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From the bastions of the Jodhpur Fort one hears as the Gods must hear from Olympus, the Gods to whom each separate word uttered in the innumerably peopled world below, comes up distinct and individual to be recorded in the books of omniscience'

Aldous Huxley:

The land of this fort, Jodhpur, is no less legendary with its folklores full of tales of valor and romance. Umaid Bhawan Palace, the residence of the royal family turned into a heritage hotel, is undoubtedly the gem of Jodhpur and is the largest personal residence besides being one of the best art-deco buildings of India. Pale blue seems to be shade of the city as suggested by its palaces, havelis, temples and houses. The warm hospitality and friendliness of the hardy desert people, the pulsating rustling environments of the crowded bazaars, all are undermined in front of the sheer immensity of the Mehrangarh fort.

The Suryavanshi Rao Jodha founded Jodhpur, the erstwhile capital of Marwar. In medieval times, Jodhpur lay on the trade routes between Central Asia and the ports of Gujarat, and thus, was a major trade centre during the 16th century. Even today, it continues to be known for its textiles and crafts. One can feel the medieval flavor and ambience that forms a part of the culture of the city.


The unconquerable Rao Jodha built this impenetrable fort, which is certainly one of the best in India, on a vertical hill with a breathtaking view of the surroundings. The fort has elaborate latticed windows, intricately carved panels and gracefully curved porches.

Every part of the fort has a distinctive appeal, the Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Sileh Khana and Daulat Khana all add to the distinct ambience of the fort. High on the wall, is the second largest cannon in Asia, whose recoil itself requires as large an area as a football field!

As you keep wondering over the magnificence of the fort, don't forget to explore the museum shop that displays some of the best handicrafts, books and literature including some unique products like 'Pea Pulao Poster'. Fort

Umaid Bhawan Palace:
This flamboyant palace was built in the 20th century as a famine relief project, with a purpose to give employment to the people for a long period of 16 years. A remarkable art-deco construction, Umaid Bhawan is resplendently maintained and one of the most impressive sights in Jodhpur. The museum within is a genuine treasure showcase of mementos displaying the royal history of Jodhpur from clocks and tea sets to paintings and royal costumes. The palace has now been converted into a heritage hotel, though it is still a royal residence in part. The museum is open to visitors for a chosen entry fee and is closed on Mondays.

Jaswant Thada:
The white marble marvel, this 19th century cenotaph was built close to the fort complex, in memorial of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Exceptional portraits of Jodhpur's precedent rulers are also exhibited here. Particularly captivating are the intricate latticework and the elaborate carving on the doors. The garden and water tank in front of the cenotaph are superb and heighten the tranquillity of the monument.

Jodhpur has extreme climatic conditions and scanty and erratic rainfall, which averages just 32 cm annually. The summer temperature ranges from 20ºC to 49ºC while the winter temperature ranges from 5ºC to somewhere in the mid twenties.

Most of the Jodhpur's delicacies and eating joints form a part and parcel of the hotels themselves where you can pamper yourself with the fiery and aromatic Rajasthani cuisine. The famous 'kachouri' with piquant tamarind 'chutney' is the hot favorite. The palatable 'laddoos' and tall glasses of refreshing and cool 'lassi' are just the perfect desserts to have after the spicy Rajasthani food.


Marwar Festival is a two-day festival held in October in Jodhpur on the full moon night or 'Sharad Purnima'. Formerly known as the 'Maand Festival', this annual event showcases the art and culture of Jodhpur and is devoted exclusively to songs and dance of the Marwar region. 'Maand' is a classical style of folk music that focuses on the romance and chivalry of the rulers of Rajasthan. The high-spirited folk dancers gathered here, perform with passion and amuse the audience with Rajasthani legends. These folk performers bring to life the myth and folklores of the region and sing songs in remembrance of the valiant heroes. Horse riding, horse polo and variety of competitions are also feature in the festival.

A must buy in Jodhpur is leheriya saree or tie and dye textiles and a pair of camel leather 'jootis'. Jodhpur is also known for its lacquerware, puppets, antiques and carpets. If you love to cook, this is the place you should search for all the magical Indian spices that you will simply love. The market in Umaid Bhavan is a good place to buy antiques from. However, if you want to visit a market place where you can buy everything at once, then Sadar Bazaar is a good place to shop.

How To Reach Jodhpur

By Air : Jodhpur is well connected by flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaisalmer.

By Train : Jodhpur is well connected by trains to all the major cities of India like Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi, Mumbai.

By Road : Smooth network of roads and luxury coaches link Jodhpur to Jaipur, Udaipur, Mount-Abu, Ajmer and all the major cities of Rajasthan.

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