Life at Jodhpur

Jodhpur, known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys throughout the year, is situated on the eastern edge of the Great Indian Thar Desert. The rains fall from late June to September, though the average rainfall is around 450 mm it is highly variable.

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan state in India. Previously known as Marwar, it was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput Chief of the Rathore clan. At that time, being strategically located on the road linking Delhi and Gujarat, Jodhpur profited from a flourishing trade also in date palms, besides copper, silk, sandals, coffee, etc.

Jodhpur is famous for its handirafts, folk dances, and folk songs. The markets display collections of dyed textiles called ‘Bandhani’, embroidered leather shoes, lacquerware, antiques, carpets, puppets, clay figurines and classic silver jewellery, etc. The popular breeches called 'Jodhpurs', are named after this city. Jodhpur is also famous for its sweets. After handicrafts, tourism is the second largest industry of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is fast becoming a major education hub for higher studies in India. Almost every major discipline has a dedicated institution in the city, viz. Indian Institute of Technology (Engineering), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Medicine), National Law University (Law), National Institute of Fashion Design (Design), etc.

The upcoming Refinery and Petrochemical complex to be set up in Pachpadra, located 60 kilometres away from Jodhpur is expected to radically transform the industrial scene of Jodhpur.

Designed and Managed by Vizcom Solutions