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.
Mahwa, a town in Rajasthan’s Dausa district is situated in between a hilly terrain. Dausa is located 79 km away from Mahwa and its capital, Jaipur, is 122 km away. Some of the nearby cities include Nadbai, Todabhim and Bandikui. There are a few tourist destinations around its vicinity such as Alwar, Sariska and Karauli.
Places to Stay
There are no accommodation facilities in Mahwa. Dausa provides decent budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Motel Dausa (Tariff – Rs.526), Hotel Rawat Palace (Tariff – Rs.828) and Hotel Trilok Palace (Tariff – Rs.487).
The languages spoken in Mahwa are Rajasthani and Hindi.
The most celebrated festivals in Mahwa are Maha Shivratri in February, Holi in March, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist attractions in and around Mahwa. Some of these are Fort of Rajgarh (49 km), Bachhren (10 km), Jharisa (16 km) and Nadbai (37 km) away from Mahwa.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Agra Airport, is located 112 km away from Mahwa.
There is no railway station in Mahwa. Bayana Junction Railway Station, 52 km away, is the nearest railway station from this town.
There are many buses connecting this town from various nearby states. Private bus operators such as Hans Travels and Shrinath Travel Agency offer luxurious buses to Mahwa from Jaipur. Online bus ticket booking has caught up with travelers across India.