Jaipur: Ask any Jaipurite what he or she loves the most about the Pink City and nine times out of ten, the answer will be – people here are really, really friendly. Not only the locals, but the international travellers also believe the same. A survey of over 1.5 million international travellers rated Jaipur as one of the top 50 friendliest cities in the world. Jaipur which ranked at 35 was the only Indian city to feature on the list.
The survey conducted by Big 7 Travel asked its social audience to rate the cities of the world based on “how easy the city is to navigate or strangers helping you find your way when that pesky roaming data doesn’t work to making new best friends in a local bar”.
This assessment sounds completely genuine given our eagerness to help strangers find their way and make them feel welcome.
Jaipur was rated as one of the cities where you’ll be made to feel the most welcome.
The Pink City was mentioned as “a student-friendly city with a young and vibrant population”. It’s popular on the tourist trail, so the tourism industry here is strong, with residents making the country proud with their attitude towards visitors.
The Pink City Post spoke to some international tourists. They agreed with the outcomes of the survey.
“Jaipur is definitely a friendly city. We never felt as strangers in this town. People are really warm-hearted. Whenever we needed help, we got it. Besides the city markets and the spicy food are really awesome,” said Christian Carter, a resident of Canada.
Jaipur was recently recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.