Jaipur, the fortified city in Rajasthan, is now a Unesco World Heritage site.
Known as ‘the pink city’, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II. According to Unesco, “Jaipur was established on the plain and built according to a grid plan interpreted in the light of Vedic architecture”. The city is known for its large public squares, with markets, stalls and temples. The design of the city combines ideas from ancient Hindu, modern Mughal and Western cultures. It follows a grid system like many western cities, but the districts refer to “traditional Hindu concepts”.