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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A trip to Jodhpur

If Jaipur is the pink city, then Jodhpur in westren Rajastan is the 'blue city'. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of Rajput clan known as Rathores. The majestic fort rises up from the rugged landscape and watches over the now bustling city of Jodhpur. It was once known as Marwar and hosts the Marwar Festival every October.


Mehranghar - Jayapol,Fatehpol, Lohapol, palace complex, museum, Moti Mahal, Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Holi Chowk, Chamunda Devi Temple
Jaswant Thada
Clock Tower & Markets
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Umaid Gardens & Sardar Governament Museum

Excursions around JaipurMandore  (Mandore Guest House ph: 0291-2545210;
Rohet  (Rohet Garh ph: 0291-268231;
Osiyan - Sachiya Mata Temple; Mahavira temple
Nagaur - Ahhichatragarh; Nagaur Camel Festival (Hotel Bhaskar ph:01582-240100; Hotel Mahaveer International ph:01582-243158)
Khichan - Phalodi (Lal Niwas ph:02925-223813;

What you can doTours
: Antique style furniture- Ajay Art Emporium(Palace rd.); Rani Handicrafts (palace rd.); Maharani Art Exporters (Tambaku Bazaar); Rajastan Arts & Crafts House (palace rd.).
Spices- MV Spices (Vegetable Market)

Where you can stay

Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli ph: 0291-2633448;
Shahi Guest House ph: 0291-2623802;
*Devi Bhawan ph: 0291-2511067;
Newtons Manor ph: 0291-2430686;
Heritage Kuchaman Haveli ph: 0291-2547787;
Ratan Vilas ph: 0291-2614418;
Haveli Inn Pal ph: 0291-2612519;
Karni Bhawan ph: 0291-2512101;
Pal Haveli ph: 0291-3293328;

Top End

Ranbanka Palace ph: 0291-2512801
Ajit Bhawan ph: 0291-2513333;
Taj Hari Mahal Palace ph: 0291-2439700
Umaid Bhawan Palace ph: 0291-2510101;
Taj Hari Mahal Palace ph: 0291-2439700;
Where you can eat
Hotel Priya & Restaurant (North and South Indian) Sojati Gate
Mid Town (Rajastani Thalis) Station Rd.
Jharokha (veg) Hotel Haveli
Kalinga Restaurant (veg and non-veg North Indian) Station Rd
*Indique (traditional tandoor and North Indian) Pal Haveli
On the Rocks (Indian Cuisine) mains
Mehran terrace (Veg and Non-veg) Mehrangarh
Umaid Bhawan Palace (Rajastani) Umaid Bhawan Rd

Getting there and away
RSRTC buses are available from Mt Abu, Jaisalmer, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner even Delhi.
Trains run from Jaisalmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner. The Thar Express runs from Jodhpur to Karachi in Pakistan.

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