Established in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha
(chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs), Jodhpur is an
imperial city of that echoes with tales of antiquity in the
emptiness of the desert. Within the walls are regal palaces
with priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms.
Sightseeing of Jodhpur includes visit to the Fort, palaces,
Armoury and Jaswant Thada.
Fly Away : Jodhpur is well connected to all the major cities
which includes Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Jaipur, Udaipur.
On Track : Jodhpur is on the Broad Gauge and hence connected
to all the metro cities of India. There are daily trains
from Jaipur,Delhi, Mumbai & Kolkata.
On Wheels : Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe &
air conditioned buses from Delhi (Bikaner House, Nr. India
Gate) to Jodhpur. The roads are very good, and it takes
around 8-9 hrs from Jodhpur. You can also come by taxi.
Jodhpur Sightseeing Overview
Mehrangarh Fort Tour
The magnanimous fort is one of the most dynamic and largest
forts of India and is located at the center of the city the
fort spreads over 5km atop a 125m high hill. Initially, the
construction of the fort was started by Rao Jodha in 1459,
but most of the fort which stands today dates from the
period of Jaswant Singh (1638-78).The fort with walls up to
36m high and 21m wide houses some of the most intricately
adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels, latticed
windows and brilliant stained glass. There are three gates,
(originally seven) each built to commemorate a particular
Constructed in 1899, the white marble in commemoration of
Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's
rulers are, also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada.
Girdikot and Sardar Market
Located in the heart of Jodhpur, the Girdikot and Sardar
market is a narrow alleys lead to quaint little shops
selling textiles, antiques, silverware and a wide range of
handicrafts. Nearby is the clock tower which is a prominent
Quick Facts of Jodhpur
Best Season : October and March.
Area : 75.50 sq kms
Climate : Max Min
Summers : 42.2°C - 27.3°C
Winters : 27.5°C - 9.5°C
Excursions : Balsamund Lake and Palace ( 7 km), Mandore (8
km), Sardar Samand Lake and Palace (65 km).
Jaipur - Jodhpur - Jaipur Tour
Day 1:: Jaipur - Jodhpur (Km340)
Arrival at the Airport/Railway station and transfer to the
hotel. Rest day at leisure. Evening (Optional Dinner at
Hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace)
Day 2:: Jodhpur
Fullday sight seeing of Jodhpur with city Palace, Mehrangarh
Fort, Jaswant Thada, Old Fort Museum, Guda Bishnoi, Evening
walk through the local markets.
Day 3:: Jodhpur - Jaipur (Km340)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur Airport or Railway Station
to reach your next destination.