Once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and famous all over for its traditional and ethnic settings. Rao Jodha, the head of the Rathore clan of Rajputs, who claimed to be descendants of Lord Rama, founded the city in 1459 A.D. Sprawled along the edge of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is often referred to as the Blue City of India, as most of the accommodation in the region are painted blue, to absorb less heat and protect the people from the harsh climate that the city is known for.
Mehrangarh Fort is a major tourist attraction of the Jodhpur and is also the living evidence of city's rich culture. 5 km in length and 125 mtrs in height, the monument offers a breathtaking view of the city below. Inside the fort itself are several Palaces adding beauty to the already existing allure of the Palace. The Fort also houses a series of courtyards and palaces and they house a museum, with marvelous collection of the trappings of Indian Royalty and is a much-visited tourist destination in the region.
The stately sandstone Umaid Bhawan Palace situated on the eastern side of Jodhpur is another enthralling site of the city. Mandore Gardens, Jaswant Thada are some of the other few places in the city that are a must visit on Jodhpur Tours. For more information on Jodhpur, please visit the link given below.
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