Why Is Jodhpur Known As The Blue City?


Blue City Next to Mehrangarh Fort

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Blue City Next to Mehrangarh Fort

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. After its population crossed a million, it has been declared as the second “Metropolitan City” of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.

Jodhpur Palace

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The city is known as the “Sun City” for the bright, sunny weather. It is also referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Mehrangarh Fort

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Jodhpur’s attractions include Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Ghanta Ghar. Tourists also can see Kaylana Lake and Garden, Balsamand Lake, Mandaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Sardar Samand Lake and Palace, Masooria Hills, Veer Durgadas Smarak, Bhim Bhirak Cave.

Jaswant Thada Dawn

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The beautiful historic buildings and scenic landscapes of the city were featured in some big movies. In Jodhpur there have been many high profile celebrations organised including many celebrity weddings. Jodhpur is a one of the destination wedding place in Rajasthan.

Umaid Bhawan Palace

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