Tourist Destinations of Rajasthan
About This City
The Picturesque capital of Rajasthan , Jaipur is colour
washed Pink – the colour associated with
hospitality in Rajput culture . Built in 1727 A.D
by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh – II , Jaipur displays a remarkable
harmony and architectural Splendour . The Ancient heart of athe Pink City
Still beats in its fairy – tale palaces . rugged
fortresses perched on barren hills and
boad avenues that dot the entire city . The only planned city of
its time , Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall .
sovereign of Amber, built Jaipur in the eighteenth century. It was also
around that time that the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb had died and the
decline of the Mughal Empire had set in. Jai Singh had started distancing
himself from the affair of the Mughal Court and he began concentrating on
building of Amber. His search for a safe place for the increasing
population of Amber resulted in Jaipur, This was India's first planned
city and a brilliant architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya from Bengal was
commissioned to plan the city. He designed it in accordance with ancient
Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shastra (Vaastu).
Jaipur was planned in a gird system with wide straight avenues, roads,
streets and lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of the main
roads, all arranged in nine rectangular city sectors (chokdis). The city
is surrounded by a wall having seven gates and was built for protection
from invading armies and wild animals that lurked just outside in the
jungles that surrounded the city. But Jai Singh's planned city has
withstood all the pressures and the changes.
Romance of Pink
Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest
the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any
other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade
for its walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur to Pink city. Since
color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.
Jaipur has a timeless appeal in its colorful bazaars that delights for its
Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks,
attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of
Maharajas, are worth admiration, not to mention the ambling camels and
cheerful people in multi hued costumes that make Jaipur a tourist's
First planned city
Jaipur is the first planned city of north India. Designed in accordance
with Shilp Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, Jaipur
follows a grid system and is encircled by a massive wall painted pink.
Today, the city has spread beyond these walls and continues to grow. Jai
Singh's planned city, Jaipur, has withstood the pressure of time. The pink
colour used at the time of its making is still maintained scrupulously.
Beautiful gardens and parks and attractive monuments, which once housed
maharajas, are still to be found everywhere.
Considered a marvel of town planning, Jaipur drew merchants and craftsmen
to its streets and rewarded them with colonies earmarked for them.
Traditional crafts like jewellery, metal work, enamelling, tie and dye,
pottery, leather work, stone carving and miniature painting, patronised by
the rulers in the 18th century, continue to thrive in this day and age.
It is a city with timeless quality to it, a city where the ancient and the
modern coexist in complete harmony. Colourfully-attired women in their
ghagra-odhani and men in spotless dhoti-kurtas and colourful turbans make
it all the more vibrant and beautiful. Not to mention the ambling camels
and cheerful people in multi-hued costumes that make your trip to Pink
City a memorable one!
Unlike other Indian cities, Jaipur is a heritage city. The rich culture is
the essence of its glory and the monuments and traditions are a treasured
possession. Peace, harmony and complete symphony prevails in this land of
forts and palaces and plush multiplexes. The five star hotels with state
of the heart facilities also have a rich tradition to take care of the
guests and will also impress you with gestures that place a special mark
on your memories. The royal past, modern present and hi-tech future will
make Jaipur top the list of must-visit destination in India.
to my land) is what the incomparable culture says!
Jaipur Tourist Places :-
Amber Fort Hawa Mahal
City Palace Complex
Jantar - Mantar
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Meditation & Yoga
Fairs & Festivals
Art & Crafts
Modern Art Gallery
The Jaigarh Fort
The Nahargarh Fort
Sanganer & Bagru
Hotels in Jaipur