Area wise Rajasthan is the biggest state of India and lies in the northern India. The state covers 342,239 square kilometres area of India. The largest city which is also the capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur. Jaipur is also called the Pink city of Jaipur.
In this blog, we will explore some places of Jaipur and find out why it is called the Pink city of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Shares its boundary with Indian states like Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Neighbourhood country Pakistan. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan shares its border with Haryana.
Jaipur is well connected to almost all the parts of India and can be easily reached via road, air and rail.
How to Reach Jaipur, The Pink City of Rajasthan?
Jaipur by Air:
Jaipur airport is Approx. 7 Km from the city and all the major cities of India is well connected. It is also connected to some of the overseas countries. Daily domestic flights to Jaipur are from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune and Indore. The International regular flights are to Muscat, Dubai and Sharjah. Some flights are available via Delhi.
Jaipur By Train:
By train Jaipur is well connected to most of the part of India. One special and Luxury Train known as Palace on Wheels connects you to all the major destinations of Rajasthan Including Jaipur, Jodhpur, Alwar.
Jaipur By Road:
Jaipur is well connected to Delhi and all other parts of India via Highways. To reach Jaipur Via Delhi You can take Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation buses. There are AC and Non-Ac buses available and it takes approx. 5-6 hours depending on the traffic to reach Jaipur bus stand.
Why is Jaipur Called the Pink City?
Once you reach Jaipur, you will at once catch why this city is called Pink City. The markets, Houses and buildings are coloured with Pink, which is a historically represented as welcoming and hospitality.
After Prince Albert visited the city, the city stayed pink because of the favourite wife of Maha Raja Sawai Ram Singh, whose favourite colour was Pink.
A Law was passed in 1877 to keep the colour of buildings in Jaipur Pink.
Places to see in Jaipur
You will find the forts quite fascinating in Jaipur. Here are some list of places you can visit in Jaipur
- Amer Fort
- Nahargarh Fort
- Jaigarh Fort
- Birla Temple
- Jal Mahal
- Ram Niwas Garden
- Govind Ji Temple
- Anokhi Museum Of Hand Painting
- Masala chowk
- Akshardham Temple, Jaipur
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
- City Palace
- Digamber Jain Mandir
- Sisodia Rani Garden
- Jawahar Circle
- Samode Palace
- Hari Mahal Palace
- Raj Mahal Palace
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