Jodhpur, popularly known as “The Blue City”, “Sun City” and “Gateway of Thar” is the most enchanting second largest city and officially the second metropolitan city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is located in the centre of Rajasthan which facilitate the people visiting Jodhpur to explore other destinations of the state. It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan, Jaswant Tada, blue houses, temples, lakes, shopping streets set in the stark of Thar Desert. It is also famous for its art, culture, sweets and snacks, eating joints, guesthouses etc.
The city also houses that topmost educational and research centres, the most prominent being AIIMS Jodhpur, IIT Jodhpur, SNMC Jodhpur, DSRRAU Jodhpur, NLU Jodhpur, NIFT Jodhpur, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI), Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Desert Medicine Research Centre (DMRC).
The city has well established networks of air, rail and road connecting it to major cities of the country.