Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan and it is also called as “The Sun City or “The Blue City”.The city of Jodhpur was founded by ‘Jodha’ who was a Rajput chief. In Earlier days, Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar state of Rajasthan.
Best time to visit Jodhpur is between the months of November to March. Tourists can easily travel by road, rail and air as it is connected to all major cities in India. Jodhpur's attractions include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar and Flying Fox. Tourists can make excursions to Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple ,Ratanada Ganesh Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak, Bhirak Cave.
Mehrangarh Fort Is one of the largest fort in theRajasthan. Around thousands of tourists visit Mehrangarh Fort from all over the world. Mehrangarh fort has a glorious and striking structure with an amazing view of the adjoining landscape.
Jaswant Thada is a beautiful marble memorial dedicated to Maharaja Singh II that is located on the main raod to Meherangarh Fort from Jodpur. Many visitors of Jodhpur’s simply walk past the Jaswant thada memorial.
Ghanta Ghar is a beautiful clock tower, built by late Shri Sardar Singh of Jodhpur. The Sadar Market is a popular shopping zone located near this tower. Tourists can shop for Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewellery at reasonable prices in this market.
Balsamand lake is a lake situated 5km from Jodhpur on the Jodhpur-Mandore Road.This lake is a popular picnic spot is surrounded by lush Green gardens that houses groves of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, guava and plum.
Jodhpur is well connected with railway to major Indian cities like Alwar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur etc. Jodhpur Railway Station is the divisional headquarters of the North Western Railways to major Indian cities.
Jodhpur is one of the well-known airport of Rajasthan. Presently, there are daily flights from Delhi Mumbai and Bangalore to the city operated by Air India and Jet Airways.
Jodhpur is well connected by road to all the important cities in Rajasthan and the nearby cities like Surat, Ujjain, Agra etc.