About Jodhpur District
History of Jodhpur District
Jodhpur District is a district of the State of Rajasthan in western India. The city of Jodhpur is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is bounded on the north by Bikaner District, on the northeast by Nagaur District, on the southeast and south by Ajmer District, on the southwest by Pali District, and on the west and northwest by Jaisalmer District. The district stretches between 26 00' and 27 37' north latitude and between 72 55' and 73 52'east longitude.
This district is situated at an altitude between 250 to 300 meters above sea level. This district comes under arid zone of the Rajasthan state. It covers 11.60% of total area of arid zone of the state. Some of the area of Great Indian Desert THAR also comes with in the district. General slope of the terrain is towards west. Despite its arid climate, Jodhpur is blessed with a variety of flora and fauna.
Like other parts of Rajasthan, the climate of Jodhpur is mainly dry. The summer months are hot while the winter months are cool.Being a popular tourist destination, there are plenty of tourist attractions in Jodhpur. The district is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage and tradition. Plenty of sightseeing trips are offered by the local tourist board and other travel agencies. Some popular places to opt for sightseeing trips in the district are:
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Jaswant Thada
- Kaylana Lake
- Mandor Park
Jodhpur, the heart of Rajasthan and the majestic jewel of her eternal crown, iluminate the Thar, enriching the desert with enterpreneurship, scholarship and art.
Jodhpur district can be accessed through various routes. The nearest domastic airport is located in the city which is 5Kms from Jodhpur Railway Station. Jodhpur is also connected by train and bus services with places like Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Delhi, Chandigarh and other places.