Gateway to the Thar: Jodhpur

Location: Western Rajasthan
Temperature: Min : 8°  Max : 44°
Best Time: September to March
Main Attractions: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan, Balasamand Lake and Museum
Languages: Official: Hindi, Marwari
STD code: +91-291
Shouted out the "Blue City" because of the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur is a royal city and the second biggest metropolitan region in the land of Rajasthan. The metropolis is renowned as an ideal tourist destination because of its ancient palaces, the Mehrangarh Fort and most significantly for the amazing Thor Desert close by. The old city circles the fort and is bordered by a wall with various gates.

How to reach:

By Air: The main air terminal of the city is only 5 km far from the point of convergence of the city. Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai are all around connected with continuous flights regularly. The most critical global terminal, Delhi is arranged at a separation of 600 km from Jodhpur.

By Railways: Jodhpur possesses one of the real railheads in the North-Western zone of Indian railroad. It has great availability with other essential urban communities of the nation including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Jailsalmer and Mumbai.

By street: The condition of Rajasthan runs a very much oiled Road Transport Corporation that is fit for giving successive transport administrations towards all the critical locales in and around Rajasthan from Jodhpur. One can likewise procure private fancy transports and taxicabs.

The best time to visit Jodhpur is between October and March when the weather is smashing, the desert sun is not so hot and sand storms abate. This is the time you can enjoy the colorful festivals in Jodhpur and royal events as well.

What to wear:

Get a look at what the locals wear and observe them. You shall discover that even Western dress can be satisfactory, provided it is not revealing: not all people here wear traditional Indian clothes like turbans and saris. Jeans, long skirts, loose fitting shirts and cuties with long trousers are totally satisfactory.

Facts about Jodhpur:

Settled: 1459
Founded by: Rao Jodha of Mandore
Named for: Rao Jodha
Total Area: 289.85 kms (111.91 sq mi)
Elevation: 231 m (758 ft)
Population (JULY 2015):
 - Total: 1.3m
 - Density: 4,500/kms(12,000/sq mi)
Vehicle registration: RJ19
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