Travellers journeying through the landscape of the unforgiving Thar desert in the Indian state of Rajasthan would know when they had reached their destination.
The sky would fall to the ground and everything would become a single color – blue. Jodhpur would lie before them, opening up like a blue treasure in the desert.

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Jodhpur is the second biggest city in Rajasthan and is situated in the middle of the Thar Desert. 

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It is also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The blue houses are an outcome of the
extent of caste led beliefs that dominate the Indian psyche. Brahmins, considered the purest of Indian castes housed themselves in these blue
homes to differentiate themselves from the members of other casts and belief systems in the past.

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Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 125 m above the city and is enclosed by
imposing thick walls. Mehrangarh Fort has never been conquered.

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Dress code in Jodhpur

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Dress code in Jodhpur

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Siesta in the afternoon heat of Jodhpur 

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Jodhpur is also known as the “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. 

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Woman in a traditional Rajasthani Sari

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Woman in Meranghar Fort

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Women on Sardar market

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Merchant on Sardar market

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Ghanta Ghar, also known as the clock tower of Rajasthan, was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh (1880-1911) from whom the market takes it name.