Jun 25, 2019 - Jun 26, 2019
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Where to stay in Jodhpur
Known as the gateway to Thar thanks to its location on the fringes of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is also the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan (Jaipur is the largest).
The city is also known as the Blue City thanks to the eye-catching colorful houses that line the streets of Jodhpur, while the Mehrangarh Fort dominates the city and is the largest fort in Rajasthan dating back more than 500 years. Visitors are more than welcome to soak up the amazing views from the Fort, although a small fee is charged to enter the museums and palaces in the grounds.
The city is also home to a wide array of cultural attractions as well as shopping in Nai Sadak and Sardar Market. In the famous market, visitors can enjoy haggling for handicrafts, sarees, textiles and the famous pointed shoes better known in Jodhpur as mojris or jootis.
Getting around the city is straightforward thanks to a well-developed bus network including the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) along major routes, while private taxi hire and car rental are also popular options.
This five-star upscale hotel features Moghul-inspired domes and is located 2.4 km from Jodhpur Junction railway station and 3.9 km from the clock tower of Rajasthan, the Ghanta Ghar. The hotel offers residents complimentary Wi-Fi, international and Chinese restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, games room and salon, while rooms offer peaceful views of the pool or gardens.
In the mid-price bracket, the Park Plaza Jodhpur is located 4.4 km from Bhagat Ki Kothi train station and 11 km from Jodhpur Airport. The style of the hotel is sophisticated and stylish with parquet floors and upmarket furnishings, free Wi-Fi and breakfast, an Asian restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and exercise facilities.
The budget choice Hotel Niky International is located in the Air Force Area and is an ideal base for the business and leisure traveller. Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, airport transfers and a number of recreational opportunities.
This information is correct as of February 2018
Further reading on India
One of the reasons as to why I visited Jodhpur was the Blue City, originally set up for the Brahman. The walls were painted by indigo blue not only for religious reason but also it cpuld serve as insect repellents. Unfortunately, while walking through the small alleys at blue city, I saw many trash. What a pity!
lovely caotic and noisy City, lot of trafic in the small Streets of the old City, but great to walk arround. The locals are vrey friendly so you feel you are welcome and not only to get Money. Good City to stay some days and feel at home.
Situated literally on the edge of the Thar desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also named the Blue City as the houses in the old quarter are in varying shades of blue. There isn't a shortage of majestic forts and palaces, havelis, colours, spices and fabrics to leave you with a wow experience in the city.
The blue city! Stunning Rajasthan city. The views from the fort alone are worth going here for.