Friday, May 29, 2009

JODHPUR - The Sun City

General information:
Founded by      :   Rao Jodha (1459)
Famous as         :   The Blue City , The Sun City
Location            :   Western Rajasthan (26.29°N and 73.03°E)
Temperature    :  Summer -36.6°C - 42.2°C,
                                 Winter- 15.5°C - 27.5°,
                                 Rainy Season – very humid (July –
Clothing             :  Summer – Light cotton clothes,
                                 Winter – Woolens
Language          :   Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Best Season       :   October to March
to Visit

By air                      :   Connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur &
By Train                :   Well connected with main cities (as Delhi,
                                      Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata) of India.
By road                  :   Well connected with Major cities (as Agra,
                                     Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer,                                       Udaipur) of India.
Local                :   Taxis, Auto-Rickshaws and tongas.

Places to see:
         Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace,
         Girdikot & Sardarpura Market,
         Kailana Lake (8 km west of Jodhpur),
         Machiya Safari Park, Balsamand Lake,
         Sarder Samand Lake, Public Park, Zoo, Museum.
         Mandore Garden (former capital of Maharajas of Marwar)

Forest Area:      Dhawa-Doli

        Kunj-Behari, Achal Nathji, Ganesh temple,
        Panchmukha Hanumanji Temple, Bheru Bag,
        Jain temple, Chamunda temple (Inside fort),
        Gurudwara, Ek Minar, Masjid, St. Patrick’s Church

        Nakoda, Phalodi-Khichan
        Osian Temple, Pali, Sojat

  Famous articles-
              -  Jodhpuri coat (world famous), Jodhpuri Footwear
              -  (mojaris),
              -   Embroided mojaris (footwear), Mathaniya’s Red Chilli,
              -   Bandhani and Lehariya (hand-dyed) fabrics, Rajasthani
              -   dresses, Yardages for turbans
Antique Items   -   furniture, chest, windows, doors, cabinets,
        carved lintels, sculptures, old pictures and many more.

  Shopping Place
                Station Road, Nai Sarak, Sojati gate, Tripolia Bazar,
               Sarafa Bazar, Lakhera Bazar, Kapra Bazar,
               Moti Chowk, Sardarpura, Clock Tower.
  Famous eatables-
               Spicy Mirchi Bada, Shahi Samosa, Mawa Kachori,
                Panchkuta, sweets and many more.

Fairs and Festivals:
         Teej (July- Aug), Makar Sankranti,
         Nag Panchmi Fair (Aug- Sept)
         Nagaur fair, Marwar festival,
         Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival.

Luxury :
         Umaid Bhawan Palace,
         The Umaid, Banar Road
         The Abhay Day’s(Paota )
         Apex International (Sardarpura )
         Quality Inn Chandra (Panch Batti)
         City Palace (Nai Sarak)
         Rajputana Palace (Airport Road)
         Beniwal Palace(Circuit House Road).

Heritage hotels and resorts :
         Ajit Bhawan Palace, Circuit House Rd.
         Balsamand Palace, Balsamand
         Karni Bhawan, Defence Lab Rd.
         Ran Banka, Circuit House Rd.

Moderate :
         RTDC Ghoomer, High court Rd.
         Hotel Akshay, Rai Ka Bag
         Amenity Inter Continental,Airforce Rd
         Durjan Niwas, Jodhana,Marudhar,
         Priya Hotel, Pokar Hotel,
         Hotel Arun (Sojati Gate),
         Rawat (Garden View, Public Park).
         Regent(Residency Rd)
         Sandhu Palace (Circuit House Rd.),
         Sita Palace (Nr. Jodhpur Hospital).

Budget :
         Hotel Arun, Sojati Gate,
         Bachchan Niwas, City View, Galaxy,
         Suncity Youth Hostel, Circuit House.

Restaurants :
         Gypsy (Sardarpura)
         Jodhpur coffee House(Highcourt Rd.)
         Lake View (Near Kailana)
         Priya (Nai Sarak)
         Mangalam, On the Rocks,
         Sukh Sagar,
         Tandoori Nights, (Ajeet Colony)
         Janta Sweet Home (Jalori – Gate),

Jodhpur is famous all over the world for its warm and welcoming attiude of the people. The fabrics (bandhani) and the handicraft items of the city have got the international fame due to the beautiful look. As in the interior of the city most the houses are coloured in blue so Jodhpur is known as 'The Blue City' also.


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