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 MahirishiJabali, in the ancient time it was named after him Jabalipur, today it is known as Jalore which is a district head quarter.

Prathihar King NareshNagbhattIInd expanded the ambit of his state from Arabian Seato the Bay of Bengal.SongaraChouhans 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 parganasJalore, Jaswantpura and Sanchore. When Rajasthan state came into the existence Jodhpur province was inducted into it. When formation of districts was being done, Jalore also made its presence felt in 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.