One of the largest city in India, Jaipur has a distinctive collection of Magnificent palaces, Spectacular forts, Gardens, Museums, Astonishing arts and artifacts. The enticing city is the capital of the vivid and cultured state Rajasthan. The Glorious constructions are a blend of the artistic style of Rajput and Mughal rulers.
Built by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, who was the ruler of Amer. Planned and Designed by a Bengali architect, Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, Jaipur is the First Planned City of modern India. Bhattacharya followed the principles of Shilpa Shastra & also incorporated Vastu Shastra in the planning, for the comfort and prosperity of the citizens. The Old City was laid out in a rectangle shape of nine blocks out of which 2 were allotted to state buildings and palaces, while the remaining 7 allotted to the public.
The City of Jaipur is also known as Pink city because in the 1876, under the reign of Sawai Ram Singh, it was painted with terracotta pink colour in grand welcome of the Prince of Wales as a symbol of Hospitality.
The City of JAIPUR
Tightly wrapped within the legends and myths, the city is a fascinating combination of the past and the future. The city reflects the royal charm of Rajputs which is to be seen in various places amongst the city line.
- The Havelis
One can enjoy old architecture and exciting Rajasthani Artwork on the walls of palaces.
The most famous are the Amer Palace, the Jal Mahal and the Hawa Mahal.
For the Protection of The Havelis, The maharajas build various Forts to protect their Families. Some famouse Havelis of the Cities include Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort & Nahargarh Fort each of Which has a story Related to It.
Full of Art & Culture, the City of Jaipur incorporates in it some beautiful Museums one of which is the Oldest Government Museum also called the Albert hall Museum.
Other Museums include Anokhi Museum which exhibits Stunning Block Paintings, Doll Museum for people who love culture and the Famous Wax museum for smitten celebrity Statues.
Jaipur is one of the Famous Destinations for shopping as well. From clothing to pottery and leather products to carpets, you will come across the best of the best in Jaipur.
Some of the Famous bazaars in Jaipur are the Tripolia, Bapu and the Nehru Bazaars.