Jaipur, known as the "Pink City of India", is the capital of Rajasthan with well-designed checkerboard format streets.
Jaipur, the city of western India, is the capital of Rajasthan. Built in 1727, the city street is designed according to a checkerboard format. The tall pink old buildings show the beauty of Indian architectural art and are known as the "Pink City of India". Unlike other ancient cities in India, Jaipur has good urban planning and wide, straight streets. Jaipur is now divided into old and new cities. The old city is mostly old buildings and it is also the location of the pink city. The old city is surrounded by walls. The city also has seven gates, and each street can lead to the City Palace, as well as the famous Amber Fort, Tiger Fort, Wind Palace, and many other beautiful and ancient typical Indian buildings. What to see in Jaipur? Top recommended tourist sites are Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Check out Jaipur Travel Guide for more travel information.