Posts Tagged "Blue City"

Jodhpur Talkies: Dreams, Blues and Brahmins

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Travel Tales | 2 comments

Jodhpur Talkies: Dreams, Blues and Brahmins

Jodhpur ‘blue’ me away. Like it did the first time I visited the bustling old town. Around the majestic Mehrangarh fort’s feet, Jodhpur unfolds into a jumble of blue-hued houses, medieval buildings and winding streets. The graceful havelis, ornately arched gates and temples strewn throughout the city bring alive its famed historic grandeur. Set in stark contrast against the harsh backdrop of the Thar, the azure-painted houses in Jodhpur have earned it the nickname ‘The Blue City’. There are several stories behind the city’s unique colour. The most convincing one says...

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