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Jodhpur (/ˈɒdpʊər/; pronounced [ˈd͡ʒoːd̪ʱpʊr] About this sound Listen ) is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan and officially the second metropolitan city of the state. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name. The capital of the kingdom was known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.

The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades.

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Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park is spread over 72 hectares, near the historic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. The park contains ecologically restored desert and arid land vegetation. The park was created in 2006 to try and restore the natural ecology of a large, rocky area adjoining and below the fort. It was opened to the public in February 2011. The area in and around the park contains distinctive volcanic rock and sandstone formations. The park includes a Visitors Centre with Interpretation Gallery, a native plant nursery, small shop and cafe. There are four trails (yellow, green, red, and blue trails), about 880 m to 1115 m long, that visitors can take and trained guides and naturalists are also available.

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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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