Jodhpur is that the second largest desert town of Rajasthan when Jaipur. This town possesses two nicknames, ‘Sun City’ and ‘Blue City’ for its distinctive characteristics. The name 'Sun City' is given when the brilliant, sunny weather of Jodhpur whereas, the name ‘blue city’ springs from the blue painted homes placed within the surroundings of the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur is additionally remarked because the ‘gateway to Thar’ since town is found on the border of the Thar Desert. This town was supported by Rao Jodha, the leader of the Rathore family, within the year 1459. Earlier, town was called ‘Marwar’; the present name was given when the city's founder, Rao Jodha, a rajput chieftain.