Due to Jodhpur's strategic location, this airport is regarded as one of the most important ones for the Indian Air Force. Luni is the only important river in the district, it enters Jodhpur district near Bilara and flows for a distance of over 75 km. It is well connected with railways to major Indian cities, such as Alwar, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvanathapuram, Kochi, Pune, Kota, Kanpur, Bareilly, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Dhanbad, Patna, Guwahati, Nagpur, Lucknow, Gwalior, and Jaipur. The population of all cities and towns in the State of Rajasthan by census years. The ward members are elected by direct voting by electorate for a period of 5 years. is an important one for North Western railway zone . Jodhpur city is governed by a Municipal Corporation which comes under Jodhpur Urban Agglomeration. Blue City is derived due to the blue tinge to the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of the Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.[1]. It is also referred to as the Blue City and "Sun City". Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts, and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. [5], According to the 2011 census Jodhpur district has a population of 3,687,165,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[8] or the US state of Oklahoma. This did not make for stability or peace, however; 50 years of wars and treaties dissipated the wealth of the state, which sought the help of the British and entered into a subsidiary alliance with them. Approximately 12.24 percent of the population is under six years of age. The city is famous for its charming locations and is often featured in various films, advertisements, music videos, and soaps. [21] Jodhpur has distinct cultural identity through its food and is famous for its Mirchi Bada and Mawa Kachori. The icon links to further information about a selected place including its population structure (gender, urbanization, population group, literacy (a7+), activity status (a7+)). There may have been small settlements before Rathore rule. A bench was formed at Jaipur which was dissolved in 1958 and was again formed on 31 January 1977. [33], At present, daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to the city are operated Air India Indigo, SpiceJet, and Vistara. Being at the onshore of Thar Desert, life has been influenced by ways of select nomadic tribes (so-called "gypsy" groups - Banjare in Hindi - have settled in some parts of the city). During the monsoon season, average temperatures decrease slightly, but the city's generally low humidity rises, which adds to the perception of the heat. [11], After the death of Rao Chandrasen Rathore in 1581, the kingdom annexed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, Marwar thus became a Mughal vassal owing fealty to them while enjoying internal autonomy. [4], All tehsils are development blocks and have panchayat samities,[5][6] except Jodhpur which is an urban agglomeration governed as a Municipal Corporation. Jodhpur is connected by road to all major cities in Rajasthan and neighboring states, such as Delhi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Ujjain, and Agra. The total Jodhpur district population living in rural areas is 2,422,551 of which males and females are 1,260,328 and 1,162,223 respectively. The city of Jodhpur is the administrative headquarters of the district. Jodhpur is a major district in the state of Rajasthan in India. Jodhpur is connected to the National Highway network with three national highways and to the Rajasthan State Highway network with 10 state highways. [22], Jodhpur's most notable attractions are Mehrangarh Fort which overlooks upon the city, the blue bylanes of the old city are also an attraction, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and the Ghanta Ghar, or Clock Tower. District. However, this proposal is still pending with the state government for its approval. Jodhpur District Tourism: Tripadvisor has 1,04,961 reviews of Jodhpur District Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Jodhpur District Tourism resource. 46K likes. After the expansion, morning and evening flights are expected from the city to more cities than presently available, in addition to more airlines coming to and from the city.[33]. In 1947, when India became independent, the state merged into the union and Jodhpur became the second-largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a significant city of western Rajasthan and lies about 250 km from the border with Pakistan. Complete details of Population, Religion, Literacy and Sex Ratio in tabular format. RajasthanDirect.com : About : Advertise : Contact : News : Career, Jodhpur District Important Contact Details. If child sex ratio data of Jodhpur district is considered, figure is 892 girls per 1000 boys. Jodhpur district is located in West Rajasthan, with Jaisalmer and Bikaner on the North, Pali and Barmer to its South, Nagaur to its East and Jaisalmer manning its Western borders. serves as the residence of the current Maharaja Gaj Singh's family and the remaining portion is a 5 star hotel under the Taj Group of Hotels. Jodhpur airport is connected to Jaipur, Delhi, Udaipur and Mumbai by daily regular flights. District in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is the historic center of the Marwar region. Source: Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner (web), Delimitation Commission of India (web), Rand McNally International Atlas 1994, School of Planning & Architecture (web). Apart from deluxe and express bus services to cities within the state, Rajasthan Roadways provides Volvo and Mercedes Benz bus service to Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jaisalmer. Jodhpur district comprises three distinct physiography units, the alluvial plains, sand dunes and escarpments. It is primarily a military airbase with a civilian enclosure to allow for civilian air traffic. [11][13] At the time of division, the ruler of Jodhpur, Hanwant Singh, did not want to join India, but finally, due to the effective persuasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Home Minister at the time, the state of Jodhpur was included in the Indian Republic. For administrative purposes, the city is divided into 65 wards, from which the members of the corporation council are elected for five years. [30] Jodhpur is one of the destinations of both of the trains. • "District Jodhpur: Gram Panchayat, Samiti and Ward Map". Many foreign-language films and series have also been shot in Jodhpur, such as Buddies in India, which was produced in Mandarin and was launched in China in 2017 featuring some Indian actors, and even the songs were in Hindi. A major revolt occurred in 1857 by some Rathore nobles of Pali led by Thakur Kushal Singh of Auwa,but the rebels were defeated by the British Army under colonel Holmes and peace was restored.[12][11]. It was formerly the seat of the princely state of Jodhpur State. 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Jaysom Uppadhyay (1650/1980), Mantri Karam Chand Vanshavali Prabandh (Hindi), Bhartiya Vidhya Bhawan (under Singhi Jain Granthmala series), Mumbai. Recently a plan to start metro train service in Jodhpur was proposed to decongest the city traffic. It is also the second largest city in the Rajasthan. [11], As per provisional reports of Census India,[7] Jodhpur had a population of 1,033,918 in 2011, consisting of approximately 52.62 males and approximately 47.38 percent females. At present, 106 trains serve both the stations. Archived from the original on 20 May 2013. [9] This gives it a ranking of 73rd in India (out of a total of 640). Its Urban/Metropolitan population is 1,137,815 of which 599,332 are males and 538,483 are females. It is popularly known as the "Blue City" among people of Rajasthan and all over India. The municipal corporation has 65 elected members known as councilors, or parshad in Hindi, representing their respective wards (65 geographical units of the city).