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the old town of Jodhpur
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Located in the centre of Rajasthan, Jodhpur is the state's second largest city. It is also called the Blue City because of the large number of blue buildings surrounding the largest tourist attraction: the Mehrangarh Fort - an impressive fort on a hill over 100 metres above the city and housing a splendid collection of carvings and artworks.


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Wikipedia - Jodhpur

Jodhpur Panorama
Jodhpur Panorama, seen from the Mehrangarh Fort.

Jodhpur About this sound pronunciation (help·info) (Rajasthani / Marwari : जोधाणा) (Hindi : जोधपुर), is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert
The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the Blue City due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thick stone wall. ... read more

Wikitravel - Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is called the Gateway to Thar, as it is literally on the edge of the Thar desert. It is also called the Sun City as the sun shines (very bright and hot!) almost every day of the year. Jodhpur is a historic city and the origin dates to the year 1459 AD when it was founded by Rao Jodha, the Rajput chieftan of the Rathores. The Rathore kingdom was also known as the Marwar and was the largest in Rajputana.
The city was built as the new capital of the state of Marwar (now Rajasthan) to replace the ancient capital Mandore, the ruins of which can be seen near what is now the Mandore Gardens. The people of Jodhpur and surrounding areas are hence also commonly called as Marwaris. ... read more

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