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Introduction: Sightseeing Tour Jodhpur

Situated in the extreme eastern part of the Desert Thar is this spectacular land of  whitish-golden sand dunes, yellowish-green shrubs, leafless thorny trees,etc. , and  great natural beauty. Founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha, chief of the Rathore clan of Rajput, Jodhpur is the second largest city after Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is one of the aristocratic and majestic places of India and is the home of valourous Rathores who claimed descent from Rama.

The City lies at the foot of a low range of sandstone hills about 125m above the surrounding plains is divided into two parts as Old and New ones. The old city is hazed by 10 Km long, a high and thick wall of sandstone with eight gates leading out of it, and the new city being outside the walled city. The Rathores sustained harmonious relations with the Mughals and Maharaja Jaswant Singh (1678). In the reign of Maharaja Umed Singh Jodhpur flourished into a beautiful modern city. Since the medieval times  the traditional sport of the aristocrats of Jodhpur has been Polo

Jodhpur City has military and air-force stations, and also a large cantonment and airbase--- besides two railway stations
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