Jaipur is the capital city of the Indian state of Rajasthan.  Jaipur, along with Delhi and Agra, forms the tourists’ Golden Triangle and is one of the most important and popular tourist destinations in India.

Once the city of Rajputs, Jaipur has a rich culture and royal heritage. Today, the city is home to ‘World Trade Park’ and is a major business centre equipped with latest technology and infrastructure. However, it still retains age-old romantic charm which pulls the tourists, both Indian and foreign alike.

Initially built as a walled city with seven gateways, Jaipur today has extended much beyond the original old city. Jaipur is popular world over as Pink city after the colour of the stone used in building the old city walls.

This beautiful city located in semi-desert terrain has a lot to offer to tourists. The Pink city has it all… splendid forts, majestic palaces, beautiful havelis, numerous gardens and parks… all giving a glimpse of splendour the royal families once lived in!

The city of Jaipur is dotted with numerous temples & religious places and witnesses a number of festivals & fairs held on a large scale.

And this is not all! Jaipur is a shopper’s delight! Its bustling bazaars are famous for tied-and-dyed fabrics, typical of Rajasthan, beautifully embroidered leather shoes, exquisite spectacular jewellery and a wealth of handicrafts!

On a visit to India, a trip to this heritage city is a must!


Historical Facts of Jaipur

The city of Jaipur was founded in 1727 AD and was named after its founder, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.

Sawai Jai Singh II became the ruler of Amber at the young age of 11, in 1699 AD, after the death of his father. Since childhood, he had deep interest in architecture, mathematics and astronomy and was known to be a good warrior.

In 1727 AD Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II decided to move his capital from Amber to Jaipur due to paucity of water in Amber.

The king believed in Vastu Shastra, the ancient Hindu science of architecture, and hired a Bengali architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya to plan the city’s layout. Keeping in mind the traditional view on how the laws of nature affect human beings, the city of Jaipur was conceived and thence was constructed India’s first planned city!

The prosperity of the city and its residents today is credited to immaculate planning and foresight of its founder.



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