Jodhpur (Sun City) – Heart of Rajasthan

Jodhpur (Sun City) – Heart of Rajasthan

  • Mehrangarh Fort :: The spectacular hilltop fort is situated on a 150m high hill, state of the art Majestic fort is one of the largest forts in India & still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. This fort has museum which house antiques, ornaments & weapons. This fort really worth to visit.

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace :: The stunning red stone palace was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. The palace has 347 rooms & counted among the finest palaces of India. A part of the palace is a museum now & the rest of the past is converted into a luxury hotel. You can stay there by paying a good amount.
  • Clock Tower & Markets :: The Clock Tower is can’t be missed, Coz its the place for Shopping. The nearby Sadar Bazaar is perfect for buying handicrafts, textiles & silver.
  • Mandore Garden :: The beautiful garden has few Cenotaphs of Jodhpur’s former rulers and small temples.
  • Sardar Govt. Museum & Umaid Public Park :: Located in the center of the Umaid Public Garden, this museum houses a rich collection of exhibits armoury, textile, local arts and crafts, and miniature paintings.

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Useful Information ::

Climate ::
In summers Jodhpur has temperature between 36.6° C to 42.2° C
In winters Jodhpur has temperature between 15.5° C to 27.5° C
Maximum Rainfall 31.87 cms.

Cultures and traditions of Jodhpur ::

Turbans :: Jodhpur, formerly known as Marwar, the capital of the Rajput rulers, has long history of various traditions which are followed till date. I too wanted to have a glimpse into it, so went around exploring with another friend. In earlier times, cities like Bikaner, Jalore, Pali, Nagaur, Jodhpur, etc., were united and known as Marwar. They later on got their own identity and now, Marwar is no longer used for the name of any city. Jodhpur is famous world-wide for its turbans, locally known as ‘safa’. There are various styles and varieties of turbans, varying from communities to communities within Jodhpur.

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People in Jodhpur like to wear colourful clothes, hence the brilliant colours of the turbans. The ladies wear colourful chunris and odhnis. Turbans have their benefits in this desert area, as these protect the head from the scorching heat and can also be used as a pillow or sheet. Usually made of muslin clothe and cotton, a turban costs anywhere from Rs. 50 to Rs. 20,000, depending upon its quality.
Rajasthani Thali :: I also tried the Rajasthani thali at a restaurant named Gypsy in the Sardarpura Market. Although dhokla was there in the thali, which is a Gujarati dish, all the other dishes made it worth it, thanks to the four varieties of chapatis, including the one made from maize flour. Jodhpur is also famous for “Mawa ki kachori”, which is an excellent sweet dish.

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Poshakh & Jewellery ::

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Traditional Songs – Ghoomar is performed ::

Ghoomar being a traditional dance form of Rajasthan has a lot of traditional songs in it. Some of the songs on Ghoomar are Gorband, Podina, Rumal and Mor Bole Re. The women who dance, sing these songs themselves.They use claps and other sounds too, to make them dance look even better. These songs can be on royal legends or their traditions. It is a treat to watch them dancing. This dance is performed only on some special occasions and the women who dance, keeps on dancing for hours and sometimes it is even the whole night.

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Desert Safari ::

Jodhpur has a lot of surprises in store for the adventurer in you. Something you absolutely cannot miss here is a safari – not a regular one, but one in the desert! Hit the sands for an exciting desert safari and explore the world of the wild. Spot blackbucks, foxes, and blue bulls as you sojourn through.

You can take a 4×4 desert safari, which drives through the dunes and gives you an opportunity to explore the fauna of the region. The more adventurous can opt for a 25 minutes’ camel trek. Ride through the dunes, watch the sunset and take home memories for a lifetime as you take this safari.

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Leather Art of Rajasthan – Rajasthani Mojadi ::

Rajasthani Mojadi (Jutti)

One of the most popular leather articles of Rajasthan is the Mojadi or Jutti- an attractive foot ware item. Mojadi or Jootis are made all over Rajasthan, the most refined work is found in Jaipur and Jodhpur to produce premium quality Jootis.

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