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.
Mehsana is a district in the state of Gujarat in India. It is located 56 Km away from the state capital Gandhinagar.The administrative headquarters of the district is the Mehsana city. There are atleast 600 villages in this district. It is surrounded by the districts of Banaskantha in the north, Patan and Surendranagar in the west, Gandhinagar and Ahemdabad in the south, Sabarkantha in the east. Some of the cities neighbouring to Mehsana are Vijapur, Modhera, Kadi and Visnagar.
Places to Stay
There are not many good hotels in Mehsana. Some of the best accommodations available in the cities nearby the district are Bismillah Lodge (Tariff Rs. 400),Sihori Krupa Lodge ( Tariff Rs. 500) and Nilkanth Lodge ( Tariff Rs. 350).
Gujarati, Hindi and English are some of the main languages spoken by the people in Mehsana.
Navratri,Holi and Diwali are some of the hugely celebrated festivals in Mehsana.
Places of Interest
Mulnayak Jain Temple,Dudhsagar Dairy,Sun Temple ( situated 20 Km away from Mehsana ),Swaminarayan Temple,Gayathri Temple and Shanku’s water world resort.
How to Get There
There are no airports in Mehsana. The nearest airport to the district is the Ahmadabad Airport which is at a distance of 71 Km.
There are many railway stations in the district. Some of them are Mehsana Junction, Ambliyasan and Unjha are some the nearest railway station to Mehsana.
There are many buses travelling to and from Mehsana Bus station daily with great frequency. Some of the government bus services such as Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation travel to all the neighbouring towns and villages in the district. Ticketgoose.com provides bus tickets at minimum rates to all its travelers.