Jaipur is the capital and largest city (in terms of size) of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1726 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. As of 2011, the city has a population of 3.1 million, making it the eleventh most populous city in the country.Jaipur is the third largest city in north India after Delhi and Lucknow respectively. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India. Jaipur is located 260km from the Indian capital New Delhi. Jaipur forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240km). Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur (348km), Jaisalmer (571km) Udaipur (421km). and Mount Abu (520km).