Jaipur City Information

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Jaipur - Rajasthan , the glistening Pink City, was founded by and named after Sawai Jai Singh II. It beckons tourists with a magnificent display of its royal Rajput heritage in its imposing forts and impressive palaces.

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Jaipur : The Pink City

Jaipur sightseeing places are very beautiful and incredible when tourists come to Rajasthan tour then they should watch these places. It is known as pink city and also for its “”Rajwada Nature” the crown of Rajasthan built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in eighteenth century. It is the largest city and capital of Rajasthan.

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II

The kingdom of amber was ruled by Sawai Jai Singh II. Amber is the capital of kachahavas was his birth location. On december 31, 1699, amber saw him become a king when he was only 11 due to his father’s death. He was awarded with the title of saramad-i-raja-i-hind by the mughal emperor muhammad shah on 21 april 1721. He was then called raj rajeshwar by the emperor on 2 june 1723. On the occasion he was also called raja dhiraj and maharaja sawai. The meaning of sawai is a one and quater time greater than his rivals, and this title is even today used by his descendants. Mathematics, architect, and astrology fascinated him greatly.

Jaipur tourist places has been added in the India’s most famous sightseeing spots. Recently it has been added in India’s Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra. It is famous for its colorful culture, history, traditions, festivals, sweets, handicrafts items, sanganeri printed clothes and other local particulars which you can’t see anywhere in the world.

History of Pink City

Rajasthan is the land of kings. Since last decades of 16th century it has a history or brave Rajput Kings and their courageous queens. It has hundreds of forts, Mahals (King’s Palaces), royal memorials, temples, religious and such others spots. It is also one from these cities having a rich heritage of 400 years old traditions, cultures and one of the best spots to be visited in the world. It is known for its various forts, temples, gardens and ancient Indian architectural designs.

It is known as the world’s first planned city in last 500 years of world history. It is the best example of Indian architecture and astrological city planning. Amer’s Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II (1693-1744) founded it in eighteenth century. He was a great warrior, scholar and astronomer. He had interest in various arts, architecture, astronomy, astrology and other ancient Hindu sciences. He belongs to lineage of Kucchwaha Rajput. He was a courter in Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Besides it, It has one more quality that it is the safest place for tourist as holds a great history of peaceful environment. No war was fought on its land neither in Mughal Empire nor during British regime. Even on today it is assumed as one of the most safe tourist site.

Maharaja Sawari Jai Singh chooses Pink color for beautiful city. He ordered all citizens to paint their buildings, home and temples in pink colors that are why it is known as Pink City. During 19th century It started to extend outside of the city walls. Now It has ten times larger than 1947’s pink city including an excellent fusion of old and modern architecture.

Tourist Spots of Pink City

  1. Amber Fort
  2. Jaigarh Fort
  3. Nahargarh Fort
  4. City Palace
  5. Jantar Mantar
  6. Hawa Mahal
  7. Ishwar Lat (aka Sarga Suli)
  8. Gaitore (or Gatore)
  9. Sisodia Rani Garden
  10. Jal Mahal

Markets and Shopping

Jaipur is an excellent place to shop and you'll find an enticing variety of goods available there. Some of the most popular items are precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, and textiles.