Jodhpur, known as the "Blue City", is ringed by a high stone wall, with seven gates and several bastions. Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD, known for its rock-solid Mehrangarh Fort. The grand palaces within are impressive examples of architectural excellence. Near the fort complex is Jaswant Thada and a group of royal cenotaphs made of white marble. While in Jodhpur you may shop for exquisite handcrafted items including the famous riding breeches, embroidered shoes, metal curios, silverware, paintings and tie-dye fabrics.