Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and is also a metropolitan city. It is one of the major stopovers for domestic as well as international tourists. You will be amazed to see historic forts, palaces, and temples built in the Thar Desert.
One of the major industries providing maximum employment is the furniture industry. This is a $200 million industry, which employs around 200,000 people. Some of the other items manufactured here are sporting goods, ink, bicycles, metal utensils, and textiles. The cottage industry here is famous for manufacturing marble products, carpets, cutlery, and glass bangles. Tourism is another important industry here.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Jodhpur Airport received the Best Airport of the Year award for 2012-13 from the civil aviation department of India. Airlines operating from Jodhpur airport are Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, and Jet Airways. The most popular destinations from this airport are Mumbai and Delhi.
The airport terminal is capable of handling 430 passengers on an hourly basis. There are three boarding gates and seven check-in counters. Baggage-carrying machines, luggage trolleys, wheelchair facility, cafeterias, newspaper stalls, coffee shops, shopping center, duty-free shops, are some of the facilities provided by this airport.
Rental cars and taxis are available 24x7. You can also avail buses and trains from their respective stations, located a few km from the Jodhpur airport.
More Information on Jodhpur
This city is spread over 22,850 sq km, and has a population of 21,53,483. The languages spoken here are Hindi and English. Some of the must-visit places of Jodhpur are:
- Mehrangar Fort
- Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
- Ghanta Ghar
- Umaid Bhawan Palace
- Loha Pol
- Takhat Sagar Lake
- Mandore Gardens
- Mahamandir Temple
- Umed Gardens
- Nehru Park
- Chokelao Bagh
- Guda Bishnoi Village
- Machiya Safari Park
October to March is the best time to visit this place.