Long, long time ago, more than a century ago, Jaipur welcomed the visit of Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II. It was said that to welcome the royal couple, buildings in Jaipur was painted in pink. From then onwards, Jaipur is known as the Pink City.
Our driver told us a similar version, however he didn't mention about pink paint, but more so the buildings in Jaipur are in russet brown stone. Somehow russet brown looked pink in the eyes of Prince Albert. Whilst russet brown is not pink, but I guess Russet Brown city isn't quite as catchy as Pink City. (Or does it look pink to you too?
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and Jaipur is named after him. We visited Birla Mandir on the day we reached Jaipur and the balance of places the next day. In order to appreciate the places a little better, we engage the service of a tour guide here as well. This guide has styled a moustache and has the stereotype look of villains in Tamil movies. :P
We stayed in Four Points Sheraton in Jaipur. There are some restaurants, both budget and higher end across the street from the hotel, and a supermarket next to it. Very convenient.
|See the shop Kanha? We had dinner there.|
|See through bathroom but rest assured, can be covered by curtain|
After dinner, we scouted out the supermarket next door to hotel and had an early night before painting Jaipur red. ;)
Side note: Posts on India travel makes me feel like having chicken masala. LOL