By train the journey from Chennai to Jodhpur is scheduled to take from 40 to 42 hours depending upon which train you take. Via the shortest route the distance travelled is 2,351 km.
Train Times from Chennai to Jaipur
There are currently 3 train services from Chennai to Jodhpur all departing from the same train station in Chennai and all stopping at Jodhpur Junction Railway Station.
- There are 3 train services from Chennai Egmore Railway Station (MS) to Jodhpur Junction Railway Station (JU).
Fastest Train: The fastest train from Chennai to Jodhpur is the Tiruchchirappalli – Bhagat Ki Kothi Humsafar Express (Train #20482) departing at 13:10 every Saturday and arriving in Jodhpur at 05:40 on Monday morning.
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Location of Chennai Egmore Railway Station
Chennai Egmore Railway Station is located 4.6 km by road from Marina Beach.
Location of Jodhpur Junction Railway Station
Jodhpur Junction Railway Station is 6.1 km by road from the Mehrangarh Museum and Trust.
About Travel to Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the State of Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur was founded in the 15th Century and became the capital of the Kingdom of Marwar. The Marwar kings ruled directly over the area until 1818, and then ruled in title only under British colonial control until 1947 when the new government of India abolished the system of local ruler in favour of a modern democratic state. Jodhpur’s royal family, however, still retain an important role in local life and ownership of the city’s two greatest buildings.
Mehrangarh Fort was built at the same time as the city was founded, and was the home of the local royal family until the middle of the 20th Century. In modern times the Mehrangarh Fort has been transformed into a tourist attraction which is open to visitors from 09:00 to 17:00.
The Mehrangarh Fort overlooks the city from a 125 metre high hill rising from an otherwise flat landscape. The scale of the fort is spectacular. It occupies 5 square kilometres of hill top, all of which is surrounded by 36 metre high walls. The fort dominates the local skyline and it also has a dominant position in the local tourist industry. It’s the one place nearly all tourists visit whilst in Jodhupur.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Jodhpur’s other major tourist attraction, the Umaid Bhawan Palace, was built for the descendants of the former ruling family during the 1950s. The ancestral ruling family moved out from the Mehrangarh Fort on completion of the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace was also built on a grand scale, with some impressive and ornate detailing on both the interior and exterior of the building. Part of the Umaid Bhawan Palace is open to visitors as a hotel. The palace also has a museum non-guests can visit. The former royal family live in the other part of the building.
The other notable thing about the Umaid Bhawan Palace is that it’s currently India’s most fashionable, and possibly most expensive, wedding venue. India is famous for it’s competitively opulent weddings, and the Umaid Bhawan Palace is at the pinnacle of that massively lucrative industry. It has hosted weddings for many famous people, including Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra who were married at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in 2018.