Jaipur is known as the Pink City. On touring the city, one can quickly comprehend the reason behind the name. Every wall of the majestic Walled City has painted an earthen pink shade. This colour is so critical to the legacy of the city that it is obligatory by law to maintain it and ensure that the walls perpetually remain this colour. There is an interesting history behind the ‘pink of Jaipur’.
The explanation behind the uniform shade of focal Jaipur is the intellect of Maharaja Ram Singh, his authority over the capital of Rajasthan, and his luminous brainwave to awe Prince Albert on his 1876 voyage through India.
Sovereign Albert spent a mammoth 17 weeks fulfilling regal obligations all through the Indian subcontinent. He became worn out and tired of his official commitment as he was devoid of his wife. For Indian royalties, this was a perfect chance to reinforce connections to the British nobility and increase individual association with the Royal family. The Maharaja of Jaipur was one of the wealthiest and most capable men in India and he awed the British court like no other.
Maharaja Ram Singh’s first strategy was to fortify that Prince Albert would visit Jaipur and in order to do this, he developed an extravagant show corridor and named it “Albert Hall” out of appreciation for the sovereign. The stunning Albert Hall remains in the midst of the precisely laid out grounds of the Ram Niwas Public gardens and can be visited even today. With Prince Albert enticed to visit Jaipur, the Maharaja began beautifying his city and this included repainting the entire city.
The color selected was an earthen pink as it denotes hospitality. The paint was created from a calcium oxide compound and to a great degree, is tough to find in the parched states of affairs in Jaipur.
Some people may question how or even why Jaipur has maintained its unmistakable pink shading after the visit by Prince Albert 130 years back. The response lies with Maharaja Ram Singh’s spouse, who loved the shading plan. The queen managed to persuade the Maharaja to pass a law making, it illicit for public structures to be painted a color apart from Jaipuri Pink. This law was passed in 1877 and still stands today. It transforms the generally cluttered and chaotic city into a calm and pretty, Pink City.