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.
Radhanpur was established around 1693 by Khan Jahan (who also founded the infamous Babi dynasty) and today, Radhanpur belongs to the Patan district of Gujarat. As historical sources suggest, the city of Radhanpur has been named after Radhan Khan, a descendant of Fateh Khan Baloch. Patan, Modhera, Mehsana and Banaskantha are the cities that are near Radhanpur. Though the summers are harsh here, the weather becomes more docile after the monsoons.
Places to Stay
There are a few hotels in Radhanpur, some of which are Indraprasth Hotel, Flamingo Hotel and Guesthouse, and Janpath Hotel. The tariff for the same can be obtained in person.
The official language of Radhanpur is Gujarati. The other languages that are spoken here include Hindiand English.
Navratri in the month of October is celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
The Ma Meldi Ma Temple (in Radhanpur), Jeevanlala Kumar Shala (in Radhanpur) and Patan (56 km from Radhanpur) are some places that can be visited by tourists.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Ahmedabad which is 149 km away.
Radhanpur has a railway station of its own.
Radhanpur has buses that connect to Bhuj, Surat and Bhanchau among other places. Private operators such as Shree Valam Travels and Ramani Travels run their buses on this route. You can get online bus booking offers through various travel websites, especially during festive occasions.