Jodhpur is a fascinating city of Rajasthan which is very popular for its magnificent palaces and forts. This is the second largest city of Rajasthan and is also very popular tourist attraction in India. Jodhpur is located at the edge of Thar Desert with Jaisalmer to its west. The founder of this city was Rajput chief Rao Jodha who brought it into existence in the year 1459. This city is surrounded by the 10 km long wall. In all, you can find around 100 towers in the city. Overall area of this place is about 78.60 sq. km approximately. It is mainly a desert region and this is the reason why it stays hot for most of the time. You can find various types of thorny shrubs on this area and there are also some animal species that can stay in such climatic condition.

There are many good places that you as a tourist can visit and a few of the best ones are discussed here:

Among the all the prime tourist attractions of Jodhpur, is a very popular one. It is one of Rajasthan’s finest forts and from here you have a look at the city. This fort has seven gates and is located at the altitude of around 125 meters.

Another tourist attraction of Jodhpur is 

. It is made up of red sandstone and was built in the year 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant. Inside this fort, you can see the aesthetic ambience and is framed with many portraits of royal culture and architecture of this place. If you make a visit to this place, you can find excellent carving and a peaked structure which makes it look more majestic.

is also a beautiful place of this city which has carved corridors and hallways. This is a wonderful place where you can get a blend of several mughal and rajputana styles. Royal auditorium, excellent furniture and crystal chandeliers are really captivating and you can get to know so much about the glorious past from them.
is also a very popular tourist attraction in this city. It exhibits a royal collection of armory, air crafts, portraits, miniature paintings and also images of Jain Tirthankaras. Other attractions in this city are Mahamandir Temple, Kailana Temple, Balsamand Lake and Sardar Samand Lake. If you are making a trip to Jodhpur, make sure that you are visiting all the above tourist attractions. 




How to reach Jodhpur

It is a well accepted fact that the city of Jodhpur has prospered to such a great extent because of the trading route which was developed between Delhi and Gujarat:

Jodhpur is very well connected to Delhi, Jaipur as well as Udaipur by means of airways. Airport is situated at the distance of around 5 km to the south of this city.

If you wish to travel through the rail route, you can move through all major cities to this place.

You can also travel through roadways to this city from any of the national highways or other routes. Once you have reached there, you can hire private cars for the means of local transportation. You can get them at quite reasonable rates.

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