India is one of the most colorful countries in the world. If you attend the fairs and festivals here, you will be able to see how colorful they are. Well, it is not just only that. The country has some color-coded cities as well. We know that you are already thinking about Jaipur, the Pink City. You would be surprised to know that there are more of them. So, let us talk about them here today.
Among the color-coded cities in India, Jaipur is the first name that comes to our mind, isn’t it? As you enter Jaipur, you will be able to understand why it is called the pink city of India. The majority of walls of the city, from the shops in some of the market places to several attractions, are painted with a pink tinge. In order to welcome Prince Albert in 1876, the city was painted in a hue of dusty terracotta rose. Once you explore the city, soon it will become one of your favorite places for a holiday.
Things to do: Visit attractions such as Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, etc.
Another city in Rajasthan that is known for its colored houses is Jodhpur, the Blue City. The city looks very Instagram friendly since you can see the Jodhpur blue houses in shades of Cobalt and Lapis. Some people relate the blue color of the houses with the caste system. The highest in the caste hierarchy system paint their houses blue, while the lower caste people do not do that. This is what sets the upper caste people apart. While some people say that the blue paint help in keeping the houses cool during the harsh summer season.
Things to do: Visit Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jaswant Thada, Rao Jodha Desert Park, Bal Samand Lake, Kaylana Lake, etc.
The White City of India, Udaipur is mostly known for its palaces and serene lakes. The city is also called the ‘Venice of the East’ for its beauty. It has received the name White City because of the palaces and many other structures that are made of white marble. Each of the structures in this city looks gorgeous.
Things to do: Visit attractions such as City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jagmandir, Saheliyon ki Bari, Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace, etc.
The reason why this place is called the Golden City can only be understood once you visit Jaisalmer. Perched at the edge of the Thar Desert, the majority of the structures here are made of yellow sandstone. As the sun’s rays fall on the structures, the city looks absolutely golden. To see the beauty of the city, you must witness it either during the sunrise or sunset.
Things to do: Visit Jaisalmer Fort, Gadisar Lake, Kothari’s Patwa Haveli, Nathmal ki Haveli, Salam Singh ki Haveli, Tanot Rai Mata Mandir, etc.
It is one of the cities in Rajasthan that has maintained its low-key charm and has received the name Red City because of the Havelis that are made of red sandstone. The city is not visited by lots of tourists; therefore, you can explore it without bumping into other tourists.
Things to do: Visit Laxmi Niwas Palace, Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Sanctuary, etc.
Mahatma Gandhi named Thiruvananthapuram the Evergreen City of India. Located in the Western Ghats, this city is filled with greenery. No matter where you go, you will find verdant greenery here. Therefore, if you are someone who loves being surrounded by greenery and nature, you should plan your road trip to Thiruvananthapuram.
Things to do: Visit Napier Museum, Shangumugham Beach, Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Samudra Beach Park, etc.
Cuttack has also made its place in the list of color-coded cities in India. Cuttack is called the Silver City. The city being the hub of art and craft, you can also find ivory and brass filigree works here. So, make sure you have enough space in your bags to carry all the stuff that you buy from here.
Things to do: Visit Barabati Fort, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Netaji Birth Place Museum, State Botanical Garden, Cuttack Chandi Temple, etc.
Unlike other cities in this list, you will not find buildings and structures in orange color but the Nagpur is called the Orange City because of the pulpy citrus fruit. Nagpur oranges are famous across the world and are one of the yummiest orange varieties. So, if you visit the city during the peak season of oranges, which is during the winter, you will be able to add a lot of Vitamin C to your diet.
Things to do: Visit Ambazari Lake, Futala Lake, Deekshabhoomi, Sitabardi Fort, Maharaj Bagh Zoo, etc.
While you are planning to visit these cities one after another, you can bring comfort to your trip and also save a good amount of money by getting a self-drive car rental service. As a matter of fact, for road trips to India, a self-drive car rental option is the most advised. And to do so, you can very easily rent a car from Revv by downloading the app on your phone from Google Play Store or iOS App Store. The car rental service from Revv is affordable, convenient, and time-saving. Also, you will get doorstep delivery, which means there is no need to go anywhere to pick up the car. If you want to extend the period, you can simply update the company about the same.
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