‘A beautiful blend of the modern and the traditional with a Rhapsody in blue’.
Also known as the ‘Blue City’, ‘Sun City’, and ‘Gateway to Thar’, Jodhpur is famous for its Mehrangarh fort, blue houses, temples, sweets, and snacks. Blue City really is blue! Inside is a tangle of winding, glittering, medieval streets, which never seem to lead where you expect them to, scented by incense, roses, and sewers, with shops and bazaars selling everything from trumpets and temple decorations to snuff.
Jodhpur is a historic city in India and the origin dates to the year 1459 AD when it was founded by Rao Jodha, the Rajput chief of the Rathores. The city was built as the new capital of Marwar to replace the ancient capital Mandore, the ruins of which can be seen near what is now the Mandore Gardens. The people of Jodhpur and surrounding areas are hence also commonly called as Marwaris.
Modern Jodhpur stretches well beyond the city walls, but it’s the immediacy and buzz of the old Blue City and the larger-than-life fort that captures travelers’ imaginations. This crowded, hectic zone is also Jodhpur’s main tourist area. The former capital of Marwar, Jodhpur is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, with its Mehrangarh fort overlooking the city. It is called the blue city as it looks completely blue in color from an aerial view because of its blue walls and blue houses. This is particularly noticeable on the north side of the town, known as Brahmpuri due to the many Brahmins that live there.
Jodhpur is well connected by road, rail, and air to all major cities and towns. The best places to visit in Jodhpur are Mehrangarh fort, Khejarla Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Ranisar Padamsar, Chamunda Mataji Temple, Jaswant Thada, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, and many more beautiful attractions.
Seen in the backdrop of the movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Jodhpur attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all around the world. Jodhpur is conveniently located in the center of Rajashtan (India) making it easier for people visiting Jodhpur to explore other destinations of the state.
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