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Home>>History Of Jodhpur

History Of Jodhpur


Jodhpur, earlier known as Mewar, is the land that created a galaxy of nationalist and heroes in quick series, people who imprinted the name of Rajasthan in every corner of the world. The Mewar family traces its roots to the Sun God. We give history of Jodhpur with complete information about the city and its appearance. The history of Jodhpur is very scrambled with the stories of royal Maharaja, with grand Mughals. Jodhpur history stands with it many spiritual details and facts that make it rather more attractive for travelers and tourists from all over the world.

Jodhpur, once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Flanked on its western side by the Mehrangarh Fort, and on the eastern side by the stately sandstone Palace of Umaid Bhawan; the monuments temples and gardens of Jodhpur depict a multi-faceted grandeur.

Founded in 1459 AD by the Suryavanshi Rao Jodha, Jodhpur gradually grew around the towering Mehrangarh Fort, built as a stronghold on the advice of a sage. Along with Bikaner and Jaisalmer, Jodhpur too is situated on the ancient silk route that linked Central Asia and Northern India with the seaports of Gujarat. As a result it became a major trading centre in the 16th century. Reminiscent of the bygone years is the fact that Jodhpur is still the leading centre for cattle, camels, wood, salt and agricultural crops. The beauty and imagination that has gone into the making of this monumental city proclaim the life-springs of creative genius that appear incongurent with the harshness of this land and its climate.

Most Popular Attractions In Jodhpur

Umaid Bhawan Museum

The ruling family of Jodhpur has newly converted a part of the gigantic Umaid Bhawan Palace as a palace museum.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace

This is known as Umaid Bhawan Palace because of the particular type of sandstone used, to build it - which is not weathered.

Wood Crafts

Fragrant and fairly beautiful, sandalwood carvings come in a range of objects and themes-ranging from caravans of tiny camels to decorate a mantelpiece to key chains, paper knives and trinket boxes.

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Sardar Samand Lake

Developed by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1933, the resplendently good-looking Sardar Samand Lake is 60 km from Jodhpur.

 
 

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