The city’s name comes from Jodhpur’s alluring cobalt facades around the prized Mehrangarh Fort. It is also known at the Sun City because of the bright, sunny weather that Jodhpur enjoys all year round. As Rajasthan’s second largest city, it is a popular and bustling destination. Jodhpur is a beautiful balance of the allure of the ancient and excitement of the urban. With many palaces, forts and temples, there is always something to see in Jodhpur.
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Apart from sights, Jodhpur’s rich culture is celebrated worldwide. The city is known for their colourful turbans. This is because Jodhpurians enjoy bright coloured clothing thus matching them with the colourful turbans. These turbans are easily found in markets and street shops. You may also catch them in traditional performances.
Another interesting aspect of Jodhpur is their Marwari horses! These horses are known for their strong build, chiselled features and ear tips that turn inwards. The city holds many Marwari horse shows that attract travellers from around the world. The horses are known to have been bred for centuries and served generations of royal and aristocratic families. It is no wonder that horse riding gear like tight trousers and boots are name after this very city!
Whether you’re looking to take in India’s intricate architecture or enjoy the vibrant culture and people of India, Jodhpur is a great destination to include in your itinerary.