Jodhpur is the second largest Metropolitan city of Rajasthan, The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic center of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. Jodhpuri people are amongst the most hospitable people of India. They have a typical Marwari accent. The lifestyle in Jodhpur, India is quite fascinating. The folks were nice and lovely in multihued costumes. The women folk wear wide gathered skirts and a hip length jacket, with three quarter length sleeves, covering the front and back. Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. Jodhpur city has many beautiful palaces and forts such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Rai Ka Bag Palace. Jodhpur is emerging a major education hub for higher studies in India. Almost every major discipline has a dedicated institution in the city, with disciplines varying from Engineering, Medicine, Law, Design among others with many renowned academicians. Jodhpur is well developed in respect of medical facilities. There are many major hospitals in the city includes All India Institute of Medical Sciences Jodhpur, Mathura Das Mathur Hospital etc. Jodhpur has potential for investors and entrepreneurs, they are desirous of setting up Export Oriented Units.
Mandore is located about 5 miles north of Jodhpur. It was the former capital of Maharajas of Marwar.
It is one of the largest fort and is situated on a 150 m high hill
Fort Chanwa of Luni is an exceptional example of Elegance and Symmetry in Indian architecture of the last century.
The JaswantThada is architectural landmark in Jodhpur.
The Balsammand Lake in Jodhpur is a popular picnic spot, encircled by hills.
Umaid Bhawan palace of Jodhpur, was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh.