Imagine coliving smack bang on India's Golden Triangle, one of India's most popular tourist destinations. Jaipur, known as The Pink City because of its stunning color scheme, is home to over three million people. English is one of the official languages making it easy to live in and get around for digital nomads and tourists alike.
Once ranked as the 7th best place to see in India, Jaipur has lots to marvel at, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Hawa Mahal, made out of pink and red sandstone, is a popular tourist attraction. As with most tourist destinations, the city is easy to walk and generally safe.
The cuisine is what you would expect in India, along with a western twist to accommodate tourists preferring something a little closer to home. Jaipur is known for its sweets and dessert-like Gajar Halwa, a sweet dish of carrot, milk, and cheese, definitely a treat to experience.
All the best places are easy to get too with the train and the recently upgraded metro. Taxis and Uber are still very popular with locals, tourists, and ex-pats. A hub for arts and crafts it's easy to buy more than you can carry. The city oozes beauty and history. It's almost impossible not to want to take a part of that home with you.
The Internet is a reasonable speed, and there are tons of places to work. The cost of living is very affordable, making coliving enticing. Coworking is affordable, making it inexpensive to work and live as a digital nomad.
Here are some fun facts about Jaipur:
- The Presidential Suite at the Raj Palace Hotel goes for $45,000 per night! In 2012 it ranked second on CNN's 15 most expensive hotel suites.
- Paul McCartney released the Jaipur tribute song "Riding into Jaipur" in 2001.
- Jaipur host the Worlds Largest Free Literacy Festival.
The city is home to Asia's largest Circular Park developed on a highway traffic circle.