Jodhpur, formerly known as Marwar, the capital of the Rajput rulers, has long history of various traditions which are followed till date. Located towards the western side of the capital city of Jaipur, this city is the second biggest city in the state of Rajasthan. Being a place of princely palaces, magnificent forts as well as age old temples, this city of Rajasthan is among the famous tourist destinations in the state as well as India. Positioned in the Thar Desert's stark landscape, Jodhpur experiences a bright and sunny weather all through the year. For this, the city is also known as "Sun City of India". One of the specialties of this metropolitan city is that almost all the houses based around the fort of Mehrangarh are painted in blue color, due to which the city is even known as the "Blue City".