Godan is a small village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the city of Jodhpur at a distance of 136 km north. Those with a taste for arid climate, desert, havelis, and delicious cuisine can explore this area. The Pakistan border is also close by at a distance of 222 km (four-and-half hours’ journey),
Places to Stay
Being a small village, Godan naturally does not have lodges to accommodate visitors. One will have to travel to Jodhpur in order to find a roof. Some of the places worth a try are Royale Plazo Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Hotel Haveli Jodhpur (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Govind Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Priya Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of Godan is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
The village may not have specific places of tourist interest. Jodhpur, however, will not disappoint you. Some of the places which are worth exploring are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, the Clock Tower known as Ghanta Ghar, Masooria Hills, Bhim Bhirak Cave, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace and others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 131 km.
The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur Railway Station at a distance of 130 km.
State transport buses connecting the area to various other parts of the state are the main means of transport here. Buses to Godan are available from Jodhpur. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.