The second largest city in the Indian State of Rajasthan was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the Kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful places to stay in this marvellous city which include: The Blue House Hotel (charges Rs 1568 Onwards, 1.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Station Road), Hotel Haveli (charges Rs 1011 and above, 1.9 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Nai Sarak), Park Plaza - Jodhpur (Rs 4574 Onwards, 3.6 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Hotel Suncity International (Rs 1374 onwards, 3 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on Police Line Road) and Kothi Heritage (Rs 2825 and above, 2.5 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand on NH-112).
Marwar Festival :The most popular Jodhpur Festival - Marwar Festival, is Celebrated in the month of September-October in memory of Heroes of Rajasthan.Jodhpur Nagaur Fair:This is the second largest Fair in India which is celebrated during the month of January - February. It is popularly known as Cattle Fair of Nagaur.Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival:Started few years ago this festival has gained immense popularity. It is held on 14th of January every year.
Main languages of this region are Hindi, Marwari and Rajasthani.
Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort which is 4.2 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand is one of the most beautiful and main tourist spots in Jodhpur. Jaswant Thada which is 4 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand, Bal Samand Lake and Palace which is 10 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand and Kaylana Lake which is 9.1 KMs from Jodhpur Bus Stand.
How to Get There
Jodhpur Airport is the prominent Airport in Rajasthan and is connected to the major cities.
Jodhpur Railway Station is well connected to Major Cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior and Jaipur. The railway station is also the originating point for various trains like Jodhpur – Indore Express, Jodhpur – Chennai express, Jodhpur – Puri Express, Mandore Express, Suryanagri Superfast Express etc
Jodhpur is connected by Road to all major cities in Rajasthan. Outer States are also well connected like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, Agra. Rajasthan Roadways is providing Volvo bus service to major cities. Discounted bus tickets are available on a number of travel websites like TicketGoose.com.
Limbdi is a tiny village which comes under the Jamnagar District of Gujarat. It belongs to the Kalyanpur Taluk and comes under the Ran Panchayath. Due to its proximity to the Arabian Sea, the weather tends to get humid. Salaya, Khambhalia, Dwarkad and Mithapur are the cities close to Limbdi.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Limbdi. Some of them are Avantika Hotel, Hotel Panchvati and Hotel Riviera.
Gujarati is the official language spoken in Limbdi. Hindi and English are also spoken widely in this region.
Navratri and Garba in the month of October are celebrated with great fervour by the local people.
Places of Interest
Phoolbath Mahadev Temple (in Limbdi), Meldi Mataji Math (in Limbdi), Shri Swaminarayan Temple (in Limbdi), Dwarka (43 km away from Limbdi) are some of the tourist destinations that one must simply visit.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Limbdi is at Porbandar, situated at a distance of 77 km away.
Limbdi has a railway station with trains connecting to Surat, Bhavnagar and other towns and cities. Rajkot Junction is the nearest major railway station.
Limbdi has a bus stand with buses connecting to major cities such as Ahmedabad, Thane, Surat and Mumbai. Bus operators such as Aakash Travels and Shree Patel Travels ply on the Limbdi route. Utilising the bus ticket coupon while booking your tickets can save you a lot of money.