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.
Rajsamand is a town and a district of Rajasthan, India. It is famous for its artificial lake built by Rana Raj Singh of Mewar. The lake is called Rajsamand Lake and was built during the 17th century. The town of Rajsamand is the administrative headquarters of Rajsamand district. Rajsamand is surrounded by Ajmer district in the north, Bhilwara district in the east, Udaipur district in the south and Pali district in the west. It falls under the Udaipur division.
Places to Stay
There are many budget hotels to stay in. Some of them are Vallabh Darshan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Gokul Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1200 to Rs. 1500) and Vandana Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600).
Hindi is the official language spoken in Rajsamand. Other languages spoken are Mewari and Rajasthani.
Gangaur fair is held in Rajsamand in the month of March/April every year.
Places of Interest
The temples in Rajsamand include Charbhuja and Shrinathji temples. Nearby places to visit are Udiapur (60 km away), Ranakpur (40 km away), Sadri (52 km away), Kankroli, Bali (62 km away), Nathdwara (15 km away), Emri, Mundol and Bhana.
How to Get There
The closest airport to Rajsamand is the Maharana Pratap Airport situated at Dabok. It is around 53 km away from Rajsamand.
Kankroli Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Rajsamand which is at a distance of 5 km away. But the major one is Udaipur Railway Station located 63 km away from Rajsamand
Rajsamand is well-connected by road to all major towns and cities. The best tour operators are Laxmi Travels and Kalpana Travels that offer good experience for passengers. Through bus booking offers you can get a lot of discount while booking your tickets.