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Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom of Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.

The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. Jodhpur is also known as "Blue City" for the blue colour on the houses in the old city area. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.



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Azadirachta indica in main campus
The Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI) is a research institute situated in Jodhpur . The institute carries out scientific research in forestry in order to provide technologies to increase the vegetative cover and to conserve biodiversity in the hot arid and semi-arid region of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It operates under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)[1] of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.


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Ashok Gehlot
Ashok Gehlot
B. (1951-05-03)May 3, 1951

Ashok Gehlot is an Indian politician from Rajasthan. He was the Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2013. He hails from Jodhpur city and is a member of the Indian National Congress. He represents Member of Legislative Assembly from the Sardarpura constituency of Jodhpur.


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  • ...that Umaid Bhawan Palace was awarded as the World's best hotel at the Traveller's Choice Award organised by TripAdvisor
  • ...that Mandore town near Jodhpur is believed to be the native place of Ravan's wife Mandodari

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