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A Rendezvous With Jodhpur
Ritco ToursJodhpur, once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, is nestled within the depths of the Thar desert. The city is dominated by the massive Mehrangarh Fort on the rocky hill. The bustling bazars specialised in antiques, a plethora of Jain and Hindu temples dating back to 8th to 11th century built on the outskirts of the small oasis, Osian are some of the appealing locales of Jodhpur that increases the number of visitants every year.

The mystifying land of Jodhpur unfolds the rustic charm of rural Rajasthan and the enigmatic allure of its countryside. To even surprise you further, rare animals like the black bucks and antelopes, can be spotted once in a while which are protected by the local tribes.

Things You Can Do in Jodhpur
» Sightseeing : Jodhpur has immense sightseeing opportunities for you. Just hire a vehicle and gaze through the city, each part of it will delight you.

» Shopping : A treasure trove for shoppers, Jodhpur bazaars are teeming with an array of handicrafts. Look for white metal curios, silverware, quilts, tie & dye fabrics, leather goods, wooden toys, embroidered leather shoes, lacquerware, antiques, carpets and puppets. Also get some exquisite Rajasthani textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work and classic silver jewelry. The best shopping spots are Sojati Gate, Tripolia Bazaar, Mochi-hi-gali and Lakhara Bazaar.

» Eating Out : Apart from hotels and restaurants, there are many city restaurants, serving some very delectable Rajasthani, Indian and continental dishes.

Sightseeing in Jodhpur
» Mehrangarh Fort : Situated on a steep hill, the 5 km long majestic Mehrangarh Fort on a 125 metre high hill is one of the largest forts in India. It has been a witness to the splendour of a bygone era. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrate a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Noteworthy of these palaces are the Moti Mahal, the Phool Mahal, the Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana. These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant hawdahs, miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.

» Umaid Bhawan Palace : Built in 20th century by Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Umaid Bhawan Palace contained everything that the royalty required – a private cinema hall, a luxurious swimming pool inlaid with tiles depicting the zodiac, gigantic royal suites, a soaring rotunda, fancy ball rooms, a majestic durbar hall, billiards room, ballrooms, banquet halls, libraries, staff quarters, servant quarters. The palace was built as a centerpiece of his massive famine-relief scheme, giving employment to hundreds of people for nearly 16 years. This splendid edifice in sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers with a section of it running as hotel and remaining part as a museum.

Excursion from Jodhpur
Ritco ToursIf time allows you can extend your tour and visit the places around Jodhpur. These are Mahamandir (a temple; 2 km north-east of the city), Balasmund lake and palace( 7 km from Jodhpur), Mandore gardens (8 km north of Jodhpur), Osian (is an archaeologists delight ;65 km from Jodhpur) and Rohet (40 kms south of Jodhpur). These places are beautiful and will add to the fun of the trip.

Most Ideal Time to Visit Jodhpur
Jodhpur experiences some warm climate during the months of summer that extends from the months of April to middle of the October. In winter the climate of Jodhpur is quite pleasant although night might be quiet cold with temperature dropping up to 3 'C during the night. The best time to visit this princely city is during the months of October to April.

Getting There
» By Air : The Jodhpur airport is located 5 km from the city centre. Indian Airlines / Alliance Air and Jet Airways connect Jodhpur with regular flights. Recently, Jagson Airlines have started their flights which connect the city with Delhi, Jaipur and Jaisalmer.

» By Trains : The Jodhpur railway station is located 2 km from the city. Jodhpur is on the Western Railway's broad gauge network and is linked to various centres in the region by express and passenger trains. An excellent connection to Jaipur is Inter City Express. The Jodhpur Rly Station is location in the heart of the city. The city is connected directly from Delhi by Mandore Express and Paschim Express. Other connections are from Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad.

» By Road : National highway No. 65 connects Jodhpur to Haryana in the north and Gujrat in the south. Rajasthan roadways run excellent regular service of coaches from Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. Some important road distances are Jaipur (340 km), Ajmer (208 km), Mount Abu (304 km), Bikaner (260 km), Udaipur (275 km), Jaisalmer (285 km), Agra ( 575 km), Delhi (602 km). The city is well connected by luxury and deluxe coaches, many of which offer convenient overnight connections.

» Private Vehicles : You can contact us for this, as we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches (functional all over India) for the tourists from all over. Our collection of cars and coaches include - luxury, deluxe and economy categories, just pick the one which is most suitable for you.

Anchoring in Jodhpur
Ritco ToursA trip to Rajasthan always includes the enigmatic city of Jodhpur which is famous for various reasons like its ancient and splendid architectural monuments, delightful areas for shopping, sightseeing and much more. The city is accessible by all the means of transport from various parts of the country. Once you reach the city, you can easily move around owing to a fairly developed public transport system. There are no metered taxis in the city but tourist taxis are available. Besides this, unmetered auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are also found around the place for the convienience of the tourists.

The tourists who care for comfort, convenience and luxury can book with us at the time of planning the tour. We assure you a unforgettable and one of its kind tour in the city via our fleet of cars and coaches which will be at your service all the time.

Pick from the heritage, deluxe, standard and budget hotels, Jodhpur has several of them. All of the accommodations available here fairly cater to the needs of the tourists from all around.

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