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Jodhpur City In Rajasthan

Jodhpur City in Rajasthan

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Founded By: Rao Jodha
Founded In: 1459 A.D.
Nick Name: Blue City of India
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Something About Jodhpur City of Rajasthan

Jodhpur city is also the district headquarter of the Jodhpur district in Rajasthan. It is known as the 2nd largest city in Rajasthan and it is also known as the blue & sun city of Rajasthan. Rao Jodha was the founder of this city in the 14th century.

Famous Places to Explore in Jodhpur City

Mehrangarh Fort & Museum

Mehrangarh Fort View From Streets of Jodhpur City
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Mehrangarh fort is located on the top of the hill in Jodhpur city. This fort built in the 14th century by the King Rao Jodha of Mandore. It has many palaces with a museum. Fort suffered by many attacks by Jaipur kingdom with many cannonballs. This is one of the most famous forts in Asia.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Front View of Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur
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Umaid Bhawan Palace built-in the 19th century by the King Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. This massive Palace is the residential area of the Royal family of Jodhpur city. Umaid Bhawan is one of the world’s largest residences areas located in Jodhpur city.

Mandore Fort

Mandore Ravana Temple near the Fort
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The Mandore fort of Jodhpur is an ancient fort built in the 4th century by an unknown king. It is the most important fort in the history of Jodhpur city. It is located 9 km from the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur.

Jaswant Thada

Side View of Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur city
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Jaswant Thada is a beautiful Cenotaphs located in Jodhpur city. This cenotaph built by king Sardar Singh in the late 18th century. It is also known as The Taj Mahal of Marwar region.

Bal Samand Lake

Sun Set View at Bal Samand Lake of Jodhpur City in Rajasthan
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Bal Samand Lake has located 5 km from the main city of Jodhpur. This beautiful lake built by Gurjara Pratihara Rulers in the mid-11th century. It is one of the most famous picnic spots in Jodhpur district. Lake is covered with fruit trees like Guava, Pomegranate, Papaya, Plum, and Mango trees.

Kaylana Lake

Kaylana Lake View from Side Hills
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Kaylana Lake is an artificial lake located in Jodhpur city. This lake built-in 1872 A.D. by the King Pratap Singh of Jodhpur. It is famous for bird watching and as a picnic spot. You’ll easily spend here more than 1 hour with family & friends. It is 11 km from the main city of Jodhpur.

Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower)

Ghanta Ghar (City Clock Tower) of Jodhpur
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Ghanta Ghar is the only clock tower in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. This clock tower built by King Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in the 1880 A.D. It is also known as Girdikot and it is located in the Sardar Market.

Mandore Garden

Tombs in Mandore Garden
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Mandore Garden has so many cenotaphs located 17 km from the Jodhpur city. This beautiful cenotaph built-in 1793 A.D. by the king Ajit Singh of Jodhpur State. You can easily reach here by hire or rent a car or auto-rickshaw.

Sardar Market

Entry Gate of Sardar Market in Jodhpur
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The oldest street market located near Clock tower in Jodhpur city of Rajasthan. This market built by King Sardar Singh in the 18th century. It is located 2 km away from the Jodhpur junction in the city.

Toorji ka Jhalra Bawdi (Stepwell)

Top view of Toorji Ki Baori Stepwell in Jodhpur
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Toorji ka Jhalra is a stepwell located near the Sardar market in Jodhpur city. This stepwell built by king Abhay Singh in the early 17th century. It is also known as Toorji’s Stepwell and this is also the hidden gem of Jodhpur.

Bishnoi Village Safari

Flamingo Birds in Bishnoi Village near Jodhpur city
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Bishnoi village is located a few km away from the Jodhpur railway station. It was established by the Royal family of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. This is a beautiful place and you’ll spend 3 to 4 hours here.

Ranisar Lake

Ranisar Padamsar Lake View
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Ranisar is a very small but ancient artificial lake located near the Mehrangarh fort in the city. This lake built by the queen Jasmade Hadi of jodhpur in the mid-14th century. Lake mainly built to conserve the rainwater until the next rainfall.

Pukhraj Durry Udhyog

Rajasthan Carpets and Mats
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This is one of the most important places in Jodhpur city. You’ll learn here about carpet design and how to make your own carpets at home. It is located 25 km from the main city of Jodhpur near Salawas village.

Jai Pol

Jai Pol Entrance Gate of Mehrangarh Fort
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Jai Pol is a massive gate with another 6-entrance gate of the city. This Pol built in the early 18th century by king Man Singh. He built this Jai pol after his defeat by Jaipur State.

Mahamandir Temple

Mahamandir Temple in Jodhpur City of Rajasthan
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This huge temple is a must-visit place in Jodhpur city. It is located 3 km east from the Mehrangarh Fort & Museum. Mahamandir is a great architectural design temple built in the 18th century.

Machia Biological Park

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Machia Biological Park is located 8 km from the main city of Jodhpur. This biological park was built by King Umaid Singh in the 19th century.

Sardar Government Museum

Sardar Government Museum of Jodhpur built by Henry Vaughan in 1909 A.D. This museum was publicly open on March 17, 1936. It has so many antique items like riffles, knives, and many things.

Kunj Bihari Temple

Kunj Bihari temple built in the 18th century by King Vijay Singh of Jodhpur. This beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Temple is made up of Chittor Sandstone and Makrana Marble.

Masuria Hill Garden

Masuria hill garden offers you the 2nd best panoramic view of the whole Jodhpur city. It is also known as Veer Durga das Garden of Jodhpur city. This hill garden is located 5 km from the city railway station.

Umed Garden

Umed Garden built by Maharaja Umed Singh Ji of Jodhpur in the 14th century. It is located in Jodhpur Public Park near Maharaja Umed Singh Stadium. This Garden also has a small zoo with many beautiful birds & animals.

Shri Raj Ranchhodji Temple

Shri Raj Ranchhodji temple built by Maharani Jadechi Rajkanwar in 1847 A.D. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This beautiful temple is also known as Shri Kunj Bihari Ji Mandir of Jodhpur. It is located on MG Hospital Road near Sojati Gate in Jodhpur city.

State Museum Mandor

State Museum Mandor of Jodhpur is also known as Mandor Government Museum located 8 km away from the main city. This museum has so many antiquities with sculptures and paintings.

Statue of Rao Jodha

Statue of Rao Jodha the founded in Jodhpur City in the 14th century. This statue is located 600 meters from Mehrangarh Fort. It is an awesome place for a photo shoot in the early morning.

Pachetia Hill

Pachetia hill is one of the most famous spots in Jodhpur district. It is located 1 km from the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur city. You can enjoy the evening here with friends & beers.


Marugardh is one of the best royal palaces to stay while traveling to Jodhpur. It’ll give you a royal feeling like you’re the part of the Royal families of Rajasthan. Marugardh Resort & Spa is located 9 km from the main Jodhpur city.

How to Reach Jodhpur City in Rajasthan

By Airway

Jodhpur airport is the nearest airport to reach this city and it is located in the main city of Jodhpur district. You also have an international option is Jaipur International airport and this airport is 350 km from the Jodhpur city.

By Railway

Jodhpur Junction is located near Maharaja Umaid Singh Statue Circle in the Jodhpur city. Another option is Luni Junction and it is 33 km from the Jodhpur city.

By Roadway

The Jodhpur city is located on National highway no 25, 62, 125, and Rajasthan State Highway No. 16, & 61. You can reach Jodhpur by Bus, Taxi, & rental car and these are always available from every major city in Rajasthan.

Distance B/T Cities to Jodhpur City in Rajasthan

Major Cities of Rajasthan

Distance in Kms to Reach Jodhpur


200 Km


249 Km


250 Km


281 Km


352 Km

Sawai Madhopur

431 Km


500 Km


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