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Popularly known as the "Blue City of India," Jodhpur is a fascinatingly beautiful city of Rajasthan. Situated at the edge of the world-famous Thar Desert, Jodhpur is like an oasis in the vast desert. The historic city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha, a famous Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century AD, Jodhpur has been famous Mehrangarh Fort, one of the most formidable forts in India.
Surrounded by a 10 km long wall with 8 gates and innumerable bastions, Jodhpur is famous for its amazing architectural splendors including forts, palaces, havelis temples and beautifully landscaped gardens. The city is also known for its exquisite handicrafts, colorful festivals and folk dances
, which never fail to mesmerize the visitors. You too can experience the enchantment of Jodhpur, on tours to Jodhpur, with India Travel Portal.
Jodhpur is located in western Rajasthan, bordered by Bikaner and Jaisalmer districts in the north, Barmer and Pali districts in the south, Nagaur district in the east and Jaisalmer district in the west. Situated between Jaipur and Jaisalmer, Jodhpur serves as a gateway to Jaisalmer. It's about 300 km from Jaisalmer.
Jodhpur has a number of exciting tourist attractions. To know more about tourist attractions in Jodhpur, please click here:
Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur
How to Reach Jodhpur
Jodhpur has an airport, which is 5 km away from the city in the cantonment area. Jodhpur is well connected by daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur.
Jodhpur is directly connected to many cities and towns of Rajasthan and north India by rail. Some of the finest Indian trains including the prestigious Palace on Wheels also covers Jodhpur.
Jodhpur has a good network of roads. The city is well connected by frequent Rajasthan State Transport buses from major cities and towns of Rajasthan and north India.