Pink City

Jaipur is also popularly known as the Pink City, and is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, and was built following the principles of Shilpa Shastra, the science of Indian Architecture. The city was divided into nine blocks, of which two consist the state buildings and palaces, with the remaining seven allotted to the public. Huge fortification walls were built along with seven strong gates .In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him. Today, avenues remain painted in pink and provide a distinctive appearance to the city
At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. It is a very famous tourist and education destination in India, and tourists come to visit various forts and monuments that reflect its glorious past.
Jaipur's famous forts and monuments are Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Central Museum, (Albert Hall Museum). Jaipur is also dotted with numerous temples and religious places. One can find temples in almost every street. Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include Govind Dev Ji Temple, Galtaji, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir (commonly known as Birla Temple), Garh Ganesh Temple, Shila Devi Temple in Amber, Tadkeshwara Mahadev, Panchayati Hall, Radha Govind Ji Temple. The All Saint's Church near Mirza Ismail Road built more than 130 years ago by the rulers of Jaipur for the small Christian population is an excellent example of the high quality of workmanship during that period. Other places of interest are Chand Baori (stepwell), Chokhi Dhani (a village resort), Kathputhli slum, Raj Mandir Cinema (a movie theater opened in 1973).

Jaipur is also popularly known as the Pink City, and is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India.  It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, and was built following the principles of Shilpa Shastra, the science of Indian Architecture. The city was divided into nine blocks, of which two consist the state buildings and palaces, with the remaining seven allotted to the public. Huge fortification walls were built along with seven strong gates .In 1853, when the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur, the whole city was painted pink to welcome him. Today, avenues remain painted in pink and provide a distinctive appearance to the city
 At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. It is a very famous tourist and education destination in India, and tourists come to visit various forts and monuments that reflect its glorious past.
 Jaipur’s famous forts and monuments are Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Rambagh Palace, Central Museum, (Albert Hall Museum). Jaipur is also dotted with numerous temples and religious places. One can find temples in almost every street. Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include Govind Dev Ji Temple, Galtaji, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir (commonly known as Birla Temple), Garh Ganesh Temple, Shila Devi Temple in Amber, Tadkeshwara Mahadev, Panchayati Hall, Radha Govind Ji Temple. The All Saint's Church near Mirza Ismail Road built more than 130 years ago by the rulers of Jaipur for the small Christian population is an excellent example of the high quality of workmanship during that period. Other places of interest are Chand Baori (stepwell), Chokhi Dhani (a village resort), Kathputhli slum, Raj Mandir Cinema (a movie theater opened in 1973).

Attractions in Jaipur, around and from Jaipur

  • Amber Fort Amer or Amber Fort is located in Amer about 11 kilometres from Jaipur. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill. Amer Fort, as it stands now, was buil

  • Chokhi Dhani An ethnic village resort with a blend of rustic environment and modern amenities making it an important destination in Pink City. Chokhi Dhani gives the impression of a typical Rajasthani village and

  • City Palace Museum A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and t

  • Gaitore It is the final resting place of the Maharajas of Jaipur and is located just off the Jaipur - Amber Road. Situated in a narrow valley the cenotaphs of the former Maharajas are chhatris made in typical

  • Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal - The wind palace was built in 1799 AD. It is the part of the City palace and was built for the royal ladies to have glimpses of the royal processions and the market activities.

  • Jal Mahal The Jal Mahal Palace, Jaipur is noted for its intricate architecture. The Palace was developed as a pleasure spot. It was used for the royal duck shooting parties.

  • Jantar Mantar (Jaipur) Just next to the entrance of City Palace is Jantar Mantar in Jaipur.The largest Stone Astronomical Observatory in the World. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur.

  • Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh It stands as a symbol of love. In 1728, Sisodia Rani Garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, with an intention to gift the garden, to his Sisodia Queen.