|Elevation||231 m (758 ft)|
|Density||11,210/km2 (29,000/sq mi)|
Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Also known as Sun City, It is a major attraction spot for tourists. Alike Jaipur, Jodhpur is famous for its palaces, forts and temples as well as its natural scenery decorated with Thar Desert. It got the name ‘Sun City’ for its bright, sunny weather and ‘Blue City’ for its blue painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur is also a major industrial root by which goods are carried.
Jodhpur was founded by a Rajput prince Rao Jodha from Rathore lineage. During medieval time it served Mughal Empire eventually followed by the British rulers.
The environment of Jodhpur is hot and semi-arid with a rainy season from June to September. Yearly average rain is 24 millimeters. In summer Jodhpur suffers an extreme temperature above 45 degree Celsius while in winter it dips below 10 degree Celsius.
Jodhpur Tourist places
- Mehrangarh Fort
- Ummed Bhavan Palace
- The Jaswant Thada mausoleum
- Kaylana Lake and Garden
- Balsamand lake
- Sardar Samand lake and palace
- Masooria Hill
- Veer Durgadas Smarak (monument, park and museum)
Fairs and Festivals
- Marwar festival
- Nag Panchmi fair
- Mahavir Jayanti
- Shetla Mata
Have a look beautiful images of Jodhpur.