Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state also known as the Sun City due to sunny weather and the Blue City as most of the houses in the old city are painted blue. It is a historical town situated on the edge of the Thar Desert and often referred to as the Gateway to the Thar. The town is known for the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort.
Major tourist sites in and around Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower), Mandore (8km/5mi) known for caves and cenotaphs, Ossian known for Jain temples (65km/40mi), etc.
When to visit: best time to visit is October to March.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Jodhpur railway station connects Jodhpur to cities such as Agra, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, etc.
Nearest airport: Jodhpur Airport (IATA: JDH, ICAO: VIJO) is about 5 km (3.1 mi) from the city centre.
Buses: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses and private buses ply regularly to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Delhi, etc.
By road: The distance from Jaipur to Jodhpur is about 336 km (209 mi) via NH25 and NH 48. It takes around 5-6 hours.
The distance from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur is about 285 km (177 mi) via NH125 and NH11. It takes around 4-5 hours.
The distance from Udaipur to Jodhpur is about 250 km (155 mi) via NH62, RJ SH 67 and NH58. It takes around 4-5 hours.
the distance from Ajmer to Jodhpur is about 207 km (129 mi) via NH25 and NH58. It takes around 3-4 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Jodhpur is about 604 km (375 mi) via NH 48. It takes around 10-11 hours.
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