Travel Back In Time While Exploring The Old Monuments Of Jodhpur

If one is about spending the vacations in a historic place, exploring the monuments and relics of the past, and experiencing the rich culture of the place, Jodhpur is an ideal destination to consider. Visit the ancient city of Rajasthan during next vacation and pick from the best hotels in Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is a beautiful city located in the centre of Rajasthan. It is the second biggest city in the state and is just often called the "Gateway to the Thar", as the city shares its borders with the great Thar desert. The city is also called the Blue City for the blue colored houses that are located surrounding the Mehrangarh Fort. Besides, because the city generally experiences bright sunny days, it is also sometimes called as the "Sun City".

Jodhpur is an ancient city, significant to the state as well as the history department of India. Since the city's location is right in the centre of the state, it has developed as a major transit point for the tourists visiting the fun tourist destinations of the state. Besides, the city itself is filled with numerous references to a great royal history. The political history of the city dates back to the time when the Afghans gained control of Kanauj restraining the Rathores to settle at Pali, which is a locality of the present Jodhpur. The Rathores made Mandore ( a town about 9 k.m. from Jodhpur) their first capital. However, soon due to the security issues they moved their administrative seat from Mandore to Jodhpur. Jodhpur was formed in 1459, and Rao Jodha, the then chief of the Rathore clan was founder of the city. It is after his name that the city was named Jodhpur. The kings of Jodhpur has healthy relations with the Mughals who were in reign of the neighboring regions. During the British Raj Jodhpur began its journey towards modernization under the rule of King Umed Singh. The developments took further pace when the city was included under the British rule.

Like rest of the state, Jodhpur is quite hot and dry during summer. Its geographic location which is bordering the Thar desert makes the days from hot to hotter. It is best that one skips touring the city during summer. The most prefered season for a tour of the city is winters. It is the time in a year when the climate is most pleasant. The city has its own railway station and an airport that connects the city to all major Indian cities. The Jodhpur Airport is one of the prominent airports in the state. The good thing is that there are a number of hotels in Jodhpur in close proximity to the railway station and airport. If one seeks conveniences these hotels are ideal options to pick.

Today, Jodhpur is counted amongst the popular tourist destination in Western India. The beautiful palaces, grand forts, and revered temples today are the references to the city's past. It is a culture rich city with an interesting amalgamation between modernity and old traditions. The rich culture of the city reflects in the folk music and dance, religious beliefs, cuisines, festivals, handicrafts, etc. If one is an enthusiast of history and culture, Jodhpur is the place to be. The embroidered leather shoes, puppets, miniature camels, carpets, antiques, Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, silver jewelry, and marble inlay work are the trademarks of the city. Besides, they are also the most sought-after commodities to be bought as souvenirs.

Amongst the most significant places to visit in Jodhpur, some are: Mandore Gardens, Mehrangarh Fort, Nehru Park, Ganesh Temple, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jai Pol, Ghanta Ghar, Kaylana Lake, Balsamand Lake, Mehrangarh Museum, Om Banna Temple, Udai Mandir, Jaswant Sagar Dam, Chamunda Mataji Temple, Zenana Mahal, Rai ka Bag Palace, and Guda Bishnoi Village.  
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