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Founded in 1459, the oldest great city of the Rajputana, Jodha’s Jodhpur preceeds Bika’s Bikaner by thirty years, Udai Singh’s Udaipur by about a hundred years, and Jai Singh’s Jaipur by about 300 years. Standing tall, one of India’s mightiest fortresses, the Mehrangarh Fort, the capital of the Rathore clan, this royal city has hosted Kings, Emperors & Tsars; to Holy Saints and immortal soldiers; to several distinguished statesman of our times and of times gone by. Jodhpur is the gate-way to the Great Indian Thar Desert, the city stands alone as the cultural and royal capital of this, the great Land of Kings.

Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and is one of the most Royal and vibrant cities in India well known for its colourful rural backdrop, Crafts, Forts and beautiful Palaces. The city is distinctive for its blue painted houses and is aptly titled the ‘Sun City’ for it has the sun shining down during all 12 months of the year. The winters in Jodhpur with the warm sun shining warm on your back are particularly mesmerizing.

The Marwar region still holds its character of Royalty as it has been very carefully and painstakingly maintained and restored by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, HH Gaj Singh – II and his contemporaries.
Jodhpur is the last point before the Great Indian Thar desert while going westwards into the Thar itself. The city of Jodhpur with all its due regality has of late become a destination for grand Wedding!
Jodhpur is home to Bishnoi Villages and the several experiences and stories woven around them. It is a grand city with an air of its own, and one has to come here to experience it!


The Heart Beat The Majestic Mehrangarh Fort
The Religious Chamunda Devi Temple Jodhpur
The Popular UmaidBhawan Palace Museum, JaswantThada, Mandore Gardens
Picnic Spots Kaylana Lake, Boating


Flying Fox, Jodhpur Flying Fox, will give you a Hawk’sview of the city from the Mehrangarh Fort, very thrilling indeed
Village Safari Trod into the Bishnoi Villages of Jodhpur in a Jeep to experience the vibrant colours and the rural lifestyle of the villages

Ossian Jodhpur

Lying in ruins is the ancient city of Ossian near Jodhpur. It is approximately 65 Kms from Jodhpur. The several temples in this city are mesmerizing to visit as they have all splendidly stood the test of time. They are beautifully designed and architectured.

  • Jain Temples
  • The Sachiya Mata Temple
  • Surya Temples
  • Harihara Temples
  • Pippala Devi Temple
  • Shiv Mandir
  • Vishnu Temple

Jain temples were built as long ago as the 8th and 11th century.

At a time in the past (8th – 12th century), Ossian was a trading town. Today, it is an oasis in the desert of Rajasthan. Besides its artistic temples, the city of Ossian is known for its camel rides. All of these make the excursion to Ossian a must on your to-do list, while in the City of Jodhpur.

Shopping in Jodhpur

Any traveler is a natural shopaholic and would like to take home something memorable that s/he would not find anywhere but that destination. Jodhpur has many things to offer to all shopaholics trotting the city.
Jodhpur is home to several talented and skilled craftsmen; textile dyers, metal engravers and die-makers. Jodhpur also has the last of the tailors of the ethnic ‘Jodhpur’ breeches. The Jodhpuri Suit is a must buy for those looking to carry back an apt memoir back home.

Shopping Merchandise

  • Antiques
  • Bandhini
  • Footwear
  • Mathaniya’s Red Chillies

Major Shopping Markets

Sojati Gate:
The famous items available here are Tie and Dye Sarees.

Station Road:
Leather, Embroidered shoes, Utensils

Tripolia Bazaar:
Handicrafts and Textiles

Mochi Bazaar:
Lac bangles and Lac artifacts

Dye dresses, Leather goods and Handlooms

Clock Tower:
Spices, Handicrafts & Textiles

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