Blogger Name: Mitesh Sharma
Date & Time: 21April2019 & 05:00 PM
Jodhpur is popularly known as “Suncity” and “Bluecity”. It is the second largest city of Rajasthan.
It was the capital of Marwar previously under the rule of Maharaja. It is situated in the western Rajasthan which is popularly known as region of Thar Desert.
It was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459. Currently Maharja Gaj Singh and his son Shivraj Singh is the member of this royal family and lives in the grand Umaid Palace.
It has a large history to read about its forts, temples, regions, sweets, snacks, gardens, peoples etc.
It is the largest city in western Rajasthan. It is surrounded by six major cities named Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jalore, Pali, Nagaur and Bikaner.
Climate of city is hot and dry but it has some month of rainy season from July to September which is called monsoon season.
Population is more than 10 Lakh according to Census 2011. It is not too much populated and density is not too much high according to its geographical area.
National and State level government offices are also situated in the Jodhpur like CAZRI, ISRO RRSC-W Center, High Court, JDA, AFRI etc.
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan Shri Ashok Gehlot is also from Jodhpur.
The main city is situated near to fort and it is covered by walls and gates like Jalori Gate, Sojti Gate, Merti Gate, Sivanchi Gate etc.
Jodhpur is hugely popular for Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Palace, Jaswanth Thada, Chamunda Mata Temple, Ghantaghar, Mandore Garden, Balsamand Lake and many more.
There is an outdoor stadium in the city is called Barkatullah Khan Stadium. It hosted two one day international cricket match.
It is also famous for its handicraft sector. Handicraft is the major industry in Jodhpur. Today people use Jodhpur’s handicraft all around the world.
Tourism is also a great industry. Tourist comes very frequently to Jodhpur to explore its fort, temples, beauty and food.
Jodhpur Stone (Sand Stone) is also a world famous stone. Sandstone minning is the primary source of job in Jodhpur. You see lots of houses with stone art (Gadhai) in Jodhpur.
It is a major city with the all transportation facilities like Railway, Air, Buses, Taxi and many more.
It has a National Level AIIMS Hospital and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) College. FM Radio, Aakashwani and Doordarshan services are also available in the city.
It is famously known for its sweets and snacks like Mirchibada. It is the burger and Vadapav of suncity and people use it between the two breads and enjoy this delicious food.
It is famous for movie location. Lots of English, Hindi and other language movies were filmed their like Kung Fu Yoga, Baadshaho, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Airlift, Shuddh Desi Romance etc.
Major Historical Buildings
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Toorji Ka Jhalra
Fair of Jodhpur
Sheetla Mata Fair
Baba Ramdev Mela
Popular Gardens/Lakes of Jodhpur
Public Park (Umaid Udhyan)
Masuriya Hill Park
Rao Jodha Desert Park
Machaiya Safari Park
Chamunda Mata Temple
Pal Balaji Temple
Ganpati Temple (Ratanada)
Baba Ramdev Temple
Achal Nath Temple
Kunj Bihari Temple
Santoshi Mata Ka Mandir
Famous Foods/Snacks/Drinks of Jodhpur
Pyaz Ki Kachori (Onion Kachori)
Mogar Ki Kachori
Dal Bati Churma
Ker Sangri Sabzi
Gatte Ki Sabzi
Lehson Ki Chattni (Garlic)
Karri Gunde Ki Sabji
Mirchi Ka Kuta
Famous Sweets of Jodhpur
Motichur Ke Laddu
Mawe Ki Kachori
Chuntiya Ki Chakki
Besan Ki Chakki