Jodhpur - The City Of Rajputs


Jodhpur located closer to the Thar Desert featuring the desert climate is the second largest city in Rajasthan state. Owing to its climatic conditions, there is sunshine in almost all the days of the year and hence it is aptly termed as the Sun City. Another name given to Jodhpur is Blue City as most of the houses here are painted in blue color offering a bluish beautiful sight. It is also an ancient city of India with its history dating back to 1459 AD the year of its foundation by Rao Jodha of the Rathore clan.


You have all available means of reaching Jodhpur namely roadways, railways and airways. The airport is situated 5 km away from the city center and some airlines fly regular flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur. Jodhpur is a part of the North Western Zone of Indian railways and so all the metro cities of India are connected by train with the city. Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation operates city buses that connect with all the neighboring towns. There are also private luxury vehicles.


The city is noted for its lakes and some of them are Balsamand Lake, Kailana Lake, Ranisar Padamsar and Gulab Sagar Lake and some other places worth visiting here are Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Zenana Deodi, Mandore, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sheesh Mahal, Chamunda Mataji Temple and Khejarla Fort.


To buy souvenirs and to fulfill other shopping needs you have to visit Nai Sadak or Sardar Market. Bandhej sarees and the pointed shoes namely Mojris and Jootis have their origin here and so are available in good designs at affordable prices. These are the reflections of the Rajput culture. Other items shopped in Jodhpur are handicrafts, spices and tea and you will find lots of shops in the town selling handicrafts and handloom materials.


The standup street food stalls that you find in all the parts of the city outnumber the formal restaurants in Jodhpur. Some of the traditional food items of the Rajasthani cuisine served here are Mawa Kachori, Panchkuta, Dal Bati Churma, Gatte Ka Saag, Kabuli, Makhaniya Lassi, Mirchi Bada and other Jodhpur sweet specialties like Gulab Jamun and Kabuli.


Near Jalori Gate and Sardar Market, you could find some of the popular Jodhpur restaurants. The food items like roasted fish, kebabs, paneer, roti with ghee and dal are served here. Some of the heritage hotels in Jodhpur were the conversions of the old palaces and mansions of bygone days. It would be a please to stay in such Jodhpur hotels however they will be quite expensive. Many wedding parties and social gatherings are conducted in such places.


In one of the heritage hotels in Jodhpur namely Ranbanka Palace hotel, Rajasthani cuisine is served along with the processions of elephants, camels and horses that will take you to the age of Rajputs showing the heritage of the ancient era. Some of the budget hotels are found around station road, near Ummad Chowk and Clock Tower. Refer the Jodhpur travel guide to know more about these things. 

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