About JodhpurJodhpur is the blend of multiple facets which India is majorly known for. It represents the legacy of fighters of Mewar region. However, it has a fantastic blend of art, cuisine, culture as well as folk tradition which has made it one of the most important tourist attractions in the country.
Jodhpur is the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan. With a population of over a million, it has been declared as a metropolitan city and also is one of the fastest upcoming cities in the state. It is also known as the ‘Blue City’ due to the blue coloured landscape it presents from the Mehrangarh Fort.
Jodhpur Municipal CorporationThe regulatory body of the city, the Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) is responsible for undertaking all development projects within the city. They are also responsible for collecting municipal taxes. JMC is responsible for obligatory services including Street Lighting Services, Fire Services, Maintenance of Monuments & Open Spaces, Ambulance Services, Maintenance of Factories and disposal and Shelter for Homeless and Poor.
History of JodhpurJodhpur was founded in the year 1459 by the Rathore clan. An Afghan ruler Mohammad Ghori, invaded the city and drove away the founders away from the place. Jodhpur faced many battles with other princely states in Rajasthan like Jaipur and Udaipur towards the 18th Century. Ahmedabad was captured by Maharaja Abhai Singh, who was the successor to Maharaja Ajit Singh. In the year 1818, a treaty was signed with the British. The treaty ensured that Jodhpur develops with peace and becomes prosperous. Know more
Geography of JodhpurJodhpur is the largest city of the state Rajasthan. It is located 300 kilometres away from the capital city of Jaipur. It serves as an important location in terms of defense strategies as it is located 250 kilometres from Pakistan border. It is an important base for; The Indian Army as well as the Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force (BSF). Know more
Climate of JodhpurThe climate of Jodhpur is generally very hot and semi – arid considering its proximity to the desert areas. The maximum temperatures during summers reach up to 45 degrees while in winter it even drops down to zero degrees. Hence it witnesses extreme weather conditions. Monsoon in Jodhpur and most parts of Rajasthan is pretty average with rainfall up to 450 mm being recorded in the season between June and September. The humidity of the city is generally on the lower side. However, it rises during the monsoon season.
Economy of JodhpurThe handicraft industry is one of the most popular industries of Jodhpur. It has employed over 2 lakh people over the past years. The second most popular industry of Jodhpur is that of tourism. Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination and Jodhpur is no exception to it. It produces and exports a special spice - the Jodhpur Red Chilly, which is popular all over the country. There are also petro-chemical refineries to be set up in Jodhpur by Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL). Know more
Jodhpur TourismTourism is one of the most popular aspects of Jodhpur. Not only tourists, a lot of film makers have also shown various colors of Jodhpur in their movies like Hum Saath Saath Hai, Veer, Shuddh Desi Romance. Places like Umaid Bhawan Palace, Ghanta Ghar and Jaswant Thada are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Jodhpur. Places like Kaylana Lake, Mandore Gardens and Shastri Circle are also popular recreation spots in the city. Know more
Culture of JodhpurJodhpur presents the typical Rajasthani culture that interests all who visit here. The festivals celebrated in Jodhpur add another dimension to this already colourful city. The Marwar festival is one of the most popular events celebrated in the city. Gangaur, Teej and the Naag Panchmi Fair are also among the popular festivals celebrated here. The traditional outfits and lifestyle of the people is unique in its own way. Know more
Food in JodhpurIn terms of food, Jodhpur's Kachoris are most popular. People savor a variety of Kachoris like Mawa Kachori and Pyaaz Kachori. Apart from these, the Makhaniya Lassi, and Mirchi Wada are also extremely famous. But the one that takes the cake is Dal Bati Churma which is the most popular delicacy of Rajasthan. Gatte ki Sabzi, Lapsi, Kadhi Pakoda as well as Aate ka Halwa are also well known. Know more
Quick Facts about JodhpurArea: 112. 40 Sq. Km
Founded in: 1459 by the Rathore clan
Government Type: Municipal Corporation
Population: 12.60 Lakhs
Population Rank: 45th
Pin Code: 342001
STD Code: 0291
Time Zone: IST
Spoken Languages: Hindi, Marwari, and English