Summary:Jodhpur is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan and is renowned for its handicrafts, top quality furniture and textiles. There are plenty of industrial plants near the city and one can take a day excursion to visit them.
Sometimes referred to as the 'Gateway to Thar' (the famous desert), Jodhpur is the second biggest city in India's state of Rajasthan. As it is quite a warm city, receiving sunlight for most days of the year, and also due to its proximity to the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is mostly known as the 'Sun City'. It is additionally referred to as the 'Blue City' because many of the houses surrounding the Mehrangarh Fort are painted blue in colour!
Jodhpur is roughly two hundred miles from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and is situated almost squarely in the centre of the state of Rajasthan. The city features many temples, forts and palaces making it a popular tourist destination. It also makes a convenient base to explore Rajasthan and its cultural and historical sites due to its central location.
Jodhpur is renowned for its handicrafts, which have become the city's leading industry over the years. One can find high quality furniture, textile products, carpets, glass bangles and more making it a shopper's haven. The city additionally manufactures bicycles and other sporting goods. Many manufacturing and industrial plants are located on the outskirts of the city as are salt and gypsum mines and it is possible to arrange for a special excursion to visit them.
Other places to visit in the city are Mehrangarh Fort. Built in 1458, it is the largest fort in Rajasthan. There is also the Jaswant Thada, containing cenotaphs of local royalty. Kherjala Fort is another popular tourist attraction, and while it may not match Mehrangarh Fort's size and grandness, it is still worth visiting when on holiday. Tourists should also ensure that they sample the delectable local cuisine, which includes dishes such as 'gulab jamun', 'gatte ka saag', 'dal bati churma', and 'mawa kachori'.
As it is a popular tourist destination within India, it is not difficult to find a Hotel in Jodhpur. For tourists looking for luxury accommodation in the city, The Gateway Hotel Jodhpur is one of the best options. This Jodhpur Hotel sits on nearly thirty acres of land, offering guests quiet, tranquil surroundings while still putting them within easy reach of Jodhpur's best tourist attractions.