Jodhpur is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned for reasons that remain unclear. The surviving palace and mosque are a tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a deserted, phantom city. But the inner citadel is immaculately preserved. Its walls, palaces, baths, royal mint,courts and gardens still stand in splendidhomage to a great visionary and builder. The heart of the palace complex however, is verymuch alive.

Area 75.50 sq km
Altitude 231 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-45.0 C Winter-4.0 C-28.0 C
Languages Marwari, Rajasthani and Hindi
STD Code 0291
Rainfall >395.5 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Jodhpur Map

How to get there
1. Air :-Indian Airlines operates flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.

2. Rail:- Jodhpur is connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
3. Road:-RSTC buses and private luxury buses connect Jodhpur with a bunch of places around Rajasthan. Jodhpur is well connected with Delhi, Udaipur and Jaipur.

Places to Visit

Mehrangarh Fort Clock Tower & Sadar Market
Government Museum Jawant Thada
Umaid Bhawan Palace Old Fort Museum


Guda Bishnoi Kailana Lake Jaisalmer
Balsamand Lake Mandore Osian
Sardar Samand Lake and Palace

Jodhpur is especially known for its shopping and its wholesale and export operations. Many European and North American dealers bypass other cities in India and come directly to Jodhpur for most of their shopping. In response to export markets, many of the factories and shops here design furniture and metal work products that are geared to Western tastes. The best shopping is found along the main roads of the new city. Even though the old city is an interesting cultural experience, don't expect to do much shopping there. The central market, or Ghasmandi Bazaar, is very popular with visitors. But the really good stuff is found outside the city walls.


Hotel Taj Hari Mahal Hotel Ajit Bhawan Hotel Ranbanka
Hotel Durjan Niwas Hotel Karni Bhawan Balsamand Lake Palace
Umed Bhawan Palace Abhay Days Inn