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Why Is Jaipur Called The Pink City

Jaipur is a historic city situated in Rajasthan popularly known as ‘Pink City. This is because every architecture within the walled centre is painted as a “pink” colour.

The beautiful paintings and designs on the wall are fascinating. They also give us the idea of How cultured and united people were.

Why Pink?

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“Pink” colour denotes the colour of hospitality as back in time when the city was ruled by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, to show the gratitude and hospitality towards the Prince of Wales, Prince Albert. And then it became a law to have all buildings and homes painted pink.



Why it is nicknamed “Pink City”?

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When Prince Albert first saw the city, he exclaimed ‘Pink City’ so from then onwards Jaipur nicknamed as ‘Pink City. And as the relations with Prince Albert grew, the Maharaja also built the lavish concert hall and named it ‘Albert Hall’.

For instance, we can also say that the city is called Pink City because buildings are built with red sandstone.

Is it Pink till now?

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Yes, even today most of the residential areas are painted pink which leaves the visitors amazed. The law was passed in 1877 and it still followed


The city is also called “Paris of India” due to its pink colour. Many poets have written poems after it. The city is also famous for its culture, art, literature and architecture. Photography is also one of the things which can give you the idea of how lovely and beautiful a city is.


Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort, City Palace, Jai Mahal, Rambagh Palace and Nahargarh Fort are a few of the popular historical buildings.


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