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5 Colourful Indian Cities That Should be on Your Instagram

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Colours are the unspoken language of emotions, they have the potential to imprint images that can last a lifetime. India is diverse not just in culture but also in all its fantastic shades. This melange of hues can be seen in everything from our clothing to our cities. 

HolidayIQ lists down 5 of the most vibrant cities in India you should visit that your Instagram account will love! 

5 Colourful Indian Cities That Should be on Your Instagram:

  1. Jodhpur (Rajasthan)
  2. Jaipur (Rajasthan)
  3. Udaipur (Rajasthan)
  4. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  5. Chandigarh

1. The Blue City, Jodhpur

The Blue City, Jodhpur
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The indigo-painted houses around the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur lend a bluish hue to the whole city, especially when perceived from a distance. Surprisingly not many know about the origin of its alias. One of the theories states that in ancient times the upper caste Brahmins began painting the houses blue to differentiate themselves from the others. Soon, non-Brahmins got in on the act too. Thus the city of Jodhpur is bathed in blue now.

“Jodhpur is known as blue city and sun city also the blue city- because most of the house are painted with indigo blue color. Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Palace are the best attractions of Jodhpur. There is much architectural heritage (Ratan Vilas and Devi Bhawan) in Jodhpur” shares HolidayIQ traveller Sanjay Rajwani.

2. The Pink City, Jaipur

The Pink City, Jaipur
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The capital city of Rajasthan was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber in 1727. Jaipur city was painted pink for the visit of Prince Albert in 1876. Traditionally the colour is associated with hospitality in India, many of the avenues remained painted pink, giving Jaipur a distinctive appearance and the epithet, Pink city.

“A place for animal lovers, shopping, foodies. In nutshell, Jaipur has something for everyone. Forts, museum, zoo, temples, markets with lots of borrowing, shopping malls, food on streets and in restaurants. Jaipur is full of historical monuments as well as modern attractions such as metro, museums, and malls. Dal bati churma, kadhi, Aloo saag etc. Are some local food attraction.” shares HolidayIQ traveller Manish Kumar Singh.


3. The White City, Udaipur

The White City, Udaipur
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It seems the state of Rajasthan has a thing for colors. After the pink city and the blue city, the city of Udaipur is known as the ‘the white city’. Why? There are numerous white marble palaces standing all around the lake that bestow a whitish glow to the whole city.

Undeniably, the term 'white city' given to Udaipur, goes beyond the conventional conception of the color, and the history stands as a testimony that the colours expanded its horizons far beyond one can ever imagine. Udaipur is a home to some spectacular places of interest, which encourages you to explore the city even more. The most notable ones are City palace, Saheliyon ki bari, Lake Pichola, Moti Magri, Monsoon palaceshares HolidayIQ traveller Devyani Sharma.

4. The Yellow City, Jaisalmer

The Yellow City, Jaisalmer
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Also known as the ‘yellow city’ because the sand imparts a golden shadow upon the city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer was built on the foundation of yellow sandstone, which further justifies its tag as the 'Golden City' of India. Built by the Bhati Rajputs, Jaisalmer showcases interesting architecture, intricately carved sculptures and strategically built forts.

“A land of sand and yellow sandstone welcomes you as you enter the district of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. Beautiful filigree work on yellow sandstone adorn the structures all around and so while the Sun is up there, you see gold and gold everywhere. Sightseeing in the only living fort of yellow stone is remarkable and the visit is incomplete without a camel ride in the desert and spending a night in the camp in the midst of sand dunes. Plenty of shops in the town with local handicrafts makes shopping a memorable experience. On top of it all, the friendly people of the place make you feel always at home.” shares HolidayIQ traveller Ujjal Banerjee.

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5. The Green City, Chandigarh

The Green City, Chandigarh
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Did you know that Chandigarh was the dream city of late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru? The city was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Tree plantations and landscaping were an integral part of the plan submitted by the French architect. 26 different types of flowers and 22 species of evergreen trees have been planted all over the city. The city looks green when observed from a height.

“One must visit Chandigarh, to see how well planned this city is. There are many places you can visit, like Sukhna lake, Rock garden, and Rose garden. Elante mall is the biggest mall in this city. This city has all the thing which one best city can have.” shares HolidayIQ traveller Mayur Rokde.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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