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Escape: Metro travels to Jaipur in India’s Rajasthan to find out why it now has Unesco heritage status; Laura Millar; Metro

TECHNICALLY speaking, the Pink City — Jaipur’s historic walled capital — isn’t actually that pink. As Laura Millar approach via one of its seven imposing gates, up close, it’s more like terracotta. But when it first got its name the colour was a dusky rose — and it’s all thanks to British royalty. Just as panicked public servants rapidly repaint a hospital wing or railway carriage in preparation for a visit by the Queen, the maharaja of Jaipur in 1876 decided, in advance of a visit by Queen Victoria’s son Bertie, Prince of Wales, to repaint his entire town.

Source: Escape: Metro travels to Jaipur in India’s Rajasthan to find out why it now has Unesco heritage status

An offbeat guide to Jaipur; World inside pictures

The enormously thought-provoking history and culture of Rajasthan speak to the travel-frenzy minds of its tourists in ways like no other state in India does. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, famously known to the world as the marvelous ‘Pink City’ stands uniquely amongst all other cities in this rich historical quest.

Source: An offbeat guide to Jaipur | World inside pictures