The second largest city of the royal state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is often referred to as the ‘Sun City’ and the “Blue City’. The former seat of the princely state of the Kingdom of Marwar, Jodhpur today is an extremely famous tourist destination, which receives a crazy footfall. The city is dotted with a number of tourist attractions including temples, forts and palaces. Jodhpur also enjoys a close proximity to the Thar Desert. Also popular for its food items like Pyaaz Ki Kachori and Daal Baati Churma, this vibrant city is the perfect weekend getaway destination from Delhi. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, founded Jodhpur in 1459. A visit to the nearby villages can be quite interesting. Have a chit-chat with the locals, who would be wearing colourful traditional dressed and chunky silver jewellery. The people here are very warm and friendly. When in Jodhpur, do not forget to visit the local markets to shop for Jodhpurs-stylish horse-riding pants, tie & dye textile, leather shoes and much more.
How to Reach Jodhpur from Delhi
Jodhpur railhead is an important junction in the North Western railway zone in India. Jodhpur is well connected by regular trains to all major cities in India including Delhi.
The Jodhpur airport, which is located at a distance of 5 km from the city centre, is well-connected to Delhi by daily flights. Once at the airport, you can hire a taxi that may cost around INR 150 and a three wheeled rickshaw, which may charge around INR 50 to go to the city.
To go to Jodhpur, hire a private taxi. If you wish, you can also opt for state-run buses or private deluxe buses that have regular services.