India Tourist Attractions

Jim Corbett

Jodhpur Tourist Attraction

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and an important tourist destination. It came into existence in 1459. It was an important trading centre in bygone days. It is a walled city with many gates. Also called the blue city because a part of city houses are painted in blue; It is named after a chieftain Rao Jodha the Rathode.

Jodhpur has a delightful mouth watering food list which is tried by national and international tourists. Noted among these is Mawa Kachori, Pyaaz Kachori, Makhaniya Lassi, hot and well spiced Mirchibada vegetable dish, and Panchkula. Among the sweets is Besan ki Chakli, Mave ki Kachori, Maakhan Vade etc. Apart from this Indian food Mughlai and continental food is available at restaurants.

Ancient architecture is well preserved and is a great tourist attraction. Tourists visit Jaswant Thada, Mehrangarh Fort, Museum, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Balsamand lakes and garden, Kailana Lake, Mahamandir Temple, Mandore, Luni fort, Osian, and Dhawa.

Shopping lure takes the tourists to Girdikot and Sadar market Sojati Gate Station road, and Tripolia Bazar. Some of the markets still have the appearance of village market. Popular shopping list includes embroidered shoes, leather items, utensils, and textiles with tie and dye print.

There is a well laid out airport at Jodhpur and has connectivity with all major cities of India. Railway junction network is planned and linked to big and small towns. Roadways with deluxe and RSTC buses ply through the towns of Rajasthan and other states at frequent intervals. It is not difficult to reach Jodhpur.