Tuesday, February 2, 2010

History of Jodhpur

Jodhpur was founded by Rajput chief Rao Jodha in 1459. the city was the erstwhile capital of the Marwar State. Jodhpur called the land of Dead. The eighteenth century saw many bloody battles between Jodhpur and the other princely states in Rajasthan, Jaipur and Udaipur. Ajit Singh's successor Maharaja Abhai Singh captured Ahmedabad and later in 1818, Jodhpur signed a treaty with the British. The Rathores lost some of their honour, but the treaty ensured the kingdom relative peace and prosperity. The last Maharaja before Independence - Umaid Singh after whom the Umaid Bhavan is named - is the grandfather of the present Maharaja Gaj Singh.
Climate of Jodhpur :-
The city of Jodhpur has a typical desert climate, dry and hot. November and March are the best time for a journey to Jodhpur with pleasant and sunny days

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