It was late 1727 when Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II laid the foundation of Jaipur – the capital city of Rajasthan. Being titled as the first planned city of India, it is known for its architectural marvels, copious shopping bazaars and adorable jewellery.
In 1853, the whole city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales!
Almost after 163 years, the city is getting painted again – now in the colours of artistic talent, well-established business culture, and a nucleus of entrepreneurial pursuits.
In the last three to four years, Jaipur has grabbed some serious attention from the investors, transforming the city into a startup hub. With planned government initiatives, co-working spaces like Wired Hub, the startup culture seems to have gotten a serious boost.
The city offers a number of advantages to the entrepreneurs. Not only is the cost of living here is relatively low, there is also a large pool of early adopters. It owns the largest IT SEZ in India and is a destination for corporates like Mahindra and Infosys. Delhi, being close, offers a ready market for Rajasthan startups.