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JODHPUR

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR CITIES
Ajmer: 211 km
Bikaner: 321 km
Jaisalmer: 298 km
Jaipur: 342 km
Udaipur: 405 km
BEST TIME TO VISIT: November to February

Jodhpur - The ‘Blue City’, as it is known, was founded on the edges of Thar Desert in 1459 A.D by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan of the Rajputs. It was the capital of the Rathore Kingdom, which was the largest in the Rajputana. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, and is encircled by a high 10 km long wall. The city is blessed with a number of forts, temples, gardens and lakes. The historic grandeur, exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people lend an aura of romance to the city. The city lies 317 km. from Jaipur and 597 km. from the national capital New Delhi. It is well connected by rail to Jaipur and New Delhi.


SHOPPING IN JODHPUR

One can find the usual handicrafts of Rajasthan in the local markets. Jodhpur markets are rich in antiques for which these markets have become the favorite hunt for the foreigners. Besides these, the market near the clock tower is the place for some good bargains. The traditional jewelry like the bajuband, bala, gajra and gokhru are some of the famous products of Jodhpur. Jodhpur riding breeches, colorful hand-printed cotton fabrics and traditional Rajasthani mojri slippers are also worth buying.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS IN JODHPUR

Jodhpur celebrates the Marwar Festival with great fun and joy. It is a two-day program of fun, folk music, folk dance and folklore. Nagpanchami, the worship of the king of the serpents, is also celebrated with enthusiasm.

Kite festival : This festival comes on Makar Sankranti A stunning visual experience that draws thousands from all over the world to this romantic city. Whole atmosphere seems like Fighting kites beautifully choreographed by the wind: Poetry in the skies, written by kite flyers from many nations.

Veerpuri Ka Mela : This fair is held on the last Monday of Shravan (July-Aug.), celebrated in the memory of the heroes of rajasthan whose images are installed , guarded by an images of lord Ganesh and on either side are the two sons of the god of war, Bhairav.

GETTING THERE

By Air : Indian Airlines links Jodhpur with Bombay and Delhi, usually on flights that also connect with Jaipur and Udaipur. The Airport is 5 km from the center of the city.

By Rail : Jodhpur is linked to various centers in the region by express and passenger trains. Some important links are those that connect with New Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.

By Road : Some important distances are Jaipur-340 km Ajmer- 208 km, Mount Abu-264 km, Bikaner-245 km, Udaipur 275 km, Jaisalmer-285 km .

As a super luxury travel option one can take a journey to Jodhpur on the Palace-on-Wheels, which leaves Delhi every Saturday.

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