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Travel guide to Jodhpur

Overview

  City set in the blunt landscape of the Thar Desert in the middle of the sand dunes of Rajasthan lies in the blue fountain known as Jodhpur. The city captivate a huge number of tourist by featuring many palaces, forts and temples. Jodhpur is famous by many other names like Marwar (because in ancient times the city is the capital of the Marwar region), Sun-City (for bright and sunny weather) and Blue-City (because of the blue colour on the houses in the city). Jodhpur is the 2nd largest city of the Rajasthan State and it has divided into two-parts comprising Old-City and New-City. The old city rounded by forts and is restricted by wall with several gates. Jodhpur is the place where heritage meets royalty as it houses Umaid Bhawan Palace which is the largest private mansion in the world. The city Jodhpur is very rich in Art and tradition which is famous worldwide which include its admirable handicrafts, folk dance, folk music and the splendidly deck out people. The jodhpur is the city where the art, heritage, royalty, religion,  gallantry come together.

Tourist Attraction:

  The city is famous for its forts(mansions) which were built by the royal family of Rajputana kings. The forts include the Umaid Bhawan Palace (largest mansion in the world), Mehrangarh fort (built around 1460 by Rao Jodha), Jaswant Thada (cenotaph built in 1899), Ghanta Ghar (known as clock tower) and Flying Fox (Mehrangarh Fort). The city has several place to captivate the visitors including Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Bhim Bhirak Cave, Science Park and Veer Durgadas Smarak (monument, museum and park). The city has spirituality places like Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple(Mandalnath), Ratanada Ganesh Temple, Chamunda Mata Temple and Raj Ranchhodji Temple. For adventure seekers the city provided a different type of experience on Camel Safari in Thar Desert, Camel-Polo, Ballooning, Vintage Car Rallies and most glorious is Desert Safari.

History and Culture

  As in the history the city was also the part of Gurjara-Parithara Empire and was ruled by a powerful Gurjar-king until 1100AD. The Rajput king Rao Jodha found the Jodhpur in 1459 and the king Jodha succeed in winning the surrounding territories and formed the kingdom named as Marwar and announcing the jodhpur as the capital of the Marwar kingdom. As the city is amidst the Gujrat and Delhi and this set up it to profit from a flourishing trade in opium, copper, silk, sandals, date palms and coffee. The culture of Jodhpur has a taste of ancient royalty of North-India. This city reflects the ancient life style of our country. This city has famous for its Folk (classical music and dance) running from the ancient times when this area ruled by the Rajputana kings.The people of Jodhpur are amongst the most hospitable people of this country. The lifestyle of the Jodhpuri people is quite fascinating. The clothes are multi-coloured, the men wears brilliant colours of the turbans and the ladies wear chunris and odhnis. The people of Jodhpur celebrating the Marwar Festival, Gangaur, Baithmaar Gangaur Mela, Teej, Nag Panchmi Fair, Sheetla Mata Fair and Baba Ramdev Pir Mela.

Cuisines

  The Jodhpur is one of the famous city in India for its cuisines and its popularity can be measure from the fact that you can find the shops named as “Jodhpur Sweets” throughout the country. The Jodhpur is known for originating the several number of  Indian Delicacies including Mawa ki Kachori, Makhaniya Lassi, Pyaaj ki Kachori, Dal Baati Churma, Hot & Spicy Mirchi Bada, Mirchi ka Kutaa, Lasan ki Chutney, Gatte ki Sabji, Jaggery, Raab, Ker ki Sabji etc. The city is famous worldwide for its delicious sweet desert including Mawa ki Kachori, Makhanbada, Malpua, Besan ki Barfi, Motichur ke Laddu, Ghevar and Ras malai etc.