Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. It is located 268 km (167 miles) from the national capital New Delhi. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by the Kacchawa Rajput ruler Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, after whom the city is named.
Jaipur is the Capital City of Rajasthan. Jaipur is famous for Rajasthani traditional Jewelry, traditional fabrics and handicrafts, and also for traditional rajasthani cuisine.
This nicknames arise from the distinctive architectural features of each city. The Pink City of Jaipur, for example, is so named because its buildings were painted pink in the 19th century, back when India was a British colony, to prepare for a visit by Edward, Prince of Wales.
Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, who was the then ruler of Jaipur, in his infinite spirit of hospitality, had the whole city painted pink terracotta in honour of the royal guest. Pink was considered the colour of hospitality. … Historic accounts state the city was coloured in white before it was turned pink.
A romantic dusty pink hue — which has defined the city since 1876, after it was painted pink to welcome Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert — gives Jaipur its status as the “Pink City,” as it is commonly known.
The number of tourists visiting these monuments and paying tribute to the historical traditions of the city, this city’s nickname is Paris of India.
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