Founded in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore dynasty, Jodhpur is one of the most visited cities of Rajasthan. The Rathores fled to Pali from afghan threat, near to the present day Jodhpur. Rathore Siahaji’s marriage to the sister of a local prince strengthened their hold in this region. They defeated the Pratiharas of Mandore, near Jodhpur and later the capital shifted from Mandore to Jodhpur- the Sun City.
The Rathores were in harmony with all the Mughals except Aurangzeb. After his demise Maharaja Ajit Singh captured Ajmer and added it to Marwar (now Jodhpur). The city prospered in reign of Maharaja Umed Singh.
During the British era merchants, the Marwaris, flourished and occupied a dominant position in trade throughout India. After independence the city merged in Rajasthan.