Jodhpur– or the ‘Blue City’ known for its indigo-painted houses to keep them cool in summer revolves around the history of the Rathore clan. Rao Jodha, on whom the city is named, founded the city in 1459 which was previously known as Marwar. The clan traces its lineage to Lord Rama, hero of the ancient Hindu epic the Ramayana. Under the reign of Maharaja Umed Singh, Jodhpur grew into a modern city with a rich cultural heritage.


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  • WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Rajasthan

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    Khasra No.53, Village Uchiyarda, Near Vidhyashram International School,
    Jodhpur - 342027, Rajasthan, India
    Tel : +(91) (291) 222 8500
    Fax : +(91) (291) 222 7979
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    • October to March is the perfect time for visitors to soak in the spirit of the city and to enjoy sightseeing during daytime and desert activities later. April onwards, the temperature soars and sometimes goes as high as 42 degree Celsius – while going out during this month, it is advisable to wear cotton clothes carry and to carry a sunscreen with you. 

    • Jodhpur is one of the best tourist destinations in northern India and unlike many other tourist destinations Jodhpur is a city that requires planning before visiting.

    • The currency in Jodhpur is the Indian rupee (INR) therefore, make sure that you carry Indian rupee with you else the airport is home to a 24-hour money change office.

    • Be familiar with the language spoken so that you avoid any sort of hustle-bustle while roaming in the city. People in Jodhpur converse in Rajasthani, Marwari, Hindi and English. 

    • Phone/calling code of Jodhpur is +91 2931.

    • Travelling in the city of Jodhpur can be best done by an auto or a rickshaw which may cost you around 300 rupees or more depending on your haggling skills. Also, make sure that you arrange for a knowledgeable guide who will provide a suggested one day itinerary of Jodhpur which is designed especially for visitors who only have a very short amount of time to discover the city.

    • Manage your time effectively. Be aware of how consuming each destination would be in terms of time. It is important for you to have knowledge about the place to get better at estimating time for tasks.

    • Be very cautious of food sold on the street. Jodhpur tap water is not safe to drink and should be avoided by all visitors, drinking water should always come from bottled water. When purchasing bottle water always ensure that the seal has not been tampered with and that you open the bottle. 

    • Please be careful in moving alone. Do keep a distance from strangers even if it’s your taxi driver or guide. Going alone in night is a big no! Make sure that there is some reliable company in case you have to move out at night.

    • If you have planned a stay for a longer period you can opt for the Golden Triangle trip which includes visiting Delhi and Agra via Jaipur.


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