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About Jodhpur


Jodhpur- The Suncity

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 335 kilometres (208 mi) west from the state capital, Jaipur. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.

The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.

Jodhpur is fast becoming a major education hub for higher studies in India. Almost every major discipline has a dedicated institution in the city, with disciplines varying from Engineering, Medicine, Law, Design among others. Major research institutes and organizations have been established in the city for promoting research in various fields.

The Culture

Regarding the Jodhpur culture, the Jodhpuri people are amongst the most hospitable people of India. They have a typical Marwari accent. The lifestyle of Jodhpur is quite fascinating. The Jodhpurites have always been helpful to the people who are unknown to the city. The tourist and peoples who come here for education or for any other purpose feel most safe and secure in the town. Jodhpur being the judicial capital of the state enjoys all the advantages of metro city and at the same time by the virtue of its inherited culture is one of the best place to live in.

 

By Air : The Jodhpur Airport is 5 km from the city center. Regular flight services connect the city with other major cities in and around Rajasthan. There are daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.

By Train : Jodhpur is well connected by railway lines. Trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are easily available. The 'Palace on Wheels' also visits this city of royal splendor.

By Road : Another convenient mode of transportation to Jodhpur is by road. Jodhpur is connected by road to all major cities in Rajasthan and neighbouring cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra etc.