Welcome to Jodhpur

Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by the Rajput leader of the Rathore Rao Jodhaya clan. Rao Jodha successfully conquered nearby territories, and thus the state of Marwar was formed. Initially, Rao Jodha was based in the neighboring town of Mandor , and he served as the capital of the state. However, soon, during the life of this leader, this role passed to Jodhpur. The city was located on the strategic road from Delhi to Gujarat . This allowed him to prosper, receiving income from the trade of opium, copper, silk, sandalwood and coffee. At the beginning of its history, the state became the possession of the Empire of the Great Moguls, preserving, however, autonomy. At this time, Marwar gave the Moguls a number of remarkable military leaders, such as Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Jodhpur and its people received some benefit from being part of the empire: new styles of art and architecture penetrated here, trade flourished.

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On the eastern edge of the Tar desert, in the arid territory lies JODHPUR, also called the "Blue City" because of the color of the houses of its old city, and above it, on a steep sandstone cliff, the massive fortifications of the Meherangarh Fort rise. Once it was the center of Marwar, the largest princely state of Rajputana, and today its population is approaching 800,000. Most tourists who stay at Jodhpur stay here for a day, quickly inspecting the fort before heading west to Jaisalmer (300 km) or east to Jaipur (320 km). It is a pity that this place is given s...

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Marwar Festival, (October) A festival dedicated mainly to music and dance in the Marwar region. It is a festival that allows the visitor to understand and enjoy the popular traditions of this part of the state. Nagaur Fair (January-Feb

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