About Jodhpur

Jodhpur Is The Second Largest City In The Indian State Of Rajasthan. And Officially The Second Metropolitan City Of The State. It Was Formerly The Seat Of A Princely State Of The Same Name. The Capital Of The Kingdom Was Known As Marwar. The City Is A Popular Tourist Destination, Featuring Many Palaces, Forts And Temples & The Thar Desert. The Old City Circles The Fort And Is Bounded By A Wall With Several Gates. However, The City Has Expanded Greatly Outside The Wall Over The Past Several Decades. Jodhpur Lies Near The Geographic Centre Of The Rajasthan State. Which Makes It A Convenient Base For Travel In A Region Much Frequented By Tourists. According To The Rajasthan District Gazetteers Of Jodhpur And The Hindu Epic Mahabharat, Ahirs Were The Inhabitants Of Marwar And Later On The Rathore Clan Established The Marwar Kingdom. There May Have Been Small Settlements Before Rathore Rule. The Jodhpur City Was Founded In 1459 By Rao Jodha, A Rajput Chief Of The Rathore Clan. Jodha Succeeded In Conquering The Surrounding Territory And Thus Founded A State Which Came To Be Known As Marwar.