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Jodhpur is one of the famous cities in India. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, also known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many beautiful palaces, forts and temples, apart from a stark, scenic desert landscape. It has an average elevation of 232 metres. A number of Indian delicacies have originated in Jodhpur. Jodhpur had a population of 846,408 in 2001.
 
The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred as the Blue City, due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur is also known for gentleness of its people. Jodhpur lies near the geographic center of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thick stone wall. The wall has six huge gates called Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and Chand pol.
 
Other items manufactured include textiles, metal utensils, bicycles, ink and sporting goods. A flourishing cottage industry exists for the manufacture of such items as glass bangles, cutlery, carpets and marble products. After handicrafts, tourism is the second largest industry of Jodhpur. The Indian Air Force, Indian Army and Border Security Force maintain training centers at Jodhpur.
 
A number of historical monuments dot the city and surrounding region. Like as Osiyan Temple, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada etc. Osiyan Temple an ancient Jain temple, well worth the visit, lies in the village of Osiyan, about 60 kilometers outside Jodhpur. There are many sections of this temple, which was built in several distinct phases. The Umaid Bhavan Palace is not only one of India's most imposing palaces but also among its most recent. Over one million square feet of the finest marble was used in the construction of the palace. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is the most majestic and one of the largest forts in India. The Jaswant Thada is architectural landmark found in Jodhpur.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Jodhpur enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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