The Blue City of Rajputana
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
Season: Semi-arid, warm throughout the year.
Religions: Hindu, Islam, Christians, Sikhs, Jains
Best Time to visit: October to March