Jodhpur

Jodhpur at a glance:

Coordinates: 26.2389° N, 73.0243° E

State: Rajasthan

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.

How to reach Jodhpur:

By Air :

The nearest airport is Jodhpur Airport. Cabs are available from the airport.

By Rail :

The nearest railway station is Jodhpur railway station. Taxies are available from the railway station.

By Road :

Jodhpur is well connected via roadways.

Places to visit in Jodhpur:

Balsamand Lake:

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An artificial lake, built-in 1159 AD as a water reservoir to provide water to the city, Balsamand lake is now a favourite picnic spot of the locals of Jodhpur. Other famous lakes of Jodhpur are Kailana Lake and Gulab Sagar Lake.

Jaswant Thada:

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Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph built in white marble. It has a small pond and a pretty garden next to it. This structure is just a few minutes downhill walk from the main fort, so there is no need to take a ride.

Khejarla Fort:

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This fort is like the usual majestic forts of Rajasthan. It is about 85km away from the main city. Fort Khejarla comes into view like a mirage rising above the plains of Marwar from a far distance as one enters its vicinity. It is an amazing sight.

Mahamandir Temple:

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Located two kilometres away from Jodhpur on the road towards Mandore, it is a very big temple with he fantastically carved 84 pillars which are a sight to behold.

Mandore Garden:

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Mandore Gardens is located about 10 kilometres from the city of Jodhpur. The garden contains cenotaphs which are built like traditional Hindu temples, unlike other cenotaphs. The garden also contains a ruined fort and palace.

Mehrangarh Fort:

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Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in all of Rajasthan. The fort is elaborate with extravagant decoration and innumerable chambers. The most interesting part is the various galleries in the fort the palanquin gallery, turbans, elephant seats, treasury, paintings and the most fascinating one, armoury.

Rajasthan International Folk Festival:

Jodhpur RIFF(Rajasthan International Folk Festival) is an annual festival which is held in October (Sharad Purnima).

Umaid Bhawan Palace:

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Umaid Bhawan Palace is the present residence of the erstwhile royal family of Jodhpur. The palace has many wings, and one section of the palace is used as a Hotel while another part is a museum.

What to Eat :

Jodhpur Cuisine are synonymous to spice, chilly, street food and rich culture of sweets. There are several items the city has on its menu which are brimming with colour, festivity and spices. One cannot come to Jodhpur and not try the almost staple and yet exciting in every bite, Mirchi Bada, Ma Mawa Kachori and Pyaaz Kachori. Almost as popular and a must-try item is Makhaniya Lassi. Jodhpur is an equal paradise for those who love deserts- except that sweets will not just be the end of your course but are as significant as the entire meal itself and have a vibrant food culture about them. The popular indulges here are Besan ki Chakki, Mave ki Kachori, Motichoor Ke Laddu and Maakhan Vade.

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