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.
Samkhayali is a small hamlet in Gujarat’s Kutch district. It is well connected by road as well as rail. National Highways 15 and 8A passes through this village and it stretches up to Kandla Port and Gandhidham. Its nearby cities are Bhachau (19 km), Rapar (48 km) and Bhuj (97 km).
Places to Stay
Except for a few homestays, there are no accommodation facilities in Samkhayali. However, Gandhidham, which is 58 km away, has a number of budget hotels that tourists can choose from. Some of them are City Plaza Hotel (Tariff –Rs.1,100), Flamingo Hotel (Tariff –Rs.800), Hotel Gurukripa (Tariff –Rs.600).
The languages spoken here are Gujarati and Hindi.
Some of the important festivals celebrated in Samkhayali are Mahashivaratri in February, Holi in March-April, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Samkhayali does not have many interesting places for tourists, but its neighbouring city, Gandhidham has a lot of attractions. Some of them are Khavada, Akshardham, Purneshwar Temple, Modhera and Shri Chandra Prabh Labdhi Dham Teerth.
How to Get There
The nearest airport from here is 54 km away in Kandla.
Samkhayali is well connected to other cities by rail as it has its own railway junction, which is 1.3 km from the town centre.
There are buses from Gandhidham and Kandla. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Ticketgoose.com’s bus reservation facility has never been easier through its mobile apps.