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Jodhpur, carved out from the edge of the Thar desert is laden with history, culture & monuments that enliven the royal era of this princely state.
The historical city, also referred to as the ‘Blue city’ due to vivid blue-painted houses and sometimes as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round, is rich in history where music, food, art and language blend-in perfectly to give one a lively experience that is very distinct to this region.
Being at the onshore of Thar desert, life has been influenced with ways of the desert folks (gypsies can be found in many parts of the city). A number of Indian delicacies like Dal Bati Churma, Gatte Ki Sabzi , Pyaaj Ki Kachori, and many more have originated in Jodhpur. It is also known for its sweets like "Makhanbada", "Mawa Ki Ksachori", "Malpua" and "Ghevar”. This second largest city of Rajasthan, an important base for Indian Army due to its strategic location, is also home to a flourishing cottage industry for such items as glass bangles, cutlery, carpets and marble products.
Jodhpur is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides. It’s attractions include the beautiful historic buildings and scenic landscapes like Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid garden, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) and Flying Fox (Mehrangarh Fort). Tourists can make excursions to Mandore, Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak (monument, park and museum), Bhim Bhirak Cave.
Khasra No.53, Village Uchiyarda, Near Vidhyashram International School, Jodhpur 342027, Rajasthan
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