I am standing at one of the ramparts of the Mehrangarh Fort. In historic times, the city was within the fort walls. As the population grew, the city was forced to move outside the walls. Two reasons are attributed to the predominantly blue colour. One says that the priestly class of the residents wanted their homes to be uniquely identifiable (blue is apprarently representative of Brahmins). I cannot substantiate this in anyway. And to be sure, today it is irrelevant who is living in the blue houses or those of other shades. The other reason attributed to the blue is the mixing of copper sulphate in the lime whitewash to ward off termite attacks, by making the foundations and walls inhospitable for these insects.
And seen below is a canon that perhaps saw some action in the past.
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