JODHPUR - The Blue City Of Rajasthan - Hot Trending Destination Of India
A relic of the Brahmins who painted their homes blue to ward off insects and keep the interiors cool in the summer, Jodhpur is renowned for the distinctive color of its structures. The ancient city, which was established in 1459, is surrounded by a commanding wall and is reached by eight magnificent gates. The bustling center of the old city, the Sardar Market, which is tucked beneath the iconic clock tower, is connected to Jodhpur's contemporary area by a wide, open street.
Best time to visit: Oct-To-Mar
Things to do: Visit Umaid Bhavan Palace, Desert Safari, Shop at Tripolia Market, Paragliding
HOW TO REACH JODHPUR
- Flight - Direct flights travel into and out of the Civil Airport in Jodhpur to New Delhi and Mumbai. The closest foreign airport to Jodhpur is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, which offers flights to Jodhpur from airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, and Spice Jet. Given the short distance traveled, the ticket is not excessively expensive.
- Rail - Without a question, taking the train is the least expensive and most convenient way to commute to Jodhpur. Jodhpur offers train service to Delhi, Mumbai, Madras, and Kolkata. You can get to Jodhpur by rail via the Yesvantpur Bangalore Jodhpur Express, Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Howrah Jodhpur SF Express, Chennai Jodhpur Express, Suryanagari Express, and Jaisalmer Delhi Express.
- Road - Jodhpur is easily accessible by road from Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Mount Abu. The trip from Udaipur to Jodhpur takes four hours and thirty minutes via NH 58 and 62; from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes four hours and fifty minutes via NH 11 and 125 (which pass through Agoli and Pokaran); from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur takes almost five hours via the Bikan Road trips are a great choice for getting to Jodhpur given these times.
HOW TO GET AROUND
- Taxi - Even in the heat of the summer, it is the most relaxing way to tour the city. You have the option of using pre-paid taxis or a private transportation service; the cost will depend on the route and the individual vendor.
- Auto - The best method to explore the neighborhood city is with an unmetered auto-rickshaw or cycle-rickshaw. Set the payment sum in advance to avoid any unnecessary hassle.
- Local Bus - Even though they run less frequently, you can still use the state-run vehicles during the day.