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As part of a 3-week tour of India, I spent 2 days in Jodphur. I had a list of the best things to do in Jodphur and I was determined to see as much of the city as possible. Isn’t it funny how your mind plays tricks on you? I had heard some much about the “Blue City” in India that I naturally imagined a city where

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Why is Jodhpur painted blue? There seem to be a lot of theories as to why the city is painted blue. Apparently the cobalt blue paint deters termites, which historically the city had a problem with, so locals would cover their buildings in the stuff. Others say that the blue paint also keeps the houses cool in the summer. Additionally they say that the colour blue was used by town elders and priests to associate themselves with royalty. Whatever the reason, it makes for beautiful architecture…

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