Jaipur Widely known as the
'Pink City', the Jaipur was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai
Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides, crowned by
formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens. Jaipur
is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided in to nine rectangular
sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Jaipur is the first
planned city designed in accordance with 'Shilpa Shastra'- epochal
treatise of Hindu architecture.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'Pink City' is surrounded by
an ancient 20ft high wall and eight gates. The city is situated 261 kms
away from Delhi. It was a state of warring factions locked in deadly
warfare, thousands of royal ladies consigning themselves to flames
preferring death to dishonor.
Jaipur By Air : Jaipur is well connected by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways to Delhi,
Bombay and Udaipur
Jaipur By Rail :
Well connected to the Metropolitan cities of Delhi and Bombay, Jaipur is
also connected to all important cities in Rajasthan like Jodhpur, Udaipur,
Ajmer and Bikaner by express trains.
Jaipur By Road :
265 kms from Delhi, 250 kms from Agra, Jaipur is on the main Delhi
Places to visit at
Hawa Mahal Jaipur :
Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable
monument of Jaipur. The 5 storeyed stunning semi-octagonal monument having
152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput
Jantar Mantar (Observatory) Jaipur: built
in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary
instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in
City Palace & museum
situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of
the old city area at Jaipur. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal
architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre,
which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city of Jaipur.
Raj Mandir Cinema Hall
Jaipur: Cinema, as anywhere
in India, remains another major form of entertainment for the people of Jaipur. There are not many cinema halls in the city and a few have closed
in the past 3 years or so, but some among remaining are good for viewing
pleasure. One of them, Raj Mandir, has even become a tourist attraction
and is ranked amongst the very best cinema theatres in the country.
Jaigarh Jaipur: Jaigarh , or the Fort of Victory, is a rugged fort built in 1726. The
world's largest cannon on wheels is to be found here. The fort houses a
museum and provides some excellent views of the Amer Palace.
Amer jaipur :
Set in a picturesque location, Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and
Mughal architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it
sprawls on the hillside. Built in red sandstone and white marble, the
palace complex has some very interesting apartments, the likes of which
are not to be found anywhere else in the country.
Holiday in the Pink
On your holiday at jaipur you may enjoy the camel ride on the renowned
sand dunes of Rajasthan, or visit to Chokhi Dhani ,picnic at the nearby Ramgarh lake, watch a movie
at the famous Raj Mandir theatre, play elephant polo at the Rambagh palace
or simply be in gorgeous green gardens. The Kundan jewelry and the blue
pottery top the list of the must buys for the tourists to Jaipur. The hand
block printed Sanganeri and Bagru cotton fabrics also feature in the list
of souvenirs. Besides the gift items on your way back from Jaipur you will
carry the pictures of people clad in brightly colored clothes, riding
camels through the ever-lasting stretches of sand, sweet memories and a
wish to return to the royal treatment as soon as possible.