Location : State – Rajasthan ( North India )
Located in the northeast of Rajasthan, famous for its colourful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes the city basks in the glory of a rich and eventful past. Jaipur is surrounded by rock mountains crowned with forts and palaces, encircled by the high wall, 10km. long which is opened at seven gates. Jaipur was built by king Jai Singh in 1727 after whom the city was named. Its most striking feature is the pink wash applied to the building, giving Jaipur its universal title, the ‘Pink City’. The pink color was used to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal cities and it was repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales.
City Palace: Palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The major part of the City Palace has been converted in a museum. The royal family of Jaipur is still using remaining part of the palace as a residence.
Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) 3km.from Jaipur was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The mahal is a remarkable structure that overlooks one of the main streets and also provides some excellent views of the city. Built to let the ladies of royal harem watch the royal possessions and the activities on the streets without being observed themselves.
Amer Fort: Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, it sprawls on the hillside. Inside wall and ceiling of the fort are studded with beautiful glass mirror, which reflect the sunrays in such a way that whole mahal glitters with sparks.
Jaipur is a shopper's paradise. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur famous for embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Jaipur’s craft, especially lacquer bangles are famous all over the world. This is one of the few places where the shoppers may actually watch the skilled artisans producing the articles they want to buy. Main shopping areas-Jaipur Handicrafts,Silver and Gems Exports, Aravali Bazaar.
How To Get There
By Air: Sanganer Airport around 11 km is the main air gateway to Jaipur.
By Rail: Jaipur and other cities in Rajasthan are very well connected to Delhi through rail transport.
By Road: City is connected to most of the tourist destinations in Rajasthan as well as other Important places.
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