Jodhpur is situated in the state of Rajasthan and is the capital of Jaipur. The city is surrounded by various other districts such as Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Bikaner, Pali and Ajmer. Rulers of the Rathore Rajput dynasty founded this city in the 15th century. Jodhpur is also considered as the colourful city due to its cultural and historical heritage. This city is a popular tourist destination as it has plenty of places to visit. Some of the places to visit are Government Museum, Mehrangargh fort, Balsamund Lake, Girdikot, Umaid Bhawan, Rohet, Osian, Mahamandir and Sardar Market. The city is also famous for various festivals such as Nav Sati, Nag Panchami, Marwar festivals, Gangaur etc. Visitors can experience rocky terrain, wonderland of sand dunes, thorny trees and shrubs while visiting the city. It is the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan.
While on a holiday in Jodhpur, pay a visit to nearby tourist destinations. Visit Osiyan (65 km), a small town known for its Jain temples as well as Kali temples. Also take excursions to Luni Fort (40 km), Bishnoi Village (70 km), Nimaj Temple (110 km) and Nagaur (135 km). Besides these, you can visit other important places of Rajasthan either through bus services or trains. Bus bookings are available for these destinations. It's advisable to book bus tickets in advance for Volvo, AC bus, sleeper or luxury bus. Alternatively, you can make reservations for trains run by Indian Railways. Before online reservations, you can enquire about train tickets and train availability.