Jodhpur also known as the 'Sun City' or the 'Blue City' is the second largest city of Rajasthan, located at the edge of the Thar desert. Once the capital of Marwar state, Jodhpur was founded in 1459 A.D by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan of the Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - hero of the epic 'Ramayana'. Jodhpur city is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is enclosed in a 10 km long stone wall with 8 gates. The new city, located outside the walled city, has several tourist destinations like forts, palaces, temples, lakes and gardens. Some of the major attractions of the city are the massive Mehrangarh fort on a rocky hill, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Government Museum, several colourful markets which specialises in antiques, designer furniture and metal work products etc. Jodhpur is also famous for its unique art and culture. It is one of the leading centres of wool, cattle, camels and salt.
|Area||: 22850 sq. Kms|
|Population||: 3,685,681 (2011 census)|
|Season||: November - March|
|STD Code||: 0291|
|Temperature||: Winter - Max: 27.5oC Min :15.5oC
Summer - Max: 42.2oC Min: 36.6oC