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  • Jodhpur
  • Rajasthan
  • India
  • Best Time to Visit

    Winter months

  • Area

    112.40 km2

  • Main Languages
    Marwari, Rajasthani and Hindi.
  • Population

    1,270,000 as recorded in 2014

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 42.2 Min : 36.6
    Winter - Max : 27.5 Min : 15.5º.

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Jodhpur Overview

Jodhpur city of Rajasthan is the second largest one in the state. The city was founded in 1459 by a Rajput chief, named Rao Jodha. The city and other neighbouring territories under him were called Marwar State. This city is often referred to as Marwar for this reason. The other titles it has are Sun City, credited to the hot and bright sunny days all year round; Blue City, due to the similar looking blue houses set up around the fort and Gateway of Thar because it is situated at the threshold of this desert.

This region has a rich history of being inhabited by Aryans and finds mention in the Ramayana as well. This city has a distinct landscape, surrounded by hills, a lake, Mehrangarh Fort and blue houses. Jodhpur is an upcoming metropolitan city with a historical backdrop. It is famed for its handicrafts and Rajasthani food. Lonely Planet placed this city on the top in a list of ‘most extraordinary places to stay’ in 2014.

Climate and Geography

Jodhpur is centrally located in Rajasthan at an elevation of 231 m above the sea level. It has the Mehrangarh Fort surrounding from one side, Kaylana Lake and Garden on another and rest of the boundary is covered by hills. The climate in Jodhpur is semi-arid. Temperature is consistently high throughout the year. Precipitation is moderate and gives minimal relief from heat. The winter months are easy to bear as temperature is not extreme.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : October and March.


Being a metropolitan city and a commercial hub, Jodhpur has been connected well through air, rail and road transport.

Air: The airport has daily flights to Delhi and Mumbai. The airlines operating here are Air India and Jet Airways.

Rail: The railway station in Jodhpur is a major junction in Northern Railway with frequent trains to most major cities. The taxi and bus stand are situated nearby the station.

Roadways: The city is connected with National Highways 65, 112 and 114 and several state highways. Regular bus services are available for Jodhpur from Delhi, and major cities of Rajasthan.

Local Transport: For intra-city travel the options are mini buses, cabs, rented or own cars, auto rickshaws and tongas.

Shopping & Entertainment

Apart from malls in this city, the traditional markets sell indigenous handicrafts like Bandhej, Mojris (a kind of footwear), textiles, spices and wooden showpieces. Jodhpur has many multiplexes, single screen cinema halls and open theatres to enjoy movies and live performances. The authentic Jodhupri food can be feasted on at various outlets.

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    03 Apr 2023
    Our 2nd trip at Jodhpur hotel ummed palace for amazing. The property was huge and big in size. We had lovely memories with family. Hoping for same property in future from AR Holidays. ...more
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    03 Apr 2023
    The Ummed Jodhpur palace was a great place offered by AR Holidays. It was a nice experience there, I really love to be there. The rooms were really nice and cozy. ...more
  • 4/5
    20 Dec 2019
    I've done quite a number of adventure activities. Paragliding with Mr.Samarth is definitely top notch. Their team does it absolutely professionally and they know what they are doing. From the start, you know you are in their able hands, really safe. As for the experience itself, it is really amazing up there, awesome views. Watch out for some amazing maneuvers that he does . Don't miss this activity when in Jodhpur ! ...more
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    27 Oct 2019
    Very good cab service in jodhpur jasalmer barmer udaipur Jaipur
  • 5/5
    11 Jul 2019
    Jaipur and Udaipur we enjoyed the trip, and visited beautiful palace. The high point of our trip was the time with our driver and guide who opened our eyes on Rajput history and guided us through wonders of Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Thanks to "Traveller's Point) for giving us such fantastic service. “Traveller's Point" the response was too good. I need to thank Tasneem and her team... Majid Bin Samad......U.A.E ...more
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    04 Oct 2018
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