A popular tourist destination, Jodhpur attracts visitors with its palaces and temples. It's known as the Sun City thanks to year-round sunny weather, and is set within the Thar Desert, India, which stretches across 120,000 square miles. The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most eye-catching landmarks in the city, which towers above with its colossal brick walls and shelters several opulent palaces. Some of the city's attractions have been featured in major Hollywood films such as the Dark Knight rises.
The old city at the base of the Mehrangarh Fort is characterised by its painted blue buildings as well as its meandering medieval streets and bazaars selling an assortment of goods from brass instruments to traditional Indian dress.
Air India and Jet Airways fly to Jodhpur indirect from the UK. You can fly from Birmingham and London with one stopover in Mumbai or Delhi in between. Flights to Jodhpur last around 12 and a half hours generally, but it depends where you are flying from and how long your stopover is.
Jodhpur is hot throughout the year, with temperatures peaking at around 41°C in May and 40°C in June. December - March is the coolest time of year, so a good time to visit if you want to avoid the hottest weather. The monsoon season starts in July and ends in August, but the city only receives a low to moderate amount of rainfall.