With just over a million residents, Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan, India. It has long been a popular tourist destination, in part due to the profusion of forts, palaces and temples dotted around the city. The blue houses around one of these attractions, the Mehrangarh Fort, gave Jodhpur its nickname of “The Blue City”. Its popularity with travelers has made it one of India’s more cosmopolitan cities and those tourists still flock to Jodhpur to visit sights like the spectacular Umaid Bhawan Palace, home to the former Jodhpur royal family and one the largest private residences in the world. Its central location has made Jodhpur a convenient base from which to explore Rajasthan and also led to it becoming an important economic center. It is a recognized cultural melting pot and expats living in Jodhpur will find many other international residents. InterNations is a great hub where you can connect with these global minds and find out more about the city.
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Jodhpur is a well-connected regional transport hub and is served by good road, rail and air networks. The city is the headquarters for North Western Railways and has excellent connections to other major cities in India. Jodhpur Airport has furthermore many regional connections and is currently being upgraded into an international airport. The city is also connected to India’s National Highway network and has many major road connections. Expats moving to Jodhpur will find an ambitious and growing city, where the Jodhpur Development Authority is in the midst of “Master Plan 2031,” which will take the city forward over the next few decades. The city has excellent schools and colleges and is famous for its food. Advice on markets and restaurants is just one of the ways InterNations can help you settle in the city.
Many Jodhpur residents work in the handicraft industry, with the manufacture of household products and furniture perhaps employing 200,000 people. Tourism is the second largest industry. The economy is changing, however, and many expats in Jodhpur are arriving to take advantage of opportunities in the burgeoning education and research sector. The city has specialist higher education establishments for almost every discipline, including accountancy, engineering, law, medicine and technology. As Jodhpur quickly becomes one of India’s most important education centers, a highly educated community of academic and research expatriates in Jodhpur is growing rapidly. Using InterNations allows the new expatriate in Jodhpur to access that community and take advantage of the joint knowledge it shares. And InterNations’ Expat Magazine supplements these resources by offering informative articles on the expatriation in general.