Jaipur also was widely known as the pink city is one of the must-visit destinations in the world. With all the stunning beauty in the city in the form of gorgeous forts, a plethora of history, yummy delicacies and vibrant markets, Jaipur has been a favourite city of many. Not just of the locals but the city is always in the list of all the travellers and tourists coming into the country. If you think you know all, here are a few interesting facts about Jaipur that we bet you didn’t know.
Why Pink City
You may run your thoughts thinking why the name “Pink city” but the answer is much simpler. The city was painted pink in the year 1876 by Maharaja Ram Singh in honour and to welcome Edward, the prince of Wales. Since then the city has been called as the Pink City.
Two UNESCO world heritage site
The city of Jaipur has two places that are a world heritage site. Amer Fort and Jantar Mantar.
First Planned City of the country
Jaipur is the first planned city of the country and was constructed in the time span of 4 years. The city has been planned as per Vastu Shastra.
Organizes the world largest free literary festival
Who hasn’t heard about the literature festival of Jaipur? People from not just around the country but also the world to participate in this event. The festival is one of the biggest free literary festivals.
One of the most iconic and photographed spots in the city, Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and it was constructed in the late 18th century by the king for his queens.
Being known as the land of the Royals, the city of Jaipur also has one of the most expensive hotel suites in the world. The Raj Palace Hotel has a presidential suite for about US$ 50,000.