Jodhpur, on the edge of the Thar desert in Rajasthan is known as the “Blue City” after the colour of the houses. The colour results from mixing indigo into the limewash used to paint the buildings. The effect is most spectacular when viewed against a warm suset.
A beautiful place to visit!
The riding breeches known as jodphurs were developed by Sir Pratap Singh, son of the Maharaja of Jodphur, for playing polo in around 1890. When he brought his polo team to England in 1897 they were a big hit in fashion circles.