Jodhpur is the second metropolitan city of Rajasthan set in the stark desert landscape of the Thar. It is also called the Sun City for the sunny weather and the Blue City due to the profusion of blue-painted houses.
Jodhpur was founded by RaoJodha of the Rathore clan. Situated on the Delhi-Gujrat Road, it was an important trading centre in olden times. It has seen Mughal, Rajput , Maratha, and British rulers, and thus different art and architecture styles flourished here.
Famed as an Art and Culture, Heritage, and Honeymoon destination
The handicrafts, tie and dye fabric and furniture made here are coveted by people from all over the country and even the world over.
Steeped in history, Jodhpur has a number of museums, forts, palaces, mausoleums, and other historical monuments that make this a dream destination for those interested inhistory,culture and heritage.
The sand dunes and camels of the desert have a special intrigue and romance and its no surprise that thousands of honeymooners come here every year.
Being a desert city, the influence of the Banjaras (gypsies) is visible in many aspects of daily life, like the brightly coloured clothes and chunky silver jewellery. Music and dance are very much a part of life here. Teej, Gangaur, Marwar festival, Nag Panchami fair and the Sheetla Mata fair are some of the colourful festivals. Many types of Kachories, Dal BhatiChurma, GattekiSabzi. Ker SangriSabzi, MakhaniyaLassiare some of the lip smacking delicacies not to be missed while here.
Climate and best time to visit
Summer is extremely hot and dry. Best time to visit is from October to March.
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Umaid Bhavan Palace
- Jaswant Thada
- Ghanta Ghar
- Flying Fox Jodhpur
- Chamunda Mata Temple