Jodhpur tour -
City of JodhpurJodhpur stands on a range of sandstone hills surrounded by a strong wall nearly 10 kms in length, with seven gates, dominating the city is an eminence surmounted by a massive fortress. Within the walls are royal palaces with priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Sightseeing of Jodhpur includes visit to the Fort, Palaces, Armoury and Jaswant Thada.
Best Season : October-March
Sightseeing at Jodhpur -
Mehrangarh Fort : Situated at an altitude of about 125 mtrs, the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur is spread over an area of 5 sq km in the heart of the city of Jodhpur. Besides being a landmark in Jodhpur Mehrangarh fort is a must visit for all the tourists. The fort has seven gates of which the noted ones are the Jayapol, built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806; Fatehpol or the Victory Gate built by Maharaja Ajit Singh; and the Lohapol or the Iron Gate.
Jaswant Thada : Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899 A story goes that Maharaja Jaswant succumbed to injuries in this place while fighting the Mughal king Jahangir. This place is a must visit in Jodhpur.
Umaid Bhawan : Made of marble and pink sandstone, the construction of the Umaid Bhawan of Jodhpur started in 1929 and it took 16 years to complete it. It is believed that the palace was constructed to give employment to the famine-struck population of Jodhpur. This majestic building is presently the residence of the former rulers with a part of it running as hotel and remaining part as a museum.
Umaid Bhawan PalaceReaching Jodhpur -
Air : Airport is well connected from - Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Udaipur.
Rail : The Jodhpur railhead is well linked from Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bikaner.
Road : Jodhpur is well connected to all major towns of Rajasthan and India.
STD/ISD Codes -
if dialing from India to Jodhpur --- 0291 (number)
if dialing from outside India to Jodhpur -- ++ 91-291
In response to export markets, many of the factories and shops here design furniture and metal work products that are geared to Western tastes. The central market, or Ghasmandi Bazaar, is very popular with visitors. But the really good stuff is found outside the city walls. You'll find textiles, silver, jewellery, instruments, pottery, boxes, carved ducks, metalwork, marble figures, paintings, copper, brass, antique reproductions, ivory, insignias in white German metal, bed covers, wall hangings, puppets, clothes, old doors, and lots of furniture.
Wooden and Iron Furniture : Some of the best selections can be found in shops and warehouses along Umaid Bhawan Palace Road and High.