Marwar festival- Jodhpur
Jodhpur is a shopper's paradise. The main shopping areas are Sojati Gate and Tripolia Bazaar for local handicrafts; Mochi ki Gali at Ghaasmandi for footwear; and Lakhara Bazar for lac work and bangles. Jodhpuris or Jodhpur breaches are popular all over the world, and so are the closed-neck jackets called Jodhpuri coats. Jodhpur is famous for its embroidered shoes, carved ivory, tie and dye, jewellery and furniture. Also famous are the Jodhpur ½ kg quilts, available in various price ranges.
Marwar Festival (October)
The Marwar festival at Jodhpur is a two-day festival held in October every year. It is devoted mainly to traditional dances and drama from the Marwar region.
Nagaur Cattle Festival (Jan-Feb)
Nagaur hosts one of the largest cattle fairs in the
country in late January or early February. It is a week long fair
organised by the Animal Husbandry Department of the Government of
Rajasthan, which also controls the trading of this huge cattle market.
Thousands of horses, cattle, camels and other livestock are brought to Nagaur for buying and selling, from places as far away as Punjab and Haryana. As many as 2,00,000 livestock are brought and sold by some 80,000 farmers. Once the trading is over for the day, the evenings are spent in fun and games like tug of war, and camel races. Folk dances and songs are also performed.
Gangaur Festival (March-April)
Gangaur is an 18-day festival celebrated by women all across Rajasthan. Married women pray for the long lives of their husbands while unmarried girls pray for a good match. The festival celebrates the love between Shiva and his consort Gauri or Parvati.
The Jodhpur airport is 5 km from the main city. Airlines link Jodhpur with Bombay and Delhi, usually on flights that also connect with Jaipur and Udaipur. One can take taxis or auto-rickshaws from the airport to the city.
Jodhpur is well connected by road. luxury and deluxe coaches ply between Jodhpur and the other cities. The Bus Stand is near the Rai Ka Bagh Railway Station. Some important distances are Jaipur 340 km, Ajmer - 208 km, Mount Abu - 292 km, Bikaner - 256 km, Udaipur - 275 km, Jaisalmer - 285 km, Agra - 575 km and Delhi - 594 km. State Roadways Bus Reservation can be made at Tourist Reception Centre, High Court, Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is on the Western Railway broad gauge network in Rajasthan, and is linked to various centres in the region by express and passenger trains. Some important links are those that connect with New Delhi, Agra, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ahmedabad.