Jaipur The Pink City

Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, has been the capital of erstwhile Jaipur state since its inception in 1727 AD, It was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II, a great ruler as well as renowned mathematician and astrologer. Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed Jaipur as per the Hindu treatise, Shilp Shastra. In 1876 Jaipur dressed in pink to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria. and earned the epitaph ‘Pink City. The excellent handicrafts of Jaipur are exquisite gold jewelry enameled or inlaid with precious stones, blue pottery, carving on wood, stone & ivory, block print & tie & dye textiles, handmade paper, etc. After independence, Jaipur became the administrative and commercial capital of what was known as Rajputana, a suitable conclusion to the dreams of its founder Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a man famed for his talents as a politician, mathematician, and astronomer. At age 13 he ascended the throne of the Kachchwaha Rajputs, a clan that had enjoyed tremendous prosperity and power as a result of their canny alliance, dating back to Humayun’s reign, with the Mughal emperors. It was the emperor Aurangzeb, a fanatically pious Muslim, who — even though Jai Singh was a Hindu prince — named him Sawai, meaning “one and a quarter,” for his larger-than-life intellect and wit. Having proved his prowess as a military tactician for Aurangzeb, he substantially grew the emperor’s royal coffers. Jai Singh felt it safe to move his capital from the claustrophobic hills surrounding Amber to a dry lake in the valley below.

The Capital of the modern state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a modern city built according to the specifications laid down in ancient architectural texts. Known as the pink city on account of the flush color of its sandstone palaces, it is a major center for handicrafts. Its former capital, Amber, consists of fortifications with an interesting range of highly decorated public and private apartments.

Tourist Places In Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the prominent tourist destinations in India that is located in the incredible state of Rajasthan. Picking out one of the Jaipur holiday packages drives you to the royal aroma of India. The city hosts with numerous forts and palaces built by the Rajputs and one of the unique attractions is the city’s imbues. Much of old Jaipur is painted with pink colour that ushers the unique charm. Moreover the vibrant market, arraying with traditional Rajasthani garments, handicrafts and jewelleries, is a popular attraction, which also includes in our Jaipur tour packages. The city also draws a special attraction on the unique folk dance and music, traditional outfits and appearances. Jaipur is also known for its rich historical monuments such as Hawa Mahal , Nahargarh Fort of Jaipur etc..

Hawa Mahal

It is a major landmark of Jaipur, which is a beautiful sight to behold. This famous tourist attraction site portrays Rajputana architecture and speaks the glory of the royal family.

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace was originally constructed in 1699; the building and the lake around it were later renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.

Nahargarh Fort

 Built in 1734 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and extended over the years; Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is of great historical significance. This fort featured in the treaties, which were drawn up between the Rajput and Maratha forces in the 18th century.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaigarh Fort is located on the top of a hill; it is also known as Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles). This fort was built by Sawan Jai Singh II. Jaigarh Fort is surrounded by huge battlements and it is connected to the Amber Fort with subterranean passages.

Gaitore Jaipur

 It is a memorial of the Royal kings and is eminent for its delightfully carved cenotaphs. Gaitore is a royal cremation site of the regal rulers of Jaipur, which is situated on the Jaipur-Amber road, about 15 km from Jaipur.

City Palace

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and is a major milestone in the history of Jaipur. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built this beautiful palace during his reign.

Jantar Mantar

The enormous Jantar Mantar of Jaipur anticipates the story of Raja Sawai Jai Singh, who was known as the noble king of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is considered to be one of the largest observatories in the world.

Albert Hall

Albert Hall is both a museum and a monument of historical importance in Jaipur. It was built by King Edward II and opened to the public in 1887. From the outside, it is an impressive structure with a history that is kept in the museum inside the building.

Amer Fort

 Amber Fort was used as the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was declared the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks startling, which is built in white marble and red sandstone.