Set against the landscape of Thar desert, Jodhpur has been listed as the most extraordinary place to stay in 2014. An exotic location in the desert state, Jodhpur is a must go for tourists, recreationists, devotees and foodies. The second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was historically the capital of Marwar (Rajputana state). Jodhpur hotels provide complete luxury and comforts.
Famous for it’s delicious food there are numerous 5 star hotels in Jodhpur. There are a number of shops called ‘Jodhpur Sweets’ in many cities across the country. A number of Indian delicacies have originated in Jodhpur. To name a few, the “MakhaniyaLassi”, ”Mawa Ki Kachori”, “Dal BatiChurma” and desserts such as “Lapsi” and “AateKaHalwa” are extremely popular. The city is also well known for it’s fairs and festivals such as “Marwar Festival and “Gangaur”. Jodhpur's attractions include “Mehrangarh Fort”, ”UmaidBhawanPalace”, and “JaswantThada” to mention a few. 5 star hotels in Jodhpur include inteet access, pick and drop from the airport, a well set arcade or game room console and plentiful other services and amenities. 5 star hotels include Indana Palace and Samsara Luxury Resort & Camp. The beautiful historic buildings and scenic landscapes of Jodhpur were featured in some major films, including (“The Dark Knight Rises” directed by Christopher Nolan, and “The Fall” directed by Tarsem Singh), “Hum Saath-Saath Hain”, and “Veer”. More recently, there have been many high profile festivities in the city including many celebrity weddings. This has given an incentive to a budding extravagant wedding industry and also increased tourism. Places of interest are Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar, Kayalana Lake, Balsamand Lake and UmaidBhawan Palace.
4 star hotels in Jodhpur are good enough to accommodate all your needs. There are a lot of temples such as “Chamunda Mata Temple”, (nearby Mehrangarh Fort) “Raj Ranchhodji Temple”, “AchalNathShivalaya” and “Siddhanth Shiv Temple”. With this ever expanding city, places of recreation are also growing in number, although not so fast. Some of the places worth mentioning are “Mandore Gardens”, “Kaylana Lake”, “ShastriCircle”, “Masuria Hill Garden” and “RaoJodha Desert Rock Park”. The number of 4 star hotels in Jodhpur is also increasing. 4 star hotels include Lariya Resort, Park Plaza Jodhpur and Shree Ram Inteational. Jodhpur also known for it’s rich heritage and culture is a beautiful city, lined up with a number of 3 star hotels. Providing all the comforts and facilities 3 star hotels in Jodhpur can’t be underestimated. They provide good accommodation for tourists who want to explore this magnificent city. Some of the recreation places include “Science Park”, “Ummed Garden” and “Chokelav Baag”. The upcoming attractions are “Akshardham Temple”, “Iskcon Temple”, “Machiya Safari Park”, “Science City” and “Sun Temple”.
“Gatte Ki Sabzi”, ” Ker SangriSabzi”, “AateKaHalwa”are some of the delicacies served in the 3 star hotels of Jodhpur which is also known for its sweets ranging from "MotichurKeLaddu", "Besanbarfi", "Thorr" and "GulabJamun" to Bengali "Rasgulla" and "RasMalai" prepared by a traditional house "Jodhpur Sweets". Apart from it’s cuisine Jodhpur is known for it’s temples, fairs and festivals, places of recreation, education and research and even sports. 3 star hotels include Amargarh Resort, Desertscape Resort and Hotel Apex Inteational.
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Mehrangarh Fort is the most splendid fort of Rajasthan. A popular tourist place in India, the fort is situated atop a hill. One has to cross seven gates to reach the fort. The marks on the gates are the reminiscent of the wars fought by the province in its glorious history. The gates have also been named at different points in time by different kings to commemorate their victories over different dynasties. The fort complex also has several galleries and a museum to preserve the relics of the dynasty.
This 19th century royal cenotaph was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in commemoration of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. JaswantThada is a white marble structure which is decorated by the genius of sculptors. The building also displays the portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. The temple in the cenotaph is actually main memorial.
The clock tower was constructed by the Late ShriSardar Singh Ji of Jodhpur. The monument is situated in the midst of a popular shopping spot in the spot city, Sardar Market. Besides spices, the market attracts tourists interested in purchasing Rajasthani Textiles, clay figurines, miniatures, marble inlay work and jewelry.
Kayalana Lake is an artificial lake built by Pratap Singh in 1872. Previously, the region was occupied by palaces and gardens constructed by Bhim Singh and Takhat Singh, rulers of Jodhpur. Though the lake water is a lifeline for the locales of the region around the water body, it also provides shelter to many Siberian cranes migrating the region in winters.
Encircled by hills, this popular picnic spot will offer you a great time in the lap of nature. This one is also an artificial lake built in the mid 12th century. The rare vegetation around the lake makes the destination a favorite among the ecologists. One can also find a range of fauna in the adjoining region.
This one is the youngest Rajputanapalacebuilt by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umaid Singh. The palace was actually built to provide employment to the locales of Jodhpur during drought and famine. Built using the Chittar sandstone, the architecture is a perfect example of the Indo-Saracenic type. Equipped with 347 rooms, the UmaidBhawan Palace was transformed into a heritage hotel in 1977. A separate section of the mansion is operated and managed by the Taj Hotels while the other part is still resided by the Jodhpur royal family.
Jodhpur is well -connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur by air. The fight services are available at least thrice a week. The airport is 5 km from the city center.
The national and state highways that connect Jodhpur to Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer and Ahmedabad are well maintained. State roadways' bus services and private bus services run air-conditioned coaches and regular buses on most routes. Key distances – Delhi - 597 km; Udaipur – 260 km and Jaipu
Jodhpur has direct rail connections with many important cities, notably Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Varanasi. Trains available are in the express, super fast and mail categories.rn
October to March: The time is perfect to avoid the scorching heat and sand storms of the Thar and enjoy the colorful festivals of Jodhpur. The festivals not only include the religious activities but several other cultural fests and royal activities. It is during this season only you can witness one of the strongest teams of the royal sport Polo in action. Other folk events are also celebrated during the period, which gives you an opportunity to see the lavishly decorated Mehrangarh Fort in the backdrop of those events.