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Mamta Narula

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Colourful city with lovely people

In February, 2017 I went for an educational conference to Jodhpur.
It is lovely place. People are very artistic and you can also buy lots of things like dupatta, bags, juttis, kurtis etc with traditional work here.
Jodhpuri cousine is also amazing and you must taste that. You can go Jhankar choti Haveli restaurant. I loved Gatte ki sabji the most.
One best thing about Jodhpur is people who are very lively and love to enjoy their lives. They like singing and dancing a lot.

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Kamal Dahiya

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111 reviews

Jodhpur - Blue City

In my Rajasthan trip I took halt at Jodhpur after Jaisalmer, I found this city very beautiful, it is also called blue city. If you are in Jodhpur you can easily spend 2 days one in Jodhpur and other day at near by places Osain and Jorhat.

Jodhpur has many surprise to offer you, Mighty Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower. When I was in Jodhpur I stayed at NIRVANA HOTEL I personal recommending this hotel and you will get 100% satisfaction.

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History of Jodhpur

Jodhpur in Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations because of its havelis, forts, rich heritage and because it was home to the Maharaja and his Royal family. It is also called the ‘Blue City’ because of the houses around Mehrangarh fort that are painted in blue.

Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, the Chief of Rathore Clan in 1459. Thus the city is named after him. Much later, during the British Raj, Jodhpur flourished and became one of the largest cities in Rajasthan.

People and Culture of Jodhpur

Jodhpur is always full of tourists from all over the world. The city has a rich cultural heritage and a majority of the population speak in Rajasthani, Marwari and Hindi.

The main festivals in Jodhpur include Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival, Nagaur Fair, Marwar Festival and Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival. These festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show.

Things to Do in Jodhpur

Famous for its forts, museums, palaces, havelis and other splendid architectural buildings, Jodhpur is indeed buzzing with tourists all year round. There are lots of places to see in Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the must places to visit in Jodhpur. This fort is one of the largest forts in India and is still run by Jodhpur Royal family. It has many palaces enclosed within its boundaries.

From the list of Jodhpur tourist places, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is another popular tourist attraction. The museum exhibits the exclusive belongings that were owned by Maharaja and the Royal family. The museum displays everything from antiques to crockery to photographs to clocks to various other elite things. Umaid Mahal is the residence of former Jodhpur Royal family and some part of the palace is maintained by Taj Hotels. Umaid Mahal is indeed one of the popular Jodhpur places to visit. Ghanta Ghar and Mandore are other two Jodhpur attractions.

Food and Shopping in Jodhpur

Apart from sightseeing in Jodhpur, the city also has a number of posh as well as pocket friendly restaurants of different cuisine. Jodhpur tour is incomplete without a tall glass of lassi and kachori. Maakhan vade, Besan ki chakki, Pachkuta, Hot & Spicy Mirchibada and Kachoris are famous snacks and sweets of Jodhpur that you will find in all eateries.

Things to do in Jodhpur also includes shopping. Handicrafts, antiques, tie and dye clothes, embroidered shoes and jewellery are some famous things of Jodhpur. Clock Tower Market, Mochi Bazaar, Nai Sarak and Sojati Gate Market are the most famous markets of Jodhpur. Without a visit to these markets, your trip to Jodhpur is incomplete.

Accommodation in Jodhpur

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Jodhpur can choose to travel to Jodhpur by bus, by flight, by train or by taxi. There are various luxury hotels, budget hotels, resorts and guest houses for accommodation in Jodhpur. Also, many hotels in Jodhpur are in the vicinity of major Jodhpur sightseeing places. Plan Jodhpur getaways with your family or friends and book a hotel in advance to avoid the last minute rush!


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