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
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.
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.
Kailana Lake Gardens (13 km): An artificial Lake
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
Saila (74 km): Famous for a `Sabha Mandap’ or congregation hall of a Shiva temple.
Sathin (70 km): One of the many villages in the desert that has its own small fort – Sathin Garh.
[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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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