Visiting India is to discover a vast land rich in culture and tradition. A sumptuous mix of spiritual beliefs and architecture, plus some of the most important wildlife hotspots on the planet, has led UNESCO to designate no less than 40 World Heritage Sites within India’s borders. These must-see destinations include magnificent palaces, decorative monuments, and evocative temples. Also listed is an entire mountain range and a state capital! So, are you ready to start ticking off India’s most significant tourist attractions? Click through and delve into the country’s cultural, historic, scientific, and natural world.
Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, is a destination filled with beautiful palaces, a rich history, and luxury hotels. Here’s how to plan the best trip.
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5 Stunning Places In Jaipur That Make It A Worthy UNESCO World Heritage Site!; Gajendra Goswami; What’s Hot
A digital trip to one of India’s most iconic cities!
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.
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.
A local’s tips and tricks: Everything you need to know about visiting Jaipur; Neeta Lal; The National
Newly designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site, India’s ‘Pink City’ is a treasure trove of gastronomic and architectural delights…
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur conjures up the image of royal splendour, Rajput valour, and architectural grandeur. The fables and folklore woven around its historic forts and havelisbuild a powerful cultural and heritage narrative that entices.
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Jaipur was recently included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It is India’s first planned city and it was an “interchange of ancient Hindu, Mughal and contemporary Western ideas” that has shaped it.
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