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.
Baytu is a small village in the westernmost Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 48 km from the nearby major agglomeration of Barmer. The international border with Pakistan is almost an hour and a half drive away at a distance of 140 km via Barmer. The area is semi-arid in nature and thus temperatures soar up during the day and plummet at night.
Places to Stay
Being a village, naturally there are no places to put up for the night. One is forced to venture into the famous Barmer for lodging. There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Hotel Krishna (Tariff – Rs. 800), KK Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shivam Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Kailash Sarovar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000).
The official language of Baytu is Hindi.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Hanuman Jayanti and Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
Places of Interest
The village in itself may not have anything interesting to offer. A ride to the Pakistan border with a prior permission from relevant authorities may prove to be a little exciting. A visit to the neighbouring hub of Barmer, before getting into the border area, and visiting the Juna remains on the west as well as the Jain remains on the south is highly advisable.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport at a distance of 155 km.
The BME is the nearest major railway station in Barmer at a distance of 55 km.
Being very close to the sensitive international border, it is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. In case you don’t have the time and energy to stand in bus counters, booking bus tickets online will help.