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Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and in contradiction with most of the region's towns founded several thousand years ago, it was built only in the eighteenth …More
Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan and in contradiction with most of the region's towns founded several thousand years ago, it was built only in the eighteenth century by Sawai Jai Singh as India's first planned city. Jaipur is a major tourist attraction amongst Indian as well as international travellers and belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It hosts several major attractions like the City Palace, The wind Palace, Govind Dev ji Temple, Vidhan Sabha, Birla Temple, several massive Rajput fort,... It also serves as a stepping stone for travelers heading to the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Despite its recent development projects undertaken by the government and private enterprises, the city kept a very strong identity thanks to it colour and amazing monuments. It is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctly coloured buildings, which were originally painted this color to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Mughal cities. The present earthy red color originates from repainting of the buildings undertaken for a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1876, as a symbol of Welcome, and it kept the same colour since then.

The town planning and infrastructure development in Jaipur is quite above the mark relative to many other Indian cities, but a western traveller should remain aware on how and what he eats in order to avoid stomach problems.
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