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.
Mandawa, a village in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district, is located near River Narmada and Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary. Areas surrounding Mandawa is a popular tourist hotspot. There are many wildlife sanctuaries and reservoirs around this area. Some of the nearby cities include Manwath, Parbhani, Pathri and Purna.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Mandawa. Nandurbar, situated 79 km away from this village, offers affordable hotels. Two such hotels are Toranmal Hill Resort (Tariff – Rs.590) and Hotel Jain Plaza (Tariff – Rs.760).
The languages spoken in this region are Marathi and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Jiviti Puja in July-August, Ganesha Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many interesting places to visit around Mandawa. Some of these places are Akkalkuva (36 km), Molgi (6 km) and Pandhramati, 27 km away from this village.
How to Get There
Nanded Airport, which is 592 km away from Mandawa, is the nearest airport.
There is no railway station in Mandawa. The nearest railway station, Nandurbar Railway Station, is 79 km away from Mandawa.
Mandawa is well connected by state-run and private buses from nearby cities. Mahadev Travels Agency, a private bus operator, runs daily buses from Jodhpur to Mandawa. While booking your tickets online, look out for bus booking offer that many bus booking portals provide.