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Jodhpur Travel Guide

Jodhpur is considered as the second largest city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. It is more and more becoming popular as a tourist destination, gives thanks largely to some massive forts in the region and its propinquity to the vast Thar Desert. Jodhpur is placed in a strategically crucial point on the road that links the western Indian state Gujarat with the country’s capital New Delhi.

This region, in the history of India, had been a tacit witness to the violent contention between the Mughals, who ruled Delhi and the Marathas, who ruled the states located in the western part of India. It was in the year 1459 that Jodhpur rose to prominence when Rao Jodha from whom the region got its name, a mighty Rajput king who headed up the Rathore dynasty that dominated a kingdom known as Marwar, constituted Jodhpur the capital of his kingdom. Jodhpur has a blistering and dry climate with occasional rains during monsoon and is acknowledged as Sun City for the burnished sunshine it enjoys all around the year. But its more famous nickname is blue city; acknowledged so because of the blueish hue of uniformly whitewashed houses in the town. The local wisdom is that the white colour of the wall assists in keeping the heat away on the day time and mosquitoes during the night.

Jodhpur is also abode of some unparalleled food items such as Makhaniya Lassi (a drink made with curd and sugar), Mawa Kachori, Pyaaj Kachori and Mirchibada (a hot and spicy food), which are much sought after in the northern parts of India.

 

 

   
 
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