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Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha- chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs. It is located at the base of a hillock the top of which is crowned by an old fort which also houses the Palaces of the former rulers of Jodhpur.

          The city is situated between latitude 2618N and longitude 731 E, and a population of 317,612 in 1971. The old city is surrounded by a well which has crumbled down at many palaces. There are several gates to enter the old city, such as the Nagauri gate, Merta gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and Chandpole gate. Formerly the city was confined to the old walls but with the development of new colonies like Sardarpura, Manoharpura, Paota, Ratanada the city has grown out of the walls. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples strewn throughout the city bring alive the historic grandeur, exquisite handicrafts, flok dance, music and brightly attired  people lend a romantic aura to the city.

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Population         :

856,034 (2001)

Altitude :

230 mts

Best season : October to March
Languages :

Hindi, English, Rajasthani, Urdu.

Access :

Jaipur 340 km., Ajmer 208 km.   


PALACES OF INTEREST

  • Meharangarh Fort

  • Jaswant Thada

  • Umaid Bhawan Palace

  • Clock Tower

  • Umaid Garden & Museum

SITES NEARBY

  • Mandore

  • Mahamandir Temple

  • Balsamand Lake & Palce

  • Guda Bishnoi

  • Osian (60 km)

  • Organised Tours