The Pink City of India
A city where royalty gets painted with the shades of cultures, traditions, history, and elegance, Jaipur is a gem in Rajasthan tourism map! Also known as the ‘Pink City of India’ for its distinctive pink coloured overlay, it is the largest as well as the capital city of Rajasthan.
One of the most remarkable places to visit in Rajasthan, Jaipur was founded by the ruler of Mewar, Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727. An epitome of royal grandeurs and charm, the entire city is jotted with historic marvels that still reverberates the charm of a bygone era.
In addition to being the capital of the state, Jaipur also serves as a gateway to most of the tourist places in Rajasthan. Not just this, it also holds a noteworthy place in the ‘Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit’ of India.
The pride of the great Thar Desert, Jaipur is also acclaimed as an epicentre of art and architecture; it is in fact, the first planned city in India. With the city layout planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya according to ‘Vastu Shastra’ and ‘Shilpa Shastra’, it was divided into nine blocks; individual blocks for official buildings and public access.
It was in the year 1876, the then ruler of Jaipur, Sawai Ram Singh, the entire city was painted pink to welcome Prince of Wales. Since then, the city did not lose its charm and appeal, and is still called the ‘Pink City of India’.
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