Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital, is also known as the Pink City. The city is steeped in history and culture, with broad avenues and expansive gardens. The past comes alive in the magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where the maharajas once lived. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthan jewellery, fabric, and shoes, have a timeless quality and are a shoppers' paradise.
Jaipur is India's first planned city, having been designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. Rajasthan's capital city, known worldwide for its coloured gems, combines the allure of its ancient history with all the benefits of a metropolis. Jaipur rises majestically against the backdrop of Nahargarh, Jaigarh, and the Garh Ganesh Temple forts.
The vibrant modern city is one of three points on the golden triangle, which also includes Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
According to legend, the Prince of Wales went on a tour of India in 1876. Pink was associated with hospitality, so Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colours the city is a wonderful sight to behold.
So it was always on my list, and as a budget traveller, I had to plan everything so that my expenses stayed under 3000 rupees, which I did. Taking the local bus instead of a cab or taxi and eating local foods instead of eating out are two money-saving tips.