People Of Pink City

Why Jaipur Called Pink City Of India?

Jaipur has been popularized with the name of Pink City because of the color of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures. Anyone who has witnessed the city can substantiate the fact that all the buildings of Jaipur are pink in color. The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color.

Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, the city of Jaipur is one of most beautiful and magnetic cities of India. One always falls short of words while describing the bounteous charm that the city captivates the visitor with. The culture, architecture, traditions, art, jewellery and textiles of Jaipur have always charmed the travelers. It is one city that, even after modernisation, still holds to its roots and values.

Apart from being the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is also the largest city of the state. The foundation of the city dates back to the eighteenth century, with credit to the great warrior and astronomer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. The glorious past of Jaipur comes alive in the palaces and forts in the city where once lived the royal clans. The majestic forts and havelis, the beautiful temples, the serene landscapes, and the rich cultural heritage, have made Jaipur an ideal destination for tourists.

There is something in the atmosphere of Jaipur that brings joy and delight as soon as you set foot in the city. The pink color of the city brings out a romantic charm that captivates every heart. If you haven’t got a chance to experience the royalties of Jaipur yet, plan your trip right away.

18 lives,13 professions,1 city. This is the story of survival,of people on the streets making a living. This is the story of the people of Jaipur.

Be ready to be serenaded for an entire hour as you enter the City Palace.The cost? A mere Rs 30.

The Artist She make 3 masterpieces in one day,but sales are slow.She hope to earn atleast 40% of what each piece will be sold for.

A local seller of bangels and other trinkets.Shot outside the Lake Palace.

Keepers of the Fort: SweepersWith palaces spanning thousands of sq. feet, its upto a small team of sweepers to try and cleans its dirt and grime.

Village boys often run to the nearby Galta Temple for a quick bath

A Pujari takes time off to gaze at the passing throng of tourists!

Block Printing a single bed sheet with upto 8 layers. 3 are made each day and sold. The final price of each? Rs 600. He gets around Rs 200 a day.

Although de-fanged,these Indian Cobras still look menacing enough to add the glitz to this snake charmers performance.

Wrinkles on the Keeper of the Fort.It's his job to ensure smooth running of the palace,and spends his day doing various chores and errands

A Tamilian makes Dosas in Jaipur's famous Bapu Bazaar

Pani Puri anyone? young boys are often walking advertisements and entice customers by singing, shouting and calling.

A lifetime selling books.

Always at the ready? Even the police need some respite from the heat.

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