75.50 sq. km.
Best time to visit :
Marwari, Hindi, English
Osian, Khimsar, Nagaur.
Major attractions :
The Jaisalmer Fort, Manak Chowk and Havelis, Gadsisar Sagar Tank.
In Summer :
42.2 C (Max) - 27.3 C (Min)
In winter :
27.5 C (Max) - 9.5 C (Min)
Rainy Season :
from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Our suggestion :
Best time to come: Sep to March
The second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur, was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. The city endorses beautiful palaces, forts and temples that bring back the splendor of the past. The elegant handicrafts, folk dances and music creates an ambiance of romantic city. Jodhpur lies at the edge of the Thar desert, yet it has an abundance of parks, gardens, artificial lakes and ponds, and rich houses with lawns and gardens.
Jodhpur FortSet at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with 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 the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. A major trade centre of the 16th century A.D. the fortress-city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan.
Umaid Bhawan Palace :
Umaid Bhawan Jodhpur is an exquisite building that houses a museum showcasing the artifacts that date back to the time immemorial. According to a legend, this place was built during famine in order to provide employment to the workers.
Mehrangarh Fort :
This is a must place to visit while on exploring Jodhpur. The diameter of the fort is 5 km and is perched on a 125 meter high hill. The palace has a unique architecture with exquisitely carved panels, lattice windows and evocative names.
Girdikot and Sardar Market :
This is popular colorful market located in the heart of the city and displays array of handicraft luring the buyers towards them.
Getting there :
Airport is 5km from downtown and well connected through Indian Airlines to all the major cities.
The region is well connected through express and passenger trains. It is well connected to Cities within Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra.
RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) connects the city to all the major cities within Rajasthan and to outside states.
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