Jaipur fondly referred to as the ‘Pink City' is the capital of Rajasthan and also the largest region of the state. The city meticulously planned and built served as the bastion of Rajput Empire. Reflections of the region's past can still be seen among the various grand palaces, forts and various other royal monuments and ruins present in the region.Jaipur oozes of a rich history, which significantly contribute to the depth and character of the region. Jaipur was founded in the year 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is also named after him. The region was developed as the first planned city of the country. The city also has an interesting history to the adage ‘Pink City'. The entire city of Jaipur was famously drenched in the terracotta pink color in the year 1876 to resemble the Mughal architecture of Delhi as part of the various preparations undertaken to welcome the royal guest Prince of Wales.
There can never be a dull moment in Jaipur owing to the plethora of recreation options offered in the region ranging from sightseeing to shopping and much more. Some of the popular sightseeing attractions of Jaipur include Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar. Gaitore, Ram Niwas Gardens, Vidyadhar Garden, Sisodia Rani Palace and Garden, Galtaji, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and the local markets among others.
In addition to sightseeing and shopping, tourists can enjoy a cultural evening at any resort or hotel where various puppet shows, cultural songs and dances are organized for the entertainment of tourists. A must do in Jaipur is to enjoy an elephant or camel ride and feast on the exquisite Rajasthani cuisines.
Jaipur being a popular tourist destination hosting thousands of tourists the region is full of plenty of Jaipur hotels and resorts present across various budget categories so as to cater to all tastes and preferences of the myriad of travelers visiting the region.