Jodhpur known as "The Sun City" is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is a very popular tourist destination and a great place to discover. The landscape is picturesque and thrilling and it has many places and forts, set in the landscape of the Thar Desert.
The city is known as the Sun City as it is sunny and bright throughout the year. Jodhpur is well connected and easy to travel from over the place, one can travel from Road, rail and air. Since it is situated near the centre of Rajasthan state it makes the tourists convenient to travel frequently. It is also known as the TravlTheme City because of Mehrangarh Fort as the houses around are painted in TravlTheme.Tourist Places
Jodhpur is a tourist destination and popular for its traditions and culture. In Jodhpur one can see various forts, and palaces, some of the famous places to visit would be Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada etc. For excursions one can go to Mandore, Kalyana Lake and Gardens, Balsamand Lake and many more, these are all situated in and around Jodhpur. You can also find a lot of fairs and festivals taking places like, Marwar festivals, Gangaur festival which is very colourful and a important festival of this place.Cuisine in Jodhpur
Cuisine in Jodhpur is another reason to visit this wonderful place. Varieties of delicacies are available for example Pyaaj Kachori, Makhaniya Lassi, Mawa Kachori, Dal Bati Churma, Kachar mircha curry, this dish is made out of chilli and kachar (a type of vegetable grown in the desert area), Kadhi a famous dish again made with gramflour, curd and chilli. Jodhpur is also known for its sweet dish like Lapsi a special type of sweet dish made with wheat, Jaggery and ghee, you also get the mouthwatering Makhanbada to Ras madhuri. Name the sweets and all are available for the visitors.
Shopping in Jodhpur is exciting; it is popular for its art and craft. One should not forget to purchase the Jodhpuri suit it's a royal and traditional wear. Jodhpur is famous for its antiques, which includes silver jewellery, textiles, metalwork , paintings, marble figures etc. Wall hangings, show piece, colourful puppets and wooden work are famous stuff to buy from this place. Also few other popular items to buy from Jodhpur would be Bandhini, Footwear and Mathaniya's Red Chillies.
In Jodhpur one can visit various places and do never ending shopping, so next time you think of a place to visit think of Jodhpur "The Sun City".