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Best time to visit :
October to March
Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the city of Jodhpur echoes
with the tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert.
Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459
A.D. by Rao Jodha – Chief of Rathore clan of Rajputs who claim
to be descendants of
A major trade center of the 16th century A.D.,
the fortress city of Udaipur is now the second largest city
Rajasthan. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples strewn
throughout the city bring alive the historic grandeur, exquisite
handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people
lend a romantic aura to the city.
The women folk here wear wide gathered skirts and a hiplength
jacket, with three quarter length sleeves and the men wear
colorful turbans which add more color to the city. It was
from here that the popularly worn baggy tight, horse riding
trousers, “Jodhpuris” took their name.
Places of Interest
15th century AD fort looms on the top of a rocky
hill soaring 125m above plains. The city is encompassed by
a high wall – 10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions.
Within the fort are some palaces and the noteworthy of these
are Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal and the
Daulat Khana which house a fabulous collection of trappings
of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins,
elephant howdahs, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.
is a cluster of royal cenotaphs
in while marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant
Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various
Bhawan Palace, is
the only 20th century palace and built under a
famine relief project. The palace was completed in 16 yrs
and is still a residence of former rulers with a part of it
running as a hotel.
ancient capital of Marwar is 8 kms from Jodhpur and has cenotaphs
of Jodhpur rulers.
is 58 kms from Jodhpur has 15 beautifully sculpted Jain and
Brahmanical temples and the most outstanding ones are the
earlier Sun temple and the Kali temple.
kms from Jodhpur has an important fort with beautiful murals.
It is also the venue for a week long cattle fair held in Jan/Feb
Flights ex. Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipurpur (285 kms) is more convenient
ex. Delhi and Jaipur.
kms from Jaipur & 260 kms from Udaipur.
Tour of Rajasthan
(15 nights/16 days)
Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur -
Mt. Abu - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh -
Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
(12 nights/13 days)
Delhi - Samode - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar -
Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi.