Jodhpur's royal contibution to the world has been, if I might say so, a horsy one - what else but "Jodhpurs" or riding breeches, as we know them today. It was born out of necessity as the remarkable Sir Pratap Singh got tired of the way his traditional Rajput riding pyjamas would get frayed on the inside of his knees, as he rode. This inventive maharaja also came up with the ankle-length Jodhpur boots and the close-collared princely Jodhpuri coat.

This photograph of the Blue City of Jodhpur was taken from Mehrangarh Fort