The city of Jodhpur was founded by Marwar Roa Jodhaji, the chief of the Rajput clique who claim to be the descendants of Lord Rama- the epic hero of the Ramayana in 1459 AD. A 10-km strong wall having 8 entrances surrounds the entire old and new Jodhpur City. The best time to visit the city is from October to March. The precocity of sculptors came to awash blossoming in Jodhpur with the charming palaces, forts, havelis and beautiful gardens. But it's the historical culture, its people, festivity and bonhomie encircling the folks of Jodhpur that fascinates the visitors. The central point of allure vacillates around its majestic forts, palaces, and the buzzing shopping hubs. Major Attractions of Jodhpur City Mehrangarh Fort Located on a hilltop, the Mehrangarh fort is rated among the biggest forts in India. The fort describes the epic of impenetrable sandstone's yielding to the engravers of Jodhpuri sculptors. Umaid Bhavan Palace Umaid Bhavan Palace was built under the famine relief program in 20th century and is quite famous for its unique architectural splendor, the only one of its kind in whole India. The palace is now transformed into a luxurious hotel with some parts preserved as a museum. Jaswat Thada Jaswat Thada is a 19th century imperial monument constructed in white marble showcases some unique painting of the rulers of Jodhpur, a worth visiting sight. Sadar Market and the Old clock Tower The Sadar Market reinstates the old hut culture and is a major charm of the Jodhpur City. Besides, the old city Clock Tower is also a conspicuous relic. Excursions from Jodhpur City Ossian - 65 km away from the city is one of the ancient city in Rajasthan, famous for its 8th and 11th century AD Jain temples. Mandore- Just 8 km away, this ancient capital of Marwar is famous for its 16 huge figures chiseled out of a single rock also called as a Hall Of Heroes and the shrine of 33 million gods. Balsamand Lake and Palace- 7 km from the Jodhpur city is a scenic sight with the exquisite blue lake and summer palaces along the lakes. Other Attractions Marwar Festivals Marwar Festival comes in the month of September-October during full moon, the celebration goes on for two days. Visitors from all over the world throng the city during Marwar Festival to relish it up to full magnitude. Shopping Jodhpur's specialty lies in its antiques, carpets, puppets and classic silver jewelry. The Sadar Market is the most frequently visited shopping hub. How To Reach Air: The city enjoys its own airport, the main airport is about 5km from the city. There are direct flights run by Indian Airlines connecting Jodhpur to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur. Train: Direct rail lines to many important cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Varanasi connect Jodhpur. The city is also connected to the nearby states of Gujarat and Delhi and Utter Pradesh. Palace on Wheels tour conducted by Rajasthan tourism is perhaps the best way of exploring the desert. Road: State buses and private bus services run air-conditioned coaches and regular buses on most routes and connects the entire city to all the major cities in India.