Jodhpur / by a zugunruhe

Jodhpur, famously known as The Blue City, lays near the geographic heart of Rajasthan and is the second second largest city in the state. Split in half by the looming, 500 year old Mehrangarh Fort, the buildings of the old city are predominantly painted in blue. Blue being the favored color of Brahmans and is thought to be the color most likely to deflect the scorching heat that this city receives. While the entire area isn't covered in blue, with the neighborhood showcasing brilliant yellows, greens, and lavender, the widespread popularity gives the sight of an ocean of buildings to look down upon from the fort.