Jodhpur the Blue City
Prepare to be amazed by the popular tourist destination we’re bringing you today. You’re looking at an image of the Indian city of Jodhpur. It’s not called “The Blue City” for nothing. Our image is a general overview of the city that is dotted with so much sky blue that you’d be forgiven for assuming the streets were lined with Manchester City fans and flags.
This strange phenomenon is definitely something best experienced on your own terms rather than through images on the web but let’s take you around the place anyway. Jodhpur is the second biggest city in the state of Rajasthan. It has a million citizens so it’s often referred to as a “Metropolitan City”. As with much of India, this is a place steeped in history and tradition. It used to be the seat of a princely state and the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Today, it’s a very popular tourist spot as it features much of the architecture you would expect from a former kingdom. There are loads of palaces, temples and forts to be enjoyed among the start landscape of the Thar Desert.
Before it was given its new informal name of The Blue City, it was known locally as a The Sun City because of the warm weather its inhabitants have got used to over the years. Sunny weather all year makes this an ideal destination for tourists but that’s not the reason to visit. The city’s new name of The Blue City comes from the vividly coloured houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. This fort is one of the oldest in all of India as it was constructed sometime around 1460. Inside its walls there are palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards so this is a place well worth stopping at if you’re heading to the Blue City.