The state capital of Rajasthan acts as a door into India for most travellers. It is estimated that every third international tourist visiting the country enters through Jaipur. Established as a formal city in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the “pink-city” stands as a marvel in India’s history and architecture. Its rich legacy with generations of residing Maharajas or high kings until 1971 (the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India demolished all privileges related to princely titles in this year) adds a whiff of royalty to the air even now.
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