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About Jodhpur

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Temples & Religious Places

1. Kunj Bihari Temple
Address: Rawaton Ka Bass, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

Kunj Bihari temple was built in early 18th century dedicated to lord Krishna. It was built by Gulab Rai in the memory of her son Sher Singh.

Very beautifully built very big in size and interior walls painted nice murals depicting the stories of different God and goddess.

2. Chamunda Mata Temple
Address: Mehron ko Bass
Phone: 097835 46270

Chamunda Mataji Temple is located at the southern end of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The idol of Devi Chamunda Mataji was brought to the fort in the year 1460 by Rao Jodha as the goddess was his favourite. The idol was earlier based at Mandore. Soon after the idol was installed in the famous temple in Mehrangarh Fort, that was dedicated to Devi Chamunda Mataji.

3. Baba Ramdev Temple
Address: M.I.A. 1st Phase, Basni, Basni, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Baba Ramdev Temple (also spelled Baba Ramdeo) is one of the most significant tourist and religious attractions of the city of Jodhpur. This temple is located on the route that commutes between Nagori and Jalori gates in Jodhpur. The temple is also known as the “Adhar Shila” and is situated on the top of a sandstone hill. It dates a long way back in the history of the place and has remained a potent attraction for millions of tourist coming to Jodhpur from various parts of the world.

4. Achal Nath Temple
Address: Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Phone: 099988 88888

Achal Nath Temple in Jodhpur is a famous Shiva temple constructed in 1531 by Nanak Devi. She was the queen of Rao Ganga. There is a water reservoir known as ‘Ganga Bawari’ located near the Shivling inside the shrine.

5. Ganesh Temple Ratanada
Address: 65, Circuit House Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

Ganesh Temple is located at a distance of 5 km from the city of Jodhpur in Ratananda. Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, this temple; according to a legend, a teacher saw a giant statue of the deity on the hills of Ratananda. Lord Ganesh statue height and width was 8 ft and 5 ft.


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Crops

Wheat and barley are cultivated over large areas, as are pulses, sugarcane, and oilseeds. Cotton and tobacco are the state’s cash crops. Rajasthan is among the largest producers of edible oils in India and the second largest producer of oilseeds.

Offices & Industries

The handicrafts industry has, in recent years, eclipsed all the other industries in the city. The items manufactured include textiles, metal utensils, bicycles, ink and sporting goods. A flourishing cottage industry exists for the manufacture of such items as glass bangles, cutlery, carpets and marble products.

After handicrafts, tourism is the second largest industry of Jodhpur.

Major agricultural exports in the district include wheat and the famous Mathania red chilies. The city serves as an important marketplace for wool and agricultural products.

Gypsum and salt are commonly mined exports. The Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police and Border Security Force maintain training centres in Jodhpur.

The administration of Jodhpur consists of a District Collector, followed by 4 additional District Magistrates (I, II, Land Conversion and City ADM). Presently, the Collector and District Magistrate is Dr. Preetam B. Yashwant (IAS). The city is also under Police Commissioner system, with Mr. Ashok Rathore (IPS) as acting Police Commissioner of the city.

The upcoming 9 MMTPA Refinery and Petrochemical complex to be set up by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) in Pachpadra, Barmer will transform the industrial scene of the city drastically. Pachpadra lies just 60 kilometres from the industrial area of Boranada in Jodhpur. Around 120 by-products that are produced by the refinery are going to provide opportunities for new industries to be set up in and around Jodhpur.

India’s most ambitious industrial development project, the over USD 100 billion dollars Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project is also going to impact industries in Jodhpur. Marwar Junction, which is located about 103 kilometres from Jodhpur will be one of the nine freight loading points along the DMIC route. Jodhpur and Pali districts fall under the region that is going to be developed as a manufacturing hub for the DMIC.


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Schools

Schools-
1. Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School
Address: Hanwant Vihar, Raika Bagh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
Phone: 0291 251 1461

2. B R Birla Public School
Address: Green Park, Jhanwar Road, Beyond 18th Sector, Chopasni Housing Board, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Phone: 0291 271 3954

3. Army Public School
Address: Near FOL Depot, Ajmer Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342010
Phone: 0291 251 0559

4. Vidhyashram International School
Address: Defence Lab Road, Ahead of Shikargarh Mini Market, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342015
Phone: 0291 320 6327

5. Sanskar International School
Address: Behind Lariya Resorts, Pal Chopasni By Pass Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003
Phone: 0291 211 1829


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Colleges

Colleges-
1. M.B.M. Engineering College
Address: Air Force Area, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342011
Phone: 0291 251 4790

2. Dr. S.N. Medical College
Address: Residency Road, Near Sriram Excellency Hotel, Opposite Petrol Pump, Sector-D, Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342003
Phone: 0291 243 4374

3. Jodhpur Institute of Engineering & Technology
Address: Mogra Khurd, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342802
Phone: 0291 286 8152

4. GD Memorial College of Management & Technology
Address: Sector-4, Kuri Bhagtasani Housing Board, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342005
Phone: 0291 273 1555

5. Mayurakshi Institute of Engineering & Technology
Address: Mandalnath Chouraha, Main Mathania Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Phone: 098297 30501


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Festivals

1. The most popular Jodhpur festival is the Jodhpur Marwar Festival. It is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. Marwar Festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was originally known as the Maand Festival. The festival is held in the month of Ashwin.

Ashwin is a Hindu month between September-October. The Marwar festival in Jodhpur, India is celebrated during the full moon of Sharad Poornima. It goes on for two days.

The main attraction of this festival is the folk music centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan’s rulers. The music and dance of the Marwar region is the main theme of this festival. The folk dancers and singers assemble at the festival and provide lively entertainment. These folk artists give others a peek into the days of yore, of battles and of the heroes who still live on through their songs.

2. The International kite festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan began only a few years. However, even in such a short span of time, it has become quite popular. In the Jodhpur International Desert Kite festival, the best kite flyers from India as well as rest of the world take part. The aim is to show of your kite flying skills. A lot of excitement surrounds this festival.

Generally, the date of this Kite Festival in India is 14th January (Makar Sankranti). It is a three-day festival, held at the Polo Ground in Jodhpur. Air Force helicopters also release a large number of kites from above. Hundreds of schoolchildren also release balloons. During the kite festival, the sky gets filled up with kites of various designs and colors. There is a lot of enthusiasm among the people also regarding this festival. It reaches the highest point when a kite gets cut.

3. The most popular Jodhpur festival is the Jodhpur Marwar Festival. It is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. Marwar Festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was originally known as the Maand Festival. The festival is held in the month of Ashwin. Ashwin is a Hindu month between September-October. The Marwar festival in Jodhpur, India is celebrated during the full moon of Sharad Poornima. It goes on for two days.

The main attraction of this festival is the folk music centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan’s rulers. The music and dance of the Marwar region is the main theme of this festival. The folk dancers and singers assemble at the festival and provide lively entertainment. These folk artists give others a peek into the days of yore, of battles and of the heroes who still live on through their songs.

4. Gangaur is a festival celebrated in the Indian state of Rajasthan and some parts of Gujarat, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.M

Gangaur is colourful and one of the most important festivals of people of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great fervour and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the wife of Lord Shiva during March–April. It is the celebration of spring, harvest and marital fidelity. Gana is a synonym for Lord Shiva and Gaur which stands for Gauri or Parvati who symbolizes Saubhagya (marital bliss). The unmarried women worship her for being blessed with a good husband, while married women do so for the welfare, health and long life of their husbands and for a happy married life. People from Rajasthan when migrated to Kolkata in West Bengal started celebrating Gangaur.

5. Teej is a generic name for a number of festivals that are celebrated in Nepal and some parts of India. Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing and prayer rituals. The monsoon festivals of Teej are primarily dedicated to Goddess Parvati and her union with Lord Shiva.


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Places Around

1. Mehrangarh
Address: The Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006
Phone: 0291 254 8790

Mehrangarh, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha,

The fort is situated 410 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls.

2. Jaswant Thada
Address: Lawaran, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

The Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

3. Balsamand Lake
Balsamand Lake is a lake situated 5 km from Jodhpur on Jodhpur-Mandore Road. This lake is a popular picnic spot, built in 1159 AD by Gurjara-Pratihara rulers. It was designed as a water reservoir to provide water to Mandore.

4. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Address: Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001
Phone: 095712 71000

Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, spreads over 72 hectares, near the historic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The park contains ecologically restored desert and arid land vegetation.

5. Chand Bawri
Address: Fateh Pol Road, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342001

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan.
It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones.
Located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century.
The Chand Baori is not an easy landmark to find, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India!


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Transportation
Rail

Jodhpur railway station is the divisional headquarters of the North Western Railways (NWR). It is well connected with railways to major Indian cities like Alwar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai,

Bangalore, Trivandrum, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Patna, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior, Jaipur etc. To decongest the main Jodhpur station (JU), the suburban station Bhagat ki Kothi (BGKT) is being developed as the second main station for passenger trains.

Air

Jodhpur Airport is one of the prominent airports of Rajasthan. It is primarily a military airbase with a civil enclosure to allow for civilian air traffic. Due to Jodhpur’s strategic location, this airport is regarded as one of the most important ones for the Indian Air Force.

At present, there are daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Bangalore, Surat and Goa to the city operated by Air India and Jet Airways and Spicejet. The bill and basic formalities for the long-awaited expansion of the airport were cleared by all the concerned authorities in June 2016, clearing the way for the expansion of the airport in two phases beginning Feb 2016. Post the expansion, it is expected that there will be morning and evening flights from the city to more cities than presently available in addition to more airlines coming to and fro the city.

Major Roads

State Highways passing through Jodhpur:
SH-19, Phalodi (NH 15) to Needar via Ahu, Chadi, Pachudi, Nagaur, Tarneu, Khatu Kalan, Khatu khurd, Toshina, Kuchaman City, Bhuni, Maroth, Deoli Minda, Renwal Crossing, Kaladera, total length= 368 km
SH-21, Dantiweara to Merta City via Pipar City, Borunda, total length= 97 km
SH-28, Phalodi (NH 15) to Ramji ki Gol via Deeechu, Shergarh, Pachpadra, Balotra, Sindri, Guda Malani.total length= 259 km
SH-58, Jodhpur to Bheem up to NH 8 via Vinakiya, Rajola Sojat, Rendiri, Bhaisana, Sojat Road, Kantalia, Baban. total length= 142 km
SH-61, Phalodi ( NH 15) to Mandal via Osian, Mathania, Jodhpur, Khejrali, Bhatenda, Saradasamand, Jadan, Marwar Junction, Auwa, Jojawar, Kamalighat, Devgarh, Rajaji ka kareda.total length=349 km
SH-62, Bilara to Pindwara via Sojat, Sireeyari, Jojawar, Bagol, Desuri, Sadri, Sewari.total length=187 km
SH-63, Banar to Kuchera via Bhopalgarh Asop.total length=129 km
SH-65, Sheo (NH 15) to Shergarh via Bhiyad, Barnawa Jagger, Patodi, Phalsoond.total length=155 km
SH-66, Siwana to Dhandhaniya (NH 114) via Samdari, Kalyanpur, Mandli Rodhawa Kalan.total length=90 km
SH-68, Dangiyawas (NH 112) to Balotra via Kakelao, Khejarli, Guda Kakani, Luni, Dhundhara, Rampura, Samdari.total length=131 km.


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Facts

1. Jodhpur is called the Blue City due to blue colored houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
2. It is also called the Sun City due to its bright and sunny weather all months round.
3. Jodhpur was founded by a Rajput chief of the Rathode clan, Rao Jodha, in 1459 who conquered the surrounding territories.

4. The city became an internal part of the state of Marwar. The inhabitants were called Marwaris, who are still known as a business-based community.
5. According to Gazetteers of Jodhpur and the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’, the Abhiras or the Abhirs were the original inhabitants of Jodhpur.
6. Mehrangarh Fort, which rises 400 feet above the landscape, is one of the most magnificent buildings of India.
7. One of the unique features which adds color and grace to the city is men wearing turbans that are bright and multihued.
8. Legend says that a hermit cursed the land with this hot and thirsty fate and this is the reason why they still face drought every four years.

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Important Contacts Nos.

Police Control Room- 100
Police Control Room- STD Code- 141- 2573442, 2576013, 2576019, 2576021, 2576024, 2576062

Fire Brigade- 101
Ambulance- 102

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