Jaipur is the capital and the largest city 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. Jaipur is located from the Indian capital New Delhi. Jaipur forms a part of the west Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra. Jaipur is a popular tourist destination in India and serves as a gateway to other tourist destinations in Rajasthan such as Jodhpur, Jaisalmer Udaipur . and Mount Abu .