Set at the edge of the Thar
desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur which is part of the
desert tourist triangle, echoes with tales of antiquity in
the emptiness of the desert. The massive 15th century A.D.
Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring
125 mts. above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high
wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. A
major trade center of the 16th century A.D., the fortress-city
of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan state
of India. While the graceful palaces, forts and temples strewn
throughout the city bring alive the historic grandeur, exquisite
handicrafts, folk dances, music and the brightly attired people
lend a romantic aura to the city.