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.
Kishangarh is a small city in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan in India. It was founded by a Rathore Prince called Kishan Singh. The Kishangarh style of painting originated from here. One very famous painting of this style is that of the courtesan Bani Thani. Kishangarh has also been called the marble city of India and been declared to be the only place with a temple of nine planets in the world.
Places to Stay
Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh House, Roopangarh Fort and the Royal Heritage Hotel are some places that one can stay at Kishangarh.
Kishangarhi, Hindi and Rajasthani are the languages that are spoken in Kishangarh.
The Gangaur Festival is widely celebrated in Kishangarh every year in the months of July and August.
Places of Interest
Barefoot College is in Tilonia (25 km away from Kishangarh) which is a small village that is one of Kishangarh’s neighbours. Barefoot College is an NGO that was started by a social worker Bunker Roy. The NGO has helped the village greatly both socially and economically. The Khoda Ganesh ji Temple (15 km away from Kishangarh) was built by the royal family of Kishangar and is generally visited by the newlywed couples who seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The Gondulav lake in Kishangarh is one of Rajasthan’s most popular lakes and is often frequented by tourists.
How to Get There
There are two airports near the city of Kishangarh. Jaipur airport is 135 km away from Kishangarh and the other airport is at Jodhpur which has flights to all the important cities in India.
The closest railway station to Kishangarh is the Ajmer railway station. It is only 27km away from Kishangarh and is well-connected to all the big cities of the country.
The most frequently used and the cheapest mode of travel to Kishangarh are buses. These services are offered by operators such as Shree Rishabh Travels and are available throughout the year for travel to Kishangarh. Volvo bus ticket booking has become very popular amongst travellers in India.