Jodhpur is a Rajasthani desert city situated on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert. The predominant colour of the houses seen from the fort is blue. This is because blue is the colour the Brahmins of Jodhpur traditionally painted their houses.
Jodhpur city is dominated by the Meherangarh Fort perched on the top of a steep ridge with wonderful views across the city below. Jodhpur is a good city for shopping, especially for antiques.
There are a number of villages in the vicinity of Jodhpur. It is possible to stay in these rural areas and visit Jodhpur as a day trip. But the villages and the hotels within in them are interesting in their own right.