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JODHPUR, THE SUNCITY OF INDIA
Member Name: dave8london
Date: 05/09/08, updated on 05/09/08 (165 review reads)
Advantages: Wonderful Place to Discover
Disadvantages: Sunny & hot in Summer time.
Jodhpur, is the my home city in India. I born & grown here, had my primary education. Now I am bit lucky to write first review about this city... So here we go.
History :- Jodhpur is founded in 14the century by Maharaja Rao Jodha from Rathore clain. It was one of centre for trade & culture in that time. It has many anicient Fort & Building of established time.
Jodhpur, the heart of Rajasthan and the majestic jewel of her eternal crown, iluminate the Thar, enriching the desert with enterpreneurship, scholarship and art.
Rulers of Jodhpur
Jodhpur, one of the largest city of Rajasthan state is centrally situated in Western region of the State, having geographical area of 22850 sq. Kms. It has population of 2.88 Million as per 2001 census.
TOURISM:- Worth seeing sites-
Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Mehrangarh Fort, spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 meters, presents a majestic view on city horizon.
This 19th century royal cenotaph built in white marble in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and three other cenotaphs, stand nearby. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh holds the rare portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
The romantic looking Umaid Bhawan Palace was actually built with the purpose of giving employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long drawn famine. The royal family of Jodhpur still lives in a part of the palace.
Oldest garden of the city Umed garden covers an area of 82 acres. developed by Maharaja Umed Singh, it has green lawns, towering Ashoka trees, roses and seasonal flowers, museum, fountains, library and a zoo.
Towards the north of Jodhpur is the ancient capital of Marwar, Mandore. It is just 8 Kms from the city. Main attractions of the place are hall of Heroes where sixteen huge figures which have been carved out of a single rock, the shrine of 330 million Gods and the royal cenotaphs.
Where to Stay
The variety of hotels and guest houses in Jodhpur makes one feel at home. Accomodation here is available to suit tourists of every budget.
Most Popular Items of Jodhpur
Mathaniya's Red Chilli
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Regional Tourist Office (Jodhpur Division) - Tourist Research Centre, Hotel Ghoomar, High Court Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
Tel. - +(91)--0291--2545083
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (RTDC) - Tourist Centre, Hotel Swagatam, Office Annexe Near Railway Station, Jaipur - 302 006 (Rajasthan) India .
Tel. - +(91)-141-2203531 / 2202586 / 2202152; Fax - +(91)-141-2201045.
Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan (DOTGOR) - Paryatan Bhawan, Govt. Hostel Campus, M.I. Road Jaipur 302 001 (Rajasthan) India
Tel. - +(91)-141-2370180 / 2371142 / 2371223; Fax - +(91)-141-2376362
Tourist Reception Centre - Rajasthan Tourism Bikaner House, Near India Gate New Delhi - 110 001 India
Tel. - +(91)-11-23381884 / 23389525 / 23386069; Fax. - +(91)-11-23382823
How to Get There Air
The airport is 5km from city centre. The Indian Airlines Office is south of the Centre on Airport Road and is open daily from 10 am to 1pm and 2 pm to 4.30 pm. It has flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.
The city is well connected by the railway lines and trains are available from all major cities in the country for here. The booking office is on Station Road, between the railway station and Sojati Gate. The office is open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to s pm and only until 1.45 pm on Sunday.
RSTC buses and private luxury buses connect Jodhpur with almost all major places of Rajasthan.
Means of transport in Jodhpur include Taxis, Auto-rickshaws, Tongas. Taxi stand is near the main railway station. Auto-rickshaws are best suited for traversing the narrow lanes of the old city. Jodhpur is a good place to explore by bicycle.
(Courtcy to National Information Centre of India for some useful)
Summary: If you having plan of visiting INDIA than never forget to visit Jodhpur city