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.
A town in Rajasathan’s Barmer district, Pachpadra is a picturesque place with lakes and water bodies. Its nearby cities are Balotra (12 km), Siwana (48 km) and Barmer (104 km). As it shares a close proximity to these cities it has numerous attractions for tourists. The best time to visit Pachpadra is between November and March.
Places to Stay
Pachpadra does not have many facilities when it comes to accommodation. However, there are several budget hotels in Barmer, which is 104 km away. Some of them include Rishab Club and Resort (Tariff – Rs.600), Kailash International Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900) and Kalinga Palace (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
Rajasthani and Hindi are commonly spoken in Pachpadra.
The most important festivals celebrated in this town are Holi in March-April, Dushera in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
There are several places to visit in and around Pachpadra, including Pachpadra Lake, Jasol (18 km), Khed (19 km) and Nakoda (24 km).
How to Get There
Jodhpur International Airport, which is 99 km from here, is the closest from the town.
Pachpadra railway station is located within the town. However, Jodhpur Railway Station, which is about 96 km, is the major railhead connecting the town to other cities.
There are buses from Jodhpur, Jaitaran, Sidhpur and Ahmedabad. Mahadev Travels and Jain Travels are some of the top operators plying their buses on this route. Book your tickets in advance and avail of your bus ticket discount coupon, especially given during festive seasons.