Jodhpur Airport or Civil Airport Jodhpur, operated by Airports Authority of India (AAI), is located at a distance of 5 kilometers from Jodhpur Railway Station in South Jodhpur. It features 2,743 meters long runway and covers 12 acres of land as civil enclave. The airport also shares its airfield with the Indian Air Force. It was established by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1920 as the Jodhpur Flying Club and was used as an airbase by Great Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. The airport is equipped with modern facilities such as night landing, various navigational facilities, and instrument landing system. The airport handled 350,583 passengers from April 2016 to March 2017.
Jodhpur, also called the “Sun City”, is equally popular among national and international tourists for its magnificent palaces and forts. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and reflects princely era of Rajasthan in its architecture. Located adjacent to Mehrangarh fort is Jaswant Thada, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, which features white marble lattice screens. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore Gardens, and Osian Temples are other must-visit places to check out on your visit to Jodhpur.
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