Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a
major tourist attraction in the country. Famous for its
magnificent forts and palaces. The city is situated at the edge
of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and
Pali on its south, Bikaner on its north, and Nagaur on the
Jodhpur was founded by the Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459. The
city was the erstwhile capital of the Marwar state. A 10-km-long
wall made of stone and built about a century after the city was
founded, surrounds the old city. There are about 100 towers in
the city, most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements.
Rising majestically over the rocky and rugged terrain is one of
Rajasthan's finest forts-the Mehrangarh Fort. It looks down
protectively over the fascinating city of Jodhpur. Situated at an
altitude of about 125 metres and is spread over an area of 5 sq.
km with seven gates.
In Jodhpur, the genius of its sculptors comes to life in its
exquisite palaces, forts, temples and havelis, which stand
testimony to the imperial grandeur. The most alluring part of
Jodhpur is the traditional lifestyle, festivity and the smiling
people who treasure this former princely state. Polo has been the
traditional sport of the Jodhpur nobility since medieval