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Why is Jaipur called the Pink City?

Published on: October 17, 2013 | Updated on: February 2, 2017
Jaipur Pink City

Pink city of India – Jaipur

Jaipur has been popularized with the name of Pink City because of the color of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures. Anyone who has witnessed the city can substantiate the fact that all the buildings of Jaipur are pink in color. The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color.

City View of Jaipur

City View of Jaipur

Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, the city of Jaipur is one of most beautiful and magnetic cities of India. One always falls short of words while describing the bounteous charm that the city captivates the visitor with. The culture, architecture, traditions, art, jewellery and textiles of Jaipur have always charmed the travelers. It is one city that, even after modernisation, still holds to its roots and values.

Apart from being the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the largest city of the state. The foundation of the city dates back to the eighteenth century, with credit to the great warrior and astronomer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The glorious past of Jaipur comes alive in the palaces and forts in the city where once lived the royal clans. The majestic forts and havelis, the beautiful temples, the serene landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage, have made Jaipur an ideal destination for tourists.

There is something in the atmosphere of Jaipur that brings joy and delight as soon as you set foot in the city. The pink color of the city brings out a romantic charm that captivates every heart. If you haven’t got a chance to experience the royalties of Jaipur yet, plan your trip right away!

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Really Rajasthan is the best place in India muaah I just love it.


I love jaipur.


i went it was really pink i wore pink


Prince alburt visited in India then ramsingh-ll, Jaipur ‘s print in Gulabi color


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Most of the houses are coloured with pink colour,,hence it called in the name of pink city

Mary-Jane Carreyette March 31, 2014 at 1:38 am

Your account of the royal visit to Jaipur in 1876 is inaccurate. Queen Victoria never visited India. Please correct this.


Pinkcity is colored with brick-red color, when you mix all the colors, you get this color. Our Pinkcity do contain mixture of all the colors from tradition to heritage, it has all.

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