A major trade centre of the 16th century, Jodhpur has grown to become the second largest city of the state.Rao Jodhaji,chief of Rathore clan of Rajputs,founded the fortified city of Jodhpur in 1459.The imperial city set at the edge of the Thar desert is replete with amazing legends of romance and heroism.
ORIENTATION : Jodhpur is located at 26°29°N,73.03°E.The walled city or old Jodhpur has eight gates, of which Jalori Gate and Sojati Gate on the south are the most important – the busiest commercial centers surround them.
HISTORY : Jodhpur is a beautiful white washed city under the ceaseless vigil of a massive fort of sheer rocky eminence.Once the capital of Marwar kingdom,ruled by rathor warriors,its fascinating long winding streets,palaces,latticed windows through which light filters making varied pattern on ancient stone floors,cenotaphs,temples,lakes and painted ceilings.