It is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It has a lot of tourist attractions including beautiful temples, palaces and forts. Jodhpur is also known as the “Blue City” because of the blue colours that decorate many of the houses in the old city area.
The city is known as the “Sun City” for the bright and sunny weather it enjoys all the year round.
The city is famous for its food and its popularity can be judged from the fact that one can find sweet shops named ‘Jodhpur Sweets’ in many cities throughout India. Being at the onshore of Thar desert, life has been influenced by ways of select nomadic tribes
Rajasthanis are predominantly Hindu, Muslims and Jains. However, regardless of their religious segments, Muslim, Hindu and Jain Rajasthanis mingle with each other socially. Most Rajasthani Hindus are vaishnavas, however, Durga and her avatars are equally worshiped throughout Rajasthan.
Marwari is the most spoken Rajasthani language with approximately 45 to 50 million speakers situated in the historic Marwar region of western Rajasthan. The 2001 census, however, records only 15 million speakers. Like Standard Rajasthani, many Marwari speakers are conflated with Hindi speakers in the census.
The climate of Jodhpur is hot and semi-arid during its nearly yearlong dry season, but contains a brief rainy season from late June to September. Although the average rainfall is around 450 millimetres (18 in), it fluctuates greatly.
Temperatures are extreme from March to October, except when the monsoonal rain produces thick clouds to lower it slightly. In the months of April, May and June, high temperatures routinely exceed 40 degrees Celsius. During the monsoon season, average temperatures decrease slightly. However, the city’s generally low humidity rises, which adds to the perception of the heat. The highest temperature recorded in Jodhpur was on 18 May 2016 when it rose up to 53.2 degrees Celsius.