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Visit in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, showcases an excellent blend of tradition, culture and modern attitude. Despite having evolved into a city that is the heart of modern commercial activity in the region, Jaipur still holds a magical old world enamour; an aroma of glory and romance.

Jaipur is known for its outstanding architecture and town planning as it is for its lively spirit of the people who inhabit it. The city presents a unique synthesis of culture that has to be tried in order to be appreciated.

Jai Mandir in the Amber palace

» First planned City : Designed by a brilliant architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya from Bengal, Jaipur is the first planned city. He planned it in accordance with ancient Hindu treatise on architecture, the Shilpa Shastra (Vaastu). According to Jaipur Information was planned in a restrained system with wide straight boulevard, streets and lanes and uniform rows of shops on either side of the main roads, all arranged in nine rectangular city sectors (chokdis). To protect the city from invading armies and wild animals the city was surrounded by walls having seven gates

» Street Craft : Measured as a marvel of town planning, Jaipur drew merchants and craftsmen to its streets and rewarded them with colonies earmarked for them. Traditional crafts like jewellery, metal work, enamelling, tie and dye, pottery, leather work, stone carving and miniature painting, patronised by the rulers in the 18th century, continue to thrive in this day and age.

Jaipur - The Pink city Information

Jaipur Tourist Attraction
» City Palace : The City Palace of Jaipur is exquisite blend of Traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. Initially the work on the fort was started by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Kacchwaha clan of Rajput, and later on addition was made to the Palace complex by his successors. The complex is a home to several ornamented building like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace museums.

City Palace Jaipur

Interesting Feature
The complex houses a museum that showcases the grand collection of 2000 weapons that date back to 1580. It is also a good collection of Various types of Rajasthani dresses a fascinating armoury of Mughal and Rajput weapons, swords of all shapes and sizes, with chased handles, some of them inlaid, enamelled, encrusted with jewels and encased in bold and magnificent scabbards.

» Hawa Mahal : Built in 1799 by Rajput Sawai Pratap Singh,this five story building is a major tourist spot and an important landmark in Jaipur. The building is an astonishing example of Rajput artistryas it overlooks the old city. The building was built to allow royal ladies to look at the processions and the city from the Zenana Women Quarters. This mahal enabled them to climb on the top and get the good view of the city. It is part of the City Palace complex and has a small archaeological museum on the same site.

City Palace Jaipur

Excursion From Jaipur Information
» Samod : (40 km) A fine example of Rajput Havelis architecture and has been recently rebuilt and renovated and provides an ideal spot for outings.

» Sanganer : (12 km) Located on the Tonk Road. In addition to its ruined palaces, Sanganer has exquisitely carved Jain temples. The town is entered through the ruins of two tripolias (Triple gateways). The town is an important centre for crafts industry and produces some of the finest hand printed textiles from units of block and screen printer. This textile is popular all over the country and abroad

» Nahargarh : A sentinel to the Pink City is Nahargarh Fort, situated beyond the hills of Jaigarh. Although much of it is in ruins, the lovely building added by Sawai Ram Singh II and Swai Madho Singh II provides interest to the fort

How to Reach Jaipur
Jaipur can be accessed by train, air or by road.
» By Air : Jaipur is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Aurangabad, Calcutta and Varanasi by domestic flights.

» By Rail : The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts of the country.

» By Road : Jaipur can be accessed from all the major places in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai by bus.

Tour Packages of Jaipur
» Golden Triangle Tour with Forts and Palaces - (GT011)
Duration - 17 Nights / 18 Days
» Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Heritage Tours - (GT015)
Duration - 15 Nights / 16 Days
» Golden Triangle with Desert Festivals - (GT021)
Duration - 13 Nights / 14 Days

Hotels in Jaipur
Hotel in Jaipur» Hotel Raj Vilas
» Rambagh Palace
» Jai Mahal Palace
» Hotel Rajputana Sheraton
» Hotel Trident
» Hotel Clarks Amer
» Samode Haveli

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