The entire city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is awash in blue, from arches,  rooftops, to dusty walls. But though it loves its blues, the city couldn’t be a happier destination! Flocks of tourists and hordes of locals bustle about its roads, breathing in the ancient sense of wonder.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Beautiful blues

Legend has it that the wealthier classes used blue paint to set their dwellings apart from the peasants.’ But as the paint became more widely available, and its cooling properties were noticed in the dry desert heat, Jodhpur transformed into the Blue City once and for all.

Whether that’s the reason or not, we can’t say, but one thing is for sure—you’ll get the best and bluest view of the city from atop the Meherangarh Fort, which sits on a 125-metre high hill.