visit Nai Sadak and Sardar market which are the two most famous shopping places of the city. There are various exquisite handlooms products, handicrafts items, silver and semi precious stone jewellery, cushions, bed sheets, gift items and candles made by the local craftsman which attract attention of a large number of tourists.
      Where To Stay
      To add more pleasure to you tour, you can book and enjoy the stay at one of the Heritage Hotels in Jodhpur. These Heritage hotels have amazing infrastructure and you can experience royalty.
      A few heritage hotels where you can enjoy your stay are:
      • Taj Hari
      • Umaid Palace
      • Ajit Bhawan
      You can book any of these hotels and experience royalty. Apart from heritage palace hotels there are also other budget hotels where you can enjoy your stay comfortably.
      Main Attraction – Desert Safari
      • The best way to experience the desert is through a desert safari. It is a ride on a camel back but if you are not comfortable with that then you can go for a jeep safari in the desert as well. However, to get the real feel a camel ride is a must.
      • Another amazing aspect of the desert safari is the sand dunes. The sights of sand dunes stretching for miles and their changing shapes under the influence of wind leave a mark on your memory forever.
      • To make the safari even more interesting you can book the royal desert safari camps where people can stay overnight and enjoy the beauty of the desert at night with good Rajasthani food, music and folk dance.
      Fairs & Festivals
      Jodhpur is one of the most colorful cities of India and there are few famous fairs and festivals that are celebrated round the year which attracts a lot of tourists not only from India but across the globe. The festivals and fairs celebrated are:”
      • Marwar festival
      • Gangaur
      • Teej
      • Nag Panchmi fair
      • Shietla Mata
      Main Occupation
      The main occupation of the rural people of Jodhpur is agriculture and animal husbandry. Apart from this, there are craftsmen who make handloom products and handicraft items.
      Other Attractions
      • You can enjoy the authentic Rajasthani cuisines at various restaurants which serve mouth-watering local and national cuisines.
      • Camel rides are another major attraction in the desert.
      • Evenings in Jodhpur are ideal to enjoy Rajasthani folk songs and dance shows which give you the real flavor of the culture of the region.
      So if you love travelling and love to explore the rich culture and heritage, Jodhpur should be your top priority. The marvelous architectures, the rich heritage, the natural beauty, good food and warm and friendly people make this a perfect destination for tourists from all over the globe.

       
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