Jodhpur – The Blue City

Population:  1,270,000
Average Climate

Summer: 25°C – 43°C
Winter: 10°C – 22°C

Best Time to visit: October to March

Tourist Attraction In Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. The Rathors of Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh moved to Marusthal, the blazing desert land in the heart of Rajasthan. Their land came to be called as Marwar. In 1459 Roa Jodha founded Jodhpur. Strategically located on the overland trade route, it soon became a flourishing trade centre. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. Jodhpur history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is named after him only. It was previously known as Marwar.

Places Of Interest

Mehrangarh Fort
Mehrangarh Fort:Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in forts. It is also the most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, infact, in the whole Rajasthan. The fort is amongst the popular tourist places in India. It is situated on a 150m high hill. It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. The Mehrangarh Fort can be reached from the city, 5 kms below, through a circular road.
Jaswant Thada
Jaswant Thada:It is a 19th century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur.The son of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father, built the Jaswant Thada. The cenotaph has two more tombs within it. Near to this are the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs.