Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. It is also known by the name of Gateway to Thar, because it is located at the border of Thar Desert. Another name by which the city is known is Sun City. Jodhpur is historic city and it was founded by Rao Jodha in the year 1459 AD. Rao Jodha was the Rajput chief of the Rathores. The kingdom of the Rathores was also known by the name of Marwar. It was the largest kingdom among the Rajputana. To replace the very old capital Mandore, Jodhpur city was built as a new capital to the state of Marwar. Therefore, the people who reside in this city and nearby areas are called as Marwaris.
This city is commonly known as blue city because when you will visit this place then you will see that most of the houses here have shade of blue. You will get to see such type of house in the north part of the town identified as Brahmpuri. Jodhpur city is one of the popular tourist spot where the tourist will get to visit many palaces, forts, havelis, temples and many more. The tradition, culture, fabrics, spices, color and the flourishing handicraft industry make the blue city even more attractive.
Founded in the year 1458 this fort is the largest in the state of Rajasthan. The fort covers the whole top of 150 m hill where you will get to see some magnificent views and at the edges of the fort you will found some three kilometers of huge walls.
Chamunda Mataji Temple
Devoted to Rao Jodha's beloved goddess this temple is one of the local favorite destinations.
Phool Mahal (Flower Hall)
This Mahal is known to be extravagant and this place was the delight chamber where girls use to dance for him and many celebrations use to take place here.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
This palace is located in the south of the city. This palace was built in the year 1944 and the Maharaja of Jodhpur stays here till date. Half of the palace has been converted into a 5star hotel.
Moti Mahal (Pearl Hall)
This Mahal is pearl colored from inside and the windows of it are of colored glass.
This palace is made up of the carvings and the extremely delicate sandstone screens. The chamber of this palace was once protected by the eunuchs.
You can understand by the name of the Mahal. It is also known as mirror hall.
When you will visit this city then you will get the opportunity to do shopping. You will get to buy dress material and bandhej sarees, jootis, mojris, handicrafts, spices and tea. You will get to see people dressed here in period costumes and some playing traditional instruments which make the city worth a visit.
Jodhpur city is very well connected with railways, roadways, and airways to the main cities. You can also reach till the city with the help of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses.
Jodhpur Photo Gallery