Jalore is located at the foothills of SWARNAGIRI mountain just 140 Km from jodhpur and 340 Km from Ahmedabad. In the recent times the industrial growth in the district particularly in Jalore has been remarkable due to the world famous granite tiles and slabs. Presently there are 500 units producing high quality granite products. It earns good revenue for the state, therefore it is one of the key cities of the state.
It has been tapobhumi (Land of Meditation) of Mahirishi Jabali, in the ancient time it was named after him Jabalipur, today it is known as Jalore which is a District Head quarter.
Prathihar King Naresh Nagbhatt IInd expanded the ambit of his state from Arabian sea to Bay of Bengal . Songara Chouhans who were ready to die for their nation and its pride made it their Capital by fighting it out. The three main towns Jalore, Bhinmal and Sanchore were ruled by Prathihar, Parmar, Chalukya, Chouhan, Pathan Mughal and Rathore dynasties.
Before independence Jalore was a part of Jodhpur province which was also known as Marwar. For better governance it was divided into three parganas. Jalore, Jaswantpura and Sanchore. When Rajasthan state come into the existence jodhpur province was inducted into it. When formation of districts were being done, Jalore also made its presence felt on the arena and it was also made a district.
Jalore is well connected to all the Major Cities of Rajasthan by the road and rail.
Jalore is known as granite city. Jalore lies to south of Sukri river a tributary of Luni river and is about 140 km south of Jodhpur having geographical area of 10,640 sq. Kms. It has population of 1,830,151 as per 2011 census. The district stretches between 25.22 N latitude and 72.58 E longitude.
Rajasthan, the land embellished with infinite imprints of colour and chivalry, harmonious life and lingering music, harmony and hospitality, palaces and pristine nature; has been extending an invigorating invitation to the world, since time immemorial.
PLACES TO VISIT
At 1220 m height in the Aravalli ranges there on Sundha mountain is temple of goddesses Chamunda Devi, a very sacred place for devotees. It is 105 km from district headquarters and 35 km. from sub divisional Bhinmal. This place lies in Raniwara Teshil near Dantlawas village.