Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan and officially be the second metropolitan city of the state.The capital of the kingdom was known as Marwar of the Rajput. Jodhpur is a prominent tourist destination, featuring many Palaces, forts, and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.
The Jodhpur city which is known as the “Sun City” for the bright and sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several big gates. Jodhpur is also known as the “Blue City” because of the blue colors that decorate the many of the houses in the old city area.However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past couple of decades.
The city lies near the geographic center of the Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for the tourist to travel to the city.
Jodhpur’s most notable attractions are Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and the Ghanta Ghar, or Clock Tower. Tourists are also within proximity to Fort Auwa, Mandore, Kayalana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Ratanada Ganesh Ji Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace,Veer Durgadas Smarak (monument, park and museum), Bhim Bhirak Cave, and Ravan Ka Mandir, the only Ravan temple in India. Other attraction of the city which make the city more colorful is its markets of food, antique items, traditional clothes and traditional shoes (also called jodhpuri mojari) held in Jodhpur.