The former capital of Marwar state, Jodhpur, was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha. According to Rathore tradition, the clan traces its origins back to Lord Rama. The city of Jodhpur has grown around the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. The old walled city is protected by a high stone wall with seven gates (Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and Chand pol) and countless bastions. The 'blue' city of Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan enriching the desert with entrepreneurship, scholarship an d art. The city is proud to have institutions as AIIMS, IIT, NLU, NIFT etc. Handicraft industries of Jodhpur are one of the world's best
Jodhpur located at 26.29°, N 73.03°, E. Average elevation 232 mtrs (761 feet).
Jodhpur is 75.50 km (29 sq m)
Summer maximum of 42°,C and minimum 37°,C Winters maximum 28°,C and minimum 15°,C Railfall 31 cm
Population 846,408 (as of 2001 India census) Males 53% Females 47% Jodhpur has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 58%. In Jodhpur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Sightseeing in Jodhpur:
Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Girdikot and Sardar Market, Tulhati Mahal, Museum
How to Reach:
Well connected from Delhi and Mumbai.
Jodhpur is linked by rail with Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Bikaner, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, and Udaipur
Ajmer 210 km, Bikaner 245 km, Barmer 225 km, Devgarh 223 km, Jaisalmer 290 km, Jaipur 335 km, Jhalamand 10 km, Jojawar 160 km, Kishangarh 244 km, Khimsar 90 km, Kumbhalgarh 270 km, Luni 24 km, Makrana 190 km, Mandore 9 km, Manwar Resort 111 km, Mt. Abu 264 km, Nagaur 130 km, Osian 60 km, Pali 85 km, Pokaran 186 km, Pushkar 220 km, Rohet 50 km, Ranakpur 190 km, Roopangarh 260 km, Samode 375 km, Sardarsamand 60 km, Sodawas 90 km, Udaipur 275 km