The history of Jodhpur can never be complete without the mention of Rathode clan. The city was founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha after whom Jodhpur got its present name. This is the second largest city in Rajasthan which after independence became a part of the state. Jodhpur is a living example of Rajasthan’s royal past and heritage.
Demographics of Jodhpur
Following data are obtained from the 2011 census which says:
Total population: 3, 685, 681
Male population: 52.62 %
Female population: 47.38 %
Urban population: 1, 137, 815
Average rate of literacy: 81.56 %
Rate of male literacy: 88.42 %
Rate of female literacy: 73.93 %
Major Religion: Hinduism (86%)
Places of interest in Jodhpur
There are no short of interesting places to visit in Jodhpur. To name a few here goes the list:
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Bhim Bhirak Cave
Machiya Safari Park
Transportation in Jodhpur
The city has sound transportation facilities. It is connected by roadways, railways and airways with the major cities of India.
For local sight-seeing, there are no short of travel agencies, private A/C, non-A/C cars, auto rikshaws and so on.
How to reach Jodhpur
You can easily reach Jodhpur from any part of the state as well as from other Indian state capitals and major cities.
There are direct trains available from major cities of Rajasthan. If you plan to avail the roadways then you can reach here from other cities thanks to the interconnected highways. If you cannot afford to spend much time you can avail flight services which are catered by Jet Airways and Indian Airlines .Airports in Jodhpur
Shopping in Jodhpur
Since you are here in this lovely city of Rajasthan you should buy at least one of these stuffs, if not all:
i) Jodhpuri Shoes from Mochi Bazar
ii) Ethnic and traditional clothes from Kapra bazaar
iii) Carpets and Razais from Government emporiums.