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Jaipur

 

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan casts an unusual spell on the traveller right from the moment one arrives. Jaipur famously called the ‘Pink City’ is known for its opulent forts, enchanting palaces, embattled walls, temples and havelis. Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II earlier it was known as Amber.  Jaipur is said to be the only city in the world symbolizing the 9 divisions of the universe, through 9 rectangular sector sub dividing it.

 

 In 1876, Jaipur was painted to Pink to welcome Prince Albert and earned the name “The Pink City”. Jaipur’s craft and jewels especially lacquer bangles are famous all over the world.

 

Jaipur today epitomizes the spirit of Rajasthan. Inspite of growing into a busting metropolis, it still remains its charter and history. A beautiful fusion of yesteryears and modernity.

 

Traditional crafts, such as marble carving, status-making, jewellery and diamond ornaments making, textile printing with vegetable colours, Blue Pottery, etc.  Prominent amongst the historical buildings in Jaipur are the City Palaces, Hawa Mahal, Janter Manter, Amber Palace, Ram Niwas Garden and Albert Hall which houses the Museum, Sisodia Palace and garden, Galta, a pilgrimage centre.

 

Amongst the monuments of Jaipur, The Hawa MAhal is unique.  Hawa Mahal has over 900 niches and quite an unusual structure the like of which cannot be found anywhere.