May 6, 2010

Jaipur: The Pink City

Jaipur Palace of the Winds
Jaipur, popularly known as the "Pink City", and "Paris of India", is the capital of Rajasthan state, India.  The city was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, asawai jai singh 2 - founder of jaipur Kachawaha Rajput, who ruled from 1699-1744. Initially his capital was Amber (now pronounced as Amer).

In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him.  Jaipur got the name "Pink City"  at that time.  The old city (known as four-wall city) is still painted and maintained in pink.
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15 comments:

järnebrand said...

I loved that photo of the pink city... Beautiful! Happy TT! /Jo.

VE said...

Wow, that's cool looking. I'd love to visit...

PattiKen said...

Wow, that pink palace is beautiful!

My post for Pink, close to my heart, is up here.

Brian Miller said...

fascinating....adding it to the places i would love to visit...

Jingle said...

beautiful location to see and enjoy!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/thursday-poets-rally-week-17-may-6-12-2010-homecoming/

here is my pink post!
Happy tt.

Ms. Gibson said...

Jingle, Brian, Patti, VE, Jarnebrand:
Thanks for dropping by my blog.
When I went to India in 2007, this Pink Palace of the Winds was unavailable for tourists due to all the scaffolding & renovations. I was devastated because I really wanted to see it. I hope to see it this summer. Will take pics.

Jaime said...

good to see you again stranger!

what a great picture. i never really thought about going to india...maybe i should reconsider?

Ms. Gibson said...

It's an awesome experience...And it's very good to catch up with you, Jaime.

Baino said...

Listen to Auntie? Dog Girl? I saw you on Subby's. I haven't tweeted in for ever and so didn't know you changed your blog! Tis you isn't it otherwise I feel like a goof!

Subby said...

Fantastic post! Like the new digs, as well and will definitely link you up :)

Ms. Gibson said...

Baino and Subbs,
Yes, it's ME. I'm so glad you remember me from my old blogs. I miss blogging. Twitter is just killing me.

Jasmine said...

Beautiful pictures and an interesting piece of history. Happy TT.

JOE TODD said...

Congratulations.. I'm ready for the journey

Ms. Gibson said...

Todd,
Good to see you here, and thanks for your comment! You are so kind!