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About Jodhpur

The first luxury train of India, the Palace on Wheels offers you a chance to explore another desert kingdom of Jodhpur on Saturday, during its itinerary. Famous for its magnificent forts and palaces, Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country.

Situated at the edge of the Thar Desert, it was founded by Rajput chief Rao Jodha in the year 1459. The erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Marwar, Jodhpur is dotted with a number of tourist attractions including forts, palaces, museums, and much more.


History of Jodhpur

Jodhpur was established by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan in 1459. History states that the Rathore clan was uprooted by Afghans, from Kaunaj, their homeland. The Rathores came to Pali, now Jodhpur. Rathore Siahaji got married the sister of a local prince who helped the Rathores in establishing themselves in the area. In the wake of fining a secure capital for themselves, the Rathores, defeated the Pratiharasm out of Mandore. 9 km away from it, in the year 1459, Rao Jodha, founded Jodhpur. Under the rule of Maharaja Umed Singh, Jodhpur grew into a flourishing modern city.

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