The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. The old city circles the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates.Jodhpur is also known as "Blue City" for the blue colour on the houses in the old city area. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall over the past several decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.
Some of the recreation places worth mentioning are: