Culture of Jodhpur
Jodhpur is set at the edge of the Thar Desert.
This imperial Jodhpur city echoes with tales of
antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. In the
past, it was the capital of the Marwar state,
founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha - the chief of the
Rathore clan of Rajputs. A high wall -10 km long
with 8 gates and innumerable bastions encompasses
the city of Jodhpur . It was once a major trade
centre. Jodhpur is now the second largest city of
Regarding the Jodhpur culture, the people of Jodhpur are amongst the most hospitable people of India. They have a typical Marwari accent. The lifestyle in Jodhpur, India is quite fascinating. The folks here wear nice and lovely multihued costumes. The women folk wear wide gathered skirts and a hip length jacket, with three quarter length sleeves, covering the front and back. Women also love to wear jewellery on many parts of their body. They particularly like to wear specific type of jewellery like the ones worn on the feet, head, forehead, ear, nose, neck, arms, wrist, fingers, waist, etc. Another one of the unique features of the culture of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is the colourful turbans worn by men. The popular tight, horse riding trousers, 'JODHPURIES', took their name from this city only. The main languages spoken here are Hindi, and Marwari
The graceful palaces, forts and temples strewn throughout JODHPUR bring alive the historic grandeur of this city. Lending a romantic aura to Jodhpur, are its exquisite handicrafts, folk dances, folk music and the brightly attired people. The desert people are quite affable. With their sweet smiles and warm hospitality, they win the hearts of the tourists. The famous Marwar festival brings out the festive spirits of the people of this city. The bazaars of Jodhpur have a range of items from tie & dye textiles, embroidered leather shoes, lacquerware, antiques, carpets and puppets to the exquisite Rajasthan textiles, clay figurines, miniature camels and elephants, marble inlay work , classic silver jewellery , Indian Traditional Handicrafts and Furniture , Antique reproduction furniture Giftts and Accessories , painted and patina furniture with effect finish etc.