: 336-km From Jodhpur, Rajasthan
» Built In
: 1727 AD
: Capital City of Rajasthan State
» Best Season
: October To March
- The City Of Victory in India
Jaipur The Rose Pink City in India founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743), is the capital of Rajasthan India. It is a major attraction for the first-time visitor. 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 AD. Today, every home within the city is obliged by law to maintain its facade. It is a very well planned city laid out in a grid pattern and was designed by a young Bengali engineer and scholar by the name "Vidyadhar Bhattacharya".
Jaipur was and remains the only city in the world, symbolising the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. Jaipur is a royal city & this is its most noticeable aspect, small buildings & festivals testify it.
Jaipur & its surroundings are rather like an endless museum. The city also offers an endless variety of crafts. Jewellers here still fashion the beautiful enamel-on-gold pendants, studded on the reverse with precious stones or pearls & turquoise that one sees in miniature paintings.Jaipur's lacquer bangles are famous all over the world. This is a city to be visited.
Prime Attractions of Jaipur India :
» Amer Palace in Jaipur -
The magnificent fort with its huge ramparts & watch towers, overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur Highway.It is believed to have been the capital of the "Minas", the original inhabitants of Rajasthan.
» City Palace in Jaipur -
Nakkarkhana-ka-Darwaza, the imposing gateway of theCity Palace guarded by stone elephants, is monumental.
» Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
- A Pandora's box of wonders, the enchanting Hawa Mahal isa multi-layered palace, with a profusion of windows and stone screens
» Jai Garh in Jaipur
- Built on a peak, Jai Garh overlooks the palace & city of Amber below. Jal Mahal is Jaipur's lake palace. It is surrounded with water.
» Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur -
Originally called Sudarshan Garh, it affords a splendid view of Jaipur.
» Jantar Mantar in Jaipur -
The amazing astronomical three-storey-high observatory, of an 18th century Rajasthani king, named Jai Singh. more...
» Gardens in Jaipur -
Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh : Has beautiful gardens, fountains, pools & some magnificent pieces ofsculpture.
» Government Central Museum in Jaipur -
This is the oldest museum in the state. The buiding, designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob is located in the centre of the sprawling Ram Niwas Bagh,built in 1876 AD. When King Edward VII visited India as the Prince of Wales,it was opened to public in 1886.
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