Jaipur


Set in the rugged hills of the Aravalis, Jaipur is the pristine jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan. With its origin burned deep into the pages of history, the city still exudes a magical charm, an ambience of chivalry and romance ever present in its culture.

Jaipur Hawa Mahal

Widely known as the Pink City, Jaipur was constructed in the early eighteenth century and named after one of its greatest rulers, Maharaja Jai Singh II. The king and his architect built this city using ancient Hindu principles of civic planning and design and the city of Jaipur is very well laid out, with broad and open streets.

A visit to Jaipur is a must for every visitor to India. Amidst the color and the chaos of this fascinating city, famous for its jewelery, its multi hued fabrics and Blue Pottery, magnificent palaces, the seven city gates, forts and other monuments sit unchanged in all their majesty. Deserving special mention are the City palace with its many distinctive museums and textile gallery, the impressive Amber Fort where an ascent up to the Fort on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant, constitutes a novel experience and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Astonishing in its simple ingenuity, this Observatory built by the astronomer king Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1728, is so designed as to intrigue visitors to Rajasthan’s capital city even today.

Choose to stay in one of the luxurious palace hotels. Feast on sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine. Jaipur is a veritable treasure trove of handicrafts and apparel, so go ahead and pamper yourself with some exciting purchases to take back home as reminders of your visit to this fabled land.

Jaipur is very easily accessible from most major cities in India.

 


 

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