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 so little time. Lost in the blue tangle of the old city, you can see Muslim tie-dye paints, workshops where they produce lacquered knick-knacks and dolls, traditional spice markets, and the famous cubic panoramas of the city, which are most beautiful at sunset - a real paradise for a photographer. In addition, the desert, gradually spreading over large areas outside the blue city, is dotted with small settlements, where one can hide from the crowded and polluted city to feel the atmosphere of rural Rajasthan.
Jodhpur is the third largest city in Rajasthan, located 600 km away. from Delhi . Jodhpur is incredibly popular with European tourists. Glory Jodhpur was brought to the construction, which is a symbol of the romantic and feudal luxury of Rajasthan
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.
Modern Jodhpur extends far beyond the city walls, but it is the spontaneity and noise of the old blue city and the incredible fort that captivate the imagination of tourists. This crowded area is the main place in Jodhpur, where tourists shop and eat. Often there is a feeling that you cannot and two words with a man, as he immediately tries to sell something to you. Old Town district, located west - such as Navchokiya (Navchokiya) - just as picturesque, but is much less hectic. In the noisy old town center of Jodhpur, you cannot neglect the visit to the Sardar Market, located near the old clock tower. On the shelves of tents installed around it, there is an abundance of multi-colored mountains of spices.Get Started