A Day in the Life in Blue City, Jodhpur

 

Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan, India. Near one of the biggest tourist attractions in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort, is a 10 kilometer village that surrounds it called the Old City or “Blue City”, with a 16th century wall that protects from the outside (more for back in the day when invaders would try and conquer). Imagine a whole city with houses and shops and temples painted blue. It feels like you’re in some cartoon. I have been drawn to Rajasthan for quite some time, even before my first trip to India. The Blue City was a destination I absolutely had to see on this past trip.

The sky would fall to the ground and turn everything blue. The Story goes that the city was painted blue by the Brahmins to distinguish themselves from other castes (Brahmins are the highest caste system in India). Other citizens today will also say that the blue keeps the interior cool and wards off mosquitos. Whatever the real reason, Blue City is a magical city to get lost in. Twists and turns, and you find yourself in a new fairytale.

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PushP Guesthouse is the most Central & BEST place to Stay.

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Holy Cow

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More Holy Cow

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Man heating up breakfast in the early Morning

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Muslim Shopkeepers await your arrival to their Store

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Rajasthani Stylish Pimp with a Limp

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Friendship among Women

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Grocery Cart

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Colorful Neighborhood

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Never a Dull Moment

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The Godfather Holy Cow

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Motorcycles and Cows and Kids

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Donkey Love

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Blue Palaces

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Home near the Mehrangarh Fort

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Rickshaw Drivers gather for daily Gossip

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A Day in the Life in Blue City

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Local Blue Convenience Store

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Graffiti in the Blue City

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Women feeding Cow

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Hindu Temple

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My guesthouse owner’s sister teaching me to cook Lentils

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My Neighbors

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Blue Rooftop Life


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