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Jodhpur stands on the edge of Thar Desert, it was once capital of Marwar. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan.. Initially the town of Mandore served as the capital of the state from where Jodhpa belonged. Eventually, the capital was shifted to Jodhpur with the growing areas that formed the state of Mewar. The city of Jodhpur was located on the flourishing trade route between Delhi to Gujarat.

Area 96 sq. km
Population 1,006,600 (2010)
Altitude 232 M (761 ft)
Rainfall 360 mm (July to September)
STD Code 0294
Location 26.28°N 73.02°E / 26.28°N 73.02°E / 26.28; 73.02

Climate :
Jodhpur being edge of Thar remains hot during summer months. Average lowest temperature remains 34◦C and high of 42◦C. Winter months November to February records low of around 15◦C and high of 28◦C.

Places of Interest :
Magnificent residence of Maharaja of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace which is now a luxury Palace hotel under Taj group management. A large section of the Palace still serves as residence for the royal family. Mehrangarh Fort, the biggest in India which houses excellent collection of time furniture, paintings, miniatures, musical instruments. Located atop a 125 m high hill, it was completed in the 17th century. Close-by is Jaswant Thada which are white marble cenotaphs of the royal family. Mandore, 9 km from city are well laid and manicured gardens, also houses cenotaphs, temples, rock carved sculptures.

Traveling to Jodhpur :

By Air : Jodhpur has flights to Udaipur, Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai.

By Train : Jodhpur has regular train services to Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Agra, Varanasi.

By Road : Jaipur (320 km), Jaisalmer (287 km), Udaipur (290 km). Rohet (40 km), Ajmer (220 km), Pushkar ( 210 km), Osian (60 km), Manvar (110 km), Mount Abu (250 km), Bikaner (245 km), Khimsar (90 km), Udaipur (290 km), Ranakpur (200 km), Deogarh (175 km), Shahpura (275 km)

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