Jaipur - Pink Walls and Flowery Natives!As soon as you enter the old city of Jaipur, the walls of every building, house, and gate coated in pink color will astound you. Instantly one will get to know the reason for the name "pink city." In 1876 during the rule of Sawai Ram Singh, the entire city was painted in a pink color scheme. It was done to welcome the Prince of Wales (Albert Edward) and Queen Victoria.
To be precise, the color used to paint the walls of Jaipur is terracotta pink. This pleasant shade of pink historically represents hospitality, which is quite fitting as from ages warm welcoming is part of rich Jaipur culture. Locals here follow the famous quote, 'Atithi Devo Bhava' which translates into 'The Guest is God'. UNESCO recognizes Jaipur as the 'Pink City of India' in its world heritage sites.
Natives of Jaipur are cheerful and lively like a bunch of freshly bloomed flowers. Since ancient times flowers form a vital part of the rituals and traditions in this city. Locals use them to show affection. Offering blossoms to gods and goddesses is a traditional practice here to show gratitude. Elder ones are gifted garlands of fresh flowers as a token of respect. People celebrate festivals and weddings with petals of fresh flowers. Visit to experience the city with Pink Walls, High Values, and Royal Heritage.
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