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Jodhpur City

The district Jodhpur, also known as Sun City or blue city, was founded by the Rajput chieftain Rao Jodha in 1459 ad. Jodhpur is 335 km away from the Jaipur city and 200 km away from the Ajmer city in center of Rajasthan and it also the second largest metropolitan area of the state with an area of 22,850 sq km.

The people of Jodhpur district mainly follow the Hindu religions and some other religions like Muslims and Jains are also followed by some people. The people of Jodhpur celebrate various festivals in their local custom. The main celebrations of the city Jodhpur are Diwali, Gangaur festival, Marwar festival, Teej festival, Shitla Mata fair, Nag Panchmi fair and Mahavir Jayanti.

The city Jodpur is a semi-desert city of middle of Rajasthan and it is also the gateway of Thar Desert. The climate type of the city is hot semi-arid which receive over 25 inches of annual rainfall, maximum of rainfall arrive at the monsoon season from June to September.

How to reach at Jodhpur

The Jodhpur airport is just 5 km away from the Jodhpur headquarter which plays an important role in the state of Rajasthan. It took a great role during the Indo-Pak wars in 1965 and 1971. Now this airport is used for travelers. Mainly three airlines are available here.

These are the Indian Airlines which travel from Jodhpur to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Aurangabad and return back to Jodhpur. Jet Airways which travel from Jodhpur to Delhi and Mumbai, and return back to Jodhpur. Kingfisher Airlines which travel from Jodhpur to Delhi, Mumbai and Udaipur and return back to Jodhpur.

There is a chart of road distance from other neighboring City or State to Jodhpur Headquarter. Jodhpur district is well-connected with bellow mentioned places by a good road and railway network.

The railway network of Jodhpur is mostly connected to the major cities of other states in India. Regular trains are available from the bellow mention places - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Guwahati, Nagpur and Lucknow.

Major trains reach in the city are the Jodhpur - Indore Express, the Jodhpur - Puri Express, the Jodhpur – the Bhopal Express, the Mandore Express and the Suryanagri Superfast Express etc.

Jodhpur headquarter is an important place to visit. It is the gate way to great Indian Thar desert. The city is well connected with the major cities and states with a well road rout.

Bus and Taxi :: The bus service of Rajasthan government has provided a good bus services to the major city from Jodhpur town. Private bus and taxies are also available here.

City or State Distance (Km) City or State Distance (Km)
Dehli 589 Chandigarh 827
Bangalore 1934 kolkata 1793
Lucknow 926 Chennai 2178
Mumbai 984 Shimla 932
Gangtok 1931 Imphal 2776
Ahmedabad 439 Hyderabad 1647
Panaji 1507 Pondicherry 2230

Major tourist spots of Jodhpur district

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh fort was built in 1459 ad. It is the largest fort in Rajasthan which spreading over 5 km in the city of Jodhpur. This Fort is extraordinary with its beautifully latticed windows, carved panels and walls of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal. You will found here a number of musical instruments, palanquins, royal costumes, wee-designed furniture and many battlements.

Jaswant Thada 
Jaswant Thada was built in 19th century to memories Jaswant Singh II. Jaswant Thada is placed by near the Mehrangarh Fort. It is totally made of white marble and the view of this is very beautiful.

Umaid Bhawan Palace 
This beautiful palace was built by Umaid Singh to protect the people of Jodhpur during a starvation in 1929. The imperial family still lives in some parts of Umaid Bhawan palace and rest parts of the palace is reserved for a well maintained museum which displaying lots of royal items like – many weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies.

Rai-ka-Bag Palace 
Rai-ka-Bag Palace was built by the queen of jaswant Singh-I, Hadiji in 1663 ad. It is close to railway station. Now this palace is used as an income tax office.

Umed Garden 
Umed garden was discovered by king Umed Singh which covers an area of 82 acres. This garden is a superb destination to visit. You will found here a museum, fountains, library and a zoo (made by Rajasthan Government). The land of the garden is covered with gorgeous green grasses and many high Ashok trees, roses and seasonal flowers. An Aviary was constructed here in 1978 where different types of birds like, parrots, ducks, rabbits etc are found. There also have many animals like bears, foxes, dears, lions, leopards etc.

Several Temple in Jodhpur 
You will found a number of famous temples in Jodhpur District. The major temples in Jodhpur are Raj Ranchhodji Temple which was built by Queen Jadechi Rajkanwar, Achal Nath Shivalaya temple which was built by queen of King Rao Ganga in 1531 ad, the Siddhnath Shiv temple which is placed on Jodhpur-Chopasani Road and a Ganesh Temple is called as Ratanada temple.

The superb greenery place Mandore is just 8 Km north from Jodhpur city. There have several historic monuments, a temple of 33 crore Hindu Gods and Goddess, a garden called as the Mandore gardens and a government museum, named Hall of Heroes which was built to memorialize popular folk heroes of the region. It contains 16 figures carved out of a single rock.

The ancient town Ossian is 65 Km away from Jodhpur city. The main attractions in the town are Brahmanical temples (a Jain temple dedicated to Mahavira), Sun or Surya temple famous for its interesting images of Durga, Surya and Ganesh and the Sachiya temples are famous for their beauty. The superb sculptural and architecture of the Osian city temples challenge any of the famous temples of India.

Balsammand Lake 
Balsamand Lake was constructed by Balak Rao Parihar in 1159 ad. It is just 5 km away from Jodhpur main city on Road of Jodhpur-Mandore. You will found a beautiful palace on the bank of the lake. The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens and many animals and birds like jackal and peacock.

Guda Bishnoi 
This small village is beautiful in nature. A tribal named Bishnoi community is inhabited here. They are marked by Khejri trees and deer.

Jaswant Sagar Dam 
Jaswant Sagar Dam was constructed by the king Jaswant Singh in 1892. The dam is placed in Pichiyak village of Jodhpur district. This beautiful dam has a great attraction for visitors in Jodhpur district and you have boating facilities to journey on the water of the dam.

Kaylana Lake 
Kaylana Lake is just 8 km west from Jodhpur city. It was constructed by Pratap Singh in 1872 ad.

Some other Tourist spots in Jaypur

There is a chart of road distance from Jaypur Headquarter to tourist spots in the district Jaypur.

Tourist spots Distance (Km) Tourist spots Distance (Km)
Galtaji 20 Sanganer 16
Gaitor 15 Ramgarh Lake 32
Bairath 86 Abhaneri 128
Sambhar 94 Jaisinghpura Khor 12
Amber 11 Gaitore 15
Rani Ka Bagh 10 Jal Mahal Palace 6.5
Rajmahal Palace 170 Samode 47

General Info of Jodhpur district

Area 22850 sq km
Altitude 230 meters (avg.)
STD Code 0291
Sub-Division 7 (Jodhpur, Pipar, Phalodi, Osian, Luni, Shergarh, Bhopalgarh)
Head Quarters Jodhpur
Temp. Summer 32 ° C (average from April to early July )
Temp. Winter Vary from 9°C 27°C (from November to February)
Best Seasons to Visit September to March
Place of Interest Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand lake, Sardar Samand lake and palace, Masooria Hill, Veer Durgadas Smarak. Dhawa (Dholi), Khichan, Osian, Nakoda ji
Languages Hindi and Rajasthani (mainly), English
Population (according to census 2011)
Clothing Cotton clothes in summer season and woolen clothes in winter season
Religion Hindus (Majority), others Muslims and Jains
Currency Indian Rupee (Indian rupee)