Jodhpur is the second metropolitan city in the state of Rajasthan, India. This city is known for its blue house colors which are visible from files far. The coloring of these hoses is vital in maintaining a cold temperature in a hot climate. Set in the Stark landscape on the outskirts of the Thar desert, Jodhpur was an active Fort city.
However, modern Jodhpur extends miles out of the walls of the fort in past decades. One can still see high towers surrounding the city. The blue city lies in the geographical center of Rajasthan state. This reason makes this city a commercial center and starting point for tourists coming to visit Rajasthan. This historical and culturally rich city also constitutes many tourist destinations that you don’t want to miss.
The city of Jodhpur has its presence in the Hindu epic of Mahabharata. Ahirs were inhabitants of the Marwar kingdom(Present Jodhpur) as in the legend. This city flourished and developed during the Rathore clan’s reign. During the British rule, this city maintained peace and also thrived economically. One of the most successful groups of merchants Marwaris started their Business from this era in Jodhpur.
Along with beautiful landscapes today you can view different historical monuments in the city. Mausoleums, fortresses, and Temples are abundant in the city. During your city, you should try an authentic Rajasthani Thali(A palate of complete Rajasthani dinner).
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Osiyan Mata Temple
Clock Tower(Ghanta Ghar)
Jodhpur Cenotaph Garden