Perched on the edge of the Thar Desert and fringed by the Aravalli Hills, Jaipur is an architectural wonder, home to some of India’s most ornate buildings – honeycombed palaces, towering forts and elaborate structures designed hundreds of years ago, that still captivate visitors today.
Pretty in pink
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and the pink jewel in its crown. Jaipur may well be one of India’s architectural marvels, but it’s not just the size and splendour of the buildings that makes it a special, it’s the colour scheme too. Buildings everywhere in Jaipur are coloured various romantic shades of dusty pink. Why? In 1876, Queen Victoria’s son, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (who’d later become King Edward VII) visited India. At
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