Looking for a city covered by the color Pink? Then Jaipur is a perfect answer, with grand palaces, historic city walls, and buzzing streets. Jaipur surely is the perfect stop of your India tour.
The iconic "Palace of Winds"
You will immediately understand the reasoning why people call Jaipur as the Pink City. Its buildings are predominantly rose-colored. One iconic pink monument is the Hawa Mahal, or the “Palace of Winds”.
The structure got its name from its lattice-like design and multiple windows which not only allowed the cool breeze to pass through, but also served to allow women of the royal family to observe street festivals while remaining hidden.
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The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color in honour of the royal guest. Jaipur is also the largest city of the state. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color.
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The others ‘Pink’
- The City Palace, part of which is home to the royal family of Jaipur
- Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century open-air observatory that was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010
- Nahargarh, the Tiger Fort
Other public buildings include a museum and a library. Jaipur is the seat of the University of Rajasthan, founded in 1947. Nowadays, you will find that most of the buildings here are painted in the other shade of pink. The beautiful temples, the serene landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage, have made Jaipur an ideal destination for tourists and leaves visitors mesmerized.
Beside that, Jaipur is also famous about arts and crafts include the making of jewelry, enamel, metalwork, and printed cloths, as well as stone, marble, and ivory carving.
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The atmosphere of Jaipur that brings joy and delight as soon as you set foot in the city. The pink color of the city was considered the color of hospitality and brings out a romantic charm that captivates every heart.
If you haven’t got a chance to experience the ‘pink’ picture yet, plan your Indian eVisa for a trip now!
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