Jodhpur Industrial Visit

Jodhpur is one of the best places for industrial visit to observe handicraft industry surpassing any other industry in terms of export earnings, apart from handicraft industry there are number of other industries ranging from chemicals to surgical equipments, major industrial manufacturing setup in the district includes Iscon Surgicals ltd, Rajlaxmi steel industries, Grasim Industries Ltd, etc.

Located almost on the edge of the Thar Desert, the city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs and was the capital of the State of Marwar. Jodhpur is also known as the Sun City because the sun shines brightly here every day of the year, and as Blue City since most houses in the old part of the city are painted blue.

The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, a booming handicrafts industry, all add up to make this historic city worth a visit.

Sights to See

Mehrangarh Fort

Crowning a perpendicular cliff, the fort was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD, around which the city grew. Within it, the fort contains the Maharaja’s palace, several temples and an extensive garden. Highlights include: Moti Mahal (Pearl Hall); Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Hall), Phool Mahal (Flower Hall), Zenana Deodi where the king’s wives spent their time; Chamunda Mataji Temple; and a museum. Timings: 9 am to 5 pm; Flood Lighting: 8 to 10 pm on Saturdays & Sundays; Entry Fee: Rs. 30for Indians & Rs. 300 (include audio guide) for foreigners; Camera Fee: Rs. 75 for still camera & Rs. 200 for video camera; Elevator Fee: Rs. 20 per person. Tel: 0291 2548790. Umaid Bhawan Palace The Maharaja of Jodhpur lives in this palace till today. A portion of the palace has been converted into a hotel, while the other part is a museum, open to visitors. Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians & Rs. 50 for foreigners.

Jaswant Thada
Built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh ll in 1899, the imposing white marble memorial marks the site of a royal crematorium. Entry fee: Rs. 50 for foreigner & Rs. 20 for Indians

Giridkot and Sardar Market: Throbbing with activity, the colourful bazaar near the clock tower has narrow lanes dotted with tiny shops selling exquisite Rajasthani textiles, handicrafts, clay figurines of camels and elephants, marble curios with inlay work and exquisite Rajasthani silver jewellery.

Umaid Bhawan Palace:
The Maharaja of Jodhpur lives in this palace till today. A portion of the palace has been converted into a hotel, while the other part is a museum, open to visitors. Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Entry Fee: Rs. 15 for Indians & Rs. 50 for foreigners.


Mandore Gardens (9 km): Mandore was the capital of Marwar before the foundation of Jodhpur. Today, its extensive gardens with high rock terraces make it a popular local attraction.

Balsamand Lake and Palace (7 km): Tel: 0291 2545991

Jhalamand (10 km): Accommodation: Hotel Jhalamand Garh (Heritage)

Kailana Lake Gardens (13 km): An artificial Lake

Guda Bishnoi (15 km): A community village of Bishnois who hold the killing of animals a crime.

Fort Chanwa, Luni (35 km): An imposing, well maintained fort, now converted into a Heritage Hotel. Accommodation: Fort Chanwa (Heritage), Tel: 02931 284216 (Luni). Telefax: 029) 2432460 (Jodhpur).

Rohet (40 km): The small fort here has now been converted into a Heritage hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Rohet Garh (Heritage), Tel: 02936 268231.

Dhawa (Doli) Wildlife Sanctuary (45 km): This has the largest head count of the Indian antelope.

Sardar Samand (60 km): The Sardar Samand Palace was originally a hunting lodge and offers breath-taking views of the Lake, which teems with migratory birds. Accommodation: Sardar Samand Lake Resort (Heritage), Tel: 02960 245001-03. Fax: 0291 2571240.




  • Rajlaxmi Steel Industries
  • Grasim Industries Ltd.
  • Stainless India Ltd.
  • Iscon Surgicals Ltd

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Osian (65 km): An ancient town in the Thar desert famous for sand dunes and a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples. RTDC organises a tour to this place from Jodhpur.

Saila (74 km): Famous for a `Sabha Mandap’ or congregation hall of a Shiva temple.

Pali (70 km): This was once an important trade centre in the late medieval times. Accommodation: Hotel Panihari (RTDC), Tel: 02932 284429.

Sathin (70 km): One of the many villages in the desert that has its own small fort – Sathin Garh.

Khejarla (84 km): The sturdy fort here is simple, devoid of an ornate exterior and is now converted into a hotel. Accommodation: Fort Khejarla, Tel: 02930 258311.

Khimsar (90 km):

[The starting point of the Great Indian Desert. The Castle here was built in the mid-15th century and is now converted into a hotel. Accommodation: Royal Castle (Heritage), Tel: 01585 262345-49, 0141 2229700/704, 2382314, 2384915, Fax: 01585 262228, 0141 2229705. E-mail:

Sodawas (90 km): Accommodation: Karni Kot – Sodawas (Heritage), Tel: c/o 0291 2639380/ 2512101.

Bhadrajun (97 km): There are a number of religious fairs held here annually, which offer an insight into the rural lifestyle. Accommodation: Royal Rajwada (Heritage)

Nimaj (100 km): A small historic town with a Fort, temples and craftsmen who still practice their trade. Accommodation: Nimaj Palace (Heritage), Tel: 02939 230022
Narlai (125 km): Famous for a 17th century fortress. Accommodation: Rawla Narlai (Heritage)

Bhaiswara (130 km):
Home to a tribal population with the Bhils constituting half of the total population. Accommodation: Ravla Bhaiswara,

Nagaur (135 km): Nagaur, with its massive ramparts, impressive gateways and impressive Forts is a fascinating town of the Rajputs. The cattle fair held here in January/February every year attracts buyers from all over the country.

Jalore (147 km): Jalore is a rich region, boasting of ancient monuments, cultural heritage and interesting traditions.

Daspan (240 km): A feudal outpost, truly off the beaten track. Accommodation: Castle Durjan Niwas (Heritage), Tel: 02969 235170.

How would you like to travel?

Jodhpur is connected by air with Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai. The airport is 5 km away from the city centre
Jodhpur is connected by rail with major cities in India
Motorable roads connect Jodhpur with:
  • Agra 577 km
  • Ahmedabad 516 km
  • Ajmer 198 km
  • Alwar 483 km
  • Barmer 220 km
  • Bikaner 260 km
  • Delhi 592 km
  • Jaipur 343 km
  • Jaisalmer 290 km
  • Mount Abu 280 km
  • Mumbai 1073 km
  • Ranakpur 175 km
  • Ranthambore 481 km
  • Udaipur 260 km


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