Located almost on the edge of the Thar Desert, the city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs and was the capital of the State of Marwar. The city is called the Blue City as it looks completely blue in colour from an aerial view because of its blue walls and blue houses. Majestic palaces and temples around the city add to the remarkable splendour of this city. In ancient times the city was trade centre for opium, copper, silk, sandals, dates and coffee. The people of Jodhpur are warm and welcoming and their enthusiasm during the famous Marwar festival is infectious. Jodhpur of today is known for its stunning handicrafts, folk dances, folk songs and also the brightly dressed people.
Jodhpur is also known as the Blue City because of the blue colours that decorate many of the houses in the old city area. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. It was once the capital of the Marwar region and is home to some of most magnificent forts and palaces in India. One of the world�s largest private residences is also situated in Jodhpur.
: Jodhpur is connected by air with Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai. The airport is 5 km away from the city centre
Jodhpur is connected by rail with major cities in India
Jodhpur is well connected by motorable roads to different cities and places in India.
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