The capital city of the desert state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is reminiscent of the royal way of life that was once integral to this region. Today it is fondly referred to as the “Pink City” because of the trademark structures that sit here.
The Grandeur of Jaipur
At the centre of its famed street grid sits the gorgeous City Palace which is home to a variety if museum collections highlighting the rich artistic culture and textile legacy of the region. The city was built in the 18th century and is considered to be the first planned city in the country. The story goes that in 1876, the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour. Since the colour pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colours the city makes for a marvellous spectacle to behold.
With millions of Indian as well as international tourists thronging to Jaipur, some of its key attractions include the Vidhan Sabha, The Birla Temple, the Amber Fort and the Hawa Mahal among various other Rajput Forts.
An excellent inclusion in the famous Golden Triangle tour of India, this is a great starting point before you choose to venture on to Agra and New Delhi. This city is also a great base when you wish to explore the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
Book yourself in an affordable hotel right in the centre of the city or spend a few nights in the opulent Rambagh Palace for a wholesome experience.