Jaipur - The Pink City of India
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as "The Pink City" because of the pink-colored buildings in the old city. It is one of the main constituent destinations of the popular tourist itinerary "The Golden Triangle of India". The old city of Jaipur is partially encircled with seven gates - the major gates are Chandpol, Sanganeri and Ajmeri gate. "The Pink City" label applies specifically to the old walled quarter of the capital in the northeast while glorious palaces and temples are an assortment of styles, spanning centuries scattered throughout the predominantly, urban area.
Jaipur is rich in history and culture. The past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the Maharajas. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani Gemstones, Jewelry, Fabric and Shoes possess a timeless quality and are surely a delight for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition.