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.
Sagwara is one of the most prosperous towns in the Dungarpur district of Rajasthan. The town is very famous for marble carving, gold jewellery, sculpture and beautiful temple architecture. It has established a good trading relationship with the nearby villages. Sagwara is the 3rd largest place after Dungarpur, Banswara, and Vaagar. Nearby cities to Sagwara are Partapur, Galiakot, and Dungarpur. The best time to visit this town is between March and October.
Places to Stay
Sagwara has a number of budget hotels options. Hotel Classic, Hotel Diamond, Top Hill Hotel, Gopi Hotel and Restaurant (Tariff – Rs. 350), and Hotel Surabhi are some options.
The main language spoken in Sagwara is Rajasthani. Hindi is the other language spoken here.
Baneshwar fair held in the month of February at Baneshwar is just 50 km away from the district head quarter of Dungarpur. Ramnavmi function is celebrated with great enthusiasm at Bhiluda (7 km).
Places of Interest
Sagwara and its nearby cities offer many attractions. Galiyakot is a famous tourist attraction situated just 17 km away from the city. Udaipur, Galiakot, and Nogama are other attractive places located at a relatively short distance from Sagwara.
How to Get There
The nearest domestic airport is in Dabok (119 km).
The nearest railway station to Sagwara is at Kotana and Dungarpur. They are at a distance of 44 km from the city.
Reaching Sagwara is very easy due to its close connectivity with other major cities. Some of the best private bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Maha Laxmi Travels, Kalpana Travels, and Sethi Yatra Company. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.