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We Know The Pink City', Here Are The Other Colour-Coded Cities In India

iDiva logo iDiva 06-05-2021 Prerna Prakash
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India is a country full of colours. It is no wonder then that some of the gorgeous destination cities in the country are code-named after colours themselves. You might have heard of Jaipur being called the ‘Pink City,’ but did you know that there are so many more places which are colour-coded in India? 

It is time to gather vacation inspiration for after the lockdown and take a quick geography lesson by learning more about India and its travel destinations. 

Here are some of the many colour-coded cities in India that everyone should know about. 

1. The Pink City 

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As most of us know, Jaipur is called the ‘pink city’ because of the pink tinge in all the walls within this historic walled city. The city was originally painted the dusty terracotta rose hue to welcome Prince Albert in 1876. 

2. The Blue City 

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Jodhpur is often seen as a sea of painted blue architecture. The gorgeous shades, from Lapis to Cobalt, often lead to the city being a backdrop for many pictures. The blue, however, is attributed to the caste system where the highest in the hierarchy painted their homes blue to set them apart from the lower castes. Locals have another reason for the blue paint--to keep them cool under the harsh summer sun!

3. The Silver City 

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Known for its gorgeous silver filigree work, Cuttack in Odisha has earned the title of the ‘silver city’ over many years. Known as a hub of art and craft, the city is also famous for its ivory and brass filigree work, making it a wonderful city to pick up souvenirs from.  

4. The White City 

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Known for its palace architecture and gorgeous lakes, the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan is also called the ‘White City.’ Also known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ Udaiput got the moniker of the white city because of it’s gorgeous marble architecture. 

5. The Golden City 

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Yellow sandstone, silky golden desert sands, and ochre sunbeams reflecting through window panes. These are the things that have come together to make Jaisalmer the golden city of India. Located at the edge of the Thar desert, the city gets its name due to the camel coloured stone that the architecture is made of. 

6. The Orange City 

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Known not really for the colour, but for the fruit, Nagpur in Madhya Pradesh has been nicknamed the ‘orange city’ of India. The colour of the famous fruit as well as the number of tiger reserves in the area has turned this small city into a popular tourist destination.

A country comprising millions of different peoples, places, and languages, India comes together to become one of the most sought-after destinations in the world because of its diversity. There is beauty in every alley, and something interesting at every turn. 

It is important that we learn more about our country, so that we can explore it to the best of our abilities!

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