About Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The historic city of Jodhpur is one of the premier destination of choice of tourists all over the globe. The second largest city of Rajasthan, it is also called the Sun City as it enjoys warm sunny climate all round the year. According to the census conducted in 2011, Jodhpur has a population of 1.4million out of which 53% is male and the rest is female. The region boasts a healthy literacy percentage of 87% which is far higher than the overall country’s average of 59.5%.
It was in the year 1459, that the city of Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chieftain belonging to the Rathore clan. due to is favourable geographical presence Jodhpur is easily accessible from other major parts of India and even in the days of Rao Jodha it became a hub of trade and commerce as merchants from the region traded in copper, silk, sandals, date palms and coffee.
In modern times the economy of Jodhpur is dependant on its Handicraft industry and Tourism industry. Trade is based on furniture, textiles, bicycles, ink and sports stuff. The region also trades in bangles, cutlery, carpets and marble goods. Tourism is yet another means of livelihood for the region. it is also the training ground for the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force. The primary crops of this region include wheat and red chillies.
Major tourist attractions of Jodhpur include the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace and Jaswant Thada. The ideal season to visit Jodhpur is from October to March.