Park Plaza, Jodhpur

Getting there

Jodhpur is a historic city and its origin dates back to 1459 AD when it was founded by Rao Jodha, the Rajput chieftain of the Rathores. The Rathore kingdom was also known as the Marwar and was the largest in Rajputana. The city was built as the new capital of the state of Marwar to replace the ancient capital Mandore, the ruins of which can be seen near what is now the Mandore Gardens. The people of Jodhpur and its surrounding areas are hence also called Marwaris. Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City, an apt name as most houses in the old city are in shades of blue. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri after the many Brahmins that live there. The forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and traditions, spices and fabrics, colours and textures, a booming handicrafts industry, all make this historic city worth a visit.


Nearby places of interest

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Clearly visible to the south of the city and completed only in 1944, this is the last great palace built in India. The Maharaja of Jodhpur lives here to this day, but half the building has been converted to a 5-star hotel and there is also a small museum on grounds (open 9 AM to 5 PM).


Mehrangarh Fort: Mehrangarh Fort dominates the city and is the largest fort in all Rajasthan. Founded in 1458 as the site of Rao Jodha's new capital - hence the name, Jodhpur - the city has grown around it and in the 500 years that have passed, the fort has never been taken by force. It's easy to see why: it occupies the entire top of a 150 m hill with commanding views all around, with approximately three kilometres of massive ramparts built around the edges


Clock Market:  Called Sardar Market as well, a full-on bustling Indian market with a barely contained riot of sights, sounds and smells. The clock tower in the centre is a useful orientation point. This is the true highlight of Rajasthani hospitality. You will find Rajasthan (and especially Jodhpur) to be full of amiable and kind people who will be quick to first offer you chai (tea) as a symbol of genuine hospitality.


Mandore Garden: Mandore, 7 km outside the city, is the ancient capital of Marwar before Jodhpur was built. It is open to the public free of charge. The lower part consists of small temples and garden areas including a river. The upper part holds the ruins of the old fort.


Getting there

Jodhpur is also a military and air force station and has a large cantonment and airbase. The hotel is 5 minutes (1.5 Km) away from the airport.

Railway Station
Jodhpur is well connected by rail with all the important cities of the country. The hotel is 15 minutes (3.5 Km) away from the railway station.

Roadways Bus Stand
Jodhpur is well connected by a good network of roads. The hotel is 4 Km away from the roadways bus stand.


Important landmarks

  • Circuit House  -  3 km
  • Panchbatti Circle  -  walking distance
  • Airforce Station  -  01 km
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace  -  2 km
  • MBM Engineering College - walking distance