Jodhpur gives you the glimpse of the splendour and magnificence of this ancient desert city built on the edge of the Thar Desert. At its best, it is a doorway to the wonderland of sand dunes and shrubs, rocky terrain and thorny trees. The Rajput chief Rao Jodha founded the city of Jodhpur in 1459.
Earlier, it was the capital of the Marwar state of Rajasthan. A 10-km-long wall made of stone surrounds the city. Eight doors stand all through the wall leading to different places of Jodhpur. The city has about 100 towers most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. The guards' chambers, constructed high up above the ground and fitted with iron spikes on top, could be seen alongside these walls.
Jodhpur offers its visitors an unbeatable blend of modern and ancient that divides the city neatly into two parts, Old and New. The Old Jodhpur is crammed with the famous blue painted houses, and consistently mushrooming hotels catering to hippie culture, and those interested in witnessing the rustic side of this one of the favourite getaways in Rajasthan.
Best place to visit in Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Mandore Gardens, Mahamandir Temple, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Toorji Ka Jhalra Stepwell, Bishnoi Village, Balsamand Lake Palace, The royal cenotaph Jaswant Thada, Old city bazaar, Clock tower market and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.