I ended up enjoying Jodhpur far more than I thought I would. It could be because of a couple I met who found it very dirty. I have noticed that several people’s view of places they’ve visited, and India generally, is often dictated by the hotel they stay in. If it’s good they tend to have a positive view of a place and vice versa.
They lowered my expectations so that I didn’t find Jodhpur especially dirty and I liked the narrow windy lanes, which I kept getting lost in! It was also one of the friendliest places I’ve been to.
And Jodhpur really is blue!