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Jodhpur Culture

The people of Jodhpur are hospitable, warm and are known to the rest of India for their cordial nature. Attired in bright multicolored turbans, the men of the city there wear nice and lovely multihued costumes. The women folk wear wide gathered skirts and a hip length jacket, with three quarter length sleeves, covering the front and back. Women are also love to wear jewelry on many parts of their body like neck, arms, head, forehead, nose, fingers and the like. In fact, the popular tight-fitting horse-riding trousers derive their names from this city.
Food : Jodhpur greets its tourists with multiple cuisines like Chinese, Mughlai, Rajasthani and Continental. Some of the must-haves amongst the authentic Rajasthani platter here are:-
  • Makhaniya Lassi
  • Mawa Kachori
  • Pyaaz Kachori
  • Hot & Spicy Mirchibada (A preparation made with potato, onion, chili and gram flour)
  • Panchkuta.
  • Kachauri, and
  • Lassi
If you have a sharp sweet tooth, indulge in Laddoos, that will surely melt in your mouth. Some of the other variations among sweet dishes are as follows:
  • Mave ki Kachori
  • Besan ki Chaaki
  • Maakhan Vade

Festivals in Jodhpur

Marwar Festival - Known originally as Maand festival, the Marwar festival is the most hyped and primitive festivities of Rajasthan. It is held every year in memory of the heroes of the state. It is held every year on the Sharad Purnima (full moon) of Ashwin (September-October). The main attraction of this festival is the folk music centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan's rulers. Among other attractions at the festival, is the camel tattoo show and polo. The venue of this festival includes the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort.

Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival- The International Kite festival in Jodhpur is held on the 14th of January (Makar Sankranti) in the Polo Ground in Jodhpur. The best kite flyers from India as well as rest of the world take part. The aim is to show of your kite flying skills. A lot of excitement surrounds this festival. The sky becomes filled with multi-colored kites and the occasional uproar of the crowds on the snapping of the chords of the kites makes this day a cherished one for the people of Jodhpur.

Nagaur Fair- The Nagaur Fair, held every year during January- February is the second biggest Fair of the country. It goes on for a period of eight daysand mainly involves the buying and selling of cattle. About 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses are traded in the Nagaur Fair. Apart from the animals, camel-leather goods, spices, wood carvings and the like are also traded in this fair.