For the perfect Rajasthani tradition that encompasses royalty and ethnicity, Jodhpur is a place that is never to be missed. The second largest city of Rajasthan is one of the popular tourist destinations in India featuring grand forts, palaces and temples set in the backdrop of the Thar desert. Jodhpur is easily approachable from state capital Jaipur. It is popularly known as the Blue city due to its blue coloured houses found in the old city. It is also known as the Sun City because of its round the year bright sunny weather.
The Mehrangarh fort is the prime attraction of Jodhpur. It was built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. It literally means ‘majestic’ which simply lives up to its name standing atop rocky ridge at the elevation of 125 meters. The sturdy fort is guarded by 7 gates or poles such as Jai Pol, Fateh Pol, Loha Pol, etc. The fort which covers a total area of 5kms is famous for its carved panels and gorgeously latticed windows. Further, the significance of this fort is enhanced by buildings such as Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Rang Mahal and Royal Darbar Takht.
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