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Jodhpur
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Once, Jodhpur was the capital of the Marwar, founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha,chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs.This imperial city echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the Thar desert.

It eas the major trade centre in 16th century and now the second largest city of Rajasthan. The graceful palaces, forts, temples, handicraft, folk dances, music and people bring alive the historic grandeurto this city.

 
Places of interest
 
Mehrangarh Fort

This fort is one of the most impressive and remarkable structures of Rajput fort culture.It has four gates and some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels. The Moti Mahal, The Phool Mahal, The Sheesh Mahal, The Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are the which attract people year after year. There one can find the superb collection of palanquins, elephant hawdahs, miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.

 
Jaswant Thada

This royal cenotaphs in white marble was built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Here one can view the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers

 
Umaid Bhawan

Palace This is a 20th century made palace built under the famine relief project and took 16 years to be completed.This is still the residence of the former rulers. It offers a museus where one can find the rare artifacts of Rajput rulers.

 
Girdikot and Sardar Market

These are the colourful markets with tiny shops and narrow lanes. Here one can fine a wide range of shopping items like handicrafts, fabrics etc.

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