There is something so satisfying about a city that is almost entirely one colour. Wandering through the streets or looking over the city from above is even more beautiful when the buildings have been uniformly painted in different shades of the same colour. India is bursting with colour, and these 3 colourful cities in India are no exceptions!
Jasailmer, the Golden City
Jasailmer is known as the ‘Golden City’ because of its golden sandstone buildings. The fort is a must-see as it’s one of the only forts in India that is still inhabited today (by both people and cows of course!). I would highly recommend getting a guide for the fort as it’s easy to get lost. Don’t miss watching the sunset from one of the many viewpoints over the lake, as this is when the golden colour of the sandstone really comes out!
Jodhpur, the Blue City
The houses in Jodhpur have all been painted blue to keep them cool inside, as blue reflects the heat. Jodhpur is also home to an incredible fort which looks over the city giving beautiful views. You can even try out zip-lining around the fort for even more amazing views of the blue city below! Jodhpur is also a great place to purchase Indian spices to take back home.
Jaipur, the Pink City
Jaipur is a bustling city where the buildings are coloured in various shades of pink. Jaipur is also known for having lots of elephants, so don’t be surprised to see elephants weaving in and out of traffic alongside rickshaws and buses! Like the other two colourful cities, Jaipur also has a brilliant fort to see, called the Amber fort. Don’t miss Hawa Mahal, it’s one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture I’ve ever seen!