The capital of Rajasthan and the world-famous tourist destination, Jaipur, turns a year older on November 18 after being established in 1727 and was the first planned city of North India following which the day is celebrated as Jaipur Foundation Day.
Jaipur is a perfect blend of culture, heritage, grandeur, and royalty offering something for every visitor. Named after Maharaja Jai Singh II, the Pink City as it is famously called is a destination that is on the bucket list of tourists from across the globe.
The Maharaja planned the city himself according to the principles of the ancient Indian architectural science of Shilpa Shastra along with the help of Bengali scholar Vidyadhar Bhattacharya. Jaipur stands for both old and new with heritage buildings that are centuries old and modern facilities which make it one of the best places not just to visit but also to live in. During the establishment of Jaipur, a boundary wall was built around the city, which had seven doors for entry. Even now the city settled in the boundary wall is called Parkota. There are three chaupars in the very center of the city. These include Choti Chaupar, Badi Chaupar and Ramganj Chaupar.
As the year’s progress, the state capital is also growing from strength to strength with industrialization and urbanization while at the same time preserving the architectural marvels of the past. On February 5, 2020, Jaipur was declared a World Heritage City by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Poets, writers, novelists, and art lovers always celebrate the city with cultural events and it is truly a one-stop destination for all art and book lovers.
When here, the Hawa Mahal, Galta Gate, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Suvarna Bhavan, and Patrika Gate, amidst others, need to be visited. The cuisine on offer also has something for every platter and a visit to Jaipur is the best getaway from the usual routine. As it turns one year older, we wish Jaipur a very Happy Birthday!