Jodhpur is situated at a distance of 335 km from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the ‘Sun City’ due to the bright sunny weather it experiences throughout the year. Moreover, many people call it the Blue City due to the blue coloured houses that surround the Mehrangarh Fort. The city is built around the fort and is bound by walls. The city was once a part of the princely state which was also called Jodhpur and its capital city was called Marwar.
The handicrafts industry of Rajasthan has witnessed a boom in the past few years. The cottage industry of this region is famous for its glass bangles, carpets, cutlery and marble. Furthermore, a major contributor to the economy of this region is tourism. Due to the splendid architectural specimens in the city that stand out against the starkness of the Thar Desert, hordes of tourists are drawn to Jodhpur every year.
Some of the major attractions of the city of Jodhpur include Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Besides being tourist hotspots, these beautiful monuments have also been used in film shootings and have served as backdrops for celebrity weddings and events.
The cuisine of Jodhpur is another important tourist attraction. The Makhaniya Lassi, Makhan bada, Pyaaj Kachori and Mawa Kachori are some of the authentic delicacies of the region.
Due to its significance as an important tourist destination, the city is well connected to the other parts of the country by rail, road and air. The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur station and the nearest airport is the Jodhpur Airport, which is the most powerful air base in South Asia. While travelling by road, Volvo buses run by Rajasthan Roadways are an ideal way to commute.