One of the most beautiful places of tourist's
interest in India is Jodhpur. Situated in the arid land of
Rajasthan, this place was founded by Rajput Chief Rao Jodha in
1459. Rao Jodha is the descendent of King Ramachandra of
Ramayana. Earlier, it was the capital of the Marwar state of
Rajasthan. Jodhpur is surrounded by a tall stonewall of about 10
kms. long. This wall has got eight doors facing various
directions leading to different places of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is a
beautiful small city with the golden sands covering the thorny
shrub growing arid land. Jodhpur has about 100 towers most of
which are surrounded by defensive battlements. Normally, guard's
chambers could be seen along with these walls, which are
considerably high armed with iron spikes on top of it.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan.
Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur
has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly
to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and
havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and
texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty.
The forts and palaces in the city are the major source of
attraction in the city. Exploring the forts gives you a feel of
the times when the Rajput might was at its peak. The gates and
the walls of the forts speak of the battles they have witnessed.
One needs to spend enough time with these historical monuments
to fully grasp the grandeur of the Rajput era.
The places around Jodhpur offer further insight into the regions
religious, cultural and commercial past besides being
interesting tourist spots in themselves. Jodhpur celebrates the
Marwar festival with great fun and joy. The two-day festival
drenches everyone at Jodhpur in fun, folk music, folk dance and