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Jodhpur is one of the most important historical places in Rajasthan and a popular international tourist destination. The former capital of the Kingdom of Marwar still holds the reminiscence of its glorious past in the form of historic forts, well-preserved palaces, and temples. 

Unsurprisingly, Jodhpur is one of the most popular places to visit near Delhi for a short vacation getaway. If you’re in Delhi, there are various options for you to reach Jodhpur, as discussed below.

If you are travelling to Jodhpur for the first-time, here is a complete guide on how to travel to Jodhpur from Delhi. The guide also gives you valuable information on – 

  • Best places to see in Jodhpur
  • Things to do in Jodhpur
  • Best time to visit Jodhpur
  • Where to stay in Jodhpur

Different Ways to Reach Jodhpur from Delhi

By Air

It will take about one and a half hours to reach Jodhpur airport by a direct flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. This is the fastest way to travel from Delhi to Jodhpur and is preferred by people who want to save time on travelling. Many reputed air carriers operate flights between Delhi and Jodhpur frequently.

By Train

About 6-7 trains run between Delhi and Jodhpur Dailly. Superfast trains like Rajasthan Sanpark Kranti Express reach Jodhpur from Delhi in 10 hours. Other trains can take 11-12 hours to cover the same distance. However, it is one of the most comfortable yet affordable ways to reach Jodhpur from Delhi. For example, you can take an overnight journey in a sleeper or AC berth and arrive at Jodhpur the next morning fully rested. 

By Road

Jodhpur is about 608 km away from New Delhi. The road connectivity between New Delhi and Jodhpur is good. Therefore, travelling by road can be one of the favoured ways to reach Jodhpur from New Delhi, especially if you’re a road trip enthusiast. 

Start your journey early in the morning from New Delhi. Take NH 48 or NH 62. Keep taking breaks at regular intervals and reach Jodhpur by evening or by 9 AM. The entire travel time to reach Jodhpur from Delhi should be about 12-15 hours, considering traffic conditions and 1 or 2 breaks. 

By Bus

Numerous public and private buses ply the Delhi-Jaipur route. You can choose low-cost state transport or luxury buses per your budget. The bus journey to Jodhpur from Delhi typically takes 13-15 hours. 

5 Major Tourist Attractions of Jodhpur

Following is some of the major tourist places you may like to visit in Jodhpur-

  1. Mehrangarh Fort
  2. Kaylana Lake
  3. Jaswant Thada
  4. Mandore Garden
  5. Toorji Ka Jhalra

Things to Do in Jodhpur

There are many things you can do in Jodhpur. Some things you shouldn't miss are-

  1. Zip lining in Mehrangarh Fort
  2. Indulge in street food like Onion Kachauri, Dal Bati Churma, Makhaniya Lassi
  3. Explore authentic Rajasthani culture through village safaris
  4. Desert Safari in the majestic Thar desert
  5. Shop at Tripolia market

Best Time to Visit Jodhpur?

Jodhpur’s hot and arid climate results in a very hot summer season, with the average temperature routinely exceeding 40°C by mid-April. While the city doesn’t receive too much rainfall, the humidity level can be high during the rainy season. 

Therefore, the winter season can be the best time to visit Jodhpur when the weather is pleasant and perfect for outdoor activities like desert safari, sightseeing, etc. 

Where to Stay in Jodhpur?

Pratap Niwas Palace Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate property, is one of the most magnificent resorts in Jodhpur. The resort’s opulent architecture and heritage provide a feeling of a royal stay. The rooms are elegantly furnished, and the multi-cuisine restaurant has a rich menu comprising many local delicacies to satisfy your taste buds.

The above information can help you plan a jodhpur trip from Delhi as per your needs. So, if you’re in Delhi, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Jodhpur and its colourful culture and history.

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