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  • Yatra's start and ending point would be Jodhpur so please book your travel journey To/From Jodhpur only. We request you to reach Jodhpur by 24th evening or latest by 25th morning before 9 am. We will depart from Jodhpur to our program destinations on 25th morning at 10 am. Reporting venue details and address in Jodhpur will be communicated to you by email.
  • Yatra will travel from 25th to 27th October around Barmer region so you need to reach Barmer on your own if you won't be able to join us on 25th morning at Jodhpur. You can check How to reach Barmer section below for more detail.
  • If you are joining us on 28th and 29th October you need to report us at Jodhpur. Reporting venue details and address in Jodhpur will be communicated to you by email.

Weather in October-November

October- November are generally considered as the best season to visit Jodhpur & Barmer. The atmosphere is very enjoyable during this time. Afternoons can be very hot with temperatures as high as 32°C and the nights are pleasant with an average low of 12°C. Please don't miss to check What to Bring section before you pack your bag.

How to reach Jodhpur

Jodhpur "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city.

Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai ka Bag Palace. Other charms of Jodhpur include Government museum and it's beautiful Umed garden. The city is known as the "Sun City" because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year. Read on for more Jodhpur information.

By Air:
The Jodhpur Airport is 5 km from the city center. Regular flight services connect the city with other major cities in and around Rajasthan. There are daily flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur and Jaipur.

By Train:
Jodhpur is well connected by railway lines. Trains to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata are easily available.
List of trains arriving at Jodhpur junction

By Road:
Another convenient mode of transportation to Jodhpur is by road. The main highway between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer is via Agoli and Pokaran. The highway is well connected with Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur by bus.

Local Transport:
Means of transport in Jodhpur include Taxis, Auto-rickshaws and Tongas. Taxi stand is near the main railway station. Auto-rickshaws are best suited for the narrow lanes of the old city. You can also explore Jodhpur with a bicycle.

How to reach Barmer

Barmer, in the western Rajasthan, is a desert town located 153 km from Jaisalmer. It forms a major part of the Thar Desert. The town many has historical sites and is a popular tourist destination. Small villages with mud-houses decorated with folk motifs, and colorfully attired people dot the landscape en route Barmer. Though a barren land with harsh climate and tough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, dance and music.

Barmer gets its name from its ruler Bahada Rao Parmar (Panwar) or Bar Rao Parmar who is said to have founded the town in the 13th century. Earlier it was called Bahadamer, meaning The Hill Fort of Bahada. The present Barmer district was formed in 1949, when Jodhpur state was merged with Rajasthan. In 2009, India's first onshore oil field was discovered in Barmer.

Barmer is well-connected with major cities like Jaisalmer and Jodhpur by road. It does not have its own airport but has good road connectivity with the Jodhpur by road and rail. Here is how to reach Barmer:

By Air:
The nearest airport is at Jodhpur around 220 km from Barmer. There are frequent flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur. Taxis are available from the airport. The closest international airport is at Jaipur, around 320 km from Barmer.

By Train:
The Barmer railway station is well connected to Jodhpur, which in turn is well-connected to other major cities of India. The station is located along the Jodhpur-Munabao route. Trains are a cheap means of transport to reach Barmer.

By Road:
The Barmer Bus Terminus is located near the railway station and state-run buses connect the town with most of the cities in the state including Jodhpur, Jaipur, Udaipur. Tickets are affordable and buses are frequent.