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Travel Guide for Jodhpur

Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is famous for its collection of temples, forts, palaces, historic architecture and the background landscape of the golden desert land. The city is called as the Sun City and Blue City. The city receives sunny climate for most of the months and thus, the Sun City. The city’s houses and structure are painted in blue and thus, the name blue. As stated before, the place is extremely hot and humid. Blue helps to keep the inner side of the house, cool.

Experiencing Deccan Odyssey styled Jodhpur Vacation

Jodhpur is an important destination covered in Indian Sojourn itinerary offered by Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train. On the fourth day, the train reaches Jodhpur in the morning and tourists are taken to Bishnoi tribal village for watching potters, weaves and other artisans at work. This is also the right place to buy souvenirs of great quality. If you are not interested in this excursion, choose to enjoy spa facilities in any luxury hotel in Jodhpur.

Later, you will be taken for sightseeing at iconic destinations like Mehrangarh fort, old clock tower and others. Later, you will be taken for a shopping tour in the market around the old clock tower. Dinner will be served in the courtyard of the fort. You can enjoy an exclusive barbeque dinner before returning to the luxury train.

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How to Reach Jodhpur ?

  • By Air:

    Geographically speaking, Jodhpur is the center of the state. This makes easier to travel to Jodhpur from any part of the state. The city has a domestic airport, which connects it with major cities in Rajasthan and important states of the country. The nearest international airport is in Jaipur. However, people choose to fly to Delhi from international locations and fly to Jodhpur from Delhi. From the airport, you can find numerous transportation options like buses, cabs and autos to reach required destination.

  • By Train:

    Jodhpur has a busy railway station that connects the city with all parts of Jodhpur and important cities across the country. You can find frequent trains from Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and other regions. Even luxury trains like Deccan Odyssey scale the city as a part of its numerous itineraries. From the railway station, you can find cabs, buses and autos to reach required destination.

  • By Road:

    Jodhpur has a good road connectivity, which makes it easier to reach the city via public and private buses from numerous parts of the country. The bus stand is located inside the city and you can easily find local buses, autos and taxis from the bus stand to the required destination. Cabs are also available from numerous places to reach Jodhpur. However, the availability and cost of taxis from different cities or states depend on the season.

What to see and do in Jodhpur ?

If you are looking for sightseeing spots in Jodhpur, you ought to visit

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace
  • Clock Tower
  • Jaswant Thanda
  • Kalyana Lake
  • Balsamand Lake
  • Auwa

Top religious spots to visit are

  • ISKCON Temple
  • Bhim Bhadak Cave
  • Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Ratanada Ganesh Temple
  • Ravan Temple

Nature spots for relaxing in Jodhpur are

  • Shastri Circle
  • Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
  • Machiya Safari Park
  • Ummed Garden
  • Science Park
  • Chokelav Baag

Sightseeing is the main attraction in Jodhpur. Beyond this, there are a few activities, which you ought to try in this city.

  • It is a famine land and the cuisine focuses on the desert vegetation that grown in Jodhpur. This makes the cuisine more interesting and unique. You ought to try the local cuisine at least once during your vacation.
  • Enjoy desert safari to enjoy local villages, wildlife and much more.
  • Try opium in Amal Sabha. It is illegal to take Opium out of Jodhpur. Inside Jodhpur, men and women can try opium as God’s offering.
  • Try streetfood of this region near the market areas of Jodhpur. While you are at the market area, do not forget shopping. Top things to buy in Jodhpur are colorful local shoes, pottery items, local spices, handicrafts, teas and much more
  • Do not restrain your vacation within Jodhpur. There are a lot of interesting tourist destinations, a little away from Jodhpur. Do not miss Khimsar sand dunes, Osian temple, Mandore gardens and much more.
  • Best time to visit Jodhpur

    The climate is usually semi-arid and hot. The place is dry throughout the year, mostly. There is a small window of monsoon and it fluctuates causing famine. From March to October, the climate is hot and humid. Even during rainy season, theshowers cannot help to reduce the scorching heat of the place. However, during rains, the place will be mildly cool, which returns to the original hotness, immediately.

    April to June is the worst season to visit the place because of the peak summer. Summer starts in March and ends in June. July and August are the main monsoon season, however the probability of raining throughout the day, is quite less. Winter starts in October and ends in February. Winter is pleasing and mild during day and cool during night.

    Summer can cause dehydration for tourists who are not used to desert climate. Sightseeing becomes hard with the climate and thus, it is better to skip summer season. Monsoon fluctuates and during rains, it becomes hard to find outdoor activities. The best time to visit is winter season, when the climate is right and the vegetation is lush.

    Festivals and traditions of Jodhpur

    Apart from common Hindu and national festivals, there are a few colorful local festivals that you ought to enjoy. These festivals are usually celebrated inside Jodhpur or Rajasthan.

    • Teej
    • Sheetla Mata Fair
    • Gangaur
    • Marwar Mahotsav
    • RIFF
    • World Sacred Spirit Festival
    • Nag Panchami Fair
    • Baithmaar Gangaurmela
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