Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber after whom the city is named. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India. The city is located 260 km (162 miles) from the Indian capital New Delhi. Jaipur forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240 km, 149 miles). Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The magnificent forts, beautiful havelis and colorful bazaars make the city, a popular tourist destination among tourists. Hawa Mahal, Jantar-Mantar, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Masala Chowk, Govind Dev Ji temple etc. are popular tourist attractions in Jaipur.
Jaipur is known as the Pink City and on arrival visitors will immediately understand the reasoning behind the name. Every building within the walled historic centre is painted a terracotta “pink” colour and there are few exceptions to this uniformly colour scheme.