Jaipur is the largest city and capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, and is located in the northwest of the country. With more than 3 million inhabitants it is the tenth most populous metropolis in the country and is known as the Pink City of India by the large number of buildings of this color that can be seen through its streets. In the past this area was occupied by the Matsya kingdom while the modern city was founded in 1727.
Jaipur is one of the leading tourism destinations in the country and has many attractions for the millions of visitors who walk its streets every year. Among them are wonderful historical buildings like the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, built in 1734 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palaces of Hawa Mahal, Rambagh and Jal Mahal and the City Palace, the forts of Amber, Jaigarh and Nahargarh, or cultural spaces like Central Museum or the Albert Hall Museum. The city also has great religious buildings like Govind Dev Ji Temple, the Galtaji Hindu pilgrimage site, the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Temple, the Garh Ganesh Temple or the Panchayati Hall Temple, and green spaces like the Ram Niwas Garden or the Jawahar Circle Garden.
Jaipur's cuisine has a great variety of ingredients and its food is as rich as its past, and is characterized by an intense spiciness. Among its traditional dishes are dal-bati, ghewar, chaavadi and makki ki raab of the Rajasthani cuisine. The main economic activities of the city are linked to tourism and its related services, even in the area are also many modern industries among which stand out the sector of the production and export of gold and diamonds.