A Complete Travel Guide to Jaipur – The Pink City

Established in the 18th century by the Rajput ruler Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city of Jaipur is the capital of the North-Western state of Rajasthan. It was established as the first planned city of India (way before the British established Calcutta) and is known for its unique blend of traditional Hindu architecture with Persian style frescoes. During the British rule in India, the whole city was painted with a pink-ish sandstone color as a welcoming gesture to King Edward VII who held the title of the ‘Prince of Wales’ back then. Hence, Jaipur earned its famous moniker as ‘The Pink City of India’.

The region around Jaipur is known to be a part of the Dhundar region of Rajasthan, which was said to be the stronghold of the Kachwaha Rajput Dynasty. Being located at a close distance from Delhi, the rulers of Jaipur also had strong political ties with the Mughals, which led to the city’s eventual prosperity. Apart from its rich culture and history, Jaipur has also been known as a patron city for arts, architecture, cuisine, music, literature and poetry etc.

Places To Visit In Jaipur