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Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort - JodhpurThe Sun city was founded by the chief of the Rathore Clan - Rao Jodha, in 1459. It is also known as the Blue city, in the old city area almost all the houses are painted blue. The city is second largest city of Rajasthan, so you find vast range of hotels & restaurants there. Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan is positioned amidst the sand dunes and thorny vegetation of the Thar desert. It is marked by its beautiful palaces, forts, temples and havelis which stand as an evidence to its majestic elegance. Explore the desert state with a game of trapeze on a camel with an unexposed paths of the shifting sands will make your trip an unforgettable one. The kingdom of Jodhpur was ruled by the Rathores. Jodhpur is famous for its unique culture which is depicted in its colourful festivals and celebrations.

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Places to see
Mehrangarh Fort : The spectacular hilltop fort is situated on a 150m high hill, state of the art Majestic fort is one of the largest forts in India & still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. This fort has museum which house antiques, ornaments & weapons. This fort really worth to visit.

Jaswant Thada : This milky-white marble cenotaph was built in 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It is also know as the Taj Mahal of Marwar.

Umaid Bhawan PalaceUmaid Bhawan Palace : The stunning red stone palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. The palace has 347 rooms & counted among the finest palaces of India. A part of the palace is a museum now & the rest of the past is converted into a luxury hotel. You can stay there by paying a good amount.

Clock Tower & Markets : The Clock Tower is can't be missed, Coz its the place for Shopping. The nearby Sadar Bazaar is perfect for buying handicrafts, textiles & silver.

Mandore Garden : The beautiful garden has few Cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers and small temples.

Sardar Govt. Museum & Umaid Public Park : Located in the center of the Umaid Public Garden, this museum houses a rich collection of exhibits armoury, textile, local arts and crafts, and miniature paintings.
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Places Around Jodhpur :
Rohet Garh : Rohet village is just 40 kms from Jodhpur on the Jodhpur-Udaipur Highway. The fortress is located on the banks of lovely small lake, it is converted into a heritage. You can stay there by paying a decent amount.

Manvar Desert Resorts & Camps : Manvar is located on the Jaisalmer- Jodhpur highway just 80 kms ahead of Jodhpur. You can stay at the Resort or the swiss tent at the sand dunes.

Osian : It was the major trading hub Rajasthan during 8-12th century. Today it has few jain temples & old monuments, don't miss the camel safari during the sunset. It is 85 kms away from Jodhpur, you can get there by private taxi.

Guda : The beautiful lake is located in a Bishnoi village, near Jodhpur. Here you can see thousands of birds like domicile Crane & many more during session
You can also spot there few antelopes and black bucks.

Balsamand PalaceBalsamand Palace : The splendid palace was built in 13th century. Located on the banks of Balsamand lake and is just 5 kms away from Jodhpur. The red stone building is also famous as the Lake Palace.

Sardar Samand Palace : The Palace is just 55 kms away from Jodhpur, It was built in 1933 by the Maharaja of Jodhpur Umaid Singh. The palace was once a beautiful hunting lodge and now turned into a heritage resort, situated on the banks of Sararsamand lake.

Climate and Best Time to visit
The climate of Jodhpur is very hot and dry. The summers start in month of april and last till mid of October. Winters are pleasant with temperature dropping upto 3ºC during the night. The best time to visit this desert place is during the months of October to April.
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Jodhpur Air/Rail/Road Links
Airport : The Jodhpur airport is located at the camp area of Jodhpur city. It is well connected to all the major cities of India.

Railways : It is well connected to all the parts of Rajasthan and other cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai etc.

Roadways : There is a well developed bus transport system with all the cities of India and the other towns of Rajasthan.

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