famous city is the capital of Rajasthan and has earned universal renown as the
" Pink City ", and pink it is, with beautiful constructed
palaces, havelis and forts.
Tall, rugged men with handle-bar whiskers sport bright pink turbans. Jaipur
which means the city of victory was built exactly 273 years back and is 262
km by road from Delhi ( Capital of India ). A strong wall encircles the old
city and even today has a suggestion of formidable strength, its function of
protecting all within is obvious.
The plains of Rajasthan of which Jaipur is the capital once thundered and echoed
with clash of swords and the drums of wars.Built in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh-II,
Jaipur was the first planned city of its time ( the earlier planned city in
northern India having been built near Taxila sometime in the 2nd century BC
Jaipur was planned by Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, a Bengali architect, in a grid
system with wide straight avenues, roads, streets and lanes and uniform rows
of shops on either side of the main bazaars, all arranged in nine rectangular
city sectors (chokris). The city itself is an attractive creation worthy of
There is a feast in store for tourists. Attractive monuments where one can breathe
the fragrance of history. Comfortable and luxurious hotels, once the proud of
kings, parks, gardens, and excursions of nearby places of interest, make Jaipur
a tourist's paradise.
picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color washed
pink-the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Built
in 1727 A.D. by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh JI, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony
and architectural splendor. The ancient heart of the Pink City still beats in
its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad
avenues that dot the entire city. The only planned city of its time, Jaipur
is encircled by a formidable wall.
A young Bengali architect, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya formalised the citys
plans in a grid system. The wide straight avenues. Roads, streets, lanes and
uniform rows of shops on either side of main bazaars were arranged in nine rectangular
city sectors (Chokris), in accordance with the principles of town planning set
down in the Shilpa Shastra- and epochal treatise on the Hindu architecture.
There is a timeless appeal to Jaipurs colorful bazaars where one can shop
for Rajasthani handlooms and trinkets. Beautifully laid out gardens and parks,
attractive monuments and marvelous heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas
are worth admiration. Not to mention the ambling camels and cheerful people
in multi-hued costumes that make your trip to the pink city a memorable one.
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