History of Jaipur
Jaipur is one of the most culturally rich heritage cities in India. Founded in the year 1727, the city is named after Maharaja Jai Singh II who was the main founder of this city. He was a Kachhwaha Rajput and ruled the area between 1699 and 1744.
The Pink City
Jaipur got the name ‘Pink City’ in 1853, when the reigning King Sawai Ram Singh painted all royal and official buildings in sandstone color to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales to the city. The city is world famous for its extraordinary buildings and its vibrancy is adequately depicted by the color.
Today, Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Millions of domestic and international tourists throng its beautiful hotels and palaces to relive its royal past. Many of the ancient palaces have been transformed into heritage hotels.