The city was founded in 1459 by Rajput's Lao Joda and served as the capital of the princely state of Jodhpur. The princely state was founded around 1212 and reached the pinnacle of power under the ruler Laomaldeo (1532-69), devoting himself to the Mughal Empire after the invasion of the Mughal Empire's Akbar Empire in 1561. In 1818 Jodhpur was placed under British sovereignty. It was the largest princely state of the Rajputana Agency. It became part of Rajasthan in 1949
Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, with many palaces, fortresses and temples surrounded by the barren landscape of the Thar Desert. Widely known as "Blue City" among people in Rajasthan and throughout India. Serves as the administrative headquarters for the Jodhpur District and the Jodhpur Division.
The total area of the district is 22850 km2.
Jodhpur has a total of 16 subdistricts.
There are about 134 villages in the district.
There are a total of 5 cities in this area.
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