Jodhpur

Jodhpur district is among the largest districts in the state of Rajasthan. It is centrally situated in the western region of the state, and covers a total geographical area of 22850 Sq. kilometers. Jodhpur district lies between 26 degrees 0 minutes and 27 degrees 37 minutes north latitude and 72 degrees 55 minutes and 73 degrees 52 minutes east longitude. It is bounded by Nagaur in the east, Jaisalmer in the west, Bikaner in the north and Barmer and Pali in the South. The total length of the district from north to south is about 197 Kms and from east to west it is about 208 Kms. The district of Jodhpur lies at a height of 250-300 metres above sea level.

There is no perennial river in the district. However, there are important rivers in the district viz. Luni River
and Mithri River though their base is saline water. Main sources of irrigation besides rainwater are dug-wells and tube-wells. The highest-irrigated area in the district is in Bilara Tehsil followed by Bhoplgarh and Osian tehsil.

The soil of the district is classified mainly as sandy and loamy. Bajra (pearl millet) is the major crop in the Kharif season. Jodhpur has excellent ground water in many parts of the district. In Rabi, wheat, pulses and a variety of spices like jeera, dhania and red chilli are also grown. Jodhpur is well known for its red chilli, onion and garlic.

Best Sightseeing Destination in Jodhpur are :-
1) Meharangarh Fort.
2) Jaswant Thada.
3) Umaid Bhawan Palace.
4) Government Museum.
5) Girdikot and Sardar Market.
6) Folk Art Museum.

Best time to go to Jodhpur is- “February, March, July, September, October, November, December, January” etc.

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