Jaipur, The Pink CityAugust 7th, 2008 | Posted by in 02-India
It’s different to Delhi in so many ways – ignoring the filth that seems to be widespread throughout India – the atmosphere, culture and buildings here is a considerable improvement.
We only had a whistle stop tour but managed to fit quiet a lot in. The Pink City got its name when the entire old city was painted pink (it’s actually moire rustic), a colour associated with hospitality to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876 (later became King Edward VII). The colour has been maintained since – probably because it attracts so many tourists.
Sorry for the lack of decent photos, we’re not as trigger happy and we haven’t been inside many of the temples – trying to sticking to our budget!