Jaipur, Rajasthan

A gateway to discovering medieval India’s royal Rajput palaces, forts and other architectural wonders, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. Informally referred to as the “Pink City”, after Maharaja Ram Singh had the entire old city painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1876, discover the city’s vibrant culture, colourful festivals and Rajasthani cuisine.

Explore Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, Hawa Mahal. Also known as the Palace of Winds and built in 1799, the delicately honeycombed five storey pink-sandstone structure is extraordinary. The vast complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings featuring a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture at City Palace is equally impressive. Embark on a royal elephant ride up to the imposing white marble and red sandstone palace at Amber Fort. The intricate carvings on the walls and ceilings, and detailed mirror work are fascinating. Browse the colourful bazaars in the Old City. More history can be viewed at the Albert Hall Museum and Museum of Indology. Jaipur is also renowned for its shopping including: fabrics, carpets, local handicrafts, camel leather goods, gems, blue pottery, and exquisite jewellery. A lively land filled with magnificent tales and treasures—Jaipur.