The Blue City of Rajputana

The Blue City of Rajputana , founded by Rao Jodha in 1959 the then ruler of marwar. The City has a real local charm that leaves many travellers smitten. Despite being a popular spot, that doesn’t seem to bother the locals who seem as friendly as can be. According to the Rajasthan District Gazetteer's of Jodhpur and the Hindu epic Ramayana (composed up to the 4th century AD), Abhiras (Ahirs) were the original inhabitants of Jodhpur and later Aryans spread to this region. There may have been small settlements before Rathore rule.

Jodhpur is an architecture-lover’s feast for sore eyes. The older historic section of the blue city of Jodhpur is located around the grand Mehrangarh Fort, which is bounded by a wall and several gates. Winding streets and unending bazaars run throughout the city that are sprinkled with shops and thronged by visitors all round the year. Also referred to as the Blue City, Jodhpur is home to the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada (also known as the Taj Mahal of Marwar). Apart from this , one can visit the Mandore gardens which is located on the outskirts of the city to see beautiful old temples. There is a lake on the country side known kaylana lake with amazing flora and fauna habitat , one could see lots of birds , wild animals on the way. A ganesh temple is present at top of the hill at kaylana , from where you could have a amazing view of the place. About an hour’s drive away is the remote town of Osiyan which boasts some magnificent Mata Temple and a chance to experience the Thar Desert with a camel safari away from the crowds of Jaisalmer.

Facts and Features of JODHPUR

Language : Rajasthani, Marwari, Hindi

Temperature in summers: (March to June) 45 oC (Max), 25 oC (Min)

Temperature in winters: (November-February) 22oC (Max), 5 oC (Min)

Rainfall: 650 mm

Monsoon: July-September

Season: Semi-arid, warm throughout the year.

Religions: Hindu, Islam, Christians, Sikhs, Jains

Best Time to visit: October to March