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Jodhpur Travel Guide

Jodhpur Travel Guide

Jodhpur is located in the west of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, and in the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert, the city also is known as “Sun City” for the bright, in other way, Jodhpur is called Gateway to Thar, as it is literally on the edge of the Thar Desert. The city is also referred as the “Blue City”, because the houses are painted of blue, originally the houses were for Brahmins but other peoples soon joined in, because the color was said for to deflect the heat and keep mosquitoes away. Before the city was the seat of a princely state, known as Marwar. Now is the second largest city in the Rajasthan State, after of Jairpur.

The city is a popular destination for tourists in Rajasthan, because the city has beautiful palaces, forts and temples, and its stark, scenic desert landscape. The old city is surrounded for 10 kilometers of long wall with eight Doors facing various directions, the Fort was built around 15th century, erected on the top of a rocky hill to 125 meters above the plains, inside of the fort are innumerable bastions.

In 1459, it was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, who claimed descent from Rama, the epic hero of the Ramayana, and the city was named after him, it city is a valiant sentinel on the desert.

Near of the Jodhpur you can find some interesting sites for travelers such as Mandore and Osiyan; Mandore was the older capital of Marwar, that was called as “land of death”, there you can find a beautiful garden with some nice memorials of maharajah and you can see Monkeys, Osiyan is other ancient town of the Thar Desert, to 65 kilometers from Jodhpur, there are temples of hindus sucha as Sachiyan mata, harihara and Jain Mahaveera temple.

Jodhpur is a great center for trading; the handicrafts industry grew greatly during last years, especially in the export of the furniture, and other items. The Mathania red Chilies is the representative agricultural product, and the city is an important for wool and agricultural products.

The Marwar festival is the most important in Jodhpur, it is celebrated each year dedicated to brings to life; there are a very scene of the magic. The climate in Jodhpur is hot and dry, typical of the desert, the best time to visit Jodhpur is between November and March, and the weather is pleasant with sunny days.

Jodhpur Travel Guide

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