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  • Jodhpur - Description of the City
  • Getting to Jodhpur

Jodhpur - Jodhpur, the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan, is often called the blue city and is an oasis in the arid Thar Desert. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty.

Places worth visiting in Jodhpur include the Meharangarh Fort, that stands guard over the city from an isolated hill, the Jaswant Thada, an imposing white marble cenotaph, built in memory of the Maharaja, and the Umaid Bhawan Place, which is a splendid example of Indo colonial architecutre. The Umaid Bhawan Palace, other than still being the home of the royal family of Jodhpur, is also a deluxe hotel, and a part of it is a museum. Jodhpur is also a popular shopping destination, with antique furniture being a popular buy amongst tourists.

  • By Air -- Jodhpur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur by regular flights.
  • By Rail -- Jodhpur is connected by an excellent overnight train service from New Delhi. There are also regular Intercity trains connecting Jodhpur with Jaipur and Jaisalmer.
  • By Road -- Jodhpur is well connected by road to Jaipur (330 kms), Jaisalmer (290 kms), Udaipur (275 kms), Khimsar (90 kms) and serves as the gateway for many tourists destinations in Rajasthan.

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