Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts & enclosed by embattled walls. Houses with latticed windows line the streets with their rose pink colour, lending enchantment to the scene which is almost magical at sunset. The Old City (Known as the Pink City) is a great place to wander around. The whole city was painted in Pink colour by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. Today, every home within the city is obliged by law to maintain his facade. Besides many luxury hotels Rambagh Palace stands out- Rambagh Palace is a living legend in Jaipur. Built in 1835 on a modest scale for the queen's favourite handmaiden Kesar Badaran, and later refurbished as a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge. A major part of this palace is now converted to hotel which is operated by Taj Hotel Group. The Oberoi Rajvilas is another unique luxury hotel in this historic city.