Jodhpur Rajasthan

Jodhpur, the heart of Rajasthan and the glittering jewel of her eternal crown, bedazzle the Thar, enriching the desert with entrepreneurship,scholarship and art.Jodhpur in the north Indian state of Rajasthan is especially known for its shopping and its wholesale and export operations.Chief of the Rathore Clan - Rao Jodha founded the city of Jodhpur in 1459. All the houses in the old city are painted blue in color and this is why Jodhpur is also known as "Blue City". Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan.The city is situated at the edge of the Thar desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Bikaner on its north side.
Area: 78.70 sq kilometers.
Temperature: Summer Max 40C / Winter Max 11C
Language: Rajasthani, Marwari and Hindi.
Population: 6,66,280 (1991)
Ajmer: 211 kilometers.
Bikaner: 243 kilometers.
Jaipur: 342 kilometers.
Barmer: 297 kilometers.
The kingdom of Jodhpur was ruled by the Rathores, who controlled much of Marwar in western Rajasthan including Bikaner, the other desert fiefdom.The clan traces its lineage back to Rama, the mythical hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana and through him back to the sun god Surya himself. Later, breaking into historical reality, in 470 A.D. Nayal Pal conquered the kingdom of Kanauj, near modern Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.he Rathores lost some of their honour, but the treaty ensured the kingdom relative peace and prosperity. The last Maharaja before Independence - Umaid Singh after whom the Umaid Bhavan is named - is the grandfather of the present Maharaja Gaj Singh.Rajasthan, the land embellished with infinite imprints of colour and chivalry, harmonious life and lingering music, harmony and hospitality, palaces and pristine nature; has been extending an invigorating invitation to the world, since time immemorial.
Tourists attractions:
Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Government Museum, Kailana Lake.
Tourist information:
By air: Indian airlines operates flights from Jodhpur to various major cities.
By rail: Jodhpur is connected by rail with various cities.
By road: Buses connect Jodhpur with a places around Rajasthan. Jodhpur is well connected with other cities.
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