The old city of Jodhpur makes for a delightful afternoon stroll. It’s much less congested than that of Jaipur, and man of the facades in the city are painted in my favorite colour of all – blue.
It is unclear why Jodhpur is known as the “Blue City”, and why so many facades in the city are painted blue. Some say it’s the colour most associated with the Brahmins, and so blueness denotes a kind of holiness. Some say its to keep the heat out.
In any case, a quick stroll through the city will reveal that blue isn’t the only colour here, and that the city is a riot of colours under the clear blue sky. To the west, watching over it, is the imposing form of the Mehrangarh Fort.