Jaipur, the capital of the State of Rajasthan , is about 250 kms from Delhi. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. It was founded by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th Century. The city was first painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in the 19thcentury.The majestic Amer Fort, the Hawa Mahal and the Jaipur City Palace are some important historical monuments in the city. The city markets are like no other and can be found in the middle of the city. The Johari Bazaar( jewellers market) and the Bapu Bazaar are two of the best shopping markets in Jaipur. The city markets are crowded, colourful & chaotic. Cotton block printed dresses, quilts, miniature paintings , carpets ,stunning jewellery, lac bangles and bandini fabrics are the best takeaways from Jaipur . There is kundan and polki jewellery and jewellery with rubies, sapphire and other precious stones. Jaipur has some beautiful silver jewellery as well.